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5 new make up must-haves for the party season

Verity Douglas
Writer and expert5 years ago
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From eye enhancing heroes to high-shine liquid lipsticks, equipped with these essentials you'll breeze beautifully through the festive season... and beyond!

The icing on your make up cake, Shiseido's gorgeous {Aura Dew} has a strange (but wonderful!), jelly-powder texture that diffuses seamlessly to lend a hint of grown-up glitter to your eyelids, lips and cheeks... anywhere you want the merest whisper of sophisticated shimmer. We three shades to choose from, we recommend you gild your skin with Sonar's golden tones - it's perfect for all those who 'don't do' glitter and looks breathtaking applied along your collarbones.

With fifteen shades from fuchsia to deep, forest green, Morphe's {15S Social Butterly Eyeshadow Palette} was made for the seasonal circuit of soirées. With colours to help you transition from chic cocktail party to festive fandango, this stunning wardrobe of butter-soft shadows will cater for every occasion.

Too many Eggnogs and too little shut-eye? No misdemeanour's too much for Jouer's new {Essential High Coverage Liquid Concealer}. Making light work of the signs of the season's excesses, this magic wand comes in 25 shades to help banish your bags and disguise any pimples that threaten your flawlessness...

A high impact lacquer that stays where you want it, Shiseido's ingenious {LacquerInk LipShine} lends mirror-like lustre and long-lasting tint to lips (cheeks or eyelids)! Ideal for those who love a lick of gloss when things get festive, these stunning stains bring the best of both worlds (and there's a spectrum of hues to choose from).

And no Christmas make up menu is complete without a sprinkling of glitter (it's obligatory). Thankfully, Anastasia Beverly Hills' {Loose Glitter} comes in a kaleidoscope of colours - from glistening gold to a seasonal green - to lace eyelids, nails, eyebrows... (absolutely anywhere you think deserves attention) with some party-perfect sparkle. Ultra-fine, non-irritating and cruelty-free there's minimal fall-out to ensure you dazzle your way through the Holiday season.


Verity Douglas
Writer and expert
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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...