Champagne! Glitter! Tiny Purses! After a long and arduous winter, we’re finally able to shed our skin in favour of a shinier, warmer, more jubilant season. One characterised by late nights and good friends and perhaps a glass or two of something French and fizzy. If your social calendar is looking mighty full (and we hope it is), we’re pleased to serve you up our party makeup edit (on a silver platter, of course). From eyes to lips and everything in between, it’s a bright, bold, shimmering selection sure to have you dancing till dawn, but this time without lipstick on your teeth. You’re welcome, and cin cin!
New from the mother of all things shimmery and iridescent, Pat McGrath’s latest palette is pure disco ball perfection. Complete with six molten shades, the colour impact is high, pigments are silky, and the finish is almost liquid-like. Use the lighter shades as a highlight as well.
Pat McGrath Labs Mothership VIII Eyeshadow Palette Divine Rose, $216. SHOP NOW
For plush, nude lips, it’s got to be Pillow Talk. The creamy, pinky-taupe shade is flattering, foolproof, and gives pillowy definition to a myriad of mouth shapes. Over-line just a little for lips that are perfect no matter how much pouting, pashing, or partying you do this silly season.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip LIner, $28. SHOP NOW
A must for long nights spent on the dance floor, this setting mist will both prep skin for smooth makeup application, and lock it all in once applied. What’s great about this rendition is that it’s super fine, and leaves skin dewy, but not sticky.
MAC Cosmetics Prep $ Prime Fix + Mist, $39. SHOP NOW
Give new meaning to the term baby blue with this ocean-hued liner. Like the shallows at Bondi, it’s a cool turquoise that works against all eye colours. The super-fine tip means that a clean line is easy, too. Party peepers never looked so fresh.
Diorshow Onstage Liner in 351, $56. SHOP NOW
Give your lips the Jerry Hall treatment is this glitter-dipped red formula. Creamy and pigmented, it’s impactful, and leaves a light-catching shimmer on your pout. Best paired with Champagne, short hemlines, and an early ’80s playlist.
NARS Disco Dust Lipstick, $52. SHOP NOW
A good party starts with good skin, and the easiest way is via this Gucci Westman foundation stick. A refreshing departure from the matte, thick formulas you’re likely used to, this actually delivers coverage and glow in equal measure. Start in the centre of your face and blend outwards. The result is natural but polished, and great for nixing party-induced redness thanks to its clean formulation and nourishing ingredients. Pop it in your clutch for touch ups, too.
Westman Atelier Vital Skin Foundation Stick, $104. SHOP NOW
Where art meets makeup: the Chanel illuminator edition. Embossed like a haute couture Chanel button, this highlighting powder is almost too pretty to use… (almost). Dust is jubilantly across cheekbones, eyelids, and décolletage for glistening holiday skin.
Chanel Exclusive Creation Éclat Magnétique De Chanel in Magnetic Peach $95. SHOP NOW
Makeup sorcery exists in the form of this Nudestix Clean Up Pencil: an easy way to nix panda eyes and smudgy lips in the bathroom. It dissolves oily makeup, so it will sort out runaway mascara and rouge long-wearing lip formulas too. Carry it always, deploy its powers regularly, and never have a makeup mishap again.
Nudestix Clean Up Pencil, $35. SHOP NOW
It’s not a party without Mr Ford, and what better way to toast the party connoisseur than with a glossy, sheeny lip in candy apple red? This formula is hydrating thanks to jojoba and olive oils, and sits comfortably on lips despite its reflective, OTT finish. Wear it with bare skin, thick brows, and a sleek bun.
Tom Ford Gloss Luxe in Nikita, $74. SHOP NOW