Must have festive beauty buys

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WE all love to peer inside another person’s makeup bag – here’s a sneak preview of my festive beauty buys for the rest of 2017.


Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Velvet Matte lipstick, £21

Lancome 181


For a festive red lip to die for, I’m obsessed with Lancome’s Velvet Matte liquid lipstick collection.
I recently purchased this vibrant and seductive shade Extracte, number 181, the perfect red for brunettes.

Wearing the new lipstick

Wearing the new lipstick


The ultra creamy texture and budge-proof staying power makes this the perfect item if you’re planning on sipping on a few toasts throughout the festive season.
This provides an intense finish and the easy applicator makes slicking this on an absolu’ breeze.



Kat Von D Saints and Sinners Palette, £52



TALK about gothic vibes with this incredible eyeshadow palette from Kat Von D.
Opening this collection will make you want to weep and it contains 24 pigment-packed shades.
Whether it’s vibrant purple or glittery teal shades, this has every colour you could wish for.
Experience fearless finishes such as electrifying metallic, velvety mattes, shimmering pearls, plus two new special effect glimmer shades.
These transformative super-glimmer shades amp up any eye look with prismatic micro-pearls that catch the light with every movement.
Pricey but guaranteed to last you for years on end.



Kevyn Aucoin’s The Neo-Trio Palette, £35 on sale at Space NK



THIS trio provides the mother of all highlighting dreams.
Containing three of Kevin Aucoin’s best-selling shades, the Neo-Trio Palette consists of three individual mirrored palettes that magnetically attach to create the ultimate face palette.
With a highlighter, bronzer and setting powder, use together or alone to perfect and enhance the skin with a radiant luminosity.
Pop these in your handbag for a night on the tiles and you’ll be glowing all night.



Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl lipstick, £24



MIMIC the alluring beauty of any Bond girl with this just-bitten matte lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury.
This gorgeous natural berry shade is inspired by the Bond girls from Halle Berry to Barbara Bach to Olga Kurylenko.
An everyday lip colour that can be vamped up from day to night, this is a must-have for the festive season.
A one of a kind shade designed to suit every skin type.

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