Christmas has come and gone, decorations are being pulled down in favour of healthy, fresh food, hyacinths and other bright signs of spring. Trainers are being dusted off (ahem) and I am SO looking forward to longer, lighter days.
After a request, I have rounded up four of my favourite beauty items this Christmas that got me through the relentless and raucous party season.
In order of appearance:
1) Clarins – Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in 02 Apricot Shimmer
A delicious, honey-textured lip gel that is soothing and adds a touch of pinky colour as if bee-stung. Nice little size for the hand bag or coat/jean pocket for much needed party/January touch ups. It softens and plumps your lips and doesn’t get stuck to your hair which is nice. Perfect for slicking on in between coffee dates/sales shopping and just a nifty, little, bullet lippy.
Laura Mercier – Tinted Moisturiser – Oil Free
This delicately veils all manner of sins, (late nights, Christmas chocolates and bubbly champagne) and is big enough to be worth the spend as it lasts a little while. (Mine has so far lasted over a year). Appears completely natural on the skin and not like you’ve spent hours honing your face like a mad woman. Its moisturising quality mean the cream absorbs seamlessly into the skin so you don’t feel like you have tons of slap on.
NARS – Audacious Lipstick in Jeanne 9476
Luxurious, seductive and bold, this is one of the sexiest purchases you might make this end of 2015. Silky and dramatic, you’ll feel (and look) pretty remarkable leaving the house with this on.
£ 21.60/$ 34
Benefit – They’re Real! Mascara
This is one of the best mascaras ever. It doesn’t have a weird shaped wand that promises Disney Princess eyelashes, but instead will utterly, lusciously enhance your own, thickening and lengthening each one lovingly and individually. More expensive than a lot of the high street brands but again, I’ve found it lasts a while. In this case, believe the hype.