Add some drama to your beauty arsenal ahead of the festive season.
The winter is closing in, but to us it’s simply an excuse to amp up the sparkle in other areas of our life: namely our beauty routine.
Forget summer’s barely-there dewy make-up and autumn’s rosy cheeks, winter make-up is all about drama. A bold lip, a metallic smoky eye and, of course hella good highlighter. With all that, who needs the sun?
We’ve already started putting together our cosmetics list for Santa, but before Christmas rolls around we asked some of our favourite Irish beauty bloggers which products they’ll be using this festive season. For more beauty #inspo, check out the December issue of STELLAR, on shelves now, where we grill six beauty gurus on their festive hero products, or read below for two more.
“I have two trips away planned over Christmas so my winter beauty routine is all about multi-functional products and classic looks,” says Lauren.
Lauren’s 5 must-have products
Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette, €42.30
“I love a natural face of makeup so this is the perfect palette for achieving this look.”
MAC Nightmoth Lip Pencil, €17.50
“Burgundy is such a striking lip colour that will glam up any outfit this winter.”
Armani Si, €63
“A beautiful fresh scent.”
Catrice Highlighter, €5.50
“The most amazing shimmer for such great value, and available in Penneys which is so handy.”
Barry M Dazzle Dust Pots, €6.99
“Such a fab purchase for that little pop of festive glitter.”
“I love getting super glam on winter nights out, but what I don’t love is taking hours to get ready,” says Sinead. “I have one go-to look that’s festive, easy to do in a hurry and looks great for those holiday selfies.”
Sinead’s 5 must-have products
Flormar Illuminating Primer, €9.95
“This makes my skin feel silky smooth so my foundation and powder glide on and last all day and night.”
BlankCanvasCosmetics Contour Palette, €16.99
“I contour and highlight using powders instead of creams as it takes half the time. This palette can be used to define and shape the eyes too so no need for eyeshadow. The dream!”
Blank Canvas Cosmetics Borderlines, €8.99
“I keep my liner thin for day wear and build it up for the evening. This is felt tip liner and is easy to use so I can have a bit of fun with the shape and create a dramatic wing in seconds.”
Ardell Demi Wispies, €7.79
“To add more drama I love applying fake lashes, I wear lashes almost everyday and the Ardell range has some of my favourites.”
theBalm Liquid Lipstick in Adoring, €15.50
“I keep my lips simple during the day, but at night I bust out the big guns with a matte red lip.”