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The Beauty Essentials you need this Winter

The Beauty Essentials you need this Winter
Team LF
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When it comes to winter, beauty routines really do need to be switched-up.

You can't go using the same products you were using in the warmer months, because your skin has different needs. Dehydration, redness and breakouts are key concerns, so we have selected our favourite skincare, makeup and haircare products that will get you through winter in style.

12 Winter Beauty Essentials


Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish - Medium 100ml

In the winter months, skin can look a little lacklustre and tired. Vita Liberata's Body Blur Instant Skin Finisher provides a stunning golden glow using natural botanicals, without needing to be applied hours before an event. It's the product we turn to when we still want to look a little bronzed in the depths of December.

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base 50ml

Bobbi Brown's Vitamin Enriched Face Base is the perfect winter moisturiser thanks to its blend of natural extracts that keep the skin plumped up, hydrated and healthy. Infused with Shea Butter, alongside Vitamins B, C and E, the cream smooths out the skin, and even makes the most perfect primer; a multi-tasking miracle at its best.

Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask 50ml Special Edition LOOKFANTASTIC Exclusive

Just because it's winter, it doesn't mean you don't need to deep cleanse your skin. Thicker and richer moisturisers are all well and good at keeping the skin hydrated, but they can also clog pores over time. Keep your skin breathing with this limited edition Deep Cleansing Mask by Omorovicza; made with Hungarian Moor Mud for a gentle yet powerful detox.

Kérastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oil (100ml)

Hair can feel dehydrated and lacklustre at this time of year, so make sure you keep yours glowing and healthy with the Kérastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oil. The lightweight blend of oils helps to moisturise without weighing the hair down, and the scent is simply sublime.

Christophe Robin Shade Variation Mask - Baby Blonde (250ml)

Blonde hair can go quite brassy and dull in the colder months, so make sure you keep yours fresh with the Christophe Robin Baby Blond Mask. We love how natural and gentle the formulation is, plus it makes hair appear weightless and voluminous. The perfect winter up-keep.

Jurlique Sweet Violet and Grapefruit Hydrating Mist 100ml

A face mist is essential all-year round, but in the winter months, it helps to keep your skin glowing, fresh and hydrated. The Jurlique Sweet Violet and Grapefruit is so uplifting and moisturising; perfect for those dark winter mornings and days.

Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection Sunscreen SPF45 - 40ml

People often forget to use sun protection throughout the winter months, but it's an absolute essential. Just because it's not warm, the sun can still cause damage, so make sure you keep your skin protected. We love the lightweight texture of the Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection, as it helps keep makeup in place too.

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer SPF30 35ml (Various Shades)

In the winter months, dry skin can become prevalent, so you don't want a heavy foundation that will cling to these areas. We love the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue, which gives beautiful and luminous coverage, whilst keeping the skin super moisturised.

OSKIA Super 16 Serum (30ml)

This serum is the antidote to all ageing and environmental aggressor woes; making it one of our favourite winter products. It helps to plump up the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and give your complexion a gorgeous glow. What more could you ask for?

Pestle & Mortar Erase Cleansing Balm 100ml

A luxurious cleansing balm takes prevalence over lighter gels in the winter months, and we simply can't get enough of this Erase Cleansing Balm from Pestle & Mortar. Made with a blend of all-natural ingredients, the balm melts away all makeup, dirt and oil to leave your skin feeling super clean, soft and comfortable.

Lancôme Génifique Double Drop Serum 20ml

In the colder months, skin can become incredibly sensitive, red and inflamed, so make sure you fight it with the new Lancôme Genifique Double Drop Serum. Formulated to keep the skin healthy at its most vulnerable time, it's become our go-to product for winter.
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