December is party season! I swear my liver is already crying out STOP. And it’s not even Christmas or New Year’s yet. If you have plans to go out on New Year’s Eve I’ve come up with the best products (tried and tested) if you are looking for make-up that will last an all-nighter. So for a holiday make-up look, these are the products you need!
The holidays are hectic, let’s face it. And before the end of the year everyone wants to meet up! So, to get you through a day of brunches, lunches, dinners and Christmas parties there is the Cover FX High Performance Setting Spray. This little miracle-maker keeps your make-up in place for up to 24 hours. Yes, that’s right! And it’s also a protector against pollution as well. Double duty indeed.
I always had an issue with my concealer creasing under my eye before I met the Tarte Creaseless Concealer Brush. It’s a great brush to fix make-up as well during the day and touch up imperfections on the go. Perfect to blend that concealer to hide those dark circles from after work drinks from the night before too.
It’s all about metallics for this Christmas season and that goes for party dresses, eyeshadows and lips. I am loving the Too Faced Tutti Frutti Juicy Fruits Comfort Lip Glaze because they have a metallic sheen and they also help plump the lips. I’m loving the Home Slice shade for a daytime holiday look – think Christmas lunch with the family and the Plum Crazy shade for the less tame Christmas parties!
Never leave home without highlighter. I’ve recently discovered the powers of the highlighter on cheekbones – it can really lift your whole face! For New Year’s Eve make-up you definitely cannot skip the highlighter. For a party look I’m loving the Stila Shine Bright Heaven’s Dew Palette which has 3 different shades of highlighters, all with a different shade tone. There’s Northern Lights (a light peachy pink), Sedona Sunrise (a rose gold) and Santorini Sunset (Bronze). Simply sweep across the tops of the cheekbones, browbones and cupid’s bow for a radiant glow. You can also use these as eyeshadows too!
In the winter it’s easy for skin to take on a pale, grey appearance and you don’t want to bring that lifeless look to any holiday party! I’m loving the Too Faced Tutti Frutti Freshly Squeezed Highlighting drops – they literally make your skin look radiant without looking too much like a disco ball! I love that you can use them on eyes, lips or face as well and you can layer to build coverage. Because holiday parties should be full of sparkle, after all.
If you are planning some time under the mistletoe this year nothing since come hither like a pair of pink lips. To get them swipe on some of the Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color in Bare Pink – it’s a super creamy formula that feels luxe and keeps on moisturising the lips, even after the colour has worn off. If that’s not perfect for the mistletoe I don’t know what is!
Nothing makes more of an instant impact in terms of make-up than lashes and lips, I think. If you nail both then you will feel prepped and ready to party for Christmas and well into the New Year. The By Terry Double Effect Mascara is perfect for customising how strong you want your lash look to be. You can actually change the shape of the brush so that it performs differently upon application. When straight it’s all about lengthening and separating and when spiral shaped it thickens and volumizes.
The Stila Shimmering Heights Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set is a FABULOUS set of 3 shimmery liquid eyeshadows. I already had one Stila liquid eyeshadow and it’s amazing. I love a liquid eyeshadow because I feel I can blend them easier and they look a bit dewier than their shadow counterparts. This set comes with three as mentioned and for a holiday party look they are perfect. There’s Kitten (a shimmery nude pink), Cloud (shimmery lavender with gold tone) and Twig (a shimmery warm chestnut). You can layer these up for a glam look out or wear lightly for an everyday look. But for New Year’s Eve, these are a must!
Planning to be under the mistletoe this year? Well you are in luck because the Stila Kiss Me Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick is kiss-proof! The set comes with three lipsticks and they are also great for a holiday make-up look (the shade Beso is my favourite which is a matte red). They are also water-resistant so won’t come off in your drink! The other gorgeous shades in this set are Beso Shimmer (a red shimmer) and Dolce (a nude satin sheer in beige).
Want to be the life of the Christmas party? Wear a bold red lip – it will turn heads every single time. The Illamasqua Antimatter Lipstick in Rocket is your baby – she’s a semi-matte that feels creamy, super-pigmented and ultra-glam.
As I said before, this season it’s all about metallics. For a fabulous holiday make-up look I’m loving the Ellis Faas Lights Liquid Eyeshadow which has a really cool green metallic finish. It’s a liquid formula meaning it blends really well. I was super impressed with the pigment and the fact that this does not budge. An all-nighter for sure.
You can’t go out for New Year’s Eve with boring nails! I absolutely love the Nails Inc. Less Bitter, More Glitter set because of the two fab shades of sparkly red that come inside. For a more subtle sparkle the Shake Your Baubles shade is gorgeous – it’s got just enough micro-pigments to catch the light. The Get the Party Started is a full-on glitter fest which is perfect for the holidays. You could also double up both shades together for an even longer-lasting finish.
What make-up do you turn to when you want a look that lasts all night?
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