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Get the Look: Winter-Ready Cream Textures


With some of the coldest months of the year upon us, we at She Said Beauty find it easy to fall back on an old favourite for our makeup routines: cream products. There’s just something about their rich, satiny textures that feels right for the season – almost like they’re protecting your skin, lips, and lids from the elements. Here’s how to get an easy, wintery violet look. 

Get the Eyes

Some makeup artists swear by blending brushes for cream products (think the MAC 217), but your fingertips will do a great job with them, too. The heat from your hands warms up the product as you apply, making blending even easier.

For this look, we prepped the lid with Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowCreme in Ivory Lace (a sheer, shimmery ivory). We’ve also used it as an inner corner and lower lashline highlight. Then, to add a bit of colour, we’ve added Ellis Faas Light in E304 to the outer corner of the eye – for monolids, the outer 1/3 or so; for double lids, the “outer v” and through the crease.

To blend Ellis Faas Light in E304 into Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowCreme in Ivory Lace, we’ve added a hint of Clinique Lid Smoothie in Born Freesia (still just using fingertips), mixing the product with the Ellis Faas Light in E304 on the back of our hand for a darker pop of colour in the centre.

Fill your brows & finish the look with a bit of liner, then add mascara to curled lashes. This look uses Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Lashes in So Black!, which creates a long, fluttery fringe of lashes to compliment this metallic purple lid.

Complete the Look 

It’s always a good idea to do your concealing after your lids if you’re worried about drop-down (yes, even for cremes!), so we followed up this eye makeup with a cotton bud dipped in oil-free makeup remover and added a brightening concealer to the area. Make sure to set with powder to prevent creasing, then move on to do the rest of your base.

Finally, to balance the look, try keeping your lips and cheeks light: Illamasqua Creme Blusher in Zygomatic (used here) is a wonderful winter formula for the cheeks; a little on the heavy side with pigment that won’t catch on dry bits or sink into large pores. For the lips, we used Korres Lip Butter Glaze in Jasmine, whose sheer, hydrating finish actually makes it a great pick for all seasons.


Are you loving creme, gel, or liquid products this season? Let us know @SheSaidBeauty with #WinterTextures!

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