‘Tis the season to be sparkly, fa la la la – la la la la! Smokey eyes that sizzle and sparkle are a must for all the festive parties and looks great with a red lip and fresh-looking skin.
Start by moisturising skin with Simple Kind To Skin+ Illuminating Radiance Cream £8.99 at Superdrug which boats natural minerals that capture for an illuminating complexion. Keep skin fresh with a light foundation and a peachy blusher brushed onto the apples of your cheeks (the fullest part of your cheeks when you smile).
Benefit at Debenhams has plenty to choose from and will help you find your match.
Using TOPSHOP’s Smokey Eye Palette in ‘Subversive’, £12 sweep the lightest pale gold over each eyelid and up to your brow bone. Line upper and lower lashes with the black shade using a liner brush and blend into the outer corners. Paint the silver tone across your lower lid and smudge into your lower lashes then blend the shades with the mink shadow and into your socket line for that smudged smokey look.
Now add the sparkle! Take Barry M Dazzle Dust in Venus, £4.59 at Superdrug. Gently dab extra glitter into the inner corners with your fingertips to open up your eyes, then tidy up any loose flecks or mistakes with Simple Kind To Skin+Radiance eye makeup remover wipes, £3.99 at Superdrug.
Apply lashings of mascara to top and bottom lashes – Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara, £6.99 at Superdrug is fantastic for creating fuller lashes.
Finish with a Santa-red lip, Collection 2000 Volume Sensation Lipstick Cherry Pop 8, £2.99 at Superdrug is a bright warm shade that suits most skin tones and contains volumising ingredients to plump up your pout. An absolute bargain.
Now get thee to the party!