The festive season is well and truly upon us, and with it comes a barrage of parties, catch-ups, stressful deadlines and endless commitments. And while the family-related meltdowns and champagne headaches that are bound to accompany silly season might prove overwhelming, you can still manage look pretty as a picture with a little help from these five beauty essentials…
1. Kjaer Weis Cream Blush
The festive season is incredibly hectic, so a timesaving multi-tasker like Kjaer Weis’ beautiful Cream Blush is a godsend at this time of year.
This little stunner gives your complexion a healthy-looking flush and also hydrates your skin with nourishing ingredients like jojoba and rosehip oil.
There are plenty of colours to choose from, but if you’re looking for a universally flattering hue, we suggest the gorgeous shade ‘Blossoming’ (pictured below).
Simply dab a little cream onto your lips and blend into the apples of your cheeks and you’re good to go.
2. Lily Lolo Pedal To The Metal Eyeshadow Palette
No party look is complete without a smoky eye, and Lily Lolo’s Eyeshadow Palette in Pedal To The Metal is your ticket to captivatingly pretty peepers.
This dazzling mineral makeup palette features eight highly pigmented metallic eyeshadows that blend together beautifully.
There are soft browns and shimmery beiges for a subtle effect, along with dark grey and black for dramatically shimmering lids.
Nab yourself one of these beauties quick though, because it’s limited edition and bound to sell out before silly season is over.
3. Vanessa Megan Prebiotic + C Brightening Exfoliator
Your skin can tend to look dull and lifeless when life gets busy and your diet slips, so a brightening exfoliant like this beauty from Vanessa Megan is a fantastic solution.
Combining the pure organic ingredients with natural actives from yoghurt, grapefruit and rice enzymes, this clever exfoliant helps your skin look smoother, brighter and more even-toned in an instant.
Simply pour a little powder onto your palm, and blend with water to form a paste before applying to your skin.
With its gentle yet effective formula, your can use it every second day as an exfoliant, or twice a week as an intensely active brightening mask.
4. WOTNOT Facial Wipes Dry/Sensitive Skin
If you find yourself out partying late at night this silly season, or are simply exhausted after a busy and stressful year, properly cleansing your skin before bed will be right at the bottom of your to-do list.
Thankfully WOTNOT Facial Wipes are here to make your life just that little bit easier – simply pop a pack next to your bed and you can cleanse your mug quickly before getting some much-needed shut-eye.
WOTNOT sell a selection of facial wipes, but we highly recommend the variety developed for dry and sensitive skin.
They’re enriched with all natural ingredients including certified organic aloe vera, sweet almond oil and rosehip oil to restore lost moisture, calm inflammation, and leave your skin feeling clean, smooth, supple and glowing.
5. Madara SOS Hydra Recharge Cream
Pair a hot Aussie summer with non-stop partying, sugary foods and booze galore, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for cranky, stressed-out skin.
Replenish lost moisture with Madara’s intensely hydrating SOS Hydra Recharge Cream. This lush moisturiser reduced the look of fine lines and plumps up your complexion for a supple, youthful-looking skin.
This clever cream helps combat the signs of ageing with a cocktail of active ingredients including antioxidant-rich Northern Baltic peony, nourishing linseed, and plumping hyaluronic acid.