Christmas Party Makeup You Shouldn't Be Without! - Really Ree
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Christmas Party Makeup You Shouldn’t Be Without!

13 Nov 2014 (Updated: 19 Jan 2019)

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Whether we like it or not, Christmas is fast approaching – decorations are springing up in the shops, cheery music can be heard in every restaurant and pretty much everything is covered in gorgeous, sparkly sequins (can you tell I’m in the ‘like it’ camp?).

Kate Moss & Rimmel Royal Plush Christmas Look

You might have already started planning your Christmas party outfits, but what about make up? Read on to find out all about our Christmas party makeup essentials!

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer


Party make up is all about longevity – when you’re dancing the night away and sipping on bubbly, the last thing you want to worry about is your foundation slipping and sliding all over the place (cue joke about it looking something like my dancefloor moves after a few too many beverages). This Smashbox primer is one of my favourites, and is great for occasions when photos are being taken too, although whether you’ll look back on them fondly is rather a different matter…there’s a fine line between ‘champagne chic’ and a rather tipsy ‘eek!’.


Rimmel Provocalips


Whether you’re preparing for some mistletoe action or just for sipping on your festive drinks, a hard-wearing lip product is a must. The Rimmel Provocalips are kiss-proof, transfer-proof and food-proof (let’s face it, the latter is by far the most important) and come in so many fabulous shades I don’t know where to begin. I’m definitely going to be stocking up ahead of the party season – I’m determined that not a trace of lipstick shall be seen on a vol-au-vent!


Estée Lauder DoubleWear Foundation


If you’re going for a full-on party look, your foundation has to be up to the task. I love Estée Lauder’s DoubleWear, or DoubleWear Light if you’re not keen on super full coverage – it’s just one of those products that stands up over time. Almost every time I ask someone which foundation they’re wearing (because it looks so nice…not because I’m a huge beauty nerd. Promise.) it’s DoubleWear. I recently invested in DoubleWear Light and know I’m going to wear it throughout the party season!


Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner


Christmas parties are the perfect excuse for adding a dash of glitter, aren’t they? If there’s any time of year you can sparkle and shine it’s Christmas, which is why I adore the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Eyeliners! Adding just a bit of glitter to your look can make all the difference, and looks amazing under party lights – why not go for a smoky eye topped off with a flick of bright glitter liner for a truly dramatic party look?


Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes


So, it’s the end of the night. Your Christmas party look was a total success…now what? If the thought of your full skincare routine is too much to bear, keep a pack of emergency wipes by your bed – these ones from Simple are my ultimate essential. Wipe away the night and catch some zzz’s before getting back on top of your beauty routine the next day. Your skin will thank you, and let’s face it – cosmetics always look better on a wipe than smudged onto your pillow!


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