‘Tis the season for scintillation, and we’ve fused festive splendour with the Y2K beauty trends of glitter and gloss, just for Yule. Think glistening emerald eyeshadow; sculpted, gleaming skin; fluttery lashes; and glossy red lips that are sure to make a statement when you take off your mask at the dinner table…or leave a juicy mark under the mistletoe.
But even if you’re plans are to stay in and well, focus on skincare and self-care, I suggest you just plug in, turn the volume up, and indulge in the sensorial, spine-tingling scraping, crackles and squelches that we love.
1 / 6
Shiseido Pop Powdergel Eye Shadow in 16 Zawa-Zawa Green
This high impact, easy-to-apply eyeshadow boasts Shiseido’s Hybrid Powder-Gel Technology that creates a flexible, film-like structure that glides on effortlessly onto lids, remaining crease-resistant and buildable, with a high percentage of pigments and pearls for vivid colour and dimensional radiance.
Shiseido Pop Powdergel Eye Shadow in 16 Zawa-Zawa Green, $34, available at Sephora
2 / 6
Rare Beauty Matte Liquid Eyeliner in Black
An ultra-black, highly pigmented matte liquid eyeliner for dramatic cat-eye flicks and ultra-tight lining. Its flexible brush tip is made with 1000 vegan bristles that allows for precise application, and its waterproof formula doesn’t budge, smudge or feature.
Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Matte Liquid Eye Liner in Black, $32, available at Sephora
3 / 6
Wander Beauty Upgraded Lashes Treatment Mascara
If it’s volume you want, it’s volume you’ll get with this unique treatment mascara that has a whipped formula to deliver jet black, weightless and long-wearing lashes with buildable drama. And because of it’s also formulated with lash-nourishing actives, you’ll get fuller lashes both instantly and overtime.
Wander Beauty Upgraded Lashes Treatment Mascara, $40, available at Sephora
4 / 6
Fenty Beauty Resting Peach Face Cream Blush
This non-sticky cream blush not only glides but melts into skin effortlessly, delivering fresh-faced colour with a single swipe, or a more vivid, e-girl finish with a little extra touches. The sweat- and water-resistant formula means you don’t have to worry about it under your mask or moving your base make-up either. This limited edition cream blush shade comes with a matching mini Gloss Bomb Cream.
Blush from Fenty Beauty Resting Peach Face Duo (Limited Edition), $38, available at Sephora
5 / 6
MAC Cosmetics Hypnotizing Holiday Lipglass
Dress your lips up in this juicy glass-like lip gloss that can be used as a subtle sheen, high gloss top coat over lipstick, or on its own (or with a little lip liner) for a plump, high gloss pout in the perfect shade of sheer strawberry red.
MAC Cosmetics Hypnotizing Holiday Lipglass in Drank the Love Potion, $36, available at Tangs
6 / 6
Laura Mercier Light Creating Setting Powder
This ultimate finishing touch veils complexions with a kiss of radiance in the form of a finely milled, light-creating setting powder that helps to blur pores, smooth skin and manage any photo flashback for hours.
Laura Mercier Light Creating Setting Powder in Celestial Light, $70, available at Sephora