Want your beauty game to be strong for the winter? Here are some beauty items I have been coveting this past month that will get you there.

Real Techniques Complexion Sponge

: Recommended by my friend Nancy, this applicator gives a smooth finish to foundation and is great for contouring. Use the sponge damp for a flawless finish. [By the way, its half the price of the cult favorite, Beauty Blender. 

Benefit Cosmetics Brow Zings

: I switched out my brow pencil for this palette and I am not thinking of going back. For natural days, I just use the tinted wax. Its great to carry in your purse and with baby tweezers, and a brow brush, there will be no excuse to not have a strong eyebrow game this year. 

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit

: This concealer comes with a setting powder and gives the right amount of coverage without the creasing.

Sephora Collection Pro Brow Brush

: Although Brow Zings does come with a mini brow brush, I wanted a brush with a longer handle and denser bristles. This brush has made the application to fill in my eyebrows a lot faster and allows for more natural strokes.

I highly recommend all three of these shades for the winter! 

Nars Audacious Lipstick (Anita)

: I remember when nude lips was a huge beauty trend my freshman year of college and I thought rockin the Lady Gaga 2 Mac collab lipstick would be cute... and it wasn't. Since then,  I have been on the quest for the perfect nude lipstick that compliments my skin color and I finally found it! 

Nasty Gal x Mac Cosmetics Lipstick (Stunner)


Feel a little drab from wearing dark colors during the winter? Swipe a red shade on your lipstick and you will instantly feel flirtier. [This shade has a matte finish]

Nasty Gal x Mac Cosmetics Lipstick (Runner): Make a dramatic statement this winter with deep burgundy lips. You can apply a light layer for a subtle look or build the color for boldness. A great alternative to this shade is 


 also by Mac. 

What are your beauty favorites for winter?