You’ve finished school, you’ve brought all your presents (shh, pretend you have), you’ve watched Elf at least three times and you’ve been officially banned from the kitchen for picking all the marzipan out of the stollen. So what’s left to do? Deck yourself out like a Christmas tree, obviously.
Christmas is not a time to buy sensible face wash and nude nail polish and elegant taupe eyeshadow. Christmas is a time for razzle dazzle and puttin’ on the glitz. A time to cover yourself in so much glitter that your shortsighted Granny peers at your face and asks if you have a rash.
So to help you accomplish this final festive goal, here’s a shopping list of our shimmery favourites. Go on, shine bright like a diamond.
What, you mean you don’t make your arms and legs shimmer to match your lip gloss? Are you some kind of animal? Ok so the Full Sparks set is kind of ridiculous, but Christmas is all about being being ridiculous. Plus it’s £4.80 and smells like heaven.
Tanya Burr always has our back. And our front. And our nails. And our cheeks. We’re huge fans of her cheek illuminator, and this shade is literally called ‘holiday happiness’ – for that just-had-a-gingerbread-latte glow.
Give it some lip
When you feel the need to go full goth rebel against your perfect cousin or create a stir at the carol concert, these luscious jewel-toned lippies from Nyx will do the trick. Dare you to blend all three.
A twinkle in your eye
Make any mascara instantly festive with a sweep of this glitter top coat. And hey, if you put enough on, you can kid yourself it’s snowing.
Panda to your whims
Ok, maybe you don’t always want to glow. Just the thing you need for those jumper + central heating + too much gammon + too many energetic rounds of charades = shiny, shiny face moments: the cutest blotting paper in the world.
Every shimmery shade in Mavala’s disco collection is worthy of your retro pointing fingers. Mix ‘n’ match the whole lot for maximum Chrimbo joy.
Here’s the gloss
Why would you buy one festive lipgloss when you can have six for £6? This lustrous set by Seventeen will see you through till New Year without getting bored. Watch your hair in the wind though.
Hopin’ and sprayin’
We always suspected that Little Mix smell amazing, and here’s the proof: their Wishmaker body mist. Make a wish every time you spray – it’s easier than blowing out 100 birthday candles.
Christmas is a time for excess, and that’s true on your face as well your plate. So pile on this extravagantly shimmery shadow by Max Factor and become so dazzling that you can steal other people’s pigs in blankets without them noticing.