3rd December 2010

Get Glimmering.. Perfect Party Preparation

Because what other time of year can you well and truly sparkle?

Before the Christmas party season gets well and truly underway, consider a festive make-up overhaul. You’ll look amazing, feel put together and be in the party mood. Swap a couple of your everyday products for something with a little added extra, and wait for those gorgeous festive feelings to come rolling in…

Before you do anything, run yourself a big bath full of Very Irresistible Iridescent Bath Gel, £21.50. The glimmering foam will coat your body in a gorgeously subtle layer of iridescent shimmer, and the deeply romantic and spontaneous rose scent will get you in the mood for partying.

If it’s ultra luxe shimmer you’re after, you can’t get much more luxurious than the Michael Kors Women Glimmer Body Crème, £45.00. Sumptuous, richly scented and sensual, smoothing on this opulent cream will give skin a natural sheen, making it look like you’re glowing from the inside out.

If you’re feeling particularly festive, combine your scent with some shimmer. Try the La Prairie Silver Rain Shimmer Mist, £68.86, a light scent with notes of Bergamot, Green Apple and Coriander for a truly pampering ritual. The body is embraced is a cloud of shimmer, for a captivating and seductive effect.

If it’s more of a golden shimmer that you’re after, swirl on some Bare Minerals Rose Gold Gossamer, £26.11. Sheer, opulent and softly glowing, the included application face brush allows the pigmented powder to be buffed gently onto the skin for perfect coverage, and a sophisticated, radiant glow.

Make your skin look like it’s glowing from within, smooth on the Guerlain Terracotta L’Or Make-Up Base, £39.00 before applying your foundation. This remarkable gel has 24-carat gold flakes suspended in the formulation to infuse radiance into your complexion. Evens out creases and line lines.

Make sure that your lips are suitably sparkly with the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, £11.19 (until 5th Dec, afterwards £14.00). Lips appear plumper, fuller and more kissable with this sweet gel, with three glimmering shades of Rose Shimmer, Apricot Shimmer and Nude Shimmer.

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