The Christmas party season has begun (doesn't it start in November now? We swear it gets earlier every year!) and of course you want to be looking your best for that hot guy, or girl, at the office Christmas do. Christmas isn't just about smooching under the mistletoe, and you want to be looking fabulous and radiant for those Christmas and Boxing Day family photos too! Oh, and don't forget New Years Eve!
Here are the Christmas season beauty bag essentials that we think will turn you into the Belle of the Ball and help you to achieve the looks you'll need to do everything from pull that hottie down the hallway, to looking glam on Christmas Day (no matter how much turkey and chocolate you consume) and that will still leave you feeling stunning on New Years Eve!
Obviously you'll need a fabulous face powder, and look no further than the Clarins Limited Edition 3D Radiance Face Powder (£20).
This comes in a beautiful compact with mirror that will fit perfectly into your handbag on a Christmas night out, plus it looks sleek and stylish too! The combination of beige and peach pixels give an even coverage that illuminates and suits all skin tones, while the raised pink and lilac pixels add a fresh, radiant youthful glow.
With your freshly illuminated face you'll need a product that draws eyes to your lips. The Laura Mercier Lip Plumper in Ruby Glaze is the perfect product. A subtle gloss that gives your lips a beautiful shimmer and sparkle, certainly an invitation for a quick peck underneath the mistletoe! (£20)
The smokey eye is a classic that we love, and the Yves Saint Laurent Ombré Solo in No4 Midnight Purple is the perfect shade for a Christmas party, a family celebration AND New Years Eve! Who could resist a mysterious smokey-eyed beauty at midnight? (£10.50)
If you don't fancy embodying a smokey temptress, how about the natural look with some warm browns? Fabulous for the Christmas Day look. Clarins have this fantastic eye colour and liner palette in a beautiful compact case. (£20)
Finally, how about trying a new scent especially for the Christmas period? Loverdose by Diesel is a scent for women who are sexy and playful - a fabulous smell for the Work Christmas party! (£26)
Or something more subdued for Christmas Day? The beautiful Bogetta Veneta Eau de Parfume Deluxe is evocative of the countryside. (£70)
What is your Christmas beauty bag essential?