With party season upon us, it’s only natural to want to be the Belle of the ball. Here are our festive beauty tips for getting you party ready and filling you with sass and style this festive season.
Prep: It’s important to start preparing your skin as soon as you get an invite to a Christmas party, because good skin makes an ideal base for makeup. Try the Elemis Radiant Glow Discovery Kit, £85. This boasts a trio of award-winning products to give your skin a much needed pamper routine. Start by warming the Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser into your palms and then massaging it into dry skin, with light circular movements. Leave for 1 minute to dissolve your make-up and grime and then remove with a warm cotton cleansing mitt. Then moisten a cotton wool pad with the Rehydrating Ginseng Toner and wipe gently over the face after cleansing. Finally, apply 2 pumps of the Biotec Skin Energising Day Cream. The end result will be youthful and well hydrated skin, which will help boast your confidence this party season. Buy it from Elemis
Boost: Give yourself eyes a big boost on the night of the party with the Divine Hydra-Gel Eye Mask £8.50. This mask help restore suppleness and saturates dehydrated skin with an intense moisture boost. Buy it from Beauty Blvd
Lips: A bold lip makes a strong statement and instantly adds a touch of glamour to your outfit. But if red seems too daring, then opt for a vibrant peach shade instead. Try Burt’s Bees Satin Lipstick in Sunset Cruise, £9.99. It has a creamy and lightweight feel. Best of all it contains 100 per cent natural ingredients. If peach is not your shade, then fear not as it comes in 18 shades. Buy it from Burt’s Bees
Eyes: Most ladies like to go for a dark smoky eye during the festive party season. But it is very tricky to master and can leave you looking a bit ill or crazy after you have had one too many drinks. Instead opt for a glittery eyeshadow. Try Sleek’s I Divine in the shade peach perfect, £8.99. It features an array of back-to-basic soft nudes, subtle golds and warm peach shades, which will bring out the sparkle in your eyes. Buy it from Superdrug
Blusher: Get a natural flush to your cheeks with Charlotte Tilbury’s Cheek To Chic in the shade Ecstasy, £30. It combines a peach and pink shade to give you that ultimate Dolce Vita look. It is also easy to use as it has a creamy, colour-rich texture to enliven dull skin. Best of all the formula is buildable to help you achieve a healthy glow. Buy it from Charlotte Tilbury
Confidence: The most important of festive beauty tips! There is something so alluring about a confident women. But if you dread walking into a party crowd then use something to lift your confidence. It’s amazing just how much a great fragrance can help you feel sexy and confident. Try the new Liz Earle Botanical Essence No.9 Eau de Parfum, £54. This has been handcrafted by a contemporary perfumer in France, using 9 of nature’s most extraordinary ingredients, each selected for their exceptional quality and purity. Juicy top notes of blackcurrant bud are complemented by crisp bergamot and vibrant red ginger. This is offset by the intense exoticism of Damask rose and smooth patchouli. The result is a very alluring fragrance that will get heads turning this party season. Buy it from Liz Earle