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23rd Nov 2019

Christmas party ready: 10 beauty buys that’ll ensure you look your absolute most radiant self

Ready to dazzle?

Christmas party season is upon us, and sure look – we all want to look our best, most glowing and radiant selves.

And to give us all a head start on all the gorgeousness, I have rounded up 10 of my very favourite beauty buys that have landed across my desk in recent months.

Party ready skin, hair and face in seconds – here you go:

1. Loreal Elnett Electric Nights

Because we all need our hair to stay good all night – and when it comes to hair sprays, nothing will ever come close to Elnett, can we all just agree?

And this festive season, it feels very appropriate to be using L’Oréal Paris’ new limited edition Elnett – the stunning Electric Nights, which legitimately will make your hair fixing feel extra Christmas-y.

Oh, and it’ll keep your hair in place all night too!

€7.95, select grocery stores and pharmacies nationwide

2. Lancome Idôle Le Parfum

I am obsessed with the smell of this – and the incredibly beautiful bottle.

So sleek, and so, so pretty.

I love the floral-y scent, not to summery, but rather romantic, sweet and really, really sexy with bottom notes of white musk, vanilla and patchouli.


€81, Boots

3. Crest 3D White Luxe Whitestrips

A gleaming white smile is like an instant youth pill, and when it comes to effective and safe ways to whiten those teeth, Crest 3D teeth whitening strips are safe, effective and will make your smile shiny and white in just a few minutes every week.


4. YSL Cushion Encre De Peau High On Stars Collector

Buildable and luminous matte foundation, this new limited edition cushion foundation from YSL is perfect for makeup that stays put this festive season.

The dazzling shimmery finish is made for Christmas party wear, and seriously, just look how pretty it is?!

€52, Brown Thomas


5. Catrice 1-Minute Face Perfector

This clever little pot can be used as both a foundation and a primer – I use it as the latter. A light make-up mousse with delicate coverage that adapts to any skin tone, the 1-Minute Face Perfector has a mattifying effect and ensures a flawless complexion. Pores and skin imperfections visibly disappear, and ensures my face is flawless and ready for foundation.

€6.80, selected pharmacies nationwide

6. Lierac Premium Supreme Mask Absolute Anti-Ageing

Because winter and party skin needs a little TLC.

This gorgeous mask is inspired by regenerative medicine, and contains 10 percent hyaluronic acid, meaning it replumps and instantly illuminates the skin.

Use once or twice a week, and you’ll soon see the effects.

€51, Carethy

7. Urban Decay Stay Naked Correcting Concealer

This vegan, real-skin matte concealer has 25 percent more pigment that similar products, and gives a full coverage that lasts up to 24 hours.

I love that it comes in a range of 25 shades, meaning it is easy to find your perfect match. I use is for anything from covering imperfections to highlighting cheekbones, and the patented wave tip applicator makes it so easy to apply. Use the flat side for precise, light application or lean into the curve for smooth glide-on application and heavier dose of product.


€20.50, Boots

8. Seoulista Beauty Rosy Glow Primer

Want your skin to glow and your makeup to look flawless for longer? Don’t we all.

Well, in that case, the Seoulista Rosy Glow Primer is about to become your new favourite product this party season. This ultra powerful priming mask combines a blend of active ingredients which will hydrate, correct and even your skin tone, creating a picture-perfect hydrated, smooth and poreless canvas.

€5.45, pharmacies and select department stores nationwide

9. Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser

I love using an oil cleanser in ther winter months, when my skin can get a little drier from the weather. I also think oil cleanser gives a deeper cleanse, which can be great for festive season as well, when we all possibly wear heavier makeup than we normally would.

I am a huge fan or the gorgeous, clean makeup products from Tata Harper, and this nourishing cleanser removes makeup and buildup without stripping the skin to give you a soft, healthy looking complexion.

€84, Arnotts

10. Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Diamonds Lipstick

Now you are ready to stand under the mistletoe!

Tilbury’s universally-loved, award-winning, best-selling Pillow Talk lipstick has just been adorned with diamonds, and seriously, if lips that dazzle and shine is your party staple, then this is for you.

A wash of sheer pink, the sparkling golden, diamond-like, glittering finish will practically POP, for the most glamourous, bejewelled lips of your life.

€28, Brown Thomas