7 Products for the Post-Holiday Blues! - QC Makeup Academy

The winter season is defined by warm fireplaces, snowflakes, and the holidays. But what do you do when the holidays have come and gone and you’ve still got two months left until spring? Tune into the Beauty Buzz and scope out all the latest beauty news! This week, we’re rounding up some of our favorite beauty products that will help you fall back in love with winter. So check out these 7 essentials to kick the post-holiday blues to the curb!


The winter weather can be incredibly drying for your skin—you’ll probably notice it most on your hands, face, and lips. But you shouldn’t neglect your hair! Especially with the static-inducing wool hats and scarves and the drying indoor heat, your hair needs some serious therapy. Here are some products to tide you over until spring!

Briogeo: Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

This deep hair conditioning mask can be one of the best products you could possibly treat your hair to. The formula contains no sulfates, silicones, or parabens to deliver the silkiest, strongest hair without all the cheap chemicals. The lack of sulfates makes this perfect for those who color their hair AND have breakage and dryness.

Joico: K-PAK Restorative Styling Oil

There’s no better way to nourish your locks, tame static, and prevent split ends! If you have curly hair, using any hair oil can help you define your curls and give your hair a pick-me-up. Joico’s restorative hair oil adds shine and lustre without weighing it down. This product is formulated to help restore hair strength and elasticity without fading your hair color. One bottle will turn you into a lifelong addict!

Winter hair products for dry and frizzy hair


You’ve probably overworked your body during the holiday season. From running some last-minute errands to entertaining your family and friends at parties, it was definitely exhausting! Here are some products to help you rest, recover, and rejuvenate after the holidays!

The Body Shop: Peppermint Intensive Cooling Foot Rescue

The Body Shop’s line of peppermint foot products is the stuff of miracles. Peppermint’s cooling properties can’t be denied. It’s great at fighting odor-causing bacteria and soothing your tired feet. Formulated with Cocoa butter and almond oil, this intensely moisturizing foot cream will heel your cracked heels and refresh your skin. R&R has never been easier!

Jergens: Wet Skin Moisturizer—With Calming Green Tea Oil

The game-changing body moisturizer everyone raves about! This lotion is designed to be used immediately after showering—even before you dry off! Keep it in the shower, and as soon as you turn off the water, swiftly apply the moisturizer directly onto your skin. It locks in the moisture before you towel dry. What better way to keep the post-holiday blues at bay than with a product that’s a bit wacky but that may be just the thing you need?


Many big brands sell discounted holiday palettes in December that are quickly snatched up by deal-hunting makeup fiends. But even though the gift-giving season is over, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any new and exciting makeup products coming out!

Winter beauty product reviews for dry skin

Jack Black: Moisture Therapy Lip Balm

Chapped lips are the bane of every girl’s existence when winter rolls around. What’s more depressing than having lips threaten to crack open every time you smile? Jack Black’s (unrelated to the actor and rock star) cult favorite lip balm comes in a variety of yummy scents and is SPF 25! Formulated with antioxidants, shea butter, and vitamin E, this ultra-hydrating balm will give you the softest pout on the block!

Sephora Collection: Cream Lip Stains

Now that you’ve the softest pout, time to dress it up! Sephora’s best-selling lip stains have been on the market for a while, but they just added 27 new shades! We’re not sure why these are called stains when they act more like liquid lipsticks, but we love them nonetheless. They offer opaque coverage, comfortable wear, and are kiss-proof! From your trusty nudes to your outrageous blues, there’s something for everyone!

Too Faced: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar

Snuggling up next to the fireplace with a nice cup of hot chocolate is the ultimate pick-me-up. But how will you get that chocolate fix when you’re at your makeup vanity? Fear not! Too Faced’s Chocolate eyeshadow palettes are formulated with cocoa powder to satisfy your sugar cravings. Expect highly pigmented, buttery shadows that melt onto your lids. Our pick? The Semi-Sweet palette carries deep, warm colors to help you beat the holiday blues.

On the hunt for more products to best winter’s grueling weather conditions? Check out this post on QC staffs’ favorite winter beauty products!

Author Celina Feng

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