Christmas party ideas 2017 – Be a Christmas star with some serious sparkle on your eyes, lips and tips

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STRUGGLING to find the right make-up for your office Christmas do?

We round up the most dazzling trends right now to help you become a Christmas star and sparkle all night.

 Our glitter make-up tips have you ready for ChristmasGetty – Contributor Our glitter make-up tips have you ready for Christmas

Total gem

Who says bling is just for rings?

Clever brand Gypsy Shrine has heaps of different face and body crystals that are self-adhesive so you can simply stick them on.

 All In One Face Jewels in Sugar Rose, £10, Gypsy ShrineStuart Francis All In One Face Jewels in Sugar Rose, £10, Gypsy Shrine

Adorn yourself with the All In One Face Jewels in Sugar Rose, £10. For nails, Essie Galaxy 2017 in Stardust, £7.99, is the perfect blend of this season’s pink and metallic trends.

Plus, did you know pearlescent polishes like this dry more quickly than super-shiny ones because of the pigment compounds?

 Lottie London Festival Gems in Off Duty Unicorn, £3.99Stuart Francis Lottie London Festival Gems in Off Duty Unicorn, £3.99

That makes them perfect if you’re pushed for time.

For extra pizzazz, we added a couple of Lottie London Festival Gems in Off Duty Unicorn, £3.99, once nails were dry.

Unicorn rocks

If you want to match lips and tips, opt for multi-tonal.

Bourjois Metallic Lip Gloss in Liquid Steel, £7.99, is the perfect one-product party pout as the tip applicator makes it foolproof to apply.

 Bourjois Metallic Lip Gloss in Liquid Steel, £7.99Stuart Francis Bourjois Metallic Lip Gloss in Liquid Steel, £7.99

Begin by lining the outside of your lips, then fill in the rest with the creamy texture gloss.

It’s super-flattering because the sheen makes lips look fuller and draws all the attention to your mouth.

 Elegant Touch Chrome Collection in Molten Madame, £8.95Stuart Francis Elegant Touch Chrome Collection in Molten Madame, £8.95

Finish the look with fab falsies like Elegant Touch Chrome Collection in Molten Madame, £8.95.

Golden girl

This season, nail art has a grown-up edge with simple lines and half-and-half designs.

Start with a base such as OPI Nail Lacquer in Stop It I’m Blushing, £12.50, a peach nude that suits all skin tones and really shows off the gold. But before you reach for your gold polish, stop!

 Makeup For Ever Artist Shadow Diamond Finish in Gold Nugget, £12.60Stuart Francis Makeup For Ever Artist Shadow Diamond Finish in Gold Nugget, £12.60

This metallic artwork was created using foil. Simply apply Sparkly Nails Foil Adhesive, £2.99, in a single line.

Allow to go tacky for 30 seconds before placing Sparkly Nails Gold Nail Transfer Foil, £1.99, on top.

Rub so that it joins with the glue, then pull away.

 OPI Nail Lacquer in Stop It I’m Blushing, £12.50Stuart Francis OPI Nail Lacquer in Stop It I’m Blushing, £12.50

For your eyes, sketch out a graphic shape with Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner in Goldrush, £17 – the super-thin nib allows you to create fine lines. Fill in with Makeup For Ever Artist Shadow Diamond Finish in Gold Nugget, £12.60.

She’s a vamp

Take your pout to the dark side with Rimmel London Oh My Gloss!  Shades of Black in Rita’s Black, £5.99. Layer it over Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment in Paint It Black, £23, to give a plumped-up finish.

 Rimmel London Oh My Gloss! Shades of Black in Rita’s Black, £5.99Stuart Francis Rimmel London Oh My Gloss! Shades of Black in Rita’s Black, £5.99  Elegant Touch House of Holland Party Luxe Nails in Ruby Tuesday, £14.99Stuart Francis Elegant Touch House of Holland Party Luxe Nails in Ruby Tuesday, £14.99

Plus, the gloss will have something to grip on to, so it’ll last longer. Want gemstone nails without the hassle?

Elegant Touch House of Holland Party Luxe Nails in Ruby Tuesday, £14.99, offer maximum impact for minimum effort – just stick and go.




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