Makeup Skin Care

Winter Warrior: Hydrating Cheek Colors

Feeling a tinge of the winter blues? Single digit temperatures, snowstorms, biting winds and dry heat are a cruel combo in the struggle to keep our skin hydrated and glowing.  The radiance of our summer skin is long gone and now is a great time to add a flush of color to our cheeks.  To combat the harsh conditions of winter, think beyond your cold weather skincare regime and put your makeup to work by using a nourishing cream blush.  New formulations in stains, creams and tints offer luxurious textures, replenishing formulas and a perk to your complexion during these blah winter days.  Here are a few favs – give’em a try!

hydrating cheek color

Cheek color does double duty with hydrating formulas.

Josie Maran Argan Color Stick – $22 – Get it now at Sephora

This clever stick does double duty as both a cheek and lip color while treating your skin with Moroccan argan oil to help repair and replenish vital moisture.

Smashbox O-GLOW Intuitive Cheek Color with Goji Berry-C Complex™ – $28 – Get it now at Sephora 

This “smart” or intuitive cheek color reacts with your personal skin chemistry to transform from a silky clear gel into the shade you blush naturally.  It is also packed with an exclusive Goji Berry-C Complex™, ginkgo biloba, pomegranate seed for antioxidant protection, and revitalizing marine botanicals for added healthy-skin benefits.

Josie Maran Coconut Water Cheek Gelee – $22 – Get it now at Sephora

We have all heard about the amazing hydrating effects of coconut water on our bodies, now Josie Maran pairs it with her signature argan oil for a moisture-packed cream blush that instantly drenches cheeks in a cool veil of sheer and blendable color.

Givenchy Hydra Sparkling Magic Lip & Cheek Balm – $31 – Get it now at Sephora

This innovative formula contains pigments that react with the skin’s own humidity to create a personalized hint of color to lips and cheeks. Hyaluronic acid spheres attract moisture to fill in and plump fine lines while skin is lipid-replenished by Luffa Oil.

Tarte Cheek Stain – $30 – Get it now at Sephora 

An award-winning favorite of beauty editors, Tarte’s cheek stain offers long-wearing sheer color enriched with the t5 super fruit complex™ to deliver a perfect flush while boosting anti-aging efforts.

By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace – $58 – Get it now at Barneys

This quenching blush flushes the cheeks with a cool burst for a long-wearing healthy glow that smooths the complexion, protects the skin, and delicately flushes the cheeks with color for a plumped, preened finish.


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