With these festive essentials you're sure to turn heads as you dazzle through seasonal soirées, Christmas cocktail parties and countless, cosy get-togethers. From the primer that makes sure your face stays in place to the perfect red lipstick for mistletoe moments, we've enlisted six winter make up must-haves to ensure you look gorgeous wherever you're destined...

No festive make up menu is complete without a sprinkling of glitter, and Stila's {Magnificent Metals} impart a chic, twinkling veil of up-market shimmer. In a rainbow of wearable shades, from timeless taupe to abalone, these liquid pigments are quick-drying (and long-wearing) to make sure your lids are impeccably dressed.

Need help to make your make up go the distance? Huda Beauty's {Complexion Perfection} is 'Velcro' for any foundation. Ensuring immaculate maquillage, this featherweight primer is perfect for blurring and absorbing oil to create a smooth, demi-matte canvas. With rosehip seed oil to help balance and fortify, this is great for those days when you know you're rushing straight from desk to dinner (and beyond...). 

Like a lick of polish? Jouer's juicy {Sheer Pigment Lip Glosses} come in a spectrum of wearable shades to lend non-sticky, show-stopping shine to your make up ensemble. Enriched with a cocktail of nourishing extracts, these gorgeous lip lacquers look beautiful paired with a suede-effect base and a kittenish flick. Team CB are besotted with 'Via Condotti' - a kissable currant that's wonderfully wintry.

Want to look fabulous fast? A bold crimson lip lends a semblance of effort in seconds. With its smooch-proof formula and sumptuous, velveteen finish, BUXOM's {Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipstick} is cocktail (and collar!) resistant, as well as jam-packed with lip-plumping peptides for a pout to be proud of. We're in LOVE with 'Moonlighter' - the ultimate knock 'em dead red.

For after-dark drama, you cannot go wrong with some smoky-eyed smoulder. With nine to-die-for shades of sultry shadow, Huda's {Smokey Obsessions} is out of this world. The pewter-hued foil adds a flash of shimmer, while the spectrum of silver greys, charcoals and copper-toned glitters is packed with pigment to ensure the most breathtaking gaze.

And, for the ultimate finishing touch, look no further than NAILS INC.'s {Dirty Unicorns}. A dark, glossy manicure makes you look groomed and these glitter-flecked shades put a subversive spin on the moody rouge noir or classic 'Christmas' scarlet. In shade-shifting midnight or deep indigo, these hypnotic hues are breathtakingly gorgeous - ideal for accessorising clutch bags or champagne flutes.

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