Don't get us wrong, there's a time for glitter lipstick and XXL lashes (hello New Year's Eve) but sometimes understated make-up just wins.
A dusky palette of beiges and berries can look seriously gorgeous with chunky knits, leather skirts and even shimmering party outfits.
This season, why not take a few days off the dark plum lipsticks, vampy nail polishes and smoky eyeshadows in favour of these beauties that go together like Bey and Jay...
Ciaté's Mini Liquid Velvet in Pin Up has won our lipstick hearts. We love the soft berry shade that screams winter. Its sleek matte finish keeps the colour subtle enough to stay chic but doesn't lack that coveted Christmas glamour. Try blending with a hydrating balm to pare back your pout during the day, then coat your lips with extra layers come night.
Its perfect partner? Nails Inc Polish in Whitehall. At first look, the white-based shade may seem more summer holiday than cosy winter weekend but the hint of colour makes all the difference. The fresh pink works to pick up Ciaté's berry lipstick, meaning your tips and lips will work in total harmony.
To finish the rest of your super-classy Olivia Palermo inspired look, opt for a sheer foundation that looks silky on the skin. Heavier foundations work too, just make sure you moisturise and prime first to stop your complexion drying out.
A sweep of peach blush is a lovely way to warm the apples of your cheeks then brighten up with a dab of highlight around the eyes.
If you're missing the drama though, a slick of black cat eyeliner can look fierce if everything else is soft. Sweep on jet black mascara and delicately fill in your brows to frame the eyes.
So, the next time you're sprucing up for a festive event, put the fake lashes on hold, whip out this elegant new beauty combo and watch the compliments roll in...
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