Whether you’re putting on your highest heels to dance the the night away or are staying at home to spend time with your loved ones, we’ve got you covered! After careful investigation, the Think Dirty team has curated the perfect products to glitz up your winter beauty regime, and they’re all rated clean (under a 3) on our Dirty Meter.
Exfoliating the skin before applying make-up allows foundation and blush to be applied more smoothly and to last longer throughout the night. We were shocked to find out that Lush Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub contains two different types of parabens, earning it a 9 rating. Instead, we’re obsessed over the Pure + Simple Sensitive Skin Exfoliant and Face Mask, only rated a 3!
A manicure is the perfect finish to a killer outfit! With chemicals like Formaldehyde Resin and Aluminum Powder, it’s no wonder Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color is rated a 10. Luckily for us, Priti Natural Nail Polish is only rated a 4, and they have a full range of high-voltage, iridescent colors to liven up your winter nails.
Harsh winter weather call for a little something extra in the hair department, and we all want to keep our hair up while the ball drops. Ditch the rated-9 Tresemme Tres Two Extra-Hold Hairspray and opt for the rated-1 Yarok Feed Your Hold Hairspray to keep your tresses in place no matter where your night takes you!
Whether you choose to spend the holidays giving hugs to your family or partying the night away, a good deodorant is a must. Scrap the rated-9 Secret Invisible Solid Antiperspirant for the rated-1 Soapwalla Deodorant Cream. With ingredients like Lavender and Sweet Orange oils, you can survive the longest of dance parties and smell fresh and clean!
Being Canadians, the Think Dirty team has more than our fair share of experience battling the harsh winter and it’s effects on our skin. Look like you never stepped foot in the cold with W3LL People Bio Brightener Luminizing Stick. We were bummed to find out that Revlon Photoready Skinlights Illuminator was rated 10, but W3LL People provides the perfect alternative! Swipe some along your cheekbones for a luminescent look.
To avoid natural facial oils ruining your make-up, check out Boscia’s Green Tea Blotting Papers. They’re a girl’s best friend, you can touch up your make-up all night with these handy, purse-side papers!
Create a bold statement that’s perfect for the holidays with Au Naturale’s Lipstick. Ditch the rated-10 Revlon Colorstay Lip Stain and opt for this rated-4 version. We heart the colour Spanish Rose – it’s a fun switch-up from the traditional holiday hue!
For an extra little sparkle to your holiday lip, dust some shimmery eyeshadow over your lipstick. It’ll add a subtly, holiday-ready shine. Our favorite is 100% Pure’s Champagne Shimmer Fruit-Pigmented Eyeshadow, only rated a 3!
High-rated lip balms (like Blistex Revive & Restore Lip Balm – rated a full 10!) with lots of chemicals can actually dry out your lips in the long run. Don’t sacrifice your bright party look because of chapped lips and instead opt for the rated-1 Rebel Refinery’s Capital Vices Lip Balm! Its bad-ass packaging makes it that much more fun as well.
Vapour Organics Stratus Instant Skin Perfecter
Dodge those morning-after undereye bags with a wicked concealer. Opt-out of the rated-10 Rimmel Hide The Blemish Concealer and pick up Vapour Organic Stratus Instant Skin Perfecter. This handy concealer stick will leave your skin looking instantly refreshed!
With these handy tricks and products, you’ll be party ready this holiday season. Cheers from us to you – we hope your holiday is full of joy and cheer!
The Think Dirty Team