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Party season essentials to add to your beauty bag

It's Christmaaaaas! Treat yourself to some festive glam, and pick up some some gorgeous stocking fillers in one fell swoop at Next Beauty & Home's shopping event (11-12 Dec).

NEXT | @monikh

Sweatpants and furry sliders OFF, lady! It’s time to up the glam stakes and party while we can! Let’s start by updating our makeup bags with some festive essentials, shall we? From foxy red lippy to under eye concealers, check out our hot favourites below, and grab an extra 10% off on us at Next Beauty & Home (yes, that Next) in Milton Keynes.

One of only four Next Beauty & Home stores in the UK – the others are in Herts, Berks and Gateshead – the MK store is hosting a Christmas Shopping Weekend on 11 – 12 Dec. As well as discounts on big name beauty brands stocked by Next (we’re talking YSL, Lancôme, Clinique, Urban Decay, Estée Lauder, Benefit, Bare Minerals, Tom Ford and more), there’ll also be goody bags for the first 100 customers who spend over £45 (easy peasy!).

Plus if you fancy getting your lashes lifted or nails painted (festive red with snowflake motif for us please), there’ll also be a discount on services at the in-store RAWR beauty salon. Now this is the type of Christmas shopping we like. 

Shop the Muddy wish list:

christmas classic

Is there anything more festive than a bright red lip? If you’re going to treat yourself to a new lippy, make it this one from YSL in Rouge Tuxedo – long-wear and enriched with oils to keep chapped lips at bay. 

£30

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all night long

If you’re planning on partying until the wee hours (or like me, at least trying to make it past midnight), then you’ll be needing this setting spray from Benefit. The microfine mist will keep your face on for up to 16 hours. 

£12.50

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cool cashmere

Christmas means two things: gallons of mulled wine (because, just because), and new cashmere, which extends to this delicate eau de parfum from Next – ideal for spritizing over our new cashmere jumpers! The scent comes in a pocket-sized two pack, so one for home and one for your handbag. 

£10

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rosy cheeks

Temperatures are plummeting and we’re in need of a little colour on our cheeks. Channel an elfish rosy glow with this Tom Ford blush palette. Available in several shades, each palette contains a sheer, lighter shade for highlighting and a darker shade for adding definition. Hello cheekbones! 

£65

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bags of style

Too many late nights? Available in 10 shades, this Bare Minerals concealer will banish eye bags with its creamy, creaseproof formula that gives full coverage for 16 hours. 

£24

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all that glitters

An Urban Decay eyeshadow palette is a cult makeup bag essential for a reason and will last you until next Christmas and then some. This one, Naked Reloaded, includes a selection of matte and shimmery nudes, with the base colours handily in the larger outer pans. We’ll be pairing shades Dreamweaver and Distilled for a festive smoky eye.

£39.50

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the morning after

A packed Christmas calendar is great for your social life, but probably not for your skin. Relax and reset with this six pack of Estée Lauder Micro Essence Sheet Masks. Made from silky, hydrospun cotton infused with an intensive blend of biomimetic restorative actives, the masks nourish skin whilst keeping you feeling festive in shiny silver. 

£59

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Next Beauty & Home, 38 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes, MK9 3GA.

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