The challenge during the festive party season is finding make-up that will last all day — and take you seamlessly from day to night
My favourite is the Benefit Hoola Bronzing & Contouring Brush (£17.50, benefitcosmetics.com), which has a chunky handle for ease of use.
PUR Balancing Act Shine Control Powder
Go for a finely milled powder.
Collection Primed & Ready Invisible Setting Powder
For those with oily, blemish-prone skin.
It contains witch hazel to help prevent breakouts and excess shine.
RACE YOU THERE
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
has had a cheery red makeover for the festive season and the limited edition is predicted to be a sell-out. If you are looking for a last-minute gift, this won’t disappoint.
Normally sold in a classic white tube, the cream can be used on lips, cuticles, feet, hands and even your face to keep glitter in place if you are adding a touch of sparkle.
With one Eight Hour Cream sold every two minutes in the UK, this is a handbag essential and a great gift for any beauty lover.
HOLLY’S BERRY LIPSTICK
’Tis the season to wear red lipstick — and it doesn’t come more festive than Nizz Cranberry Red Lipstick (£16, nizz cosmetics.co.uk).
TV presenter Holly Willoughby, above, has revealed it is her go-to shade for a berry lip colour
TV presenter Holly Willoughby has revealed it is her go-to shade for a berry lip colour.
Nizz lipsticks are paraben and gluten-free and vegan. The creamy formula glides on smoothly and lasts for hours. Nizz’s range of gorgeous shades features nudes, pinks and more berry shades, including Purple Voodoo and Deep Rouge.
Vichy Ideal Body 3-Gold Oil
The new Vichy Ideal Body 3-Gold Oil is an easy way to get a natural-looking glow.
The multi-purpose dry oil gives a light shimmer and works to hydrate and firm skin.
Fast-absorbing, it can be used just before getting dressed.
It can even tame frizzy hair. This is definitely on my party list.
ARE CLEANSING BRUSHES WORTH IT?
Cleansing brushes can make a real difference to your skincare regime. In fact, Clarisonic claims its brushes cleanse skin up to six times better than simply washing.
The new Clarisonic Mia Fit (£170, clarisonic.co.uk) is a sleek, compact electric cleanser that fits into the palm of your hand. It’s timed to cleanse skin for 60 or 80 seconds, depending on the setting.
BareFaced! Precious Collection
As a festive treat, Magnitone has launched its BareFaced! Precious Collection with gold and rose quartz versions of the brush.
Choose from two modes: Daily Cleanse, which cleans deep into skin, dislodging impurities; and PulseLift, a stimulating massage for firming and de-puffing effects
For a compact version, try the Luna Play (£29, SpaceNK), which is the size of a cotton pad.
3 OF THE BEST GLITTER POLISHES
In your 50s…
Mavala Mini Nail Colour in Pure Diamond
Contains a fine glitter for a subtle shimmer. Perfect if you’re wary of full-on sparkle.
In your 60s…
Essie Nail Polish in Glow Your Own Way
A beautiful gold glitter that works well on top of a darker shade.
Or try painting just the tips of your nails for a chic, modern look.
In your 70s…
Kiko Colour Glitter Nail Lacquer in Pleasant Silver Rose
Has a high concentration of glitter that creates a block colour over the nail.
Finish with a topcoat to prevent chipping.
Voyager 7 Little Black Card For Eyes and Face
This beautiful, on-the-go compact from Trish McEvoy is the ultimate travel companion.
The limited edition Voyager 7 Little Black Card For Eyes and Face comes in a slim, stylish black compact about the size of a credit card. It includes eight beautifully pigmented eye shadows, which are soft and easy to blend, as well as powder eyeliners, a blusher and a bronzer.
Also included is a pink lip gloss and two mini applicator brushes. It is protected by a navy, shatter-proof, zip-up case. Ideal for creating smoky evening eyes or a neutral look for daytime, it’s the only accessory you need for a weekend away or night out.
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