Pictured Above: Have you ever used a set of products that made you look luminous and had complete strangers telling you so? That’s what happened to me with just a light touch of the new Dior Beauty Backstage makeup but I’m certain that a heavier one will ensure a red-carpet finish (read: it’ll look great in both photos and in real life).
Don’t be afraid of the brown tones of the lip products either as they imbue a pearlescent shimmer instead, making it one of the best festive beauty products to stash in your clutch.
Dior Beauty Backstage Eye Palette in 012 Copper Essentials, $86, Dior Addict Lip Glow in 057 Shimmer Cinnamon, $59, Dior Addict Lip Maximiser 049, $59.
Much like Tinkerbell sprinkles her fairy powder, I dust this highlighter on my cheekbones and my body for an equally magical moment. It imparts a dewy glow that doesn’t transfer when I hug someone or leave streaky marks on my clothing when I sweat.
I also appreciate that a little goes a long way, which means I’ll have much-needed mileage all holiday season long.
$60, SHOP NOW.
For those who are wary of the spotlight but refuse to be a wallflower, how about making a statement with your nails instead? Chanel Le Vernis’s latest shade speaks understated, sophisticated volumes, while its jelly-like finish brings the right amount of flourish.
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Darlings, Charlotte Tilbury has a new eyeshadow palette and it’s absolutely fabulous. Each of the three silky matte neutrals and six glimmering shades is self-priming, blending, and gripping, which makes application completely effortless, and would look right at home in Damien Chazelle’s Babylon.
$135, SHOP NOW.
The updated classic is still as lightweight as ever, but its new formula boasts a hydrating and brightening skincare base. What I’m more into is its luminous matte finish that looks just as fresh even when I’m under gloomy fluorescent office lights.
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What I admire about Kylie Jenner is that she always serves a look. Her secret to that Hollywood gleam? This stick highlighter.
Its soft and creamy formula fully melts onto the skin for round-the-clock luminosity that doesn’t look like you’re wearing heavy makeup in a 2016 beauty YouTuber kind of way—unless that’s your thing, of course.
$57, SHOP NOW.
Who has the time or physical capacity to stand around in a cold bathroom while waiting for a hair mask to do its magic? That’s why this cream is taking centre stage in my hair routine!
It contains soy protein and amber extract, so just a pea-sized amount instantly eliminates frizz, softens hair, and gives an intense shine as if you’ve gotten a professional blow out.
$81, SHOP NOW.