Though it’s difficult for any beauty expert to pick just five favorite products, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Birchbox Katia Beauchamp had five amazing recommendations for us.
First, when it comes to hair, Katia loves volume. “I’m from the South, so I love big hair!” she laughed. Katia loves Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, which you apply to roots of hair. Shake your head around a bit to spread the product, and you’ll be ready to go from work to play in just seconds.
Next, Katia focused on her favorite fragrance: a universal scent from Joie. “This scent is so universal, lovely, light, feminine and season-less,” she said.
Number three: Liz Earle Cleanser. This is a cream-based facial cleanser and muslin, re-usable cloth power duo cleansing system. “This makes cleansing a little bit of a ritual,” she said. “You apply the cleanser on your face, dunk cloth in warm water and then use the cloth to wash and buff your skin.”
Next: Benefit’s “Gimme Brow” Wand. Since Katia’s all about big, bold brows this season, this is a perfect tool for achieving that look. “You can layer it on for a subtle brow, and it looks natural,” she raved.
Last but not least: Cynthia Rowley Beauty Liquid Liner. This marker eyeliner creates a fine line right by lashes for something either delicate or dramatic. Another perk: the formula will stay on for 20 hours!
For more of Katia's winter beauty tips, see the slideshow below:
Katia Beauchamp, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Birchbox, insists that even when it’s cold, you absolutely still need to be wearing sunscreen every day to protect your skin! If your moisturizer doesn’t have SPF, make sure you’re using a foundation or powder with at least an SPF 30 or above.
To help keep your skin fresh and glowing, the first step is to remove dead skin by exfoliating. Be sure to use an exfoliator with beads, and scrub at least three times a week depending on your skin's sensitivity.
Katia and the Birchbox team is all about the bold brow this season. "This winter is the season to get a brow pencil," said Katia. "Feel comfortable, play around with the look and try it out on the weekends."
As a quick remedy for dry, static-y winter hat hair, rub a dryer sheet on your hair. Another insider tip: rub a dab of hair oil on your hands and work it into the ends of your hair.
"Bronzer is your best friend!" said Katia. "It makes you look like you are getting outside more." Use a powder bronzer sparingly, always tap your brush three times before applying and be sure to blend well.
If you’re suffering from dry lips this season, you may not be drinking enough water. Vitamin E capsules are also another quick remedy for dry lips.
Katia recommends cleansing your face twice daily, though she also warns against harsh cleansers that can be tough on skin. After cleansing, your skin should not feel squeaky clean or too tight. Katia recommends staying away from foaming cleansers that contain alcohol, as these tend to be harsh and drying.
In the winter, masks and at-home spa treatments are a great thing to do while you're indoors watching a movie. Katia recommends mud masks from brands such as GlamGlow to keep skin healthy and bright.
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