Mac is one of my favourite brands full stop, but defo one of my fave for face products, I just find everything of theirs blends well together seamlessly & sits well on the face. For any fuller face make up look I do like to go all out with the contour and bronzing, well carved out cheekbones and poppin highlight is everything you want for a party, especially Christmas!
When I think Christmas, I think glitter, glitter and more glitter. I absolutely had to pick up this gorgeous Prima Makeup glitter palette, I’ve never seen anything like it, it’s the most sparkly thing I’ve ever seen. I love that you have to pop in the shadows yourself as they are magnetic so you can also buy more individual pans to add yourself. There’s so many colours that you can pick one for any makeup look to add a bit of sparkle to whatever you’ve created!
The second Prima Makeup palette is also absolutely beautiful, there are so many gorgeous shades for more of an every day wear over the festive season but also perfect colours for building up a more sparkly party look & some added glitters that go with all of the shades perfectly. I love pinks and golds for this time of year, I tend to lean more towards the warmer tones than the icy blues whites and silvers as I think it compliments my skin tone more and is much more wearable for both every day and a party night.
I thought this palette would be the perfect base underneath some of the glitters, I wanted to create some gorgeous colours before adding the glitters and going all out! I love the variety of tones in this palette and its the perfect size with all the colours you’d need in one. Again, the purples, reds and gold tones are beautiful for this time of year and really compliment each other. The colour payoff of this palette is so good and they blend together so well, W7 is such a well priced brand so if you’re looking for a really good palette that won’t break your band account then this is fabbbbulous.
The first option for Fragrance is one of my favourite classically beautiful perfumes. Lancome Tresor is one of those long standing fragrances in my collection as it’s such a classic scent and will never really be outdated. I try to save this for special occasions but I end up reaching for it quite a lot! It’s such an elegant and classic fragrance and one of those I feel everyone needs to have in their collection. Perfect for a more sophisticated party evening out- I’m thinking red lippy, LBD and a splash of this… mmmmm!
YSL Perfumes are my absolute go to for nights out and parties, their fragrances are so gorgeous, and being able to save so much through fragrance direct is such a bonus. I have had YSL Black Opium Floral Shock in my collection for a long time and it’s still my absolute favourite fragrance ever, so I thought I’d branch out and try the Black Opium staple scent and my gooooodness it’s dreamy! It’s going to quickly become another of my go-to fragrances, and I have to restrain myself from wearing it every day but I feel as though the Black Opium Scents are ‘my scent’ now so it’s incredibly hard to resist them!
This is another of those perfumes that I feel everyone needs to own, I love that it’s such a signature smell, and it lasts all day/night but isn’t too intense and doesn’t overpower you, it just smells lovely.
As MAC seems to have become my go to for staple products such as foundation and powder I thought I’d give a Mascara a go and I am totally in love. It takes a lot for me to stray from my Benefit Bad Gal Bang but this is defo a new contender. I love that the packaging is just simple and sleek and the wand is classic and nothing ‘fancy’. It’s a perfect mascara for day and night wear and very easily buildable for a fuller look without giving you spidery lashes. Just one coat is perfect especially for if you’re wearing falsies and I’ve found it’s one of the only mascaras that doesn’t leave any black residue under my eyes throughout the day!
Winged eyeliner is one of those things I never go without, especially on a night out or for a party, I think it just really defines your eyes and having tried so many different liners I am always on the look out for the darkest, strongest black I can find, that applies well and seamlessly. I think I might have found it! The Lord and Berry Shodo liner is gorgeous and lasts such a long time… I’m not kidding I struggled to get it off with a makeup wipe. It’s so black and pigmented and I love the thin nib for application.
I was after something super sparkly to keep my sparkly make up in, the photo on the website doesn’t really do this justice…this is gorgeous. I love glitter anyway, anything sparkly and I want it but I am totally obsessed with this bag, it’s such a perfect size and holds everything you’ll need for a night out or party, or probably even a weekend away! You could easily fit in two or three palettes along with all your other makeup and it just looks so pretty and shiny…
This would also be the most perfect gift for anyone who loves sparkles. Whether it’s for a little girl or your twenty-something friend if they like glitter…they’re going to love this.
Let me know in the comments what your favourite products are for the festive party season, do you love glitter as much as me and plan on having sparkly eyelids for the entirety of December? Fabulous.