It's the most wonderful time of the yeaaar...yes, it's December 13th and I think that officially counts as Christmas right? Festive parties are one of my favourite things about this time of year. I love dressing up and perfecting my smokey eye and red lip, and I know so many of you out there will either be having work parties, or drinks with family and friends. I have collated a few products I love to use around the festive season...

Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation: This is my all time favourite higher coverage foundation. Everything from the formula, to the lasting power is just spot on. It's medium coverage and be layered really well if you wanted to build the coverage. It's very blendable and looks like velvet on the skin, it's not super matte, but it's not dewy, a perfect in-between. I always reach for this when I want my skin to look flawless.

Becca Champagne Pop Highlighter: This is so so beautiful and one which is such a party essential for me. I love highlighters and this one really is one of loveliest, most shiny ones I own. Becca highlighters are very buttery, well pigmented and look stunning on the skin, this one in particular is very festive appropriate. It's a gorgeous golden champagne shade, so the name sums it up perfectly, it pairs great with a golden smokey eye and red lip!

By Terry Ombre Black Star in Bronze Moon: If you don't want to fuss around with a smokey eye, this cream stick eyeshadow from By Terry is the way to go! It's so easy to blend, last ages, and give the eyes a lovely amount of colour and definition. I love the shade bronze moon, it's a gorgeous golden bronze, perfect for Christmas!

Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Eye Quad: This is my perfect palette for the festive season, the colour combinations are stunning and look amazing together. You get a base colour, a rusty burgundy, a bronze shimmer and a dark brown, I honestly don't think I will be wearing anything else on my eyes, I can't get enough of this! The shimmery bronze shade is perfect for parties as it catches the light beautifully and adds a nice sheen to your smokey eye. The quality of these shadows are also great, they blend really well and are very buttery to apply.

Dior Lash Primer: This is another essential for me when it comes to picking out my party makeup arsenal. A good lash primer can make all the difference to your eye look, they make your lashes to 10 times longer and so much thicker, and paired with your favourite mascara, you will look like you're wearing fake lashes. If you don't already have one of these in your collection I would highly recommend getting one!

Red Cherry 415 lashes*: I'm not normally one to wear false lashes, but when the occasion is right, I will do my best to apply them! I love the ones from Red Cherry, they are very wispy and are super easy to apply. These particular ones are quite long so I do like to trim them a bit so they're more natural, but I love them!

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Liner: I don't always like to rock a red lip over Christmas, especially when there's going to be a huge meal involved, so a nude lip liner is a staple! This one from Charlotte Tilbury is the perfect natural pink shade and works amazing under any nude lipstick I own. I love to apply this all over the lips, as well as perfecting the shape, so that my lipsticks lasts longer.

Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect Lipstick: To go along with the lip liner, a good nude lip is an essential. I love the formula of this one, it's matte, so last forever, and is so creamy and looks great paired with a smokey eye. It's a lovely pinky nude shade I think lots of people will be able to wear.

Kat Von D Everlasting Lipstick in Outlaw: You can never go wrong with a festive red lip and I adore this one from Kat. Her liquid lipsticks are super long-lasting and non drying, they feel like velvet on the lips! This shade is gorgeous, the perfect cherry red tone which also makes your teeth look that little bit whiter, amazing!