The festive season can be demanding so make sure you take some time for yourself to feel and look good.
Luxe Body Serum | St Tropez | Boots | £35
Sometimes in winter you can need an extra little help to not look like a pale ghost. This body serum has a touch of self-tan to help you get a natural and healthy glow for your holiday party. Once you’ve exfoliated and moisturised, put a little on and see it develop over four to eight hours, no need to wash off.
All Eyes on You Eye Gel Collection | Patchology | Next | £18
Eye patches are a great way to prep the under eyes for makeup, as a bonus the cooling gel patches feel really relaxing and are a perfect way to introduce a spa-like feel to your beauty routine. Just pop them on for as long as you want (but for best results keep on for at least 10 to 15 minutes). A great time to let them sit is while you’re doing your hair so you can begin your skincare or makeup with perfect under eyes.
Freestyle Multi-Tasking Crayons | The Body Shop | £12
Add a pop of colour to your festive look with these Freestyle Multi- Tasking Crayons which come in multiple rosy shades for eyes, lips, and cheeks and some more fun colours like blues, purples, and gold. Create a graphic eyeliner look or put some colour in your waterline to jazz up your traditional eye makeup look.
Fantasy | Lush | £15
Fantasy by Lush is a liquid gold eyeliner, perfect for creating a statement shimmering eye look. This pot of gold can be used as an accent to your regular eyeliner or use it all over the lid as a cream eyeshadow look. This shade looks great on all skin tones and as a bonus Lush’s products are always vegan and cruelty free!
Airbrush Flawless Lip Blur | Charlotte Tilbury | John Lewis | £27
If a statement eye look isn’t your thing, then drawing attention to the lips with a flattering bold lipstick is equally as effective at giving that glamorous effect. Charlotte Tilbury’s liquid lipstick formula in Ruby Blur is a lavish ‘old Hollywood glamour’ red, perfect for giving your makeup look a party pop. However, if you don’t want to draw too much attention to the lips but still want to try an eye-catching shade, blend the colour on your lips with your finger for a softer version of the colour.
The Only One | Dolce & Gabbana | Beauty Scent | £44.95
A spritz of perfume is an essential pre-party step. This perfume has low notes of coffee and vanilla, a warming winter scent to make you feel party ready, even better the gift set has one bottle for home and a mini for your handbag on the go. Top tip, if you want to prolong the aroma of your perfume then you can put a small spritz on the base of your neck or on your hairbrush before brushing your hair.