Sponsored by BURT'S BEES
By Erin Kelly
With every new season, there’s this incredible opportunity to start fresh. And while most people associate this kind of change with the commencement of a new year, it’s unrealistic to think that we only have one chance every 365 days to do something different. That’s why the turn of a season is the perfect opportunity to reinvent yourself, try something new, or simply hit restart on your life. After all, as the weather outside begins to make things interesting, why shouldn’t we do the same?
You don’t need to start a new job or enter a new relationship to mix things up, either. Smaller-scale overhauls like cleaning out your closet and refreshing your beauty collection can make you feel organized, efficient, and just as (if not more!) revitalized.
To give your beauty stash the seasonal upgrade it deserves, we’ve partnered with Burt’s Bees to get tips from the holistic skin care and wellness expert behind The True Spoon, Celeste Thomas. Enjoy the cleansing feeling that comes from ridding yourself of old products and stocking up on new seasonal favorites with her pro advice, below.
As it gets colder, our lips need major TLC. That’s why Thomas recommends wearing moisturizing lip masks as a simple way to deeply hydrate for a healthy plump and perfect lipstick application.
“I apply Burt’s Bees Hydrating Lip Mask in the morning before I meditate and make my coffee, and by the end of my morning rituals, my lips look fuller,” says Thomas. “I love this lip mask, because it’s formulated without parabens, phthalates, or petrolatum, [which is] essential for a product that lies on the delicate lip area.”
Instead, it contains almond oil, a highly emollient ingredient that helps your skin retain moisture.
“The easiest way to give your beauty routine a seasonal upgrade is to swap your summer pink lip for a winter garnet red lip,” says Thomas. “A deep, warm, red hue turns a natural beauty look into a stunning winter statement.”
Thomas keeps Burt’s Bees Natural Moisturizing Liquid Lipstick in Garnet Glacier in her purse in case of any unexpected meetings or impromptu dinners out. Featuring shea butter, hydrating oils, and vitamins A, E, and F, the formula delivers serious skin care benefits — without compromising on color payoff or staying power.
While a no-makeup makeup look is perfect for the summer months, when it gets colder, Thomas like to reach for mascara to give her beauty look a polished pop.
“I love Burt’s Bees Natural Nourishing Mascara in Black Brown to give my lashes natural-looking fullness and added length,” she says. And thanks to jojoba oil, it also leaves her lashes feeling soft sans smudges.
A dual lip-and-cheek stick is one of the most versatile products that’ll keep your face happy this winter, Thomas explains. Not only does Burt’s Bees All Aglow Lip & Cheek Stick make it easy to match your lips to your cheeks, but it also nourishes skin and "gives a flushed, healthy glow that we often lose as the weather gets colder,” says Thomas.
During this time of year, Thomas adds Burt's Bees 100% Natural Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream to her makeup bag to hydrate her nails, cuticles, hands, and more. The formula — containing sweet almond oil, cocoa seed butter, and lemon — softens cold-and-heat-wrecked skin (and it smells delicious, too).
“I shoot tons of flat-lays for my Instagram, and I never know when my hands might need to make a cameo,” says Thomas. “I need them to look hydrated and well-kept, so this product is a lifesaver!”