These latest products from our favourite brands are great for creating a glamorous look for Christmas. We can’t stop raving about them.
A closer look at our Christmas party essentials
Bella Skin Care OxySkin Revitalizing Spray: Use this to spray onto skin before the makeup process to “wake up” skin so it won’t look so fatigue. It is also great for delivering oxygen and hydration in the middle of the party before you touch up.
Dr Jart BB Cream: This is definitely on our Christmas wish list because of its flawless coverage. It manages to conceal blemishes without looking cakey and is formulated for combination skin, so it remains fresh and matte all day – exactly what you need to stay in your top form at the party. Besides coverage, it also has anti-wrinkle and whitening benefits, on top of sun protection. When it comes to fringe benefits, we say, the more the merrier!
Lancôme Highlighter Rose Etincelle (SGD70): This highlighter has a subtle pink hue and is iridescent. I applied this on my cheekbones and along the nose bridge. Take note to use a light hand when applying this because the glitter can be rather obvious and if not done evenly, can look a little odd.
Lancôme Hypnôse Velours: This is a kit of three pairs of eyeliner patches that can be reused up to three times. Perfect for those who don’t want to waste time perfecting the winged eyeliner look (this can seriously be difficult!), these patches are easy to apply and amp up your look immediately.
Ettusais Cream Eyeliner WP (SGD23): We love this cream eyeliner from Ettusais because of its creamy formula that makes it easy to fill in between the lashes (and especially useful to create a seamless line with the Lancôme eyeliner patches), and also to line the water line. It is waterproof and has a polymer that repels water, sweat and tears. I wore this to an event and there was no smudges after a full night out. What’s more no sharpening is needed. Simply twist the pen and more of the eyeliner is dispensed. This also comes in other pretty shades: dark brown, light pink and kakhi.
Make Up For Ever Midnight Glow Palette (SGD75): This is a limited edition palette for this festive season. I used one of the iconic shades in this palette, Gun Rose, for my entire eyelids, and then highlight with Gun Metal, another iconic shade. All the colours have translucent properties that make it incredibly easy to blend. The shades are also romantic and glamorous, making this compact palette perfect for any party. It also comes with two small brushes – one for precision and the other for creating gradients.
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine lipstick: This remains our absolute favourite for lipsticks with great colour payoff. It has a nice shine, is super hydrating and looks great from every angle.