During the festive season I like to get my sheen on. Perhaps I’m inspired by the abundance of tinsel, the constellation of fairy lights around every department store corner or some kind of nostalgia for my theatrical youth when I played the Fairy Godmother in my dance school’s production of Cinderella. (There was a ribbon covered wand and wings with feathers, who needs slippers and a Prince Charming?!). I like to think I shimmer and glitter like I mean it. Because I do. Christmas is for fun, friends and dressing-up related frolics. Shine bright like a (really fancy) bauble I say, life’s too short not to.
And if you share your most loved get-your-glow-on product in the comments box below before midnight on the 30th November you could be in with a chance of winning the rather fabulous Bobbi Brown compact featured in the post. You’re Welcome.
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Kohl Liner £3.99
Let’s start with the basics. This nude pencil on your lower lid waterline erases redness and opens your up your peepers like nothing else. I’m a sensitive soul and this doesn’t irritate one iota, plus it’s waterproof so stays put for hours.
You can purchase this magic pencil at Boots.
Chanel Stylo Yeux Or Blanc £19
Apologies in advance, this is limited edition and it’s AWESOME. The perfect pale champagne gold for swooshing underneath your lower lashes and the inner corners of your eyes to really make them pop. Extraordinarily pretty. I’ve bought two already and may have to continue to stock up at the rate I’m using it (every day since I handed over the plastic and sauntered off with my iconic black and white gift bag.)
They are selling out EVERYWHERE but as I write this review they still appear to have some left at John Lewis online plus it’s 10% off, making it a snip (!) at £17.10.
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Eyeliner Midnight Cowboy £14.00
Bloody hell I love this stuff. I buy a new one every year, it’s just so beautiful. The effect is quite subtle in terms of creating an almost imperceptible glimmer where ever you choose to swipe it on (I like to layer it on top of the Chanel liner) but don’t be fooled by it’s seemingly innocent appearance. This stuff means business. Party way past your bedtime business.
I’ve looked everywhere and as per the Chanel, except for John Lewis everywhere is currently out of stock. No so much a secret weapon of mine after all.
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Copper Diamond £35.00
I succumbed to the shimmer brick folks. I can’t believe how many uses this has, eyeshadow, highlighter, bronzer…this holiday collection shade is particularly covetable and the hues are so workable and diverse. Well, that was my excuse for buying one anyway. Plus the packaging is super posh, which is always nice.
When you purchase your Chanel liner and the Urban Decay glitter you can also add this to your virtual basket at John Lewis. They call me the enabler.
Christian Dior Couture Colour Lipstick Mazette £26.00
I went for dinner with my best friend a few weeks ago (flawless fair skin, luscious strawberry blonde locks) and the first thing I said to her was not “How are you” but “What is that lipstick?!!!” it was such a fab yet unique shade of hot salmon-y pink with a hint of… orange? Anyway it was this one. I tried it on and LOVED it. I dutifully bought a tube for myself and wore it to a recent meeting, Rock My Style’s Lauren subsequently announced her appreciation of the shade. Winner.
The texture is lovely and moisturising without being in any way goopy. Like a balm only with depth. This is fast replacing every other lipstick in my repertoire.
You can buy one for yourself from House Of Fraser.
The second image in the slider is of me actually wearing all of the products above, excuse Adam and I’s slightly bleary appearance – that’ll be the over consumption of cocktails. Thanks so much to all of you that may have voted for us to win Best Wedding Blog 2014 at The Perfect Wedding Awards for our big sister blog Rock My Wedding.
So folks, what floats your sheen loving cosmetics boat?