Ok ladies hands up if your an absolute pro’ with a primer, or possess the savvy of a stylist when it comes to creating your signature beauty look! As we storm Stiletto first into the oncoming party season, it’s never been easier or more achievable to look and feel festive fabulous as you navigate your way through the seasonal sales. So with Black Friday a distant (but delicious) memory, and your purse bulging with all the euros you’ve managed to stash, we’ve raided some of our favourite beauty brands to bring you a selection of beauty ‘lust-haves’ that pamper the pocket or luxurious treats to tempt those looking to splash the cash just in time for Christmas. Enjoy!
Splurge: Babyliss Big Hair Airstyler €123.00
Hollywood screen legend Joan Crawford once said “the most important thing a woman can have-next to talent of course, is her hairdresser”. If only it were that simple! But now it is – with the Babyliss Big Hair Airstyler. Create dramatic volume and shine and replicate your stylists professional touch as the rotating brush and large ceramic barrel delivers height, volume and body as the soft mixture of natural boar and nylon bristles creates smooth, frizz free and beautifully shiny hair. For more Christmas ideas check ou t All I want for Christmas is a Beautyfeatures.ie Gift Set
Steal: Babyliss Wave Envy €44.95
Who doesn’t want soft, beachy, natural looking waves? Gorgeously effective the Babyliss Wave Envy creates soft, sexy waves with body in a flash. Featuring Advanced ceramics for ultra-fast heat up and heat recovery and ceramic coated plates and barrels. The Babyliss Wave Envy caters for all hair types with three different heat settings and comes with a heat protection mat. Create gorgeously sexy hair without blowing the budget this Christmas.
Sultry, Smokey Eyes
Splurge: Clarins “The Essentials Mineral Eye Make-up Palette” €43.00
For seriously smokey eyes in style look no further than the iconic Clarins beauty brand. Offering a dazzling selection of 10 wearable shades and tones in matte, satin and pearl finishes, this collection of beige, taupe and brown tones ensures a beautifully professional finish to both a natural or sophisticated makeup look. Boasting warmth with coppery and gold flecks throughout, the festive smokey eye has never been easier to achieve, as this elegant selection from Clarins ensures a classic and flawless finish.
Steal: Sheercover Smokey Eye Palette €25.95
Don’t break the bank with the Sheercover Smokey Eye Palette. Featuring pigment rich minerals that are infused with aloe to enhance the natural beauty of your eyes. Choose from six different shades that are both crease proof and long lasting, this glorious palette will deliver a beautifully smooth, pigment rich smokey eye of the evening and a sheer natural nude look of the day. Composed of minerals that float across the surface of the skin creating depth and a delicate light reflective luminosity. Comes with an application brush and mirror.
Pucker Up for the Mistletoe with Lucious Lips!
Splurge: Clarins Extra Firming Lip & Contour Balm €40.00
Pucker up with smooth and beautifully soft lips with Clarins Extra Firming Lip & Contour Balm. Boasting the smoothing action of Raspberry Seed Oil and the nourishing action of Shea Butter, this lip balm not only visibly smooths and replenishes dry, chapped lips but also reduces the appearance of fine vertical lines and wrinkles on the lip contour area. This gorgeous lip balm also plumps the lips giving the appearance of fuller, younger and beautifully defined lip. Results increase with continous use.
Steal: Trilogy Rosehip Oil Lip Balm €12.95
Discover this ultra-moisturising, gorgeously creamy lip balm from Trilogy. Enriched with certified organic Rosehip oil, Cocoa and Shea butter, combining beautifully to promote soft, smooth, perfectly kissable lips. Delivering an intensive moisture experience, lips are ably protected from the damaging effects of the environment with this non-greasy 100% natural balm. The perfect handbag companion - lips are left luminous with a subtle gloss and oh so silky shine.