Pop these little luxuries onto your wishlist to perk yourself up with some make-up treats this December. There’s a lot to be said for breaking open new packaging and brightening dull winter skin with a blur of blusher or flash of mascara. It definitely helps boost our mood when we need to drag ourselves out of the door on dark winter mornings!
So, let’s hope Santa splashes out to bring you something special! These are our top picks for brightening winter mornings.
Chanel Sublime Mascara £25
High-impact lashes are a cinch with this gorgeous, midnight-black mascara. It’s thick without clumping, and the brush lengthens lashes and adds volume, without making you look like Bambi caught in headlights. And who doesn’t love to find a little bit of Chanel under the tree?!
Bobbi Brown Warm Eye Palette £37.50
Usually we prefer to mix and match our own shades, but this gorgeous eye palette has us sold on pre-packaged! This palette is perfect for soft, smudgey shadow – Malted Shadow is great as an all-over shade with a flick of eyeliner for work, Espresso Shadow gives smokey definition when blended into the crease, and Champagne Quartz is fantastic for subtle highlighting shimmer.
MAC Lipsticks in Diva or Dare You £15.50
We know many a Jane who swears by MAC lipsticks, and we have to agree – their formula is creamy, and non-drying, and glides on smoothly to get you the perfect pout. We’re channelling classic Hollywood glamour with deep, wine-soaked reds this winter, like this gorgeous claret-coloured Diva shade. Or for a bit of Christmas party gloss, try brighter Dare You.
Essie Nail Varnish – Disco Dazzle Duo £12.99
For a manicure treat, it’s worth paying a bit more for Essie varnishes – they’re super-smooth to paint on, and remain chip-free (we’d recommend using the Essie top coat to help this along!). The combo of classy deep navy and a bit of glitter in this Disco Dazzle duo will be perfect on New Year’s Eve.
Origins GinZing Moisturiser £23
Give yourself a burst of summer citrus sunshine whenever you open this little pot – such a treat on cold, dark mornings! It’s packed full of skin-loving natural ingredients, including ginseng and coffee beans, to give skin a livening boost after the excesses of Christmas chocolate (just us?!)
So there you have it – our Christmas luxury wishlist. Fingers crossed we find a few of these wrapped under the tree!
What are you wishing for this Christmas?!