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Katie Wright gets a make-up artist’s ad­vice for glam­orous, but easy, fes­tive beauty

YOU’VE got the daz­zling dress. And the shoes. And the bag. Your fes­tive fash­ion look is sorted and now it’s time for the fin­ish­ing touch - makeup. But what’s the best ap­proach to beauty when you’ve got a show­stop­ping frock on? “A sparkly party out­fit calls for beau­ti­fully ap­plied, glam­orous make-up,” says celebrity make-up artist Aimee Adams, who has part­nered with Rapid White ahead of party sea­son. “The top trends for this year’s fes­tive sea­son are in­cor­po­rat­ing metal­lic and jewel tone colours. “So many cat­walk shows for AW18 like Prada, Gi­ambat­tista Valli and Preen showed em­bel­lished or glit­tered faces.” But Adams isn’t sug­gest­ing you throw on a face full of glit­ter. “The eas­i­est way to glam up your look for Christ­mas is to choose your best fea­ture and high­light it with a bit of ex­tra oomph,” she says. “For in­stance, if your eyes are your best fea­ture choose a sparkly eye­liner pen­cil and smudge along your top lash line. This is an easy evening twist on your nor­mal day­time eye­liner.” Metal­lic tex­tures can also give a chic shim­mery fin­ish. “I love us­ing a metal­lic liq­uid or gel eye­shadow as they are long-wear­ing and re­ally re­flect the light,” Adams says. “To keep it sim­ple I some­times just use a gold or sil­ver shiny lip gloss pat­ted onto the eye­lids for a wet-look fin­ish.” The fi­nal touch? “Al­ways make sure your nails and toes are on point as well and man­i­cured in a glam colour or glit­ter fin­ish.”

Ready to get glam? Here are the best new shim­mer make-up prod­ucts for eyes, cheeks, lips and nails...

Art Deco Liq­uid Glit­ter Eye­shadow Moon­stone, €20, Beauty Bay

Nars Provo­ca­teur Eye­shadow Palette, €39, Brown Thomas

Ci­ate Lon­don Glit­ter Storm Eye­shadow Palette, €43.20, Feelu­nique

Ar­mani Beauty Eye Qu­at­tro Fan­tasy Palette, £52

Tom Ford Liq­uid Sun Glow Drops, £33, Har­rods

Laura Mercier Mood Lights Face Il­lu­mi­na­tor Trio,€52, Brown Thomas

Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Ex­clu­sive Cre­ation Face High­light­ing Pow­der, €60

Sally Hansen Colour Ther­apy Nail Pol­ish Bronze Re­flec­tion, €11.99.

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