It’s December which naturally means it’s party time! At this time of year our bodies can feel run down due to burning the candle at both ends. We’re also exposed to all the germs going round, so more than likely we will succumb to a cold or flu virus at some point.
To help you look your very best throughout the festive season, we’ve put together our top 5 products that we consider makeup bag essentials for late nights. Read on to find out what cosmetics we can’t live without!
We (and our makeup) would be lost without a primer to help it stay put. Chances are you will be out for much longer hours than usual during the festivities, so it’s important to give your makeup some staying power! Pacifica Jasmine Iris Oil Control Primer feels silky soft to touch on the skin, and creates a smooth uniform canvas for flawless makeup application. Contains anti-ageing ingredients of rose and honeysuckle and has a light floral scent. It’s the perfect base to use before you go forth and create your ultimate party makeup look.
Our skin is the main giveaway of how late our night was the night before; without enough sleep our face can look dull and dry. So it’s important to keep our coverage products at hand to give the illusion of dewy, radiant skin full of vitality, even if we feel completely the opposite on the inside!
We firmly believe that you should only wear the weight of coverage you need - don’t just slap on a thick layer of foundation just for the sake of it but do encourage your skin’s own natural radiance. Here we pick out our best BB and CC Creams from the site, as well as liquid and powder pressed and loose) foundations
Lily Lolo BB Cream is a silicone free cream packed with nourishing and anti-ageing ingredients to help blur imperfections and even out skin tone. Ideal for light coverage, but can also be applied before foundation for added coverage and to serve as a primer.
Pacifica Ultra CC Cream Radiant Foundation is an award-winning illuminating skin perfector which goes perfectly with the primer. With specially adapted colour-correcting minerals and multi-action natural beneficials including coconut water. We love the coverage this product provides whilst still having a lightweight feel on the skin.
Benecos Compact Powder is an amazing product for the price - definitely a steal! Offers a matte finish and leaves skin feeling silky and soft. As well as a foundation, you can use as a translucent powder to help keep makeup in place.
This is the other part of our face that can give our party lifestyle away. Be it under-eye bags or dark circles, these two conditions are more than likely at their worse during the Christmas party season. Here we share with you our best products whatever your under-eye ailment.
Balance Me Tinted Wonder Eye Cream combines an eye cream with concealer to create a natural anti-ageing eye cream that combines colour coverage with skincare benefits. It’s light-reflecting, instantly brightening, and lasts a long time. A great multi-tasking product, for under-eye bags, dark circles and fine lines and wrinkles.
Benecos Natural Concealer is a creamy liquid concealer formulated with moisturising organic jojoba oil to firm skin and help smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Pacifica Dreamlit Under Eye Brightener is an instant brightening product which simultaneously hydrates to leave skin looking energised, radiant and wide awake.
Open your eyes instantly with a good application of mascara. It’s one of the products we never leave the house without applying! We have a good selection of mascaras on our website, but one that seems to pick up awards time and time again is NatOrigin Lengthening Mascara. It’s hypoallergenic, suitable for even the most sensitive of eyes, with a natural formulation designed to strengthen and lengthen eyelashes.
Lipsticks are an easy way to add a pop of colour to your face, and can make a tired face look brighter in one swift application. Here we’ve rounded up our favourite lipsticks from our website.
Pacifica Devocean Lipstick is a 100% vegan natural lipstick, highly pigmented and lasts for hours. Our favourite shade is Firebird: a bright but easy to wear red that suits almost everybody!
Lavera Beautiful Lips Colour Intense offers a wide range of colours suitable for every occasion. Contains organic rose, mallow and lime blossom to soothe and protect. The creamy consistency feels luxurious on the lips and is easy and comfortable to wear. Our top colour for the party season is Pink Fuschia - a hot pink to make your lips pop!
Lily Lolo Lipstick offers a nourishing formula with vitamin E and rosemary extract to protect lips from the elements and leave them soft and smooth. Our top pick for parties has to be the statement Berry Crush - a deep, rich merlot.
Go forth and create your ultimate party makeup looks yet. Why not share them on social media with us?