The arrival of the festive period brings with it more than just chilly weather and classic Christmas tunes. A whole host of party invitations are probably being mailed out to you right this very second, which means that you'll need a trusty makeup kit to see you through the festivities. Luckily, we've rounded up a selection of the best beauty products on the high-street that will add sophistication and sparkle to your look this season (plus, you can win them all from Boots through the competition at the bottom of the article). The party starts here...
A Luminous Highlighting Powder
Get your glow on with this luminous highlighter from Benefit, which will create a superfine, yet sparkling sheen that's perfect for party season. Just what you want during the winter season, a time when your skin may lose some of it's radiance!
Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter Face Powder, £25.50 from Boots
A Hard-Working Lip Exfoliator
The chilly Christmas weather can result in chapped, dry lips - a big no-no in our books. So make sure to gently exfoliate yours with this conditioning lip exfoliator from Boots. It's infused with vitamin E, shea butter, avocado and jojoba oils that will nourish and protect your pout.
e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator, £4.50 from Boots
A Velvety Red Lipstick
A statement red lip is a must-have for the festive season, and will come in handy at a number of events, from your office Christmas party to a fancy New Year's Eve soiree. This one from Bourjois has a highlighted pigmented matte finish and has staying power for up to 24 hours - so no need to touch up!
Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick in Rubis Cute 08, £6.99 from Boots
A Lengthening Mascara
An ultra-black, lengthening mascara should be a staple in every woman's makeup bag. This Christmas, we're coveting the No7 Lash Extender Mascara from Boots, which whips up gorgeous, thicker looking eyelashes. We'll take two.
No7 Lash Extender Mascara, £13.50 from Boots
A Super-Fine Liquid Liner
This festive period, create a mesmerising eye look with the Smashbox Always On Liquid Liner. Featuring a waterproof formula that lasts for 24 hours (yes, really!), a rich-black colour and a super-fine, easy-to-control tip, it'll be your new BFF.
Smashbox Always On Liquid Liner, £19 from Boots
A Foolproof Contour Palette
Contour your way through the festive season and a whole host of festive parties with this trusty contour palette from Boots. The 6 universally flattering, talc-free, matte powder shades will help you sculpt cheekbones with a natural-looking finish.
IT Cosmetics You Sculpted!™ Contouring Palette, £31 from Boots
A Bronzed Goddess Eyeshadow Trio
'Tis the season for your eyes to make a statement. Create a gorgeous, warm makeup look with this pigment-packed eye shadow trio from Smashbox. Mix together the lighter colours for a wearable day-time look, and come the evening, marry the darker ones for a sultry, bronze smoky eye.
Smashbox Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio in #Goals, £21 from Boots
A Stay-All-Day Eyebrow Gel
When donning heavy eye makeup and lip looks this Christmas, you'll need a strong pair of brows to match. Enter the Benefit Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel, which contains tiny microfibers that adhere to skin & hairs to create fuller-looking brows. We love.
Benefit Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel, £20.50 from Boots
Get ready for the festive season by shopping these beauty products and more at Boots. Plus enter our competition for your chance to WIN all of the products featured: