Nail your Christmas Day beauty look with these five products

The only beauty buys you need for a low-key Christmas

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Credit:  Kathrin Ziegler

And just like that, it's the day before Christmas. If it seems like the festive season has crept up on you, you're not alone. The would-be party season feels anything but that this year, given that many of us are spending it apart. With priorities having shifted, you may now be more concerned about attempting to get family and friends together over Zoom, rather than cooking the turkey just right. 

And, if looking Zoom-ready with as little fuss as possible is on the cards for tomorrow, then we have you covered. Below are some of our favourite buys, from the perfect long-lasting lipstick to wear while eating said turkey, to the grown-up glitter eyeliner every woman should have in her cosmetics bag (and it’s only £17).

As for that cosy in-between period, when leaving the house for longer than a 30-minute dog walk feels like all you can manage, why not have an at-home treatment? They’ve become more popular than ever this year. In fact, on-demand beauty providers Blow LTD have recently reported a revenue surge of 200 percent up on the previous year, on either side of both lockdowns.

The mobile beauty platform is one of our favourite sites to book with and provides excellent top-quality treatments, from manicures to massages, which you can arrange in less than a minute online or via its app, and is available in and around London, Birmingham and Manchester. Mobile services, like those provided by Blow LTD are a welcome treat during the winter period (especially after all that cooking on Christmas Day) and can be booked by those in Tiers 1, 2 and 3, where mobile therapists are still able to operate. Services are suspended in Tier 4 areas. 

For quick at-home make-up fixes for a Zoom-filled Christmas Day and beyond, here are the only five beauty buys to reach for...

Five buys to try

 Magic Away Concealer £24, Charlotte Tilbury 

Magic Away Concealer, £24, Charlotte Tilbury

This eye-brightening concealer will keep you looking fresh.

Shea Cheek Butter in 8104 £40, Shiro 

Shea Cheek Butter in 8104, £40, Shiro

 A rosy-pink cheek butter that mimics flushed cheeks after a cold, brisk walk.

Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Moonlight, £25, Laura Mercier

Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Moonlight, £25, Laura Mercier 

Draw attention to your eyes with this long-lasting, fool-proof eye crayon, which helps to achieve an easy, sheeny smudged smoky eye.

Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Glamrock £17, Urban Decay 

Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Glamrock £17, Urban Decay 

 Run a little of this along the lash line for instantly brighter, sparklier eyes.

Generation G Sheer Matte Lipstick in Jam £14, Glossier  

Generation G Sheer Matte Lipstick in Jam £14, Glossier  

Surprisingly low maintenance and lasts for hours.