It’s the most wonderful time of the year (minus Covid-19 of course) and you know what that means. Yes, crack out your best-sequined dress and fanciest heels because Christmas comes but once a year, and we’re embracing it more than ever this festive season.
At Lady Style, we love getting dressed up no matter the occasion. Whether it’s putting on that fancy top you save for best, or a little bit of perfume in the morning, even in lockdown we can do things to make us feel that extra bit classy. So although we may be stuck at home, we’re going to make sure you look and feel better than ever.
For those who love to sparkle this time of year, we’ve curated a list of our favourite budget and luxury beauty essentials to get you excited for the festive season. You’ll be rocking around the Christmas tree with these looks before you know it…
The Classic Red Lip
The most timeless of looks that suits anyone and everyone, what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by sporting a red lipstick. Whether your wearing your oldest sweatshirt and hair in a messy bun, or your most glamorous of dresses, no matter your attire, a red lip has the ability to make even the most casual looks sophisticated.
Charlotte Tilbury – Hollywood Lips in Screen Siren, £25
If you’re looking to invest in a quality product, we love Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Lips in Screen Siren. This liquid lipstick comes in a lovely deep matte red that suits all skin tones, giving you the full velvety pout you’ve always wanted. It’s buildable and long wear, perfect for those chilly evenings sat in front of the TV binging the latest seasonal movie. At £25 its definitely an investment, but if you’re looking for luxury then your quest has come to an end.
M.A.C – Matte Lipstick in Russian Red, £17.50
A cult classic made famous by Madonna during her 1990 Blonde Ambition tour, this oldie but goodie is the ultimate fail safe when it comes to red lipsticks. The product that made M.A.C famous comes in a rich creamy formula with a no-shine matte finish, and plenty of colour payoff to boot. At £17.50 its at the higher end of mid-range prices, but you can’t go wrong with this classic product.
Barry M – Matte Me Up Liquid Lip Paint in Paparazzi, £4.99
We love a bargain and if you’re looking to secure a classy Christmas red at a budget price look no further than Barry M’s Matte Me Up Liquid Lip Paint in Paparazzi. Packing just as much punch as its pricier alternatives, this non-drying and ultra-long wearing product will give you pigment to challenge Rudolph’s nose. At just £4.99 this is the perfect product for those of you who love the chic look without the price tag.
Glitter has exploded over the past few years, meaning there are more options than ever when it comes to dressing up your eyes this winter. Let those peepers pop with some of our favourite products and you’ll be giving the north star a run for its money.
Stila – Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow, £24
For glittery eyes that’ll make Santa fall of his sleigh you can do no better than Stila’s infamous Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow. This lightweight formula glides on effortlessly, coating your eyes in varying sizes of glitter with minimal fallout. It’s long lasting and luxurious, perfect for adding to a smoky eye as well as on its own. At £24 it’s a luxury product that goes a long way.
Huda – Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette in Gemstone,
We love Huda’s products, especially when it comes to eyes. Her Gemstone Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette is the ultimate all-encompassing eyeshadow product for the festive season. Covering the full range of Christmas colours in metallic tones and with an amazing amount of pigment, this compact and lightweight palette allows you to create a variety of looks perfect for those festive Zoom catch ups. Currently selling at the reduced price of £14.70 it’s hard to resist a bargain as good as this.
NYX – Face & Body Glitter, £6.00
For glitter that performs for half the price, NYX’s Face & Body Glitter is your go to. This product will let you glam up for the festive season with full versatility. Apply to your eyes with primer for a chic look or go full disco and apply to your body to shimmer the night away. At £6.00 it’s easy to sparkle your way into Christmas on a budget.
Glow Like An Angel
There’s no better way to add a little extra to your morning beauty routine or to top off a fully glam make up look than to pop on a little highlighter. While you binge on chocolate and biscuits this festive season keep the illusion of a healthy diet alive with these top highlighter picks.
Too Faced – Love Light Prismatic Highlighter, £26
For a highlighter that combines all the best bits of a powder, liquid, baked and cream formula you have to try Too Faced’s Love Light Prismatic Highlighter. This pressed powder gives you the glow of an angel and is available in a variety of shades to suit all skin tones. Priced at £26 this product is perfect for someone who’s looking to splash on an item that’ll up their festive beauty game immeasurably.
Fenty Beauty – Match Stix Shimmer Stick, £21
This compact product has become a cult classic when it comes to highlighters. This long wear cream-to-powder stick is effortlessly weightless and blendable, allowing you to choose just how much you want to glow on any particular day. With 15 shades to choose from you’re spoilt for choice, and at £21 it’s a luxury we can afford.
NYX – Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator, £8
If you’re on a budget this Christmas then don’t worry, because NYX has got your back. Their Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator is luminous and lightweight, designed to give you a lit-from-within glow that will keep people guessing what your secret is to natural radiance. Most importantly, at £8 this buy is a steal and avoids denting your bank account this season.