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A beauty look for every festive get-together

Inject some bright, sweet-wrapper hues to your make up proceedings this winter with colour-pop washes and vivid jewel tones. A fresh spin on festive flamboyance, get set to unleash your inner chamelon…

On Christmas Eve…

Liberating lilac from its ‘primly pretty’ pigeonhole, a smudgy purple cut-crease paired with lavender eyeliner put a modern twist on femininity. Morphe’s {35P Plum Eyeshadow Palette} boasts a spectrum of amethyst hues, while NYX Professional Makeup’s {Slide On Pencil} in shade ‘Purple Blaze’ makes it über easy to achieve a graphic wing. Finish with falsies (our model wears Huda’s {Harmony #17} and a slick of mauve-toned liquid lipstick – Stila’s {Stay All Day Lipstick} in ‘Baci’ looks stunning.

On Boxing Day…

If you’re not curling up on the sofa to eat Christmas Bubble ‘n’ Squeak then you’re probably planning a pub crawl with pals. Arresting when partnered with bold, brushed-up brows and a velvety-textured complexion, graphic black liner and glittering lips will ensure you look suitably scene-stealing. Prep your eyelids with a pale wash of shadow (try Viseart’s {Neutral Palette}), then reach for your Stila Cosmetics’ {Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner} to instantly upgrade your gaze and achieve a look fit for a (disco) queen. 

On New Year’s Eve…

Coordinate your make up with the Hogmanay display! A celestial space-scape, bring extra-terrestrial edge to your outfit with inky blue eyelids and just-bitten lips. Apply a deep, shimmering wash of bold cobalt-toned shadow from Huda Beauty’s {Sapphire Obsessions Palette}, then layer with Lemonhead.LA’s {Spacejam} in ‘Midnight Society’ to elevate your gaze to gorgeously galactic heights… Paired with nearly-bare lips and a ‘soft focus’ glow, nobody’s gonna be watchin’ the fireworks!

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Verity Ann Douglas

Verity Ann Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…