Christmas party season is just around the corner, and when it comes to makeup there is nothing more glamorous than 1950s beauty.
Red lips, sweeping eyeliner and flawless skin will create a classic look to see you through the festive season (and don’t forget to use a Boots discount code to look gorgeous on a budget!).
1) Revlon Super Lustrous™ Lipstick in Fire & Ice, £7.49
A 1950s siren wouldn’t be seen without classic red lippie, and Revlon’s Super Lustrous offering in Fire & Ice is a great choice to suit most skin tones. Voted as one of Vogue’s Top 10 red lipsticks for 2014, it has SPF15 protection, Vitamin E and avocado oil complex to keep your lips moisturised.
2) Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Pen Black, £8.99
When creating the perfect 1950s pinup look for the Christmas party you are going to need a gel eyeliner that doesn’t smudge or flake, and stays on until you want it off. Maybelline’s gel eyeliner pen does just that, and its wide-contouring applicator makes it easy to achieve a dramatic winged eye.
3) Estée Lauder’s Double Wear, £29.50
For matte skin that stays flawless all night, invest in Estee Lauder’s Double Wear foundation. Designed to last, this product provides natural coverage without clogging up your skin, and will do a great job of staying on your face even after an evening on the dance floor.
4) Boots Time Delay Flawless Primer, £5.49
Before applying your foundation we recommend you use a primer as a base- this will help the longevity of your makeup. Boots Time Delay Flawless Primer is not only a great price, but it also reduces signs of ageing. Fantastic!
5) Nails Inc. Alexa Sequin nail varnish, £15
Glitter is almost mandatory for Christmas parties, and there are ways of incorporating it into your makeup without ruining the 1950s effect. This sequin varnish from Nails Inc. is deliciously sparkly, and combines fine black matte particles with bold metallic glitters to give the effect of a sequin dress.
6) YSL Touche Éclat Rose Gold Highlighter, £25
If you can’t resist a touch of shimmer on your face, splash out on a YSL Touche Éclat rose gold highlighter. A few dabs of this product to your cheekbones, temples or brow bone will instantly add a swipe of rosy radiance- all with the classic Touche Éclat brush and click applicator.
7) Rimmel Match Perfection Illuminating Concealer, £5.99
A good concealer will be required for the morning after the Christmas party, when your large eye bags are competing for size with your equally large hangover. Rimmel’s concealer has great coverage and is nicely blendable, and will banish signs of fatigue whilst illuminating the eye area.
8) Eylure Naturalites False Eyelashes Glamour 120, £5.39
Last but not least, we recommend these Eylure false lashes to finish off your 1950s beauty look this Christmas- they will emphasise your eyes without looking over the top.
What look will you choose for your Christmas party?