Dewy, grease-free skin, magnetic eyes, gorgeous lips and razor-sharp cheekbones: you don’t need many products to look gorgeous, you just need the right ones.
No More Shine: Veil AutoMatte
This product is brilliant at tackling shine. Simply apply to the desired area with the provided sponge, fingers or a brush, in a circular motion and any grease will disappear. It comes in a compact so you can re-apply during the day over your makeup as needed. Suitable for all skin tones and colours. £30. Buy it here.
Healthy, Dewy Skin: Lush Slap Sticks Solid Foundation
This base is a game changer in the world of solid foundations as it’s light, dewy and very moisturising thanks to the addition of coconut oil. Forget looking cakey, this will give your skin a beautiful healthy glow and what’s more it comes in 40 shades for all skin colours, separated in cool, neutral and warm tones. I had my base done at Lush’s flagship store in Oxford Street recently and they totally nailed the right shade for me and applied it flawlessly. £16.95. Buy it here.
Sparkle like a star: Ellis Faas Light E301 in Antique Silver
Ellis Faas has been one of my favourite makeup brands for some time. Their products are superb: beautiful shades, great quality, long-lasting, fantastic staying power and most of them are vegan too. Their eyeshadows are fabulous and there’s nothing better this season than a sparkling eye. Their ‘Light’ range is the sparkliest I’ve ever tried and being wet and creamy rather than in powder form means that they are easy to blend and a cinch to apply. Light E301 is a stunning, shiny, sparkly silver that commands attention - perfect for the festive season. £26. Buy it here.
Luscious Lashes: Perfect Shade Mascara
You know when you find a mascara that really adds length and volume to your lashes? Well this is it for me. I’ve been so impressed by this British vegan brand. Fantastic products (check out their lipsticks too, they are fabulous) and all under a tenner. £9. Buy it here.
Highlight your best features: Lush Glow Stick Solid Highlighter
Perfect for highlighting cheeks, nose tip and cupid bow, these solid highlighters are packed with coconut, argan and jojoba oils, so they melt for easy application and they are actually good for your skin. There are 10 shades in the range and they all come in a small eco-friendly cardboard package. We love them all but this shade, Ibis, is a muted golden pink that suits everyone. £11.95. Buy it here.
Christmas spice lips: Axiology in True
An elegant shade loved by those fans of scarlet shades and those who prefer a more subdued red. With True you can do both eyes and lips without looking over made up whilst still makes a statement. £25. Buy it here.
Vamp it Up: Leighton Denny Nail Polish in Dreamcatcher
Elegantly sexy. Leighton Denny nail polish in Dreamcatcher, from their latest collection, is the perfect winter shade. This metallic polish has a wine red base, and shimmers with gold, purple and green. It’s classy, sexy and vampish, plus it dries quickly and lasts for ages. £12. Buy it here.