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07th Dec 2019

Party season ready: 7 great beauty buys that’ll get your glow on this Christmas

Trine Jensen-Burke

party season beauty buys

Time to sparkle and twinkle.

Got a stream of social outings coming up and want to look your absolute glowing best? Here are seven seriously impressive beauty buys I have been testing lately that are all perfect for when you want to literally be the belle of the ball:

1. Urban Decay Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette

This much-buzzed-about eyeshadow palette comes complete with 12 golden neutrals perfect for creating several different looks, and seriously, it is so, so pretty, you are going to have so much fun playing around with this.

I am obsessed with the warm ambers, and rich chocolate browns and golds, and love how easy it was to create a perfectly hazy, smoked-out eye.

€42, Debenhams

2. Loreal Paris True Match Foundation

This foundation surprised me so much with how well it matched my skin tone and how well it stayed put. Seriously; I had several friends ask me about what I had done differently, my skin was that radiant, and all in all, a seriously superb buy.

€15.40, McCabes Pharmacy

3. Seoulista Beauty Diamond Radiance Instant Facial

This one-step face mask is my secret pre-party weapon.

The gel-like masks exfoliate, brightens and hydrates my complexion leaving it with a seriously luminous glow.

€15, Meaghers Pharmacy

4. Maybelline ‘Snapscara’ Mascara

Definition and volume, without clumps or flakiness. That is literally the Holy Grail when it comes to mascaras if you ask me, and this zero-hassle formula is also ideal for my often sensitive eyes, as it is easily removed without the need to rub or scrub.

€11, Asos

5. Essence Crystal Power Blush  & Highlighter Palette

Perfect for when you want your skin to look like it is lit from within.

The two shimmering, powdery blushes in berry and apricot give the face a fresh look, while the powder highlighter adds a soft glow.


6. Urban Decay Honey Lip Plumper

Oh, how I love this.

The Honey Lip Plumper creates a light golden glow, and has a cooling and plumping sensation that literally made my lips look fuller in an instant.

€14.45, Debenhams

7. Chanel N°5 Eau de Parfum Mini Twist and Spray

Because you want to smell amazing too. I am obsessed with this limited-edition N°5 Eau de Parfum Mini Twist and Spray, so tiny it fits neatly into even your clutch bag for a night out, and it opens with a simple twist of the hand for perfuming in one sweep.

€78, Boots