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7 new makeup buys to see you through the party season

Winter party season has just about arrived. Whether it’s after work drinks, the office Christmas party or a cosy cheese and wine night, it’s safe to say you’ll be needing a fresh makeup look for every event. But to save the stress of hunting around for numerous party looks, we’ve crafted an edit of the seven new makeup buys to help you create a capsule party season makeup bag.

The red lipstick

Editor’s Pick: Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipstick Matte Finish

Shade: Bold Red

The cosmetic equivalent of a little black dress a red lip is an ultimate party staple. According to L’Oreal’s beauty director Val Garland “this season’s red mouth is a smudgy blueprint, a snogged stain.” We recommend the Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipstick Matte Finish Lipstick for a suitably on trend power pout. Providing long-lasting colour with nourishing ingredients, it the perfect slick lip essential.

The Statement Mani

Editor’s Pick: Butter London Trend Nail Lacquer

Shade: La Moss

A key trend for Autumn/Winter 2017, a statement manicure means a dark, autumnal shade. We recommend this dark hue named ‘La Moss’ from Butter London. Infused with Horsetail Extract and Hydrolysed Silk, the varnish ensures long-lasting colour with a healthy shine.

The Perfect Highlight

Editor’s Pick: Ciate London Glow-To Highlighter

Shade: Moondust

The saying “dewy skin is always in” has never been more appropriate. Glowy, dewy skin has been a huge trend throughout summer 17 and this is set to continue as we approach the winter months. Inspire dull, tired-looking skin with the perfectly dewy Glow-To Highlighter from Ciate London. Weightless in texture, the creamy powder sweeps across the face leaving a naturally iridescent look.

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To Contour, Or Not To Contour

Editor’s Pick: Elizabeth Arden FourEver Bronzing Powder

Shade: Comes in one shade

When it comes to multi-tasking makeup buys this four in one palette is the one. Complete with a bronzer, highlighter and blush shades this mirror compact is the ultimate desk to dinner product that you can keep under your desk, handbag or makeup bag. For those who are novice in the contour game, it enough comes with clear instructions of where to apply. So, there’s no makeup artist needed.

The Copper Eye

Editor’s Pick: Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Shadow

Shade: Copper

A different take on the classic Smokey eye, add depth and definition to your eye makeup look with a copper Smokey eye. This single eye colour pot is infused with anti-ageing tree extract which helps to visibly lift the lid for a youthful appearance. Available in a number of shades, we recommend copper as it’s high-shine, richly pigmented texture makes for a suitably subtle, yet glamourous eye makeup look.

The Body Glow

Editor’s Picks: Nuxe Huile Progigieuse Golden Shimmer Multi Usage Dry Oil

Shade: Golden Shimmer

Nothing scream party season like satin-like shimmery skin. Create skin that glows with this super luxurious shimmer oil from Nuxe. Formulated with a cocktail of Vitamin E and plant oils, this sumptuously soft oil creates a free-radical fighting shield that fights pollutants and cell deterioration.

The Makeup Setter

Editor’s Picks: Caudalie Beauty Elixir Gold Limited Edition 

Used by makeup artists backstage at runway shows, this cult elixir is perfect for setting makeup and instantly refreshing the skin and the senses. Whether you’re one for dancing all night long or your taking your day time look through to the evening, this ‘kind to the skin’ elixir will keep your makeup in place all night long.

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