Our Favourite Makeup Essentials For The Party Season

What’s the trick to five-minute party makeup? Keep your base, and just dial it up before dancing. With these swipe-on, scribble-on, pack-away products (plus a few long-lasting heroes), your makeup is ready to be topped up at a moment’s notice. Now, where’s the bar?

01

Nars

Climax Mascara, £22.00

The mascara that Will. Not. Let. Lashes. Down! Seriously. Its plumping, lifting and curl-holding power is like nothing else. Plus, the buildable formula responds wonderfully to an extra few layers if you want to take it up a gear later in the evening.

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02

Rose Inc

Softlight Luminous Hydrating Concealer, £23.00

When a concealer does its job right, complexion problems vanish and no evidence is left behind. Cue Rose Inc’s lightweight, hydrating corrector, with heightened pigment levels to conceal, discreetly.

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03

Chantecaille

Perle Lumiere, £98.00

In packaging you can help but flaunt while out-out, this breathable skin perfector uses finely-milled particles, pressed into a portable compact. Ideal for subtly highlighting your brow and cheekbones.

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04

Charlotte Tilbury

Hot Lips 2.0, £28.00

Whether it’s a subtle shade you’re after, or something punchier (*cough* Patsy Red), opting for a conditioning lipstick like this allows you to blend, smudge and build your lip look to just the right intensity.

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05

Hourglass

Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick, £45.00

Cheek, brow, and collar bones are all given a chance to glow up with this pocket highlighter. Keen on precision work (cupids bow, we’re looking at you)? The pointed pyramid design is ready to work those angles.

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06

Laura Mercier

RoseGlow Caviar Stick Eye Colour, £25.00

Add immediate impact to bare lids with these shadow sticks. For a smoky eye in seconds, simply pick your shade, scribble around eyes - paying particular attention to the outer corners, blend, and voilà!

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07

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Stick Blush, £30.00

There’s one less piece of kit to carry around with this two-in-one brush and blush stick. The creamy, sheer formula adds just the right amount of flush, while keeping your makeup look modern.

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08

Kevyn Aucoin

The Precision Brow Pencil, £6.00

Fill in and fluff up those face framers, courtesy of Kevyn Aucoin True Feather Brow Gel Duo. On one end, a tapered felt tip to mimic individual hairs; on the other – a hair-holding gel to lift and set brows in whichever shape you wish.

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Posted: Wednesday, 10 November 2021

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