Scrubbing up and getting photo-ready for your Christmas party is easy with the right make-up. The winter months can play havoc with your skin, and as the year winds down, the energy levels can dwindle with it. Thankfully, there's a beauty fix for any dilemma, so you can look your very best when your big end of year party comes around. Plus, some new makeup is the perfect gift for her, and can even be added to your own Christmas list if you need to drop a hint.
Lips, nails and eyes are the key things to highlight when dressing up to the nines. A pop of lip colour, dramatic eye makeup, or party-ready nails are will all help you look and feel on top of your game. Darker, bolder colours are easy to wear at a Christmas party too, giving you the perfect excuse to be extra glam, and a pinch of colour will give you a healthy glow. NYX's Cosmetic Powder Blush will add that flush to your cheeks, while nude lips are a perfect off-set to bolder eyes. And for a finishing touch, you can try glosses like High Definition's Beauty Lip Gloss.
Best beauty tools
Perfecting your look with the right tools will mean you'll breeze through getting ready. Any good makeup bag will have quality applicators for your makeup, and replacing worn out brushes is a must. You can find great gift ideas for women like Billion Dollar Brows Take Back Your Brows Kit with a brow buddy, brow pencil, tweezers and scissors. For all your makeup bits and bobs, there are cosmetic purses like High Definition's Beauty Makeup Bag, and handy additions like Daniel Sandler's Liner/Blemish Brush will help you smooth away any imperfections.
There's never a better excuse to treat yourself to some luxury makeup treats than Christmas party season. Items like this make great Christmas presents too. Gorgeous products include MAC's Eye Kohl, which lasts all night and can be used subtly or with dramatic effect. Liners like Bobbi Brown's Lip Liner are an absolute must if you're applying a darker shade of lipstick. Then there are clever multi-tasking products like NARS The Multiple, a creamy stick that can be used to apply a dash of colour to lips, eyes, cheeks, or your body.