8 Christmas Must-Have Beauty Buys

If you’re home for the holidays, and like us, love to spend a little bit longer getting ready in the morning we may just have the perfect products to fulfill your Christmas day. Well, after all you don’t need to set an alarm, or worry about a bustling commute, so spend your mornings (or afternoons depending on how sleep you are) trying out these amazing wonder beauty buys. From your perfect xmas day lippie, to the super skin kit that’ll banish all blemishes…

> Laura Mercier, Me Me Me, Giorgio Armani, OCC



Red Lips That Last…

We swiped, smeared, blotted and blended all the newest lipsticks on the block. Meet the ones that came out on top…


Best high shine lipstick

Me Me Me Lip Sheen in Rich Maroon, £9.95

Best extreme matte lipstick

Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour in Fantasy £22

Best buildable colour gloss

Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer in 401, £27

Best velvet finish gloss

OCC Matte Liquid Lipstick in NSFW, £11.50


See: The lipstick to suit your skintone if you’re not sure what tone to try 


Here’s how to get yours to last through a roast dinner…


Step 1:If your dry lips are getting you down, here’s how to get them smooth again. Wrap a little frosted tape around your index finger (sticky side out).

Step 2:Press your finger over your lips repeatedly to pick up any dry skin.

Step 3:Immediately after apply Prevasore, £6.95, an amazing everyday lip therapy that smoothes over cracks and hydrates your lips ready for colour.

Step 4:Apply your lippie.


Base Perfection

If too many Lindtt chocolate reindeers are causing your skin to freak out try Bare Minerals Blemish Remedy Foundation, £26, it contains tea tree oil to keep skin 100% spot-free.

> A La Carte London’s Bare Blush in Blackberry, £28


Blush Brightener

A La Carte London’s Bare Blush in Blackberry, £28 may look bold in the packaging, but on it transforms from a transparent gel into your very own personalised flush.


> Nails Inc Snow Globe Nail Polish, £15


For Nail Art Addicts…

It’s time to go nail art crazy. Try candy cane stripes with Kiko Nail Art Glitter Tape, £2.90 or give glitter tips a go with Nails Inc Snow Globe Top Coat, £15.

> Kiko Nail Art Glitter Tape, £2.90


Samantha Freedman