In case it hasn’t caught your attention, it’s Christmas party season.
Glitter has crept surreptitiously onto friends’ fingernails; the dulcet harmonies of Fairytale of New York drift overhead in every shop; there’s a manic look in everyone’s eye as they scramble for something, ANYTHING, sparkly. Christmas jumpers are unashamedly donned; antlers and elf hats poke from people’s cold heads as they walk through town, upbeat, on a Friday night.
And as we may well feel, no look is complete without make-up – as usual, there’s a mind-boggling array of snazzy sprucing products available in 2014. Here, we round up some of the best. And if you’re lacking sartorial inspiration, look no further than our buying guides for the best party shoes and the best party dresses.
1. NYX Doll Eye Waterproof Mascara, £9.00, Next
Kicking off this list is an absolute must for winter itself, let alone Christmas. Applying waterproof mascara may historically have been a clumpy affair which ended infuriatingly in the usual panda eyes after being caught in a rainstorm, but NYX Doll Eye waterproof mascara is sure to change that. It stays put throughout the whole day, and separates the lashes beautifully – it’s ideal to top off any party look. Wet weather, bring it on.