Winter doesn’t have to mean pressing pause on dewy skin, fun makeup looks and all our favourite things about beauty. In our opinion, it’s quite the opposite! Winter is the perfect time to indulge in supercharged creams and makeup-meets-skincare products to embrace a glowing and gorgeous look, no matter the weather.
So, to help you keep your skin looking and feeling lush, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite tips of what you should consider in your winter beauty regime, as well as some of our favourite products and how we love to get the most out of them when the temperatures turn down.
First things first, your skin: the blank canvas to your look. You might have noticed that during Winter, your skin seems to be a little duller than it did when the sun was out. No, it’s not because you’re missing the sun-kiss you once had in Summer. But rather, it’s simply an effect of your surroundings. Winter–especially here in New Zealand—is notorious for stripping skin of its hydration thanks to the rocky temperatures, exposure to the elements and the four seasons in one day we see here.
Supercharging your skin with hydrating products should be everyone’s best friend come winter - yep, even those of you with oily skin! Our best-selling BB Cream is your ticket to this. It’s silicone-free, gently tinted in many shades, vegan-friendly and packed with hydrating benefits.
With its light coverage and dewy glow like effect, it’s an effortless, low maintenance way of giving you a touch of coverage with minimal fuss and time involved: perfect for when you’re treating yourself to an extra ten minutes of snoozing before starting a cold Winter’s day.
“Our BB Cream has become my daily go-to; it’s the ideal quick fix for when you need to jump on a video call and want to look polished but feel like giving your skin some extra TLC and a break from foundation,” says our founder, Vikki Khan.
Want a helping hand with keeping your skin hydrated from the inside out? Our vegan-friendly Makeup Mist is here to add that important zap of moisture! It may be designed to set, smudge-proof and hold your makeup in place, but in true Lily Lolo style, we’ve also specially designed it to help with hydration. It’s made with both Panthenol and Aloe Vera which not only soothe your skin, are there to hydrate it and help it retain moisture. Keeping both moisture and your makeup locked in place? It’s a yes for us.
Ready to take your glow up a notch? You’ll no doubt want to make acquaintance with our Sculpt & Glow Contour Duo. It’s our totally fool proof trick to get glowing skin and some killer contouring. Easy- to-use just like our BB creams, this product boasts a buildable powder that’ll cast your features in their best light.
The duo’s bronzer is ideal to use beneath your jawline, under your cheekbones, in your temples and around your hairline for a sculpted look. Then, our gentle yet stunning highlighter can be used across the top of your cheekbones, the centre of the nose, just under the brow bone and above your cupid's bow. We promise, whether you’re a seasoned contour queen or a total beginner, this duo will be your go-to for all your sculpting needs.