Party Season Make Up Essentials

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

With the festive season here and in full effect, our social calendars are literally overflowing with events. From parties, to dinners, to drinks, and of course Christmas and New Year's Eve itself, it's important that our make-up looks intact, popping and camera ready. We've selected 4 products that will keep your make up looking on fleek for a night long of partying, drinking and snaps so you won't even have to worry.

Estée Edit Photo Flash Powder - £24.00

Flash Photo Powder
Yes, this powder is blue which may put you off. But trust us, it doesn't make you look like an alien. If you apply this over your face after you've done your makeup it will have your complexion look amazing on camera and ready for flash photography. The translucent sheer finishing powder is created with light-reflecting blue pigments for a luminous complexion in any light. It's also oil absorbing, so will keep you shine free throughout the night. We recently tried this down at the Estée Edit UK store launch in conjunction with Stylist Magazine, and might we just say we could effortlessly hashtag our photos #NoFilter after applying this.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray - £22.00

All Nighter Setting Spray
When we tell you this setting spray is a make up bag essential, we're not lying. Especially for a night out where sweat and stickiness means your make up can so easily slip away. The weightless formula means that your make up can last up to 16 hours. This product will keep your concealer from cracking and your contour from sweating right off of your face, leaving your face beat for more than just the evening itself. And it's not just us who approves this fixing spray: "I got dumped on a night out and even after half an hour of crying on the pub bathroom floor and 8 shots of tequila my makeup still stayed flawless" YAS to your make up still slaying even after being dumped. Possibly one of the best reviews we've ever read. Definitely Beauty Run approved. 

Lime Crime - Matte Velvetines - £15.00

Matte Velvetine in 'Wicked'
Now, these liquid lipsticks are a Godsend. They're super pigmented, and there are literally so many shades. The darker shades are perfect for December festivities, especially Wicked which is a deep, rich red. If you want to go even darker, Bloodmoon is the perfect shade and will add that festive pop to your make up look. The vanilla infused formula glides on as a liquid and dries into a velvety matte. Definitely necessary for making a statement. If you're based in the U.K. you can purchase these on Beauty Bay

Pat McGrath - Metal Morphosis 005 Kit - $60.00

When we stumbled across these super pigmented glitter make up formulas, our hearts skipped a beat. So much that we had to include a short video clip as the photos didn't do the product any justice. The super pigmented, smooth and easy application formula developed by make up artist Pat McGrath is literally the holy grail of glitter make up and perfect for the statement looks that so many of us would like to achieve for New Year's Eve. The kit includes a silky cream pigment, a metallic pigment, a mixing liquid to liquefy pigment and a black dual-ended eyeliner. It's just a shame that they're only stocked in Sephora, which means us U.K. residents won't be able to join the Metal Morphosis club for now (boooo).

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