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Our Christmas make-up bag essentials!

Its official, party season is upon us and oh how we can’t wait!! Bold lipstick, volumised hair and glitter, glitter with some more glitter, are all key looks and styles that we associate with the ultimate Christmas look!

Like the CCD beauty team, your schedules are probably looking pretty busy with countless after work drinks and parties (not that we’re complaining) to attend, leaving you with little time to glam yourself up.

So if the thought of heading to a party straight after work feels you with fear, then look no further as we have put together our Christmas make-up bag essentials, which you can apply at your desk and are guaranteed to make you look and feel good.

Brighten up those tired eyes!

Bobbi Brown eye brightener, £20 literally is a five second eye- lift and is an essential for any make-up bag. Party after party will show in your eyes, so apply a small amount around the eye area and it will instantly brighten up your shadows so you look refreshed and revived.

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Glitter, Glitter, Glitter!

Nothing screams Christmas more than glitter, so dazzle your face and body with shimmer this December! If the idea of using loose shimmer and glitter pots puts you in a bit of a panic then why not try NYX Roll on Eye Shimmer, £4.50. These pens are so easy to apply and the use of the roll on pen allows you to control the intensity of the pigment yourself. Plus they come in 16 brilliant shades!

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Highlight and Contour

The sleek face contour kit really is the ultimate face definition kit, and is an essential tool for achieving a beautifully sculpted and defined appearance.  Priced at £6.49 this clever little palette includes a silky, matte easy to blend contour powder and illuminating highlighter, which will leave you with the perfect glowing party skin.  Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 16.18.14


Big Beautiful Eyes!

Every make-up fanatic out there will know that big lashes are a must- have during party season. So to save time from taking off your day eye mascara and re-applying, just keep a handy set of Cheryl lashes by Eylure at your desk, and apply at the end of the day! Voilà- big beautiful lashes achieved! We would definitely recommend Girls Night, £5.95

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Dr.LeWinn’s Skin Perfect Illuminiser is the perfect little product to keep in your handbag and use for touch ups throughout the night! Priced at £22, not only is it just a highlighter but this lightweight anti-ageing illuminiser also works to improve skin condition by visibly reducing lines and wrinkles! Oh, and it will also keep your skin hydrated too… Win Win!

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Volumise your hair

This little hero product is one of our fave’s! Label M Resurrection Dust is like a dry shampoo but it will also leave your hair volumised and mattified! Available at £9.25 this really is the perfect partner for disheveled party hair!

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Festive Talons!

No party look is complete without a dash of nail colour! While we love a glittery nail, sometimes it’s nice to just go with one festive colour to keep it simple and sleek. Our best pick is Dr.LeWinn’s Renunail Nail Colour in Black Plum, £14.

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So what are you waiting for? Get experimenting and Happy Christmas!

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