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10 Christmas Party Makeup Essentials

10 Christmas Party Makeup Essentials

Now December is here, so is the official party season. We have selected our top 10 Christmas party makeup essential items that will transform your beauty routine and get you into the festive spirit.

From cute miniature liquid lipsticks from Urban Decay, to Victoria’s Secret model approved beauty tools, this is the only guide you will need for your Christmas party makeup season.

The NARS Velvet Matte Foundation Stick has a built-in touch-up blender included; making it the perfect handbag essential. The formula evens out the skin tone and melts into the complexion for a gorgeously smooth finish. Plus, its longevity is super and won't cause flashback in photos.

Sometimes, we all need a second chance, especially when it comes to makeup. Mistakes can be made with the wrong colour foundation or too much bronzer, which is why we love these Klorane Makeup Remover Wipes. We're not advocating these as your only cleanse (don't worry Caroline Hirons), but we do love them when we need to correct errors.

One of our newest brands to launch, we love the Teeez Cosmetics Eyeshadow Quad in shade Scarlet Adrenaline. The colours are perfect for whatever look you are going for, and contain a blend of neutral, bronzed shades that can be worn separately or mixed together for an evening eye look.

December can leave us all looking a little tired, which is why we think the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Camo Concealer is an absolute essential. Like its name suggests, it truly does conceal and camouflage dark spots and blemishes for complexion skin perfection.

Nothing quite says Christmas like a red lip, and this set of miniature Liquid Lipsticks from Urban Decay are the perfect party makeup essential. Small enough to fit in your clutch, there are 4 shades to choose from, all of which get us in the festive spirit.

Reportedly loved by Victoria's Secret model Romee Strijd, Real Techniques Blending Sponges are the absolute gods of the beauty tool world. These mini ones are perfect for concealing underneath your eyes, mixing products and even applying foundation to those harder to reach areas. Expect a completely smooth finish.

A Christmas party makeup essential item has to undoubtedly be a powder to set all the makeup you've worked so hard to perfect. We love Chantecaille's version, which has been specially made to look flawless even with ultra HD cameras; perfect for the photos when you wake up the next day and wonder why you agreed to be in them. It provides a matte finish for oily t-zones, yet gives the overall complexion a lovely luminosity.

A Lipstick Queen lipstick has to be one of the most fun products we have ever tried out. With different shades, some of which adhere to your own PH, they provide their own individual hue on your lips; making it the perfect product if you love to look unique at festive parties.

A primer is an absolute party essential item, as it help to keep your makeup in place for longer. We love the Illamasqua Beyond Veil, which helps to give the skin a natural glow without compromising on how long makeup is going to last. It just gives the most gorgeous luminosity!

In the winter months when skin can look a little tired and dull, a small amount of bronzer can make the world of difference. The benefit Hoola Quickie Contour Stick means you can perfect your complexion in no time at all, and it can be built-up or sheered down so you never look overdone or muddy.



Amelia

Amelia

Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!