Jessica Chipman curates the ultimate selection of makeup must-haves, from radiant foundations to shimmering eyeshadow palettes…
With the holiday season fast approaching, we’re curating a list of your beauty essentials to elevate your look with a touch of elegance and a dash of sparkle.
Charlotte Tilbury, Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter – Sunset Glow
Charlotte Tilbury is bringing Hollywood glam to every event with her awe-inspiring highlighter. Not only does it define facial features and structure, but it leaves you with a glow that will outdo the star at the top of your tree. The lightweight powder glides effortlessly across your skin whilst carrying the illuminating power of a liquid highlighter.
Prada Beauty, Prada Monochrome Hyper Matte Lipstick B03
What better way to complete your festive glam than with a standout red lip. This lipstick, with its refillable design, leaves a sophisticated matte finish and promises to leave lips lusciously hydrated – essential for those cold evenings.
Lasting up to 12 hours, it contains bifidus extract and jojoba oil to ensure ultimate hydration. Each of the 13 shades in this collection are equally as beautiful as the other, but here at Luxe, we’re loving shade ‘B03’.
SUQQU, Liquid Luster Eye Liquid Eyeshadow – 02
This is the absolute go-to eyeshadow for your Christmas glam. Its dazzling shimmer finish perfectly combines highly-pigmented colour with a sparkle that pops.
Its liquid formulation and wand applicator ensures that one simple stroke is enough to cover your entire lid. If you’re after a more accelerated look, blend the product out with a fluffy brush, sit back, and revel in the long-wear formula.
Dior, Dior Show Eyeshadow
Nothing says Christmas glam like a shimmering eyelid, and no one provides sparkle quite like Dior. This ‘Show’ stopping palette offers a range of captivating, richly pigmented shades that instantly elevate your festive eye makeup game.
Known for its velvety texture, these shadows blend effortlessly, ensuring a smooth and flawless application and a myriad of stunning eye looks.
Clinique, Even BetterTM Pore Defying Primer, 30ml
We all know that a flawless base is key to an iconic makeup look. This skincare powered facial primer is designed to specifically enhance makeup application by providing a surge of hydration whilst removing excess oil, transforming your skin into a totally blank canvas.
What we love about Clinique, is that it caters to all skin types from very dry to oily, so no need to search for hours for a product that specifically suits your skin.
NARS, Blush – Torrid
This bestseller gives you an authentic ‘I just came in from the cold’ look. The huge range of buildable shades on offer allows you to choose your favourite kind of tint and the impact it has on your look.
Simply swipe across your cheek, and watch the festive magic happen. We love the shade ‘Torrid’.
Estée Lauder, Turbo Lash High Powered Volume and Length Mascara
Elevate your lash game with a treatment serum that leaves lashes feeling nourished and conditioned whilst appearing visibly stronger, thicker, and fuller.
As a mascara with built in serum, it’s the perfect combination for your standout Christmas glam. With 12-hour wear that promises not to smudge, flake, or clump, it’s a guaranteed show-stopper.
Laura Mercier, Real Flawless Weightless Perfecting Foundation – 30 Shades
No one likes to take off their cosy scarf, only to realise its caked in foundation, right? Well, with this Laura Mercier cake-free foundation, you don’t have to worry.
It’s lightweight, long-wearing, and carries medium coverage which blurs imperfections and leaves you with a flawless finish. With 30 shades, all promising 12 hours of waterproof and fade-proof wear, it’s a total no-brainer for those, winter days.