Fes­tive party make-up

easy-to-mas­ter trends to try this fes­tive sea­son!

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Bold lips

the Five min­utes is all you need to cre­ate line and per­fect state­ment lip – just prep, slick of colour. Team with fresh skin and a mas­cara for un­der­stated glam­our. look that ✽ If you’re head­ing out, you want a smooth over will last, so prime your lips first to for colour. fine lines and cre­ate a neu­tral base makes the B. Lip Primer, £7.99, Su­per­drug, per­fect blank can­vas. your shade ✽ Lip liner is tricky to mas­ter – pick an age­ing care­fully (any­thing too dark will have Wun­der2 ef­fect) and ap­ply with a gen­tle hand. £9.95, Wun­derkiss Gloss Lip Liner in Cherry, used with gloss, wun­der2.co.uk, is de­signed to be shine. giv­ing a softer colour with lip-boost­ing bul­let, ✽ Easy to ap­ply thanks to the ta­pered in Shi­seido Modern­matte Pow­der Lip­stick a strong, Ex­otic Red, £25, John Lewis, de­liv­ers Blot and rich colour with a retro matte fin­ish. re-ap­ply twice for ex­tra stay­ing power.

Nail it

Swap nudes for darker hues – navy and deep reds are neu­tral enough to go with any out­fit. Or for a lit­tle ex­tra fes­tive cheer, pick a metal­lic in clas­sic gold, bronze or sil­ver. ✽ just don’t for­get to fin­ish with a high-shine top coat (we love Seche Vite Gel Ef­fect Top Coat, £9.95, John Lewis) for ex­tra stay­ing power.

High­lighted skin

For a glowy look that’s more shine and less shim­mer, lay the foun­da­tions with a hy­drat­ing base and use a silky, liq­uid high­lighter to catch the light. ✽ Max Fac­tor Ra­di­ant Lift Foun­da­tion, £14.99, Boots, gives a dewy fin­ish that lasts all day. With hyaluronic acid, skin is no­tice­ably plumper. A foun­da­tion that makes you look younger as the night goes on? Count us in. ✽ Full of pig­ment, MUA Luxe Light Lus­tre Liq­uid High­light in Mar­vel, £5, Su­per­drug, packs a real punch. Per­fect for adding ex­tra glam­our to your party look, a lit­tle goes a long way. Ap­ply over foun­da­tion on your nose, cheeks and brow bones for a look-at-me glow. ✽ Spritzed on to your fin­ished look, Nip + Fab Il­lu­mi­nat­ing Fix­ing Mist, £9.95, Su­per­drug, stops your make-up from budg­ing, while pearles­cent par­ti­cles perk up your com­plex­ion.

Grown-up glit­ter

Leave brow mas­cara and holo­graphic lip paints to the kids and put the fo­cus on your eyes. The key is wear­able shades – think shim­mery ver­sions of your trusted favourites. Pri­mary colours are best avoided. ✽ Just one swipe of Iconic Lon­don Chrome Flash Eye Pot in Mys­tic, £18.50, icon­i­clon­don­inc.com, will leave your en­tire lid with a foil fin­ish. ✽ For Rim­mel Won­der Swipe Eye­liner in Lock ’n’ Loaded, £6.99, Boots, use as a liner or blend when wet for a sparkly shadow. ✽ Mix the mattes and shim­mers in Zo­eva Pre­miere Eye­shadow Pal­ette, £18, cult­beauty.com, for a stand-out fin­ish.

State­ment eyes

A smoky eye is a beauty fail-safe. Pick soft browns over age­ing greys and blacks, and fin­ish with bold, could-be-false lashes. ✽ Prep your lids with a light shadow be­fore dust­ing a medium hue along the eye socket creases to add def­i­ni­tion. Fin­ish with a darker shade across the lower and up­per lash­lines. Elf Mad For Matte Eye­shadow Pal­ette in Nude Mood, £10, Boots, has ev­ery­thing you need. ✽ Thanks to the nar­row nib, Kiko Dark Trea­sure Wa­ter­proof Eye Marker, £8.90, makes it easy to draw a clean line. If you strug­gle with a steady hand, draw the line in kohl first and trace over with the marker. ✽ Pixi by Pe­tra Lash­lift 188 Mas­cara, £16, M&S, con­tains a wide brush to load your top lashes and a smaller wand to care­fully coat the lower ones.

Mavala Nail Colour in Ver­sailles, £5.20, John Lewis Nail­berry L’oxygéné Nail Lac­quer in Num­ber 69, £14.50, nail­berry.co.uk Jes­sica Cus­tom Nail Colour in Mauve-lous Nights, £11, feelu­nique.com

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