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Eyeshadow palettes for party season

Eyeshadow palettes you need for party season

We say Christmas party, you say red lip. But a crimson pout isn’t the only way to stand out for the festive season. Our range of eyeshadow palettes gets better every year, these are our top picks for 2018…

 

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Urban Decay Naked Cherry

Urban Decay Naked Cherry

 

Urban Decay’s Naked Palettes are iconic, and their latest release Cherry includes 12 new highly-pigmented shades in both matte and metallic finishes. With a combination of plum reds and on-trend pinks, it’s a sweeter take on the classic Christmas look.


Urban Decay Naked Cherry, £42

 


Tom Ford Eye Colour Quad in Honeymoon

Tom Ford Eye Colour Quad in Honeymoon

 

Small but mighty, Tom Ford’s Colour Quads have super staying power and blend like a dream. From shimmery peach to dark purple, we love the warm-toned metallic hues of Honeymoon. Grab it before it’s gone.


Tom Ford Eye Colour Quad in Honeymoon, £68

 


Guerlain Electric Look Palette

Guerlain Electric Look Palette

 

The Electric Look palette is Guerlain’s Holiday collection must-have. Including red, green and gold shades, it’s perfect for party season. An easy way to create a chic Christmas beauty look.


Guerlain Electric Look Palette, £64

 


NARS Provocateur Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Provocateur Eyeshadow Palette

 

This year’s NARS Holiday Collection is inspired by the ‘70s punk rock era. So if you like a look that’s rebellious and bold, these six limited-edition shades are for you.


NARS Provocateur Eyeshadow Palette, £35

 


MAC Semi Sweet

MAC Semi Sweet x 9

 

MAC has curated a colour wave of matte smoky brown shades for their Semi Sweet x 9 palette. From subtle to extreme, create countless combinations for different Christmas occasions.


MAC Semi Sweet x 9, £26

 


Shiseido Essentialist Eye Palette

Shiseido Essentialist Eye Palette

 

From the new Shiseido makeup collection, these silky powder eyeshadow shades will most definitely give the wow factor. Not just striking colours, they have a revolutionary 12-hour non-crease formula too.


Shiseido Essentialist Eye Palette, £38

How to bend the beauty rules

HOW TO BEND THE BEAUTY RULES

From what eye colour we can pull off to whether it's acceptable to wear makeup at all, conventional beauty rules are subconsciously drilled into us from an early age. Thankfully, boundaries are being broken down and our only rule is, we make our own. Here are three to forget about immediately...

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Rule #1: Makeup should be worn to enhance your natural features

Yes, makeup does an amazing job of covering imperfections, sculpting our faces and perfecting our pouts, but it can also be a lot of fun. Embrace the graphic liner, colour block with bright eyeshadow and throw on a statement lip if you feel like it. Want to go bold with both your eyes and lips? We salute you. More can be more.


Rule #2: Avoid shiny skin

Where do you draw the line between a dewy glow and a shiny complexion? You don’t have to. Luminosity looks healthy, so even if your complexion is on the oily side, don't feel confined to using every mattifying product out there. Highlighter also lifts your features and looks killer on everyone.


Rule #3: Men can't wear makeup

In the last few years we've seen a growing number of men upping their grooming game by adding makeup to their morning routine. From concealer and bronzer to brow and lip products, anything goes. Remember, some of the best makeup artists in the world are men.

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Beauty while you sleep

Skincare products to cheat a good night's sleep

Beauty sleep is no myth. Not only does getting eight hours of shut-eye give your cells a chance to repair themselves, your skin also absorbs higher levels of nutrients while your body is resting. With this in mind, here’s our edit of the best products to use in your night-time routine to leave your skin glowing.

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SERUMS

A serum is the first product that should be applied after cleansing. The ingredients are potent with smaller molecules, which means they're more easily and deeply absorbed by your skin. This makes them perfect for tackling specific problems such as wrinkles or dark spots.


MOISTURISERS

Next up, slather on a moisturiser to help seal your serum into the skin. It'll also work hard to improve your skin’s moisture levels (essential for both oily and dry skin types) and strengthen its natural protective barrier.


MASKS

From Charlotte Tilbury's Overnight Bronze and Glow Mask, which promises to leave skin looking sun-kissed, to Lancôme's ultra-hydrating Hydra Zen Hydrating Overnight Jelly Face mask, they cater to a whole range of skincare needs.


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Best foundations for dry skin

Best foundations for dry skin

As the weather starts getting colder, biting winds and blasting heating can cause even the least tempermental complexions to feel dry, flakey and dehydrated. Allow us to introduce you to the best foundations for dry skin, aka your new beauty saviours.

 

 


La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear 

La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation

 

Packed with La Mer's iconic Miracle Broth, this is a super hydrating skincare-foundation hybrid. It's full coverage too, so you don't have to compromise on flawless looking skin.


La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation, £90

 


NARS Sheer Glow 

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

 

Blogger favourite Sheer Glow will give dull complexions a serious dose of radiance. It has a natural, buildable coverage and is water-based, which means no clinging to dry patches.


NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, £33

 


Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum 

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation

 

Who wouldn't want all of the benefits of a hydrating serum with the coverage of a classic Bobbi Brown foundation? This is also formulated with Lychee, Bamboo Grass and Cordyceps Mushroom extracts for a firmer, more lifted complexion.


Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation, £48

 


Sisley Le Teint Anti-Aging 

Sisley Sisleya Le Teint Anti-Aging Foundation

 

Perfect for mature skin, this foundation is everything you'd expect from a French skincare brand. It contains key anti-ageing ingredients such as Persian Acacia extract to promote cellular production and keep your skin looking luminous through winter.


Sisley Sisleya Le Teint Anti-Aging Foundation, £104.50

 


BareMinerals Complexion Rescue

BareMinerals Complexion Rescue

 

New on the beauty scene, this sheer foundation is designed to combat even the most dehydrated complexions. Formulated with glycerin and trehalose, it's nourishing, weightless and natural, with added SPF to protect from any winter rays.


BareMinerals Complexion Rescue, £28

 


Charlotte Tilbury Magic

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

 

This full-coverage foundation lives up to its name as it nourishes while covering any discoloration or imperfections. It uses antioxidants to rejuvenate your skin from within, even on the dullest of winter days.


Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, £32

 


The Ordinary Serum

The Ordinary Serum Foundation

 

Remember the foundation with the 25,000 person waiting list? This is it. Affordable skincare brand The Ordinary branched out to foundations last year, and they're a dream. This is lightweight and best suited to dry skin.


The Ordinary Serum Foundation, £6

 


Dior Diorskin Nude Air Serum

Dior Diorskin Nude Air Serum

 

This silky tinted serum has a formula that dry skin will drink up. It's glowy and ultra-light to give a natural-looking 'your skin but better' appearance.


Dior Diorskin Nude Air Serum, £35