Get Christmas-ready with these top natural products
It may only be the beginning of November, but the chances are you’ve already been invited to a few festive parties. And whether it’s your office do, a family get together or cocktails with your friends, you’ll want to look your best. To help you along your way, we’ve got some top tips and the best natural products to ensure you can enjoy a picture-perfect Christmas and New Year.
Want to rock a LBD but are horrified about the prospect of putting your milk-bottle pins out on show? If so, you're not alone. Pale, pasty skin is a common complaint in winter, but there are ways to fake a healthy summer glow. Try a natural self tan lotion like Green People's certified organic Self Tan Lotion. Quick drying and non-greasy, it will leave skin soft and supple and give the appearance of a natural tan. Just remember to exfoliate before use and moisturise well while it's on. We love! Green People Self Tan Lotion, £18 for 150ml, greenpeople.co.uk
The key to a flawless and beautiful look is all about preparation, and your first step to getting ready should always be to cleanse your face. Your complexion will not look its best if your pores are clogged with grime and dirt, so rinse and then repeat with a natural cleanser to ensure your visage is as clean as can be. As well as removing dirt and grease, Sinensis' Ginkgo Gold Clarity Milk will help protect against collagen depletion and and rejuvenate and firm your complexion. It's one of our top beauty must-haves. And don't forget to tone and moisturise too – Sinesis' Agave Gold Refining Toner and Pearl Complexion Day Cream are perfect for use alongside the milk cleanser and will help to ensure your skin looks youthful, refreshed and ready for whatever the party season throws at you. Sinensis Ginkgo Gold Clarity Milk, £17.50, sinensis-skin.com
Dramatic eyes are a must for the party season. And whether you fancy dark smokey tones, or a shimmery golden look there are plenty of natural make-up brands that can help you in your quest. Pacifica's Enlighten Eye Brightening Shadow Palette contains four beautiful shades with golden tones, all of which are rich, and long-lasting. And if that's not enough, they're all infused with coconut water for a velvety, cream-like finish. Use the Coral Sand tone as a satin lid base, and add the Golden and Urchin shades for a touch of glamour. Pacifica Enlighten Eye Brightening Shadow Palette, £15.49,lucyrose.biz
High, defined cheekbones that could rival the likes of Kate Moss may seem out of reach, but using the right product can help you achieve them. A blusher like NATorigin's Powder Blush can highlight the contours of your cheeks and enhance your natural beauty. Formulated for sensitive skin or allergies, it's enriched with extracts of organic arctic raspberry seed oil, sunflower oil and organic rosemary leaf extract. Apply your blusher to the upper edge of your cheekbones in an upward motion for a stylish look. NATorigin's Powder Blusher, £21.50, natorigin.co.uk
A good quality lipstick in the right shade can make or break your party look. We love Dr. Hauschka's selection of stains which are available in eight different shades and promise to nurture and protect your lips all day long. To ensure your pout is as perfect as it can be, use a soft toothbrush to buff away loose or rough skin before applying your lipstick and don't forget to use a lip liner to define the shape of your outline. Dr. Hauschka Lipstick, £20.50, dr.hauschka.com/en_GB
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