All Made Up For the Festivities

Get ready for those Christmas and New Year parties with three new make-up collections to choose from. Each brand looks at make-up differently – which one will suit you and your lifestyle?

Autograph by M&S – Confidence Boosting

The new Autograph Cosmetics collection was created with busy women in mind, so all the products have been designed to be easy and practical to use.

The hero product is the new Confidence Boost Foundation (£16) which promises a natural looking long lasting coverage. The foundation is hydrating for a dewy complexion all day. Incorporating hyper-intelligent water break technology inspired by Korean beauty, the formulation is high in water and promises plumper and perfectly quenched skin.

To further enhance the benefits of the Confidence Boost foundation, there is the Confidence Boost Primer (£12.50) incorporating an exclusive Thirsty Skin Complex rich in hyaluronic acid which encourages skin to retain water throughout the day.

Other products include a full coverage, smudge proof Concealer £12.50.

And a Colour Drench Lipstick (£10) for intensely hydrated lips. The lipstick contains coconut oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E, all work to drench the lips in moisture. The lightweight velvety texture provides buildable coverage ensuring colour does not fade or feather.

CYO Cosmetics – Create, Colour, Call it Your Own. Ready to Mix and Remix

CYO brings a new make-up range that is designed to be versatile and experimental with multiple benefits such the two-in-one lipstick and lip liners, the highly pigmented metallic eye shadows that can be used as festival face paint, illuminating mixing creams to use under, over or mix with foundation and dual-ended highlight and contour sticks to sculpt and define.

All Four One eye shadow quad palette here seen in ‘Lawsuit’ colourway is a mix of metallic shimmer and matte shades that build and blend for a crease free look for up to 12 hours. Price £5 from Boots.

Sheen Sweep Cream Lipstick is lightweight and gives even coverage in one sheen sweep. Long lasting, highly pigmented colour that claims not feather or bleed. Fragrance with cherry and vanilla coconut. Available in 10 shades. Here shown in Fleeting Moment pink. Price £4 from Boots.

CYO’s executive summary of their collection #mixlayerhack

CYO collection is vailable from Boots.

Glossier – Back to Beautiful Basics

This New York-based beauty brand has arrived in the UK!

Glossier have a skin first, make-up second approach to beauty so focuses on creating good make-up staples that will be used every day rather than the on trend contouring and eye shadow colours.

Boy Brow is one of their best sellers in the US and the creamy wax formula was inspired by traditional hair pomade for a soft flexible hold that doesn’t stiffen or flake. Available in blond, brown, black and clear. Price £14.

Cloud Paint is a gel cream formula designed to be the most user friendly cheek colour – just dab it onto cheeks. It’s sheer and buildable and they say that it’s hard to accidentally apply too much. Shades are inspired by gradient pink NYC sunsets, and they are optimised to work across a wide range of skin tones for a healthy glow. Price £15.

Stretch Concealer is a new type of concealer with elastic micro waxes that move with the face instead of caking on top of it plus the nourishing oils give a dewy glowing finish. The buildable formula covers dark circles, redness and blemishes. In five shades to cover a wide range of skin tones. Price £15.

Glossier claim their products are cruelty-free (and will remain cruelty-free as the brand launches in new markets). All products are made in North America. You’ll be able to shop Glossier exclusively on

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