party season makeup look for Christmas by liverpool blogger allie davies

It's officially here. The boxes of biscuits are out (anyone else already onto their second box of Fox's? No?). The hot chocolate is flowing and Mariah Carey is singing everywhere you go. It's basically Christmas, which means it's also party season. I'm not a massive going out person, but I have to say, I love party season. It's a great excuse to get all sparkly and catch up with some old friends over a mulled wine or two. So today, I'm talking you through some beauty bits to see you through. These bits of makeup are perfect for nights out, with extra sparkle, drama, and a hell of a lot of staying power.

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pink shimmer Christmas eye makeup for party season by liverpool blogger

For me, night out makeup is all about the eyes. Over the past few months, I've been loving pinks and reds on my eyes. That's why I was over the moon when Pixi sent me this stunning palette in collaboration with ItsJudyTime. The ItsEyeTime palette* is without a doubt my favourite palette that I own, and it hasn't really left my eyes since it arrived. It also works really well with the Stila glitter and glow liquid eyeshadow* in Rose Gold Retro, which provides all-out sparkle. In the packaging, you could be forgiven for thinking this is just a tube of chunky glitter, but the shadow is so smooth and shimmery, with amazing staying power - perfect for a night out.

On the lash front, I know a lot of people opt for false lashes for a night out, but I'm just not a fan. They're too much effort! Luckily, the Marc Jacobs velvet noir mascara* really packs a punch. This here is just one quick coat, so imagine the volume another coat would bring. Despite it being quite a thick formula, this mascara works just as well on the bottom lashes as it does the top, so no need to carry your entire makeup bag to the bar!

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Of course it's not just your eye makeup that needs to be strong this party season, but your highlight has to be just as sparkly as your sequinned outfit, with a strong contour to match. The perfect palette for that is the Pixi strobe and bronze palette*, with three contour and three highlight shades. I tend to use the light pink highlight on my pale skin, but there are some beautiful golds in there too that would look beautiful on darker skin tones. The contour is also pretty versatile, but if you have a deep and rich skin tone, you may have to swatch this first.

Finally, onto the lips. With all that sipping on mulled wine, you'll need a lip product that's going to last the whole night. If you ask me, there's nothing better than Kat Von D's everlasting liquid lipstick, which I've patted on in the shade Bow and Arrow over Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk liner, then decorated with a smidge of the shimmers from the Pixi eyeshadow palette I mentioned earlier. I've seen the metallic lip trend all over Instagram, but didn't have the budget to invest in a new metallic lipstick, so did a DIY version. It looks good, don't you think?

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What are your favourite beauty bits for party season? Let me know and if you have any similar posts, send them my way!

*Items marked with a (*) were gifted, but all opinions are my own. Affiliate links are used in this post.