Party season is just around the corner, and we’re getting our make-up look nailed down for the office do. Luckily we have top make-up artist Sue Brophy on hand to guide us through the perfect festive face, shown here on model Sarah Tansey, that we can do at home ourselves, using affordable and accessible products – all available from Boots.
L’Oreal Paris Infallible More Than Concealer, €14.99
This new concealer from L’Oréal has 25 shades in the range – so every skintone will find a fit to brighten, correct, contour and highlight. It promises to provide flawless full coverage with a natural matte finish, the perfect prep for your foundation.
Maybelline Tattoo Liner Gel Pencil, €6.99
Use this easy-glide smooth, soft and creamy eyeshadow for the ultimate smoky eye this party season.
NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette – Warm Neutrals, €22.50
This pro-level palette is packed with 16 high-performance eyeshadows in six striking colour combinations: Cool Neutrals, Warm Neutrals, Bright and Smokey, Phoenix and Ash – each set features a vivid mix of velvety-rich textures and mesmerising finishes that range from mattes and satins to shimmers and metallics. Perfect for that festive, winter look.
L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24HR Freshwear Foundation, €13.99
This foundation is new to the L’Oreal Paris Infallible range, and promises to last 24 hours – ideal for when you’re dancing the night away. The innovative oxygen technology gives a lightweight feel while the ultra- stretchable formula ensures full coverage application – so a little goes a long way. Available in 26 shades, it’s water-proof and transfer proof.
Rimmel Natural Bronzing Powder – Sun Glow, €7.99
This waterproof, velvety-soft bronzer is ideal to give winter skin a boost. Use it to warm up your complexion or sculpt in flawless cheekbones.
Maybelline’s Dream Matte Blush, €7.99
Easy to apply, just use your fingers to blend this creamy balm-to-powder over your cheeks for a soft matte effect.
NYX Professional Makeup Lip Liner Pencil, €4.25
This slim pencil lines the lips easily and resist bleeding, the perfect liner to perfect your pout for under the mistletoe. It comes in a multitude of shades: Auburn, Brown, Brown Black, Cappuccino, Chestnut, Citrine, Cocoa, Coffee, Dark Brown, Edge Pink, Flower, Hot Cocoa, Hot Pink, Nutmeg, Orange, Soft Brown, Burgundy, Cabaret, Mahogany, Natural, Plum, Plush Red, Fuchsia, Hot Red, Ever, Currant, mauve, Prune, Pinky, Bloom, Dolly Pink, Rose, Beige, Black Berry, Pumpkin, Pale Pink, Nude Truffle, Nude Beige, Nude Pink, Peekaboo Neutral.
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss, €12.50
This lip gloss contains subtle lip-plumping technology that makes your lips feel instantly fuller. With a new super-smooth formula, it also glides on, making your lips feel soft and fuller.
NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator Glowy Highlighter, €10.50
Apply this multi-functional highlighter as a foundation base, or over cheekbones, décolletage, and cupid’s bow for a natural-looking radiance. If you can’t glow at a Christmas party, when can you?
NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow™ Highlighting Palette, €26.50
This creamy highlighting powder will add that je ne sais quoi to your overall party look. Each shade blends seamlessly into the skin and spotlights your features with an intense glow.
Revlon ColorStay Crème Eye Shadow, €9.99
This luxurious eye shadow, that comes with a built-in-brush, promises to last for 24 hours, is waterproof, and smudge-proof.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, €11.99
No festive face would be complete without a set of full lashes – but you don’t have to add on false ones. This new mascara from Maybelline captures even the tiniest lashes and volumises the look of longer lashes for a layered, multiplied lash look.