So first things first, Christmas is well and truly underway and winter beauty takes on a whole new ball game. Winter hues, subtle tones and a soft shimmer palette are the gateway to a natural look for Christmas Day celebrations.
Bobbi Brown and Charlotte Tilbury (a brand I have now fallen in love with) has had an entire tidal wave of new products shipped in. From Christmas gift boxes which are always a winner, beauty winter collections have an added sparkle with wearable shades that can be worn day to night.
Festive beauty essentials: Bobbi Brown and Charlotte Tilbury is the way to go this winter! Starting at Bobbi Brown for a make-up tutorial, I was guided through this season’s must-have trends and ways to successfully apply face make-up for a day-to-night look. Using a BB cream, powdered bronzer and their newest highlighter, the lesson gave me a natural and hassle-free look. Easy to apply myself, I was shown how to professionally apply a pressed powder without it looking to forced and somewhat ‘caked’. Bobbi Brown and John Lewis rewarded me with a fabulous goody bag with Molten Brown shower gels and a scent from Chloe to keep me feeling refreshed throughout the winter months. I was given two Sequin eye shadows infused with flecks of metallic shimmer. The eyeshadows are a stunning way to add glitz and glamour in a single palette to your evening outfit. It is a highly-pigmented shadow that is dramatic, long-wearing and compact to carry around in your handbag. Not only was I the proud new owner of these eye shadows, the newest addition to Bobbi Brown’s Christmas collection was the face highlighter. Despite it being a liquid form, it requires no brush and delivers a glossy, radiant glow. It is in a glass bottle pump and is available in three pearl-infused hues. Priced at £26, it really is a Christmas beauty keeper and only needing to use a small amount, it will certainly stretch.
After having had a full face applied at Bobbi Brown, we headed over to Fenwicks Brent Cross to see what Charlotte Tilbury had in store for us. The lead make-up artist showed me the key looks that Charlotte Tilbury has created to identify every type of woman. There are 10 key looks and I chose ‘Golden Goddess‘. With tousled hair, glistening eyes and glowing skin, the Golden Goddess can be found anywhere from the beaches of Ibiza to the balcony terrace villas of St Tropez. So despite it being the middle of winter, this look was a perfect combination for my deep olive skin tone; a natural and stand-out tone even when it’s dreary outside. From the Full Fat Lashes, to the Cheek to Chic pop blusher and the Luxury Palette Sophisticate, your office to bar look is complete in an instant. In my goody bag home, not only was it fantastic to see I had the mascara and eye palette to play around with, I was also given Charlotte’s ‘Magic cream‘; a beautiful mix of anti-age ingredients, hyaluronic acid booster and floral extracts to transform your skin overnight.
All these fabulous beauty products have become some of my most-treasured make-up bag items. With the festive season truly upon us, my wish list seems to be growing and yet it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. With an entire new collection to rummage through (although my mum and sister have already vowed to steal), I cannot wait to experiment with a style that suits every festive occasion and with every outfit I conjure up.
Thanks to Frank PR for the amazing opportunity to have experienced at first-hand this season’s must-have beauty trends and popular products. Thank you to Brent Cross, John Lewis, Fenwicks Brent Cross and to Bobbi Brown and Charlotte Tilbury for my goodie bags and cannot wait to return for a top-up to my existing make-up collection.