The cold season is upon us and this means switching up your make-up routine. Your skin in winter is drier and paler, so it's great to use cream blushes or liquids instead. Plus, now that your summer tan has faded, those bold pinks and rusty tones don't quite work, so it's important to move to more peachy, neutral pink and nude shades to suit a lighter skin tone. A big trend this season is highlighting, so try applying your favourite illuminator over your blush to give your skin a little lift.

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4 ways to update your blush this winter

Here's my winter blush edit for this season:

1. Bourjois Cream Blush in Nude Velvet, Rose Tender, Healthy Glow or Sweet Cherry, $15, asos.com

4 ways to update your blush this winter

These heavenly little creamy pots of joy have been a staple in my kit for the last few seasons. Not only do they look stunning on the skin (and lips), they're great for a natural look because they blend seamlessly. The shades are spot on for winter, because they're not too pigmented, which I find some cream blushes can be. Plus, they give a demi-matte texture so you know they won't slide off.

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2. By Terry Cellularose Blush Glacé in Rose Melba, $76, mecca.com.au

4 ways to update your blush this winter

The perfect liquid blush for the drier and/or more mature skin. Gives a luminous, light-reflecting look to the skin while soft focus particles smooth fine lines and any imperfections. As usual, By Terry delivers more than just a bit of colour with its make-up; it always has incredible anti-ageing and skin enhancing qualities (hence the heftier price tag).

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3. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Incandescent, Diffused Heat or Mood Exposure, $46, mecca.com.au

4 ways to update your blush this winter

Your eyes may be immediately drawn to the mineralised swirls in this pretty palette, but the blush itself doesn't disappoint. The effect of this blush is a more-matte version of a shimmer blush, so it's great for those who want a slight lift without looking sparkly. It's a powder that doesn't look too powdery and the shades are great for those who like a subtle flush or who have pale skin.

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4. Becca Mineral Blush in Flower child or Wild Honey, $43, sephora.com

4 ways to update your blush this winter

This mineral blush gives a lovely sheer and shimmery pop to the cheeks, and these shades (Flower Child and Wild Honey) are the perfect fresh peach tones for winter. The beautiful packaging of Becca is always a treat, too.

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