3 Festive Makeup Favourites

This time of year it's great to reach for products that will lift your complexion, give winter skin a glow and get you into the festive, cosy and party spirit! So today I've picked out three makeup bag staples that I always reach for when winter falls and when prepping for a party or seasonal get together. Take a look at these pretty picks, plus let me know what your most faithful makeup tips are when the holiday season comes around?

3 Festive Makeup Favourites

I'll begin with the MAC Mineralise Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle.

This beauty has been in my kit for a while now and I always reach for it to pep up my look before heading off on a night out, especially during the winter months. I love to use this as a highlighter, or if I'm feeling very brave and in need of more serious sparkle then I will use this very lightly over more of the full face (with care and within reason!) for a shimmering but subtle finish. It's also great in the corner of the eye, to wake and brighten up your look!

Next on the list is the very bright looking beauty that is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat. Now this might appear extremely bright pink and a little intimidating in the pan, but used wisely, this blush gives a beautiful rosy finish to seasonal winter cheeks. It's great for really adding colour to grey and dull winter skin. Perfect for a night out and such a beautiful finish and texture. This is top of my 'always reach for' list every time right now and I"m loving it!

Last but not least, I am totally and utterly in love with the Bobbi Brown Lip Colour in Raisin and just cannot get enough of this rich winter, plummy brown beauty.

This colour is the perfect match for the much darker, winter wardrobe and goes beautifully with black, khaki, plums and rich greens. The sort of colours I love to bust out clothing wise at this time of year. I find it just about subtle enough for the day, depending on the occasion, and a total beauty, if applied more liberally, for an evening look. With a creamy and semi-matte finish, you can achieve a chic and classy look but without the full on drying effect of most other matte lipsticks. So in love with this right now, and think I will be for a long while yet!

Do you have any of these items in your winter makeup collection? What are your top picks for the colder and darker months to help lift and enlighten festive skin?