Central heating and the inevitable cold snap can leave skin dull, dry and lacking in radiance. Choose smart, complexion-enhancing foundations and glow-boosting primers to bring skin back to life, before finishing with a swipe of brightening illuminator and a healthy flush of contouring blush. Hello fresh, party-ready skin!
All About Eyes
Christmas seems to be the time when brands bring out the big guns when it comes to make-up palettes, and there’s some choice goodies to be had this year… We’ve been ever so good, Santa! Why not make eyes a focal point for festive parties – whether that’s with sultry smoky shadow, jewel-bright tones or a smudge of sexy metallics?
There’s something oh-so-Christmassy about a classic postbox red lip isn’t there? For something a little more modern, this season’s deep plummy tones will add a hint of gothic glamour to party looks – and you can’t go wrong with a shimmery gloss.
There’s really absolutely no need to take hours with complex updos or OTT blow-dries – the less time you spend on your hair, the more time to enjoy partying we say! Sleek, glossy hair is always chic so pick your products wisely – whether that’s an intensive moisturising mask or a shine-boosting finishing spray. Add a curl to create shape and movement, and finish with pretty bejewelled accessories.
Sparkle and Shine
Unless you’re a teenage girl or hanging out at a music festival, Christmas is pretty much the only time when glitter and sparkle are socially acceptable… And even then, we advise restraint – you don’t really want to end up looking like you belong on the top of the Christmas tree! Glitzy nails, sparkly shadow and a touch of shimmer or the cheekbones – now’s your time to shine.
Ah…. The morning after? Can’t remember the next bit? Oh yes, the night before! A little too much indulgence and the party season can definitely start to take its toll. Make sure you survive the onslaught of festivities with complexion-boosting skincare solutions, lots of good quality shut-eye (you can try!) and clever products to give you a beauty boost!