Let your beauty sparkle this Firework’s Night. It doesn’t matter if you’re going to a big display or celebrating with loved ones at home. Belle About Town has searched the shops to find top beauty buys that will make you look and feel more dazzling than the colourful display in the sky.
Face: To ensure your skin glows beautifully, try the new CID iGlow Compact Shimmer, £24. The shimmer powder, which comes in three different shades, gives an amazing pop of colour to the cheeks if you use it as a blusher. Alternatively, use it as a highlighter and sweep it across the face to give an overall radiance. A great thing about iGlow is that it is hand baked unlike many other powders which use waxes to stick ingredients together. This means it glides smoothly over skin. It is also a good product to use all year round as it is great for accentuating a tan. The handy mirror means you can even apply it while on the go. Buy it from www.myshowcase.com.
Eyes: To really shimmer this Bonfire Night, pop a bit of colour onto your eyelids. Try Sleek MakeUp’s Vintage Romance Palette, £7.99. This features 12 vibrant shades that glide on easily adding sparkle and sheen. You can combine a few shades together if you want a bold look. Layering up the deep purple or blue shades with the shimmery gold will ensure your eyes make a big statement. But for those less brave, then simply dust on the pretty bronze shade to ensure you shimmer away even when it is dark. The variety of shades in this palette means you have the option to decide, last minute, what make-up look you want to go for. And with Christmas only weeks away, this palette will come in very handy during the party season. Buy it from www.boots.com.
Lips: If you are braving the cold, it is important to have a lip product that gives great colour but is nourishing enough to protect the delicate skin on your mouth. Try the Creamy Glow Moist Lipstick,£27. It is from Japanese cult beauty brand Suqqu. From the moment it is applied, the colour stays firmly on the lips while keeping them moist and hydrated. Buy it at www.selfridges.com.
Nails: Let your nails sparkle brighter than a firework with Butter London’s nail lacquer in anorak,£12. This features a silver chunky glitter overcoat suspended in a clear base. Wear it all by itself or paint your favourite colour underneath to make it stand out. The best thing about Butter London is that all nail lacquers are highly pigmented and made with a vitamin formula that promotes nail strength. So you’re actually doing your nails some good. Buy it from www.butterlondon.co.uk.
Body: If you are heading to a party, where you won’t be wrapped up in a warm coat, but instead be in a little black dress, then try Beautiful Bronze Shimmer Brush, £2, by Sunkissed. This lovely powder dispenses out of the built in brush. Simply swipe it across your legs and arms to give your skin an instant radiant glow. You can also apply it to your décolletage if you are wearing an outfit that has a low neckline. But be careful not to apply too much as a little really does go a long way. The handy lid ensures you can pop this into your handbag without the fear of glitter transferring on everything else in your bag. Buy it at www.primark.co.uk.