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Shimmer and shine: the ultimate Christmas party makeup looks

This time of year calls for a statement makeup look, whoever you are and whatever dance floor you find yourself on
Glitterball glam
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Photography: Benjamin Madgwick
Glitterball glam

Can you ever wear too much glitter? We don’t think so. At this time of year, be adventurous and try patting a loose glitter over your fave creamy lipstick. Or go for gold with bauble-inspired skin by layering glitter gel and loose glitter on your arms, legs, chest or… head.

Wing wears: Sleek Makeup True Colour Lipstick in Exxxagerate * and Barry M Glitter Rush Body Glitter in Night Fairy.

Alex wears: Schwarzkopf got2b Glitter Glam Glorious Gold Hair Glitter Gel; and In Your Dreams Golden Mirage Biodegradable Glitter.

Metallic mani
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Metallic mani

For festive wow, opt for opulence and extend the colour down your fingers – using a craft foil in the same shade as your polish. Or, for a simple look, use a metallic shade to paint lines over bare nails.

Wing wears: Essie Nail Polish in Steel The Show and gold craft foil.

Alex wears: Barry M Molten Metal Nail Paint in Pink Ice.

Shimmer skin
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Shimmer skin

Party skin looks best full of energy and shine under the lights. Layer cream highlighters and iridescent blushers for glow, and dab on stars where you fancy!

Wing wears: Rimmel London Jelly Highlighter Illuminateur in Shifty Shimmer and No7 Powder Blusher in Rose Blossom.

Alex wears: Dove Derma Spa Summer Revived Shimmer Body Lotion; and In Your Dreams Face Gems in Gold Zorya.

Disco eyes
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Disco eyes

Whether it’s a simple slick of eyeliner to frame, or a full-on smoky, choose metallic shades that will glisten like winter snow. When it comes to perfecting that smoky eye, choose a dark shade across the lid and a lighter hue on the outer edges for extra sheen. The good news is, the messier it gets as the night wears on, the better it looks.

Wing wears: Nude By Nature Natural Wonders Eye Palette.

Alex wears: NYX Professional Makeup Slim Eyeliner Pencil in Silver.

For more statement party looks, go to boots.com/party-looks

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Words and beauty direction: Sarah-Jane Corfield-Smith. Photography: Benjamin Madgwick. Make-up: Nancy Sumner. Hair: Lewis Pallett. Nails: Kate Williamson. Styling: Daisy Toogood. Models: Wing Yue Leung at W Model Management and Alex at MOT Models