Winter wonders for your makeup bag

As the evenings close in and the sequins emerge from our wardrobes, we probably need to level up the make up stakes for a night out.

Trends this year are so glamorous and quite high voltage with bright blush, dewy skin and dazzling smokey eyes.

The first thing is to get your tools right. Nima Brush Carve and Shape is a new brush set and is an easy to use comprehensive brush set which will do your whole face. Think of it like your capsule brush wardrobe. The shape of the brushes ensures an even application and they are vegan and cruelty free. The brush kit retails at €44.99 and could be a great gift too.

Ace the base with BPerfect. The Off To The Party You Glow (RRP €19.95, worth €29.90) is a lovely set. Get glowing with the Illuminating Perfecting Primer in Champagne Glow, specially formulated to instantly uplift your complexion. This camellia oil, vitamin A and vitamin E enriched formula gives your skin a healthy radiance and creates a flawless base for makeup application. Complete your look using the One Dew Three Longevity Setting Spray, a quick but effective solution packed with skin loving ingredients that ensures perfectly prepped skin and helps makeup stay in place throughout the day and night.

The blush boom is back! Add a pop of warmth to your complexion this winter with Ayu Cream Blushes (€18 each).

The long lasting, ultra-smooth will add an instant glow to your complexion. They are highly pigmented. These luxurious long lasting cream blushes come in four shades and because they are cream they also can be used in the lips. My favourite shade is Peaches, but it comes in Bronze, Iconic and Blushed Pink so there is a shade for everyone.

Luna by Lisa’s Lip Icons (€35, worth €81) lip collection includes 3 Iconic shades of mini lipsticks with matching lip pencils and glosses. Keep your nude game strong with Prinny, Doll & Crown, all natural looking shades to flatter your complexion. Amplify your look with this luxurious, creamy formulation with an intense pigmented colour for ultimate comfort and kissable lips! Containing vitamin E antioxidants to condition, a matte finish with intense colour. Pair with the perfect partner lip pencils (Prinny, Doll, Crown), to expertly define your pout. Finish with a wash of moisture using the lip glosses (Posey, Dainty, Queen).

Luna by Lisa’s Eye Jewels set (€39, worth €55) is the secret to bigger, brighter looking eyes and a dreamy, soft-focus glow! Everyday Gems Eyeshadow Quad contains creamy formula shades that glide onto your lids with a vivid mix of velvety-rich textures. Line and define with eye pencil in shade Marble. Its creamy formulation glides effortlessly across lids delivering rich, consistent colour.

Embellish your eyes with the gold cream shadow pot in shade Diamond Kiss, for a lightweight, multi-dimensional shimmer.

The creamy pigment glides across your eyes for an ultra-luxe feel, blending effortlessly to create a flawless look. Add depth with the Felt Liquid Eyeliner Pen. Line and intensify your eyes with liquid eyeliner.

Finish the look with its Volume Mascara. Get lashes beyond belief with this volumising mascara. It coats every lash in the darkest black, delivering both fullness and flutter revealing lashes you never knew you had!