We get the experts to share the best high street make-up picks to keep you glimmering on the dance floor and wowing friends at New Year.
Let loose. “If you’re using a loose glitter shadow, make sure you’ve got something under it to make it stick – cream shadows or lash glue work well,” says L’Oréal Paris global make-up director Val Garland.
Nailed it. “If you don’t want an all-over glitter mani, go edgy with an accent nail for a more subtle look,” says OPI nail expert Jenni Draper.
The high/low. Not ready to go full-on disco? “Pat a favourite highlighter over a cream lipstick in the centre of your lips for a soft, multi-dimensional look,” advises Urban Decay creative artistry manager Danielle Roberts.
Party's over. “At the end of the night, removing products can be a messy job, but using a little facial oil or an oil-based remover helps loosen the adhesive and lift the pigments off the skin in no time,” says Danielle.
Jeepers peepers! “To really pack on the sparkle, use a flat, domed brush to add pigment, then blend with a fluffier brush to soften the edges,” advises Val.
Check out our selection from the high street to update your make-up box.
Too Faced Twinkle Twinkle Liquid Glitter Eye Shadow in Macchiato Madness
- £18 from Too Faced — buy now
Lord & Berry Glitter in 502 Silver
- £14 from Indulge Beauty — buy now
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Yacht Lyfe
- £21 from Harvey Nichols — buy now
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Glamrock
- £16 from Urban Decay — buy now
OPI The Nutcracker Collection Nail Lacquer in Dreams On A Silver Platter
- £14.50 from Beauty Bay — buy now
3ina Destination Dance Lash Flash Mascara in Sparkling Copper
- £12.95 from 3ina — buy now
OPV Beauty Pressed Glitter in Dust On
- £8 from OPV Beauty — buy now
L’Oréal Paris Chromatic Bronze Loose Pigments in 02
- £7.99 from Superdrug — buy now
Lime Crime Diamond Dew in Magnet
- £18 from Cult Beauty — buy now
Next High Coverage Metallic Lip Gloss in Copper
- £5 from Next — buy now
Clarins Limited Edition Highlighter Palette
- £31 from Clarins — buy now
Ask Beauty Editor Lauren
While it's true that nude lipsticks are much less maintenance than a bright pigment, nothing says Christmas like statement red lips.
If you're struggling to find one that works, try Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored, £19.
I've yet to see someone who doesn't look great in this super-bright red, plus the matte texture means it will stay put all night.
However, if full-on matte isn't your bag, start with something a little more sheer like Avon Mark 2-in-1 Lip Tattoo in Give Me Heat, £9.
This deep-red stain and lipstick in one comes in the form of an ultra-precise felt-tip nib applicator, so you never have to worry about it getting on your teeth during the festivities.
Perfect for a cheeky kiss under the mistletoe!
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