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Dazzle Through December with a Little Treat-to-Self

You’ve probably spent the past four days panic-buying presents for the world and its husband – which means you almost definitely owe yourself a small reward for generosity (you’re welcome). Now that December is officially upon us, you’ll have parties to dazzle at, soirees to smooch at and family gatherings to… get through, which is why, being the fairy enablers we are, we’ve compiled this collection of pick-me-ups to guarantee your gorgeousness (and help preserve your sanity).

Glow (ho ho) with Tata Harper’s {Glow on Demand} – a line-up of skin care saviours to counteract the ravages wrought by winter and recover (dormant) radiance. Cell turnover slows down as temperatures plummet, so give yours a nudge with this stunning – and affordable – collection of re-texturising heroes from the ‘Queen of Green’.

Make like a wise (wo)man and snap up Cire Trudon’s stunning, seasonal offering; {Gaspard} is inspired by the Magi king from India, and will instantly conjure Christmas cheer with its evocative blend of blackcurrant, bourbon, mysore and sandalwood. If it’s good enough for ‘Her Madgesty’ Madonna…

Flirtation calls for false eyelashes and Huda Beauty’s are fl-utterly fabulous. Whether you want something soft and feathery (like {Giselle #1}) or full-on and show-stopping (like {Lana #10} or {Carmen #9}), there’s a style to suit every occasion. What’s more, each pair can be re-used up to 12 times, to guarantee you’re ever-glamorous this party season.

Pucker up with Jouer’s {Shimmering Lip Trio} – three nourishing, non-sticky {lip glosses} in a cute-as-paint pouch, to ensure you’re prepared for every lip-locking eventuality. The colours are infinitely wearable (pink, gold and nude) and the skin-friendly formulation (vitamins, shea butter and jojoba oil) keeps lips super-soft and kissable.

Get shins, shoulders and décolleté gleaming with African Botanics’ {Marula Shimmering Gold Oil} – jam-packed with strengthening marula extract and miniature, mother of pearl particles to eliminate scales and grant skin a beautiful glimmer. This also smells INCRED – the ultimate finishing touch to your favourite ensemble.

Laura Geller’s {20 Shades of Shadow} is a sure-fire pre-Christmas pick-me-up. The colours are gasp-inducingly beautiful – ranging from midnight to moss via plum, pearl and pewter – and the quality of these colours is second-to-none. Intensely pigmented, each powder is baked on terracotta tiles then hand-finished in Italy (in a factory shared by a brand that’s renowned for its distinctive, interlocked logo…).


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...