The time has come to countdown to Christmas, and that means party season is now underway. What better time than in the midst of festive cheer to experiment with more colour and sparkle than you usually would. To ensure you are photo-ready for every social event marked in the diary, here are our recommendations of the best beauty essentials you need to be packing in your cosmetics bag.
For the holidays, Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer of Chanel, Lucia Pica channeled her inspiration from Gabrielle Chanel’s love of ornaments. A part of Les Ornaments de Chanel, this vibrant collection of lustrous lip sticks comes in six luminous shades, which will quickly become an ultimate essential when it comes to creating that statement bold red lip. The indulgent range of lip colours are lasting and hydrating, and most importantly, kiss proof. An added bonus is that they are beautifully cased in limited edition packaging with Chanel’s vintage logo ornately engraved in gold.
When it comes to glamorous hues and over-the-top sparkle, Fenty Beauty never falls short… especially for the holidays. Introducing Tinsel $how Collection, the holiday set consists of all the best-selling favourites including Glass Bomb, Stunna Lip Pain and Killawatt Foil – all in festive shimmery shades. We love their Glossy Posse set of five mini lippies to give lips a luscious high-impact shine for late nights out and a dramatic impression.
Introduced in 2006, the iconic Prisme Libre super powder by Givenchy is dressed up for the holidays in glittering red. The four shade matte and finish powder uses fine mother of pearl pastels in harmony to smooth, mattify and illuminate complexion so your face makeup is heat, oil and sweat proof from day to night. Replacing the original green quarter of the loose powder is a soft pink just for the festive season to add that extra natural rosy glow.
Lancôme x Chiara
Lancôme global muse Chiara Ferragni, more affectionately known as the blonde salad, is continuing her partnership following cult status with the longstanding beauty brand. Mademoiselle Chiara – The Palette is a one size fits all for the holidays. With thirteen mix and match harmonies that come together for uncountable looks inspired by the influencer’s personal style, the palette is a means for experimentation to discover and define your own individual look for Christmas.
The Star Scene Cheek Palette from Studio 54 for NARS combines three best-selling shades in one easy kit. The trio combines a shimmering peach champagne to highlight, pearl shine candy pink for a rosy flush and a mid-tone raspberry shimmer for a vibrant yet still natural sheen. Easily blend-able and buildable, this palette is all you need for accentuating cheekbones and giving the illusion of radiant flush.
If the look you’re going for is sultry glam, then Tarte’s Winter Wonderglam Luxe Eye Pallete is more than extra for the job. All your eye makeup essentials are packed in one place; forty two eyeshadows in different formulas and finishes (think metallic powders, neutral mattes and glitter gel toppers), a four-in-one mascara, deluxe twelve-hour power gel liner and full-size double-ended shadow brush. A versatile palette with ultra-pigmented colours that can build any look you desire to take you through the holidays and beyond.
Famed for its award-winning eyeshadow primer, Urban Decay is bringing out its Heavy Dose All Nighter Setting Spray to guarantee you’ll be looking your best all night long. The breathable vegan super fine mist keeps your makeup in place, skin hydrated and prevents melting, cracking and fading for up to 16 hours.
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