We last caught up with Lisa Potter
in March, when the editor at
and TV correspondent shared her career path, beauty philosophy (skincare is everything!), and how she leans into self care. For the winter season, we asked the oh-so-chic Lisa how she plans to tackle her holiday gift list and the changes she makes to her routine to ensure she stays hydrated and glowing.
Who are you excited to shop for this holiday season and what do you plan to give them?
My go-to gift for my mum is always a rich moisturizer, this year I have my eye on Augustinus Bader’s Soothing Cream
. I learned the importance of a dedicated night-time skincare regime from her, too, so I know she would appreciate this intense overnight BYNACT signature C
My girlfriends and I have a tradition of buying each other a treatment to use before a big event or when we need some R&R. Enter the Glow + Go facial
for 60 minutes of heaven - with results that last long after!
For my partner Matt, maybe I can get away with pretending these beautiful Moroccan Ceramic Speckled Vases
are for him instead of for both of us to enjoy at home! This woody, rich scent from The Maker
would also be a lovely stocking filler for him.
Gifting beauty products can be tricky - do you have any suggestions for products that are always a hit?
Gift giving is sort of like an art form, because beauty products can be quite individually tailored preferences and you don’t want your well-intended purchase to look like a subtle hint! That being said, often little luxurious presents cause the most excitement. Call me old fashioned but I don’t think you can go wrong with a hand cream
, a chic cashmere sweater, an all-round beauty gift box
, a bottle of Champagne, or an elegant candle.
We totally agree that candles are such an easy, sure-to-please gift. Which ones do you have your eye on?
Candles are perfect for showing gratitude to a holiday party hostess. They’re thoughtful, feel indulgent and can be enjoyed straight away. Plus these come in beautiful packaging, looking just as good as they smell:
What products do you have on your wishlist this year (Santa, take note)?
Matt knows how much I like my ‘potions’ as he calls them, so hopefully Jess guides him to these which are top of my wish list:
I’d also love for Santa to work his magic and get me a coveted spot with eyebrow-extraordinaire Josh
to structure mine with his signature Multeye
How does your skin and hair change in the winter, and how do you tweak your routine to deal with it?
NYC winters are so harsh on your skin, so I need lots of ultra-hydrating products. I’m a retinol fan but during the colder months I stick to the softer, but no-less potent, IGNAE Rich Night Serum
New York winters can be brutal - what are your handbag essentials for keeping chapped skin away?
This Byredo tube
is perfect for throwing into my purse to hydrate frozen hands, and with fresh notes of Bergamot and velvet plum, it smells divine too. For my chapped lips I love this soothing little Leland Francis Balm
with shea butter that helps moisturize the eye area too.
What is your go-to makeup for a glam holiday party look?
Do you have any tips on embracing a cozy night in?
Baby Cheeks Blush Stick
Vital Skincare Complexion Drops
Face Trace Contour Stick
Probiotics Cica Complex Biome Booster
Gold Lust Hair Oil
Super Anti-Aging Serum
Illumine Restorative Oil Serum
The Eye Love You Edition
The Brush Collection
Byredo Eau de Parfum: Vanille Antique
The Body Rejuvenation Duo
Cèdre Mediterranée Gift Set - The Hands
Fior di Luna Nightly Renewal Cream
Côte d’Azur Hand Wash
Electro-Sonic DF Mobile