Perfect Christmas party makeup

With only 10 days to go until the Big Day, it’s time to hold up the endless present wrapping, stop frantically re-reading the recipe book and forget about all the stressful organising for a while…because it’s officially Christmas party season!

Whether it’s the office Christmas party, festive drinks with neighbours or a girl’s night out on the tiles, the party season is really just an excuse to dedicate a whole evening to some ‘you-time’ -scrubbing, pampering and glamming up to look your festive best.

If there’s any time when it’s truly acceptable to wear a full-on sequined cocktail dress paired with gem-stone stilettoes and glittering gold jewelry, it’s the Christmas party season. But with all that glam and glitter- what are you supposed to do with your makeup?

There’s a fine line between looking glam and looking like a bauble on legs, so our beauty tip for this season is dress to impress but keep it sleek and simple on your face.

We’ve selected 3 essential beauty items to help you keep to this rule.

Skin

Benefit dandelion pink perk-me-up face powder

If you’re looking for that fresh, rosy-cheeked ‘just been outside’ look, you could either actually go outside (let’s face it- can we get away with the streaming nose and smudged mascara?), or alternatively, apply a touch of Benefit dandelion pink perk-me-up face powder. Offering instant radiance in a cute, portable pot, this product is great for natural-looking touch-ups throughout your evening.

You can buy Benefit dandelion pink perk-me-up face powder for £23.50 from selected stores or from the Benefit online shop.

Lips

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color

For bold, Hollywood glamour, choose Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in either ‘Old Hollywood’, a bright, cherry red, or ‘Crimson’, a rich red wine shade. Red goes well with gold or metallic shades so if you’re going all out with your cocktail dress, a slick of rouge will give it a sophisticated edge. Alternatively, if you’re going for a chic LBD, bright red lips offers a sexy focal point.

You can buy Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color for £18 at the Bobbi Brown online shop.

 

Eyes

Max Factor False Lash Effect Fusion Mascara

New to Max Factor this season is a mascara promising to become ‘the must have miracle for dramatic eyes’. The product is designed to lengthen and add volume to your lashes and would make maximum impact paired with a nude eye-shadow.

You can buy Max Factor False Lash Effect Fusion Mascara for £11.99 at Superdrug.

With fresh cheeks, bright lips and bambi eyelashes, this natural yet glamorous trio is sure to compliment a glittering outfit without going too OTT.