VIEVESkin Nova, £ 27,00
The Glow-Getting Fixer
Endurance is one of the most important things when it comes to your festive makeup look. Because sometimes it really is a matter of heading straight from your desk to the dancefloor and we need all the help we can get to keep that base as pristine as possible. Enter VIEVE’s skin-loving primer. It not only builds a protective barrier that ensures your makeup lasts longer, but it also leaves a glorious glow. It’s so radiant in fact that you can even wear it on its own for a natural, understated look.
HourglassVanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick, £ 47,00
The All-In-One Base
A few strokes of Hourglass’ Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick are all it takes to create the perfect base for any party makeup look. This multitasking, fast-working power player is a foundation and concealer all rolled into one and it melts onto skin to provide weightless, long-lasting coverage. For the most seamless finish, dot it across your face and buff it in with a foundation brush – we like Rose Inc's Number 3 Foundation brush.
ByredoEyeshadow Palette, £ 58,00
The Essential Eye Palette
‘Tis the season to amp up your festive makeup and eyeshadow act with Byredo’s stunning eyeshadow palette, featuring a quintet of shimmery, intensely rich hues. The chic, raindrop-inspired compact makes us swoon, and the formulas are super creamy and brilliantly long-lasting. There’s no expert artistry needed here as the brand encourages you to apply the product with your fingertips. So, whether you want just a little extra something or an unapologetically bold party makeup look, the world is your oyster with this palette.
Rare BeautySoft Pinch Liquid Blush, £ 22,00
The Hyped Up Blusher
Past the TikTok hype, this iconic Rare Beauty blusher keeps topping all our beauty charts. Whether you wear it on its own or mix it with the brand’s Positive Light Liquid Luminizer, it adds a gorgeous flush of colour and glow to the cheeks that’s impossible not to love. This liquid blusher blends in perfectly with any Christmas themed makeup and last all night. We also use it the morning after to give tired-looking skin a healthy glow.
Rose IncSolar Radiance Hydrating Cream Highlighter, £ 24,00
The Skin-Boosting Highlighter
The glow is the limit come Christmas, and this highlighter from Rosie Huntington Whiteley’s beauty brand will ensure you radiate a lit-from-within brilliance. Its unique texture – a smooth blend that feels both creamy and powdery – glides on skin effortlessly, leaving a subtle luminosity that can easily be built up for even more of a wow factor. It comes with five shades and is formulated with a host of skin-nourishing ingredients including rose extract and squalane. Now, let it glow…
ChantecailleFaux Cils Mascara Longest Lash Mascara, £ 66,00
The Multitasking Mascara
If you long for a false lash look without the faff of wearing falsies, let Chantecaille’s bestseller do all the hard work for you. The double helix brush beautifully defines every lash from root to tip while giving a heavenly dose of length and volume. And the trusty formula doesn’t disappoint either with the latest lash peptide technology to help enhance natural eyelash length, thickness and fullness in the long run.
Charlotte TilburyMatte Revolution Lipstick, £ 15,00
The Long-Lasting Lipstick
No list of party makeup essentials is complete without a lipstick – and this thing of beauty looks the part too. The finish is matte, yet the nourishment is real, moreover, the glowing pigments infused in this lipstick make lips look fuller. The only downfall? Choosing which shades to carry in your day-to-night bag. Of course, we’re partial to Pillow Talk – but we won’t say no a bright red for our Christmas party makeup look.
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