House House showing Order progress Grid View Icon Grid View Icon List View Icon List View Icon Padlock Icon Padlock Icon Window Link Icon Window Link Icon Order Number Location Order Number Location Gift Card Number Location Gift Card Number Location Gift Card Pin Location Gift Card Pin Location Location Pin Location Pin Circle Contact Email Contact Us Footer Page Icon Circle Contact Instore Contact Us Footer Page Icon Circle Contact Phone Contact Us Footer Page Icon User Shape Mobile Header Account Icon Wechat Logo Skip to Content
New-season womenswear: Browse the latest trends from our fashion line-up – Shop Now

Getting Party-Ready With Laura Jackson

"Getting your make-up right and having a great dress to wear, it’s like preparing for battle," beams Laura Jackson in her striped Olivia Von Halle pyjamas, "it makes you feel confident – it’s like your armour." Party season is fast approaching and so, like any sensible style maven, Laura is preparing – both literally and mentally, it would seem. "I think it’s nice to make an effort, especially during party season. It’s nice to think, 'right, I’m ready for a good night.'"

"Fresh skin, a good foundation, mascara and a really strong lip – that’s my fail-safe party look."
Laura Jackson

Sharing her get-ready routine, Laura is hardly high maintenance, the presenter and author relying on high-performing beauty must-haves to do the hard work for her. "I think that skincare is really important, especially as we get towards winter," she explains, looking to Lancôme for her fix, "and then make-up just has that really amazing effect where it can completely change your mood. It helps you to think, 'I look great, I feel amazing.'" A flawless base, courtesy of YSL’s longwearing All Hours Foundation, boosted by mascara-fuelled lashes and a punchy red lip, all set with a final spritz of Giorgio Armani perfume, promises to do exactly that.

L'Oreal Laura Jackson
  • Getting Party-Ready With Laura Jackson
  • Getting Party-Ready With Laura Jackson
  • "What’s on my pre-party playlist? Always something fun and feel-good – everyone loves a bit of Rihanna."
    Laura Jackson

On her party wardrobe, Laura shares: "I’ll always dress appropriately for the type event, but comfort is the big thing – I’d never wear a dress just because it was fashionable. I always have to feel comfortable." Counting Roksanda, Borgo De Nor and No.21 among her go-to brands, it comes as no surprise that she likes wearing colour, Laura admitting: "It always lifts my spirits."

"I like to invest in a few party dresses to wear throughout the season and then mix them up with a red lip or a different bag, a different pair of shoes, hair up or hair down," adds Laura, solidifying her status as party style pro – shop her pick of this season’s party-perfect dresses below…