For beauty fiends, the festive season means one thing and one thing only – party make-up! That’s right, it’s time to ditch summer’s ‘no make-up make-up’ and start experimenting with punchy lipstick, metallics and all of the glitter.
So before December strikes and your calendars fill up with more drinks, parties and general merriment than you can shake a candy cane at, we’ve sourced the best party make-up from all your favourite brands, so you can look on-point this festive season. Cheers to that…
MAC Kiss Of Stars Lipstick in Asterisk
This twinkling lippie, available in 6 sparkling shades, is perfect for wowing at that Christmas thing you RSVP’d to. Giving an intense, ultra-creamy colour payoff and a pearlised effect, you won’t really need to wear much else…
NYX Strobe of Genius Holographic Stick
Arguably the most important item in your make-up bag this party season, a good highlighter is essential to that glowy, festive look we all know and love. NYX’s highlighting stick is super easy to apply and packs a serious party punch. Packed with ultra-fine holographic pearls, each shade glides on effortlessly to softly illuminate your complexion for a runway-inspired strobe effect.
Benefit Badgal Mascara, £20
Voluminous party lashes are essential to any show-stopping festive look, and our favourite mascara for achieving this has to be Badgal by Benefit. With the thickest brush in the business, swipe this baby on and flutter the night away…
Fenty Beauty Fairy Bomb Shimmer Powder, £24
Shine bright like a diamond from head to toe this Christmas with Fenty’s Fairy Bomb Shimmer Powder. The same smooth, hyper-reflective shimmer that comes pre-packed in Fairy Bomb Glittering Pom Pom now comes in loose powder form for increased intensity. Pack onto your brush and concentrate on cheeks and collar bones or blend everywhere for a high-shine look that’s sure to get you noticed for all the right reasons.
Rimmel Magnifeyes Wow Glitter Eyeshadow Palette, £9.99
Create ‘look at me’ eyes with this all in one eye-shadow, liner and highlighter glitter palette. Made up of 12 shades, from pale peachy pink to striking gold and vampy black, you can create a new look for every party. Sold.
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette, The Vintage Vamp, £40
Containing four colourways that can be expertly blended together for a fail-safe desk-to-disco look, you need this eyeshadow palette in your life this holiday season. It has just the right amount of glitz and sparkle, but is super wearable for more toned-down occasions, meaning you can use it when going for cocktails with the girls or a Sunday roast with your parents.
Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Liquid Foundation 30ml, £5.99
Since our bank balances need all the help they can get during the festive season, this liquid foundation by Maybelline is a bargain at just £5.99! Worn and recommended by influencers across the country, we had to give this a go, and can confirm that it glides on like a dream and gives a seriously flawless finish. Plus, it has enough staying power to withstand any Christmas dancing / meat sweats.
Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chic Pillow Talk Blusher, 8g, £30
Charlotte Tilbury is perfect for the party season and beyond; buy this Pillow Talk blusher and use to amp up your party look or swipe onto cheeks every day come January. That’s some serious value for money.
Barry M Glitter Rush Body Glitter, £4.99
Nothing says Christmas like glitter, and this loose powder by Barry M is perfect if you want to go all out. Simply apply vaseline, pat glitter on top, et voila!
Barry M Liquid Glitter Sparkle Drops, £7.99
Turn heads at any get together with these intense glitter drops. Pat onto cheeks as a high-wattage highlighter, swipe over eyelids or mix with makeup for an all-over festive glow. At just £7.99 a pop, we’re getting all three shades.