There’s no other time of year like Christmas, namely because you can amp up your wardrobe, supercharge your accessories and go wild with your makeup. It’s party season, so all bets are off.
Glitter, liquid metals, sparkle, shimmer – forget about being subtle, it’s about going all out and making a real festive style statement.
Here are a few of our favourite festive cosmetics…
A festive eye
The quad of colours in the Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux, £40.50, not only look pretty, but have incredible colour pay-off too. If you want liquid platinum eyes the silver powder is perfection, while the rose gold is amazing for something smoky and the bronze is a beautiful base colour on lids.
Rose gold talons
How do you want to rip open your presents on 25th? Not with chipped or unpainted nails that’s for sure. Lancome Vernis In Love in Paris en Rôse, £13.50, is a deliciously sparkly, but grown-up rose gold festive polish that can be worn alone or over deeper shades for something really special.
Not one for every day of the week, but if you’re going to glitter-up your lips, do it with Glitter Lips from Beauty Boulevard, £12.50. This a serious glitter look, but it won’t wear or fade and can last up to eight hours – plus, it’s waterproof. The gloss bond holds it fast, so no need to leave the dancefloor for touch-ups…
Shimmer and shine
Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick, £34, was the original highlighter and since it launched it’s been made available in a whole host of skin beautifying shades. This one houses three of the best hues to highlight, strobe and lift your look.
Red, gold and green…Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lip Gloss, £22, looks a Christmas tree in a gloss tube, but transforms on lips, thanks to pH reactive technology, into your perfect pink to match your skin tone. Rosebud will quite literally be on your lips.
Get your strobe on
For a rosy glow, Mary Kay Glowing Finish Illuminating Stick, £11.50, makes highlighting easier than ever. Adding a beautifully golden shimmer to your skin that’s utterly sheer, it adds the perfect amount of festive sparkle to your cheekbones.
The perfect palette
Touch ups are a big part of any night out and The Estee Edit Gritty & Glow Magnetic Eye & Face Palettes, £42, are the perfect compacts to pull out of your clutch bag. From adding a sheeny contour to your cheekbones to offering up the perfect combination of colours for a shimmering smokey eye, they have it all.
Nothing says Christmas or New Years Eve like a red lip and Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick in Rockability, £19.50, is the perfect true red.