Come February, you realise the icy wind brigade isn't going to stop it's doing and you'll need some help in the pale skin department. It may not be until May that we see constant sunshine for an entire day, so here are a few helpers in the meanwhile to help you fake the Hadid-esque golden glow.
First on my list is the opulent Michael Kors Bronze Powder in Glow. Once you get over the umming and ahhing of its gold brick like packaging, you realise the product is just as drool worthy. Extremely finely milled, light tan powder with a delicate sprinkling of sheer golden particles, it's just what you need to finish off a full face. A generous dusting on the temples, bridge of the nose and cheeks will make you forget it's minus one-degree celsius outdoors.
Next up, one for Nars Orgasm Lovers. Bare Minerals Ready Blush in 'The Natural High' is for those who cannot live without a hint of pink on their cheeks *raises hand*. If you are naturally Simpson coloured like me, you know you need some rosy-ness to balance out those extreme yellow tones. This supplies your quota of pink with an equal amount of sunkissed, golden goodness. Ditch those icy cold, cool pink blushers this Winter and opt for something that oozes warmth.
Moving on, KIKO's Sun Lovers Blush in 'Ipanema Peach' is the doppelganger of one of those limited edition MAC Mineralize Blushes. There are two sides to the blush, one being a peachy-pink with a golden sheen and other side being more satin-like, with bronze veins shot through the deep, sunset pink. Superbly pigmented, uber buttery, this one needs a light hand and a fluffy brush. One sad thing, however, is that this may be a limited edition offering by KIKO. #mybad
Onto matte contenders, we have another one by KIKO called Shade Fusion Trio Blush in 01. Although not exactly tan or sunkissed in colour, the combination of deep, warm pinks do a sterling job at adding a hint of colour to pasty complexions and making you look more perky and healthy. Sleek's Blush in 'Suede' is a refreshing apricot to blanket your cheeks in this season. Dig out that stippling brush and brush lightly over the fuller part of the cheeks and a tad bit on the nose to fake that natural poolside tan.