From grown-up shimmer to skin saviours; top picks for the party season from five beauty insiders...
Elle McNamara, Founder of @bambidoesbeauty
"This pastel-pink perfume from Acqua di Parma is a party favourite of mine. Peonia Nobile is a delicate but long-lasting scent that combines some of my best-loved fragrance notes including pepper, raspberry, peony and rose (it’s basically pink through and through). A little of it goes a long way, and the bottle is small and light enough to fit in even the most compact of clutch bags."
Lee Pycroft, Make-Up Artist
"I love the idea of wearing metallic reflective tones to amp up my make-up for parties and special events. The new Christian Louboutin eyeshadows are ideal for this as they have an intense, sparkly finish. From the golden black shade to a shimmering sea green, they can all be used to create a classic smoky eye shape or to embellish the lash line with a flash of brilliant colour."
Funmi Fetto, Contributing Beauty Editor at British Vogue
"This is my go-to lip product for the party season – I’m obsessed. Rouge Allure Ink speaks to my passion for a fabulously bold, bright lip and the matte texture is wonderfully lightweight, thanks to a wax formula that gives it a soft, velvety finish. I also love the pigment – it’s deep and immovable – and, of course, I love the gorgeous packaging, because who doesn’t love Chanel?"
Amy Lawrenson, Editorial Director at Byrdie UK
"I’ve had so many compliments about my skin since using this. It’s a complexion booster that combines the blurring power of a primer with the glow-boosting prowess of a highlighter. It makes you look like you have great skin (and not just great make-up skills!). Worn under make-up, it gives the complexion a luminous quality – it’s a photo filter in a bottle."
Azzi Glasser, Perfume Designer to the A-list
"My must-have product right now is this dual-element CO2 Crystallising Ener-gy Mask. I’m a working mother of two who travels the world on business, so my time is limited. For special occasions, this is an essential. It leaves my complexion revived, illuminated and tightened, and gives it a glow, creating the perfect base on which to apply make-up."