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Look! Beauty: Glam itupgirls; GET your face on because it's time to party. Look has picked the best beauty products to help you put on the Christmas glitz.


Boots No 7 High Lights Illuminating Lotion - pounds 12.50Give yourself a hint of pink with this beauty fluid. It softens the appearance of flaws and brightens the skin. Can be used alone or under foundation for a subtle shimmer

Boots No 7 Uplifting Foundation - pounds 12 A perfect partner for the High Lights. It combines great cover with a gently firming effect. Hides blemishes and smoothes skin tone to create a perfect canvas on which to paint the party make-up

Marks & Spencer Just Perfect finish foundation - pounds 8 Light to medium cover foundation that is perfect for day or evening. Moisturises and mattifies where needed so avoiding that tell-tale shine after a few hours

Me Me Me Hydrating Foundation with Moist 24 - pounds 8 A foundation which gives a light yet total cover without drying out the skin - perfect for those days when you go from the office to the Christmas party. Colour check pigments ensure it harmonises with your skin tone

Dior Diorshow Powder - pounds 22 An on-the-go loose powder that revives your complexion with a radiance-booster colour. A built-in puff applicator for a quick beauty touch-up. A great glamour must-have for a dazzling complexion


Virgin Vie Connoisseur Sequin Skin Sparkle - pounds 10.50 A novel skin sparkle that provides the finishing touch for perfectly shimmering skin. Beautifully fragranced, it bubbles as it is sprayed and crackles as it it smoothed easily into the skin

The Body Shop Brilliance Powder - pounds 13Limited edition cranberry powder gives skin a healthy looking autumnal glow. There's even a hint of cranberry fragrance for a subtle, sweet-smelling festive shimmer. Better still, the powder and brush come in one little barrel for added convenience

Nivea Satin Radiance Body Moisturiser - pounds 3.20 An apricot extract gives this a refreshing and fruity fragrance. Natural moisturisers soothe the skin and golden light refelcting pigments instantly brighten it

Marks & Spencer Shimmering Glitter Puff - pounds 6 It does what it says on the tub. A light dusting powder that gives you a truly sexy sparkle. Gold particles oozes from a fluffy pink powder puff and can be liberally sprinkled on the face, neck and body for total pzazz

Ted Baker Body Shimmer - pounds 6.99 This is one to make you noticed! A truly bronze creamy shimmer than gives skin a golden sparkle and a sunkissed look. Easily smoothed in for a flawless finish, the bold shimmer is complemented perfectly with a pleasant subtle fragrance


Givenchy Lady Pulp Lip Lacquer - pounds 14.50 A chic clear and black case contains the most glamorous looking lip gloss which not only gives lips a plastic looking shine but leaves them looking smoother and fuller without the aid of collagen injections

Ruby and Millie Hot Gloss - pounds 11 How do they do that then?! A twist of the wand sends a fruity smelling gloss through to a stiff brush which is smoothed onto the lips. Then wait while chilli and clove oil combined with cinnamon extract creates a tingling sensation and you are left with plump looking super shiny lips that lasts and lasts

Superdrug Solutions Sheer Lip Fix - pounds 4.49A triumph in a tube. A creamy gloss makes lips feel instantly mosturised while reflective particles give lips a plumper appearance. Over time this helps to condition lips and perfect the perfect pout

Estee Lauder Crystal Pure Color Gloss - pounds 13.50 A golden topped pot gives this instant glamour, but that's nothing compared with what's inside. Glitter and glamour in a smooth clear lustrous gel that clings to lips so they shine and sparkle for as long as the evening lasts

Avon Glazewear Metallic Lipgloss - pounds 5 A thick gloopy glaze that's easy to wear and smoothes easily on the lips to give them a shiny look with a metallic effect. The tiny shimmering particles catch the light to ensure you shine as much as they do


Me Me Me Advance Wear Eyeshadow - pounds 4.25 Seriously sparkly eyeshadow and great value too. Shadows can be mixed and matched depending on how bold you want to be. Shadows can be layered for a stronger look

Boots No7 Eyeshadow - pounds 8.25 Nicely packaged in a sleek, black case this is a perennial favourite which has a huge choice of shades in the range. The colour depth is good although it goes on better with a brush than the sponge supplied. Stays pt reasonably well

The Body Shop Eye Palette - pounds 14 Party colour that combines power and beauty perfectly.

Sophisticated greens and silver and a bronzed pink shimmer smooth onto the eyes for icy stares and festive sparkle

Prescriptives - Refillable Custom Compact - pounds 40 (pounds 9 each eye colour and pounds 4 compact) Great idea! You can mix and match four shades of your choice to put into this mirrored compact. Superb range of this season's metallic shades from blues to bronzes and cool silver

Virgin Vie Rock Star star dust shimmer trio - pounds 14.50 An electrifying and dazzling collection of three glittering shadows each in its own snazzy little diamond shaped pot. Starstruck pink, lazer show silver and extrovert plum means you can create a look to suit anyone


Prescriptives False Eyelashes - pounds 16 A chunky tube contains a plush brush that gives lashes an outstandingly thick appearance, and longer look without clogging. The wand is short to make it easier to hold - ideal when you are in a rush

Mascara Volume and Longuer by Mavala - pounds 11.50Length is the name of the game with this glamourous mascara, which is also waterproof. Long lasting, the mascara seems to condition the lashes too so they don't dry out - but they won't smear either

Tesco Double Dimension Top Lashes Mascara - pounds 5.50 What a really nifty mascara. A dual brush system means there's a separate thicker brush for the top lashes and a thinner, slimline brush for the bottom lashes for a hint of colour without being OTT and clumpy. Leaves lashes longer if not too thick

Marks & Spencer Just Perfect Maximum Lash Mascara - pounds 7 A golden case makes this a really sophisticated looking mascara and its contents are just as stylish too. A short and thick wand and brush helps to coat the lashes with a creamy mascara leaving them lengthened and looking very glam

Boots No 7 Lash Extensions mascara - pounds 9.50 Luxurious looking lashes without having to fiddle with a tiny pot of glue and falsies. A tapered container makes it easy to hold and a slim but full brush smoothes product onto each lash


Dior Addict One-Coat Speed-Dry Nail Colour - pounds 13Perfect for party girls who don't have time to wait for varnish to dry. Subtly shimmering shades look stunning for that Christmas look and one coat is all that's needed for total coverage

Virgin Vie Rock Star Perfectly Polished Nail Colour - pounds 7 Whoa! Some serious sparkles provided by a gorgeous glitter in a clear gloss. It glides easily on and is thick for good coverage without being too gloopy. Only to be worn by the daring, although layers added upon one another create a stronger look

Me Me Me Advance Wear Polish - pounds 4.25 Long lasting quick dry, high gloss polish with a luminescent sparkle. Contains vitamins and minerals to help care for the nails as well as make them look pretty

Mavala Glitter Silver Nail Color - pounds 3.45Time to put the sun shades on. This can be worn alone or over your favourite nail colour to put your nails in party mood. A tiny bottle, it fits easily into the handbag so you can apply it in the office or even in the middle of the evening out

Mini Nails Polish designed by Barbara Daly for Tesco - pounds 2.20 A beautiful varnish in which tiny specks catch the light in this softly shimmering nail colour, all in seasonal shades. Thinner in consistency, rather than creamy, it nevertheless covers the nail perfectly with one brush stroke
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 7, 2005
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