Luxury beauty products might be topping your Christmas lists this year, but what about the products that we’ll be using in the run up to the big day itself and throughout the colder January months? We’ve highlighted 10 of our top luxury beauty product picks that are perfect for winter.
First up are some gorgeous products from Urban Decay. As usual they have a beautiful collection of products this winter that will definitely see you through the festive season in style. The Urban Decay Illuminated Trio palette is perfect for keeping your skin looking fresh and dewy this winter.
This limited-edition set contains three NEW shades of the coveted Shimmering Powder for Face and Body. If you’ve tried Naked Illuminated before, you already know it contains a sophisticated, microfine Naked shimmer. You really have to see this lightweight, baked powder to appreciate how insanely beautiful it is! Each shade contains light-reflecting particles that give skin a luminous look. Simply dust on this smooth, silky powder wherever you want to create an instant glow—for a radiant Naked look from head to toe. Naked Illuminated Trio (RRP £29) is available online at urbandecay.co.uk.
Our second winter beauty pick from Urban Decay comes in the form of the highly coveted Urban Decay Liquid Moondust eyeshadow. These are just what you need for the Christmas and New Year party season and will really make your makeup ‘pop’ this winter. In a range of shimmery, super pigmented colours the Urban Decay Liquid Moondust eyeshadows are the perfect way to finish your festive look.
As you can see from the quick swatch above, these have high shimmer and fantastic colour payoff. The formula is long lasting and the ‘frosted’ look is definitely where its at this Christmas! Pick them up in your local department stores or online at urbandecay.co.uk.
Another beauty brand that is always on fire – but particularly so during the festive season is YSL. The YSL Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation is one of our latest winter beauty obsessions. In this gorgeous, sophisticated packaging you’ll find a little gem of a foundation that offers a radiant, smoother looking complexion on the go. This medium-coverage foundation can be used alone or as a top-up product for skin that looks luminous all day long.
The YSL Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation has a lightweight, buildable coverage with a perfectly natural finish. It doesn’t dry out the skin and when you’ve run out of foundation, stock up on your top up with a new refillable insert. Perfect! Find it in your local department stores or online at www.yslbeauty.co.uk priced at £35.
Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow is blowing everything else out of the water this winter. The shade ‘Antares’ as pictured above is perfect for party wear. This mesmerizing Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow features a luxuriously smooth transformative texture. The pigmentation in these is absolutely insane! Use them dry for a sheer colour sweep or on a wet brush for an intense frosted glow. Find these in your local beauty halls or online at narscosmetics.co.uk. Priced at £21.
Complete the look with perfect brows! This NARS Brow Defining Cream is an absolute dream. Sculpt soft, natural-looking brows with the NARS Brow Defining Cream. Its silky, cream formula glides and layers for superior buildability. Brows go fuller—faster. This formula softly sets and stays all day. It is incredibly long-wearing and smudge-resistant to boot. This will definitely set you straight on those cold and rainy winter days when you need your makeup to stay looking flawless. Find these in your local beauty halls or online at narscosmetics.co.uk. Priced at £17.
Joan Collins beauty is a surprisingly luxurious new discovery of ours. The Paparazzi Compact Duo is specifically designed to be handbag friendly, with a luxurious feel when retrieving it from your handbag for application.
Together with a face powder, a lipstick and a handy mirror this pretty little compact rivals some of the bigger beauty brands on the market and provides the same luxurious coverage. Available at www.joancollinsbeauty.com, in M&S stores nationwide, QVC and Urban Retreat.
The Burberry festive collection is perfect for winter wear – you can read our review in full here. This stunning ‘Parade Red’ nail polish shade (priced at £15) is the perfect way to add a festive touch to any winter outfit. Highlight your skin with the absolutely gorgeous My Burberry Gold Glow (£45) a radiance-boosting pressed powder that looks as gorgeous on the skin as it does in the glorious gold compact. Available in beauty halls nationwide and from www.burberry.com.
Beauty Beneath is perfect for those who want to keep their skin looking healthy from within this winter. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and my skin looks and feels fantastic! This is a nutrient-rich beauty supplement designed to work beneath the surface. In our youth, our bodies are constantly producing collagen, which gives the skin its strength and structure. As we age, collagen starts to be destroyed faster than our bodies can produce it, meaning our skin loses that structure – fine lines and wrinkles start appearing and the texture can start to feel rough. Beauty Beneath is formulated with an expert blend of phyto-nutrients including Lycopene and Vitamins C and E. Also includes Biotin, Marine Collagen and Omegas 3 & 6.
These are available in various pack sizes. 60 capsules gives 1 month supply and they are free from Artificial Flavours, have no added preservatives. Get them online at Boots – priced at £39.99 for 60 capsules.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick is an absolute skin saviour this winter. In a handy cushioned stick, you simply touch on, buff and blend to your perfect nude. This innovative formula polishes and evens skintone for a healthy-looking glow whilst providing 8-hour wear. Hydrating and light, this won’t dry out your skin this winter. To use, slowly twist base of the stick until the first drop appears.If too much makeup is released, twist the base back.
This is so easy to use, just dot the product onto your skin and blend it out. Coverage isn’t too high but can be built up with ease and leaves skin looking radiant all day. Available at beauty halls nationwide and from www.esteelauder.co.uk. Priced at £28.
Disclaimer: please note that unless otherwise stated some items featured have been provided on a review basis.