Christmas parties are go! If you are in the market to make up for last year’s washout, take note of these festive looks to add some shimmer and shine to the whole affair.
All That Glitters
If you can’t wear a hint of glitter at Christmas, when can you? Worried about looking like a disco ball? Think glitter’s only for festivals? Think again. A multi-faceted shimmer in a deep jewel shade or luxe metallic is a dramatic, festive look that’s easy to achieve.
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Trinny LondonEyetallics, £18
These clever, easy-to-use pots of shimmering colour promise maximum pay-off. Buy them here.
MacShadeshifting Duo Chrome Eyeshadow, £17.50
These clever dual-coloured pots from Mac offer a kaleidoscope of colour in multi-pearlescent pigments. Buy them here.
Laura MercierCaviar Stick Eye Colour, £13
An easy ‘draw on’ stick in a range of celestial metallics, it is perfect for those looking for a hint of shimmer. Buy it here.
Statement, smouldering eyes are a classic ‘go-to’ party look. Pair with flawless skin and a nude lip for a modern take and forget black – it’s Christmas! Pick a colour palette that compliments your eye colour for a fun twist.
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VieveThe Muse Palette, £43
A versatile party palette of burnt terracottas and deep smouldering berry tones, with a couple of pans of shimmer to add a final flourish of sparkle. Buy it here.
HindashBeautopsy Palette, £59
These clever ombre pans from Hindash make for a fool-proof smoky eye, from a pop of pink to a festive red. Buy it here.
Charlotte TilburyEasy Eye Palette Super Nudes, £45
If you’re looking to create a classic smouldering look, Charlotte Tilbury has taken the guess work out for you with an edit of finely milled pigment across a range of gradually deepening nudes. Available from cashmere cream to a deep inky black. Buy it here.
An all-out old-school Hollywood look is a failsafe showstopper, keeping skin velvety soft with a soft glow and eyes framed but minimal. Finish with a statement red or berry lip for real party glamour.
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Pat McGrath LabsMatte Trance Lipstick £35
True. Traffic. Stopping. Glamour. Trust Pat McGrath, the queen of pigment, to give us a deep, saturated matte red lip in the perfect vintage shade. If you’re looking to up the ante, red lips paired with a silver eye shadow make the perfect festive pairing. Buy it here.
LancomeL’Absolu Rouge Drama Ink Lipstick, £27.50
If you are looking for failsafe application for lip touch ups on the go, this cleverly shaped applicator from Lancome makes reapplying a breeze. In fourteen shades, this lightweight ink formula does not budge… even under the mistletoe. Buy it here.
SisleyPhyto Rouge Lipstick, £41
A colour-saturated formula, with conditioning natural oils, perfect for dry winter skin. Buy it here.
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