Here are the must-have beauty items of the week… from Givenchy Mystic Glow Powder to Mac Cream Lip Stain

We share a selection of this month's must-have beauty buys which won't break the bank.

Shake it off

I love indulging in an at-home polish, but I can’t stand the stench of nail varnish remover.

So when The Sign Tribe Remove And Chill Nail Polish Eraser Cream, £12.95, landed on my desk, my mani regime changed forever.

Just slather a pea-sized amount on to each nail, leave for three minutes then swipe off with a cotton pad.

It might be a little pricier than regular remover, but I’m happy to pay to get rid of that smell – plus it contains macadamia, almond and argan oils as well as vitamin E to nourish cuticles.

  • The Sign Tribe Remove And Chill Nail Polish Eraser Cream, £12.95 from BeautyMart — buy now

Keep it sparkly

As much as I love this time of year, there’s still nothing quite like a night on the sofa with a box set and a face mask.

That’s why I’m mega-excited by the launch of T-Zone Glitter Mask Peel Off Silver, £2.99.

Not only can I give my skin some much-needed TLC, I can still look super-glam while I’m doing it, thanks to the (biodegradable, FYI) glitter.

Choose between glow-boosting or pore-refining, and kick back and relax knowing that strawflower, witch hazel and firming centella asiatica extract are getting to work on your partied-out complexion.

  • T-Zone Glitter Mask Peel Off Silver, £2.99 from Superdrug — buy now

Pucker up

When it comes to party season, I’ll always opt for budge-proof, long-wearing make-up that’s guaranteed to stay put all night so I can forget about it and get on with enjoying myself.

And new Mac Versicolour Varnish Cream Lip Stain, £21, does just that. Available in 14 bold shades, the gloss stain will colour your smackers with long-lasting pigment while also giving a juicy, plumped-up finish.

Not to mention the fact it won’t leave your lips parched.

What more could you ask for when you’re prepping your pout for those under-the-mistletoe moments?

  • Mac Versicolour Varnish Cream Lip Stain, £21 from Mac — buy now

Time to glow

If there’s any season you can pull off a gold-toned glow, it’s now.

I’m obsessed with Givenchy Mystic Glow Powder, £34.50, which can be used as both a highlighter and eyeshadow, and this beautiful 3D-star compact is giving us all the festive feels.

Once you’ve got past the fear of ruining its gorgeous design, start experimenting.

Dust across the tops of cheekbones and the tip of your nose with the included brush for a hyper-real glow.

Or dab a wet eyeshadow brush into the powder and swipe over eyelids for a glam evening look.

  • Givenchy Mystic Glow Powder, £34.50 from Givenchy Beauty — buy now

Ask Beauty Editor Lauren

When cold weather strikes, your skin seems to go into meltdown, leaving it dry, flaky and sometimes even sore.

First, avoid perfumed products if your skin has become irritated, as this can aggravate it further.

Start by showering with a super-moisturising oil like Bioderma Atoderm Shower Oil, £8.50, which is full of lipids to pack in moisture.

Then, once out of the shower but before you've dried off completely, spritz Aveeno Daily Moisturising After-Shower Mist, £7.50, all over your body.

It contains oat extract, which helps maintain the skin's moisture barrier.

If you need an even bigger hydration boost, apply Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré, £12.99.

This thick, soothing moisturiser is packed with essential fatty acids and vitamins that will lock in moisture all day.

Stockists: Aveeno (Boots.com), Bioderma (Boots.com), Embryolisse (Feelunique.com), Givenchy (Givenchybeauty.com), Mac (Maccosmetics.co.uk), The Sign Tribe (Thisisbeautymart.com), T-Zone (Superdrug.com).

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