Everyone needs to look their best during the party season so here’s a look inside our makeup bag of our go-to products to go from day to night!
Clarins True Radiance Foundation, £27, Selfridges
Available in 10 shades, Clarins newest foundation offers 24hrs of hydration and coverage to keep your skin illuminated, radiant and hydrated throughout your party. It also works best if you apply with your fingers to warm up the foundation to your skins temperature and you can pat in on to build up coverage.
MeMeMe Cosmetics Concealer, £7, mememecosmetics.com
All you need in one pot! A creamy hydrating concealer to hide dark circles with a mattifying setting powder at the bottom. It even has a mirror in the lid! Celebrity makeup artist Gemma Aldous who uses the MeMeMe Concealer advises you to; “Pat the cream concealer on to the area with your finger before applying the powder with a soft tipped brush to soften and smooth the look, especially important under the eyes over those dark circles.” Its perfect for hiding the evidence of one too many Christmas parties!
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder, £23, maccosmetics.co.uk
This provides a perfect light coverage with minerals, slowly baked to provide a dimensional yet natural-matte finish. Use to set and fix foundation or as a touch-up throughout the party with its mirror compact. Its also available in 15 shades.
Bobbi Brown Bronze Shimmer Brick, £32.50, House of Fraser
The original Bobbi Shimmer Brick Compact is this shimmering, brush-on powder which creates a deep, bronzy glow. It works well with neutral and deep blush shades. Top Tip: Sweep the Face Blender Brush through all five shades and dust lightly on cheekbones to create a shimmering highlighted look.
Shavata Brow Perfector, £19.50, Harvey Nichols
This is one of favourite brow kits as its a crème rather then powder. It comes with 3 shades that glide on like a powder and covers the hairs as well as skin, these can also be blended to get the perfect shade for you. I find using a mix of the light and medium work well to create a defined brow. Its ideal for filling in sparse brows or for helping camouflage tell-tale grey hairs and comes with 2 small brushes to help create the look.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Sparkle in Thunderstorm, £20, House of Fraser
If you want one eye shadow that delivers everything, then this is the one! The multidimensional colour is buildable to deliver definition and drama. Smudge and smoke or use a liner to create standout eyes at the party! We’ve gone for Thunderstorm which is a shimmering blue grey but there are also 5 other shades to choose from.
Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara, £24.50, Debenhams
We love the curved brush on this Dior Mascara. It coats all the lashes in one sweep to deliver extreme volume and curl. There’s also a waterproof version incase you get emotional when the clock strike midnight on New Years Eve.
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Annabella, £24, Selfridges
Every party outfits needs a splash of colour and NARS ‘Annabella’ is perfect! As part of the Audacious lipstick collection which is inspired by Francois Nars’ muses, this poppy red is long wearing and full coverage which is enriched with ingredients that smooth and nourish the lips in one stroke!
Ciate Nail Polish in Heirloom Red, £9, Boots
This multicolour polish changes with the light! Its a subtle purple with hints of red and pops of gold making it the perfect polish for the party season! We also found it super-fast drying so you can paint your nails at work and not have to worry about smudging! Top Tip: Use a base coat and top coat to make your polish last longer and avoid chipping.
Ted Baker Saman Small Bow Wash Bag, £27, Ted Baker
You need somewhere to store all your makeup must haves and this metallic bag is perfect The colour is great for the party season and its small enough to throw in your handbag to take you from desk to disco!
By Emily Parker