My Fall/Winter Face Routine

Happy Friday! I'm happy the week is over although we did have Wednesday off so I can't complain too much. Do y'all have any fun plans for the weekend? With your encouragement, I decided that I am going to chop my hair off! I am doing a shoulder-length bob and I'm really excited. If I hate it, I at least have plenty of time to grow it back out before the wedding!

I wanted to get another outfit post up but this week sort of got away from me! It makes it even harder to shoot outfit posts with it getting dark so early--plus I heavily rely on Steven's schedule since he takes all my pictures. I thought this would be a fun post instead! I love seeing foundation routines and with the Sephora VIB sale I thought this was a good opportunity. I want to preface this by telling you that I have INCREDIBLY dry skin. I have eczema so my face is always horribly dry thus I am only using products that are super hydrating.
Primer-I just bought this Make Up For Ever Nourishing Primer during the VIB Rouge sale and I can tell it's going to be a staple! It's really hydrating and definitely helps make my foundation last.
Foundation-Over the last few months I have been wearing either the Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation or the Too Faced Born This Way. However, my favorite is mixing them together! They're gorgeous on their own but when you mix them, it's a match made in heaven (especially for someone who is dry)!
Concealer-This Urban Decay Concealer has been my favorite since it first came out! Super hydrating and I love the applicator.
Under-Eye Highlight/Contour-When I set my under-eye area I like to use a yellow powder. I had been using the Anastasia Banana Powder, but just recently switched over to this Marc Jacobs Light Filtering duo. The yellow powder is amazing! It's so smooth and really brightens under your eyes. I also use the contour shade after I apply my bronzer to add more definition to my cheekbones.
Bronzer-After I originally bought this Make Up For Ever Pro Bronze Fusion bronzer, I hated it! I felt like it wasn't applying any color to my cheeks unless I literally jammed the brush into the powder. I read some reviews and found that it was the brush I was using. If you try this product, make sure to use a more dense brush! Once I switched brushes, I fell in love. This is a very natural bronzer and makes my skin look like it's glowing. I love it!
Blush-I change up my blush pretty much every day, but year round I am constantly reaching for Nars "Madly." It's a gorgeous terracotta shade and I just love how it goes with any make-up look.
Highlight-During the Fall/Winter months, for some reason I'm not into a super intense highlight. I prefer something more subtle that just makes you look like you're glowing. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders are incredible! I have the Luminous Light powder and the palette. I switch off between them almost every day. I will definitely be wearing Luminous Light on my wedding day!
Setting-The Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray has been my holy grail setting spray for a couple years now. I love the cooling sensation and how it adds extra hydration at the end! It also makes your foundation look even more flawless.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post! I would love to hear any recommendations you have for someone with dry skin--I'm always looking for new and better products. Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Great make up choices! Oh girl, I am so excited to see your hair! I cannot wait, it's going to be so cute! I hope your weekend is full of lots of fun and lots of love to beautiful!

  2. I really want to try the Urban Decay concealer. I've seen it on other blogs and it's been calling my name.

    Mich x

  3. When it gets dark early, blog photos are so hard! These looks like great products.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  4. Great tips!! I might try some of these products.

  5. I always love reading peoples routines! I love the tips and tricks you shared! Happy Friday to you!

  6. Awesome post! You said that concealer is hydrating - does it do any good for concealing dark spots or is it better for under the eyes?

    Jasmine | The Sixth Disney Princess | Instagram | Tumblr

    1. I bet it would work for concealing dark spots/blemishes! I have it in a lighter shade than my foundation so I don't really use it for that purpose but I'm sure it would work! I really like the NARS one for blemishes!

  7. It's also difficult for me to take photos for my blog now that the days are shorter. I would like to try this bronzer! Have a great weekend, Kelly!


  8. loving your picks!!

  9. Great picks! I love NARS blush, they have the best shades! So hard getting blog photos with this time change - I rely on the weekends when my bf is off work too! Have a lovely weekend!

  10. I use that foundation too and love it! It's my new favorite! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  11. Love the Hourglass Ambient Powder.. It really does give a natural glow to the skin..

    Sincerely Miss Ash

  12. This is such a great post, very detailed!

  13. I also have incredibly dry skin! It's so tough for me to find things that will work for me. I should check out these products!

  14. amazing! Please stop by my blog for my latest post!

    Olia |

  15. How exciting that you'll be cutting your hair, I can't wait to see how it looks, I'm sure it's gong to look fab on you! I also enjoy reading about the different makeup others use to get ideas and suggestions. I've never used Too Face's face products before, but I've heard so much about them; I guess I'll have to look into it!

    Also, I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Libster Award :) I hope you have an amazing day and start to your weekend!



  16. Great post! Thanks for sharing:)

  17. So many pretty fall shades! I have been wanting to try that primer! I might need to pick it up!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  18. Interesting post!

  19. What a great post, and fab products! I'll have to check them out!

  20. All awesome products, I have my eyes on UD concealer. x

  21. Awesome products, thanks for sharing!! I have been looking for a new primer...I just might try this one!


  22. Thank you for sharing your winter face routine! Helped me re-consider mine

    xoxo - Style.. A Pastiche

  23. That NARS blush is so pretty, and the UD setting spray is one of my favs <3

    Green Fashionista

  24. This is such a great post! I'm looking for another new primer and actually haven't tried the one from Make Up Forever yet. I also wanted one that helps with pores u have any recommendations?