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Deborah Brett Party Makeup

A fashion editor's perfect party makeup - 3 ways

Fashion journalist and writer Deborah Brett knows a thing or two about style. Contributing Fashion Editor at Red Magazine and Editor-At-Large at Wardrobe Icons, Deborah is also a Founder Member of the British Fashion Trust, where she mentors the design talent of tomorrow. And as a talented ceramicist, she shapes dreamy, innovative pieces which elevate every table.

We are thrilled to collaborate with Deborah to curate these effortless contemporary festive looks for 2022. Deborah says "I love having fun with my make up, especially when it comes to the Christmas party season. Coordinating my make-up to my look for a night out doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are my top three looks for adding a touch of glam to a night out."

Look 1 - It's All About The Lips

"The combination of a deep rich red lip and a sparkly gold is the epitome of the Christmas season. Making it the perfect festive makeup combination."

Luminous Cream Shadow "Dream" £32
"On the eyes it's ‘Dream’, a warm gold cream eye shadow with just a touch of shimmer, really easy to apply with a finger tip, adding a dab in the inner socket to brighten eyes."
Matte Velvet Lipstick "Santa" £32
"On the lips, the perfect red matte lipstick in "Santa" - sophisticated and flattering on everyone."
Complexion Enhancer "Sunkiss" £46
"I finish this look with a dab of Complexion Enhancer, liquid shimmer on the cheekbones, brow bone and nose for added glow."
Look 2 - Night Time Glam

"Have you always been told doing an eye AND a lip is a no no? It can often be overwhelming. So I normally stick to either a full on lip or an eye. However for a really sultry look I do love combining the two. You just need to know how far to go."

Luminous Cream Shadow "Juniper" £32

"Add a simple line of Juniper cream shadow but as a smudgy line, both above the lash line and below, to give a lighter smoky eye.

Not too heavy but the deep green colour is the perfect way to give the feel of a smoky eye without having to commit to the full look."

Matte Velvet Lipstick "Bordeaux" £32

"A really seductive way to finish off the look is with a deep autumnal hue like "Bordeaux" and lashings of mascara."

Look 3 - All About A Smoky Eye

"I love a smoky eye but they can sometimes seem daunting to apply. This combination makes it easy."

Luminous Cream Shadow "Juniper" £32

"I can't resist coming back to this deep emerald cream shade. The cream formula goes on super smooth with either a brush or your finger tips. And it's a great alternative to black."

Matte Velvet Lipstick "Fawn" £32
"Accompany the smoky eye with a pared back lip. I chose this lovely neutral "Fawn" whose warmth is echoed in my cheek colour."
All 3 of Deborah's party makeup looks are united by the same base, cheeks and mascara.
Skin Veil Skin Perfector "Honey" £48
"I chose Skin Veil Skin Perfector for its light, no makeup, bb cream style coverage. It glides onto the skin, making it feel super soft and smooth"
Bare Blush "Fawn" £35

"I used a dab of this warm tone of cream blush to create instant cheekbones.

It can also be worn on the apples of the cheeks if you'd rather go for a rosier complexion."

Intense Volume Mascara £30
"No party look is complete without lashings of mascara. I used Cosmetics à la Carte multi-award-winning Intense Volume Mascara."