Party essentials this Christmas

Whether your Christmas night is virtual or a small gathering, you want to look your best. I always adopt a glam look for home on Christmas Day too. I have some colourful suggestions this week for your eyes and lips. Of course great skin starts with an excellent moisturiser and I have found a superb glow getter.

Skin prep

My Wrinkles Extreme Moisturiser from This Works (€60) is a daily moisturiser which will help plump, smooth and hydrate skin, allowing you to embrace and protect your complexion as you go about your day. It includes plant-based bakuchiol which is being hailed as the natural retinol, without the associated sensitivity or instability, and is proven to reduce lines and wrinkles, even skin tone and fade hyperpigmentation helping to hydrate, calm and protect skin from environmental damage. Slow-release vitamin C both brightens and helps to repair photo-damage, one of the main causes of skin-aging, as hydration is boosted by ultra-moisturising hyaluronic acid.

As for primer, the Indeed Labs Nano Blur (€25) is one for oilier skin types. It’s never been easier to blur out imperfections, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and create an even-looking complexion. It instantly filters skin, reducing the look of pores, blemishes, and crow's feet, leaving skin with a silky-smooth finish. Developed to provide high definition ready skin, this unique cream uses light-diffusing and optical blurring technology to create an instant matte and flawless finish for picture-perfect skin.


Kash Beauty’s Bloodmoon Lip Kit (€18.99) instantly adds an element of cosmetic drama to any look this festive season. The sultry and alluring lip kit features the Kash Beauty favourite Bloodmoon Lipstick, a deep and muted red, alongside a new matching Bloodmoon lip liner. This kit is the perfect way to ensure you stand out during party season, creating flawless lip looks with every application.

Eyeshadow and mascara with Emily in Paris x Lancôme

Inspired by Emily’s style and characteristic beauty looks, the Lancôme x Emily in Paris collection features ultra-desirable makeup, skincare and fragrance products to complete your day-long French girl look.

As the hero of the collection, the Emily in Paris Eyeshadow Palette (€45) comes in a special heart-shaped design topped with the Eiffel Tower motif. Inside, 12 shades come in three colour families from an elegant nude through shimmering brown, chic burgundy, and midnight blue. They are inspired by the show’s most beloved characters. Complete your eyes, go big and bold with everyone’s favourite volumising mascara Monsieur Big.


Note Cosmetique Smokey Eye Pencil (€9.95) is double ended with a foam tipped applicator to help blend for that perfect smokey eye look. This impressive little eye liner pencil includes shades black, brown, blues and green - paired with green and blue eyeshadow looks for a defined lash line.

Nails with Isa Dora

The Isadora Wonder Nail Polish (€7.99) now comes to you in a chic updated bottle and a vibrant new wardrobe of lustrous shades. The iconic quick-drying, long-lasting nail polish is now available in 18 new vibrant, glossy shades, plus a new Quick Dry Top Coat.

As for the iconic Wonder Nail, you can pick and choose the shade that best expresses your mood and completes your look. The range offers everything from cool, chic neutrals to delightfully soft pastels, brilliant brights and richly intense darks. The high-performance formula is quick drying, chip resistant and made to stay colour-true throughout wear.