The best festive beauty buys
It's Xmas, which means it's time to overhaul your beauty routine with festive shades and a whole load of glitter. Add these new releases to your makeup bag now!
Glowgasm Lips: Glittergasm
Charlotte Tilbury is a failsafe when it comes to lipstick (Pillowtalk is a handbag staple), so we’re very excited for this new release. Available in two sparking shades, the pH-powered formula changes colour depending on your natural skin tone to give you a prefect colour match with multi-dimensional sparkle. Wowzer.
Golden Bee Palette
Presented in elegant gold and black packaging, Guerlain’s limited edition holiday palette is inspired by Parisian opulence with 10 festive shades, including matte shadows for everyday looks and iridescent shades for when it’s time to party (at two metres’ distance, of course).
YSL Black Opium
Have you ever seen a perfume bottle look so glamorous? We think not! Be quick to get your mitts on this glittery limited edition holiday packaging of YSL’s Black Opium – a staple in anyone’s perfume collection with notes of indulgent black coffee, white flowers and vanilla that you’ll definitely be able to smell from two meters away.
Lush Gingerbread House
Beauty treats that smell so good you kind of want to eat them? Yep, it has to be LUSH – especially when they come packaged like this. The limited edition set includes six products and a keepsake tin (top tip: save it to put real gingerbread in next year!).
Marc Jacobs Very Merry Cherry Mascara
A change of pace from the usual Christmas packaging colour schemes we’re loving Marc Jacobs quirky take on the festive period with the Very Merry Cherry collection (try saying that 10 times over without slipping after a few Baileys – we dare you). Pick up this volume-enhancing mascara to make your peepers pop.
Diamonds & Ice Please Frosted Lip Topper
For on-budget beauty, you can’t go wrong with NYX. Popular with beauty bloggers and You Tubers, the brand is excellent quality considering the price point, especially its liquid lipsticks. From the new Diamonds & Ice Please collection, we love shade Left on Read for adding a touch of drama to our festive slap.
Flashing Ice Extra Dimension Skinfinish Trio
MAC’s Christmas offering is always a hit so if you want a piece of this year’s Frosted Firework collection, get to it, stat. We’ve got our eye on this trio of highlighters, each embossed with a firework design. Simply swipe across your cheekbones and glow, baby, glow!
Gloss bomb cream
Hot off the press! Launched in Boots last week, this update on Fenty Beauty’s #1 selling Gloss Bomb has medium to full coverage colour and zero shimmer. The creamy gloss comes in five new shades including this Fruit Snackz, which is perfect for the festive season.
Luxe encore eye shadow palette
Add a little glitter to your lids with Bobbi Brown’s Luxe Encore eyeshadow. The palette is available in two colour combinations including this indulgent mix of champagne and chocolate bronze tones. Add winged liner for added drama (if you dare).