We're reached that point in December where we're 50 per cent Christmas parties and glam, and 50 per cent exhaustion and in need of the couch. Luckily, our fab five this week suits both moods!
There's a clever face mask that uses your body heat to get ingredients working to the max, and beautiful Irish essential oils brand that will sort your brain out. Oh, and some seriously lovely makeup bits - including a contender for best party lipstick!
We are going to be all over sheet masks (or rather they’ll be all over us) during any festive downtime. This one from Beauty Pro is foil backed, so the natural temperature of your body warms the mask while it’s on. There’s a lot of good stuff in there too, with hyaluronic acid and Q10 to nourish and get skin back in shape. It's available in Penneys and pharmacies nationwide too.
If you’re looking for some party sparkle, MAC is usually a good bet. The new Bling Thing collection is big on molten iridescence for lips and skin. The super-sparkly cream powder highlighter comes in three shades (this one is Dazzlegold, a sparkling yellow gold). Team it with a high lacquer lip for serious Studio 54 disco glam.
Complexion queen, Charlotte Tilbury’s latest has essential written all over it. The limited edition palette is six products in one. There’s a powder, bronzer, two blushers and two highlighters, for contouring, highlighting and adding glow to skin. (Some would probably double up as eye shadows too.)
We love essential oils, especially at this time of year. They’re great for perking you up, chilling you out, and can help stave off germs too. New Irish brand The Nature of Things has just launched clever sets to get you started. The Winter Essentials features a trio of oils (eucalyptus, tea tree and lemon) to help you survive the season.
Is this the perfect party lipstick? It’s pretty enough to be, that’s for sure. Dior’s limited edition Rouge Dior lip colour comes with added sparkle, and a wish engraved on the bullet. This shade is red Smile, a bright red with a satin finish, and is a beauty.