Stylist's 10 beauty and make-up essentials for winter

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With the darker and colder evenings comes drier skin from central heating, brittle hair from too much blow-drying, and cracked lips from the changing temperatures.

OK, so we're not in the throes of deep winter just yet but here's the thing: you might want to start prepping for that fact right now.

So, to keep you in top form and feeling your best, we've picked our beauty and make-up essentials for the coming months.

  • Damage remedy intensive restructuring treatment, Aveda

    Hair gets especially fly-away during the winter, what with you going from cold conditions to blasting heat in the office and at home. Which is why your hair needs some much added moisture.


  • Gradual face tan, St Tropez

    OK, so you don't want an all-out summer glow during the winter but, for those who want a subtle tan, opt for the gradual face tan from St Tropez. You needn't worry about the rest of your body, just give yourself a bit of a boost on your face. No one will know the different when you've got a big jumper on.


  • Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm

    Every beauty editors' favourite, the Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm is ideal for keeping away chapped lips. Make sure you keep an eye out for their tinted versions too.


  • Decleor Aromessence Neroli Essential Night Balm

    Leave this on overnight and you'll wake up with gorgeously-soft skin.


  • Joli Rouge Lipstick

    One of the best things about winter is going a bit darker with your make-up. This dark plum lipstick from Clarins is the perfect colour and also very hydrating.


  • Essie's licorice nail varnish

    And to match your dark plum lips? Gothic nails of course.



    After a long day at the office, in which you've endured long bouts of heating and then sharp cold on the commute home, your face needs a decent clean. This Eve Lom cleanser is the one to go for.


  • Elemis White Flowers Eye & Lip Make-Up Remover

    Many make-up removers can be totally rubbish. Think of the amount of times you've had to use several applications and a good bit of elbow grease just to remove your eyeshadow. With this Elemis wonder product, it will glide right off. No more red eyes.


  • Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray

    Colder seasons mean you have to do a lot of blow-drying. To protect your hair, use this thermal spray - guaranteed to keep your tresses tame without being dried-out.


  • Nivea Q-10 hand cream

    Hand cream is a tricky one to buy, mainly because it can either be too floral, so it's competing with your perfume, or too thick, so you feel like there's a constant film on your hands. Not with Nivea's Q-1o cream. And the best part is it's under a fiver.