7 ways to pretty up your look this holiday season
They’re a surefire way to add a festive touch
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / December 06 2017
Now that we’re on the home stretch to Christmas, our calendars are fast filling up with social events left, right and centre. If you’re keen to add a special touch to the festive times ahead, see yourself through the party season with these limited edition makeup and fragrance buys.
Chloe Absolu De Parfum EDP
We’ve never met a Chloe fragrance we didn’t like, and this new one is no exception. Built around a muddle of Damascena and Centifolia roses (the latter is a Chloe signature note), it’s also got a creamy addition of vanilla absolute and is rounded off with grounding patchouli for good measure.
Dior Diorific Precious Rocks Loose Powder
Swirl a large fluffy brush into this luxuriously over-the-top gold compact and buff it into the high points of your face and body - like your cheekbones, collarbones, shoulders, arms and shins - to boost luminosity in an instant. Top tip: Add a touch of sparkle to your hair by lightly sprinkling this into your locks before setting the look with hairspray.
Givenchy La Palette Eclats Nocturnes
While midnight blue, burnished orange and gold may seem like an unlikely colour combination, they work surprisingly well when you layer two of the colours together on your lid and use the third as a liner across your bottom lash line.
Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder Aura Gloss in Honey
This versatile gel product is super versatile: it can be used as a liquid illuminator to highlight cheekbones, as an eyeshadow base and it can even be mixed in with your foundation to provide an all-over glow. First time users be warned, a little goes a long way.
Tom Ford Lip Color in After Dark and Erogenous
A slick of dark lipstick can add an opulent feel to your makeup and shouldn’t just be reserved for the cooler months. Or, if you’re after a low-maintenance lip colour, go with a pinky-nude tone that allows the rest of your makeup to shine.
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette
You can’t go wrong with a deluxe-sized makeup palette that’s filled with 12 satin and shimmery shades. Mix and match to your heart’s desire to create the ultimate smoky eye look - the possibilities are endless.
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté All Hours Foundation
Going from party to party this festive season calls for a base that’ll truly last. The Yves Saint Laurent Beauté All Hours Foundation stays on for up to 24 hours, and provides a buildable coverage that keeps shine at bay. It was even awarded a 4.5 star rating by our Review Crew® recently. “The foundation blended easily and smoothly on my face, providing a full coverage without appearing caked on or heavy,” says Review Crew® member Rebecca.
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Which product are you most keen to try? Tell us in the comments below.
Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Props: Dorset Champagne Flutes provided by Williams Sonoma
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in previous issues of SHOP Til You Drop, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health.