Party season is almost upon us wahoo I love this time of year and I love getting all glamed up so it brings me onto todays post which is all about getting ready for the party season using some gorgeous products from Yves Saint Laurent and Debenhams.
Just the look and packaging of YSL is so glamorous so just using these products make me feel so pretty. All of these products I’m going to talk about can create a daytime natural look or an evening glam look. If you have tried YSL before you know what a fab brand they are, I love the famous Touche Eclat concealer and highlighter and I’ve now got some other favourites to add to my list.
I thought this was a great time to do this post as Christmas is right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to stock up for all you christmas gifts and party makeup and fragrance. You can shop the full Brand here
So go grab yourself some fizz and come and get party ready with me…
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Products I’m going to be mentioning
I hope this post helps you get motivated for all your christmas and new years parties!! Bring on the festivities
I love a good mascara and this one is brilliant, The wand is amazing for reaching and coating every lash, it gives length and volume which is a must for me when it comes to mascara, it also doesn’t leave my lashes clumpy, just a few swipes and im good to go. I got so many compliments on my lashes and it was thanks to this. It’s also a bonus that the packaging is a good size, its perfect to put in your handbag if you want to top up while your out.
I start at the root of the lashes and really push up when im applying, it gives my lashes lots of volume this way.
The primer I am obsessed with, along with the Touche Eclat foundation and famous concealer this primer is just as amazing, and has become my go to every day primer, It preps my skin for perfect makeup application and leaves my skin feeling soft and looking smooth, I can definitely agree it leaves my skin looking blurred of imperfections. This primer is a must for nights out as it’s going to help keep your makeup looking flawless all night long. I have dry skin and this is perfect for me it leaves my skin looking and feeling radiant, it’s so lightweight so it doesn’t feel heavy or sticky on the skin like some primers do, I also think this would work for oily skin too. if there’s anything I would pick up it’s this, I’m seriously in love with it! A little goes a long way so it will last you ages.
I think this is the product that made me fall in love with YSL many years ago, I had my prom makeup done with YSL a long long time ago now but I remember buying all the products she used on me and this was one of them, I instantly fell in love with this. This is the shade 1 luminous radiance, It’s more on the pink side but it works well for my skin tone as I’m cool toned anyway. I use this on my under eye and it’s amazing for brightening, I love bright under eyes it makes me feel fresh and awake. If you feel like your under eyes are a bit dull or dry this is the product for you, I suffer with dryness and although this is suitable for all skin types this makes me look so radiant. There is a reason this product has been loved for so many years!
It can be applied under or on top of makeup, I like using it as a concealer under the eyes and on my forehead, and any other areas I want to highlight and brighten.
Contouring is such a big thing now days, when I know I’m going on a night out I always make the effort to contour a bit more than I would during the day, Must have those chiseled cheek bones!! This shade 01 is perfect for me it has a cool toned contour shade which is perfect to create shadows with on the cheeks and forehead, and the lighter shade is perfect for setting the under eyes, as its a matte powder I couldnt use this as a highlighter on my cheeks . I loved the fact it gave me a natural looking contour rather than looking harsh. I was really impressed with the formula and staying power, the powder isn’t dry and didnt cling do my dry patches.
You should all know by now I’m a massive matte lipstick lover, Although I couldn’t live without a matte lipstick they do really dry my lips out and lets face it dry lips isn’t a good look, especially for a night out, this top secrets lip perfector is amazing for me, it’s a 3 in 1 lip balm, it moisturises, and makes my lips feel so soft and smooth, and also enhances the lips natural colour. My lips have been really sore and dry at the moment and this has really helped.
No makeup look is complete without a bold lip, this colour isn’t my usual shade but it is bold and beautiful. A bright pinky coral shade with intense pigment this will definitely give you a statement lip! This is a satin lipstick, so it’s very moisturising, I found this long-lasting and didn’t feel drying on the lips in the slightest, plus how amazing is the packaging! This certainly stands out. This is perfect to chuck in your clutch bag as the gold packaging can be used a mirror, so handy!!
A universal lip liner that goes with every shade of lipstick! yes please!! no more taking out 2 or 3 lip liners to Match your lipstick this is perfect for me as I’ve got to be honest I’m a bit of a mess when it comes to applying lip liner sometimes, I haven’t mastered the overlining part!! and when I go out of an evening I want much more fuller looking lips, so with this if I make any mistakes I can just go with it. It does what any other lip liner does, it outlines and defines lips, as well as making lipstick last longer and look even. This is actually something I didn’t know I needed until now, with coloured lip liners they can change the shade of the lipstick but with this you are still defining and outlining but getting the true colour of the lipstick.
Now On to fragrance, no night out Is complete without some Amazing perfume. This is a perfume I’ve seen a lot going around the blogosphere and my sister actually has this on her christmas list, now I know why it’s so popular. This Black Opium is perfect to wear day and night and it will last you ages which is what I look for when buying perfume.
Now on to the scent which is so hard to explain but it’s sweet and floral but with a hint of musk it contains black coffee and white flowers, a mixture of light and dark I can totally agree and this and is what makes it perfect for day and evening. Definitely a perfume to put on your christmas list, it’s a must!
This is the total opposite to Black opium, it’s very sweet and floral but instead of being dark and edgy this one is all about love, the city of love, paris obviously. I love them both for different reasons, I can be quite funny with perfumes as they give me headaches and I’ve got to be honest I think black opium takes a slight edge for me, I just found this too sweet after a while but I wore both of these without any problems, so if your like me and can suffer with perfumes scents I think you will love this. Be warned this one is slightly stronger and very sweet. A few squirts of this and you will definitely get heads turning I’m sure! This is the newest fragrance or the two from YSL.
I Hope you enjoyed my post today, and it gets you in the mood for the party season! Don’t forget you can click on the links which takes you directly to the product.
let me know if you have tried any of these products I mentioned in the comments below.
Thanks for reading xo
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