The 3 Beauty Products I'm Wearing to Every Holiday Party

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We're 2 weeks into December, and holiday party season is in full swing. 

December is my favorite month, and I look forward to the holidays all year round. I love everything about Christmas, including watching every made-for-TV Hallmark channel movie. One of my favourite things about this time of year is that there seems to be a holiday party (or two) to go to every week! Give me any excuse to break out the festive dresses and sparkly makeup and I'm there.

The Red Lip

Even if the rest of my makeup is fairly simple, having a bold lip always makes me feel confident and put-together.

YSL make some of my favourite lip products, and the new Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain is no exception. I have the colour #12 Red Tribe which is a bright true red. I'm not a huge fan of liquid lipsticks, but this formula is so comfortable to wear and lasts all night. Because it's a stain, it still leaves a hint of colour after it's worn off and I've found I haven't had to worry about reapplying it throughout the night. I already have my eye on a few other shades as well. 

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A Shimmery Eye

Last December I discovered the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise cream eye shadow. I bought the shade Marie Antoinette which is a beautiful golden colour. It's so easy to apply - I just pat it all over my lid with my finger and I'm good to go! 

I don't find it creases or transfers on me, and also works as a great base if I want to add an even more shimmery topcoat for added sparkle. 

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Full, Thick Lases

If I could only choose one makeup item to put on each day, I think mascara would be it. I don't feel quite like myself without it on. Day-to-day, I tend to go for a more natural looking lashes but when I'm feeling fancy, I like a volumizing mascara. 

I recently tried the Georgio Armani Eccentrico Mascara and WOW - I am obsessed. I wore this other day and had a physio appointment after work. The receptionist who sees me there every week asked if I'd had my lashes tinted and lifted and couldn't believe when I said that I hadn't even used an eyelash curler. It was just this mascara.

It's quite a thick formula, and gives me that spidery-lash look so if you like a more feathery, separated lash look, this might not be the mascara for you. I've been wearing this every single day, party or not, and I love it.  

I hope you're all having a happy holiday season! If you need me, I'll be on my couch in my Christmas Pjs eating After Eights and watching the Hallmark channel :)