Festive Glam

This winter season is all about 90s supermodel vibes, rich jewel-toned lips and smokey metallic eyes, says Kate Morrison

Burgundy lips are a timeless winter trend evocative of old Hollywood glam. For a long-wearing matte finish, try KVD Beauty’s Everlasting Longwear Liquid Lipstick in Vampira; this ultra-pigmented formula dries matte and is transfer resistant. For a softer finish, go with Bobbi Brown’s Crushed lip colour in Ruby for a light stained effect. Top tip: apply a darker shade of lip pencil in the corners and blend towards the centre for a vampy ombre effect. Pair with winged liner and loads of lashes for effortless elegance.


The 90s supermodels are back with a vengeance. With modern formulas making it easier to achieve for all skin types, everyone can find a way to incorporate this trend either with all matte finishes or adding a touch of gloss or shimmer to make it feel more lived in. Try Nars Soft Matte Complete foundation for a sheer finish matte. With added hyaluronic acid, this formula will keep your skin hydrated while maintaining that supermodel skin finish.


For the ultimate matte eye, look no further than Makeup by Mario’s Master Matte’s Eyeshadow palette inspired by skin tones; these twelve buildable, blendable shades will have you catwalk ready. Every festive season sees its variation on sparkle, and this year it’s all about bold colour and dazzling shine. Pat McGrath has created the super-luxe Mothership eyeshadow palettes with a range of formulas from velvety mattes, glistening glitters and holographics paired with bold, rich colours to suit all skin tones for the most decadent smokey eyes. Top tip: always start with the smokey eye look and finish with skin to avoid fall out.


Happy Glamming!



Pat McGrath Mothership Palette £96

Nars Soft Matte Complete Foundation £28


Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Colour £26



KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipstick £18

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