Dial up your glimmer and glow with the latest party makeup launches.
Party season is here – and it’s time to herald in the festivities. So reach for a glass of champagne, indulge in a bold new lipstick and add a little sparkle to your beauty routine.
Featuring new launches and clever tips, this is your guide to party makeup. Keep reading to perfect your festive beauty routine with makeup that’s effortless to apply – and timeless to wear.
Step 1: Start with a barely there base
Whether you’re enhancing your eyes or amping up your lips, keep your skin looking fresh. By applying an illuminating primer, pressing a ‘super-natural’ foundation into skin and brushing up brows with a clear brow gel, you’ll look polished but never overdone.
Step 2: Add a soft sheen
To bring a twinkling effect to your skin, Flavedo & Albedo’s High Glow has just the right amount of sparkle. In three shades, ultra-fine pearl, champagne and bronze pigments catch the light, while the brand’s balmy Dew Tint blush creates a natural radiance with a touch of colour. Pick your formula, then tap across the cheekbones, brow bone, bridge of the nose and Cupid’s bow – or swipe across the eyelids for a wearable take on glossy eyes.
Step 3: Light up your eyes
If you’re on the go or looking for a soft wash of shimmer, draw on Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks. The iconic formula comes in an array of neutral – and limited-edition holiday – shades, and can be easily blended with your fingertips. Or for dramatic definition, layer on Tom Ford’s eyeshadow palette. Its luxury peach, gold and bronze shades are made to steal the show.
Complete your eyes with M.A.C’s new M.A.CStack Mascara, building up its volumising, long-lasting formula for an inky effect that won’t clump or smudge.
Step 4: Swipe on red lips
A bold red lip is perfect for party season. Featuring film-forming polymers and in a range of shades from traditional crimson to tangerine and deep ruby, Napoleon Perdis’ Soul-Matte Longwear Lipstick delivers high-intensity colour that will outlast every glass of champagne.
Step 5: Dip your tips into glitter
For festive flair all December long, embrace a brilliant manicure. Starring glittering pinks and reds plus molten gold, silver and snow-inspired shades, this year’s Be Bold OPI holiday collection will bring joy to every day of the celebratory season.