Three Custom Color Specialists' new Sweetest Thing palette is designed by Miles Ehan, whose creativity has led him to work with such unique visions as a cupcake wrapper dress.
Using cheerful hues to inject a pop of color into the makeup compact, Ehan came up with a bevy of shades meant to brighten your winter look.
Icing On the Cupcake eye shadow is a soft shimmer highlighter that reflects pigments of gold, pink, teal and violet, and is most effectively applied to the inner corners of the eyes, the brow bone and across the upper cheekbones.
Candy Cloud 9 lip gloss has a yummy cotton-candy flavor and fragrance that leaves a sheer pink with gold sheen, while Lollipop Lip & Cheek Stain is a hot rosy pink meant to rev up even the most snow-white or deepest of complexions.
Each pan can be purchased solo for $22.50, or the entire palette collection can be nabbed for $50 -- a savings of $17.50 total.
Meanwhile, skin care brand Mario Badescu says the best way to address the cold winter air that strips skin of moisture is to add some sweetness as well.
Honey is one of nature's most emollient and comforting treats, and is featured in the Honey Moisturizer, where it's combined with antioxidant peanut oil and orange extract to cocoon skin in a replenishing moisture layer.
"Cold weather can not only dry skin, but it can also cause micro fissures in the skin's barrier layer. Gently exfoliating dead skin cells will banish winter skin dullness and allow moisturizer to absorb properly," says a Mario Badescu rep.
Ground almond and cornmeal is combined with honey in a facial scrub that also uses mineral-rich algae, healing zinc and detoxifying kaolin clay to leave skin smooth and soft. At $15, the 4-ounce jar should last into spring when used a couple times a week as suggested.
Many women find that their go-to cleansers leave them feeling dry during the coldest winter months; Mario Badescu suggests opting for sweet orange in your cleanser, such as in the Orange Cleansing Soap. The gentle acids in citrus dissolve dead skin cells, allowing your follow-up moisturizer to penetrate more deeply.
We're all about getting our sweets in as many no-calorie forms as possible.
And if you want to peek at what's hot for skin come spring, check out the new Keep the Peace line that Philosophy is launching.