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Festive favourites: the makeup we’re coveting this holiday season

Because it’s the time of the year to put on your dancing shoes and glitter eyeliner, and stay out ’til the world wakes up. When it comes to festive makeup, we believe in going big or going home (within reason, obviously). Here we’ve hand-picked some of our favourite products to help us ring in a new decade, and create memories for the year that was and what can be. Five products to be used alone or in tandem – whatever your preference, each will make for memorable looks on all fronts. Happy new year.

The eyes have it

The colour of the season is absolutely a rich, metallic navy applied all over the lid (just reference our Christmas party mood board). This highly pigmented, long-lasting single colour is illuminating and superfine on the lids for seamless application. Blend across the lid and finish with mascara for a Studio 54, dance-all-night effect.

SISLEY Les Phyto Ombres Long Lasting Radiant eyeshadow in #33 Metallic Jean

Walk the (gold) line

The ultimate low-key party essential. As its name suggests, this liner is hyper metallic, making it perfect for a not-so-subtle, last minute flick before festivities. Blend over the lid or keep clean with sharp lines for low effort and high impact.

FENTY Beauty Hyper-Metallic Liquid eyeliner in Trophy Wife

Pure revelation

For the ones who hate makeup. This cream-to-powder eyeshadow offers the perfect sheen to the lids, for a no-fuss situation. Blend with fingers to create a soft, sheer finish. No need to reapply as it claims to last 10 hours.

GILDED CAGE Revelation eyeshadow

True red

A rich, shimmering red to ring in the holidays. With bold pigment and iridescent hues, it’ll be hard to not take notice when wearing. For those more inclined towards French girl beauty, apply roughly on the lip and blend out with fingers, leaving the rest of the face bare.

GUCCI Rouge à Lèvres Lunaison lipstick in 25 Goldie Red

All that glitters

For those with brown eyes, this one’s for you. A waterproof gel formula in an iridescent emerald tone will push you just far enough out of your comfort zone this festive season. Designed to stay in place for hours, line the entire eye and finish with lashings of mascara for lasting impact.

MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Highliner Glam Glitter Gel eye crayon in (Gem) Stoned 33