Just as the festive season allows us to bust out our favourite party dresses and play with vibrant colours and prints, the holiday months also present the perfect time to experiment with daring beauty. From bold red lips and shimmering shadows to spirited nail shades, there really is no better time to go all out in the glam game.

Here are some of the makeup products we’ll be swiftly adding into our beauty arsenal come the festive season.

If there’s any lip colour that’s quintessential to the holiday season, it’s red. And where better to look for that perfect crimson shade than M.A.C, who have released a trio pack of the iconic product that made the famed makeup brand so iconic. The Tiny Tricks Trio offers up three differing red shades in a creamy matte finish: Eclectic Skeptic, Candy Swirl and Razzmatazz.

If there are any eyeshadow shades that scream party season, it’s a collection of golden, shimmery shadows. In Bobbi Brown’s Golden Illusion palette, you’ll find twelve eye-catching metallics and rich earth tones that vary from subtle to striking. The shades can be used individually for more muted glam or paired together for a bold finish—it’s a truly versatile palette.

For those looking for more subtle ways to enhance their makeup this season, look to Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Matte & Dewy Duo, a pairing of loose setting powder delivering a flawlessly matte finish, and setting spray, which soothes and refreshes the skin with a radiant glow (without actually adding glitter, shimmer or sparkle). They’re also in a mini set, so you can pop them in your handbag and touch up on the go.

For those looking for a way to add a bold finish to their makeup looks, you can’t go past the Mirenesse Curly Lash Duo, which is bound to become your new secret weapon. The limited-edition pairing comes equipped with the brand’s famous Icurl Heated Eyelash Curler to create your most dramatically curled lashes yet, paired with their iconic mascara for that intense finish.

We’re all for matching our beauty products to the changing seasons, and what better way than by adding a sunshine yellow into the mix. OPI’s Make My Daisy shade is the perfect buttery yellow, sure to brighten your day.

What better way to finish off a summer-ready look than with a swipe of Lancôme’s Teint Idole Ultra Wear Blush Stick in the vibrant Wild Beauty, offering up an effortlessly radiant finish. The shade is not only a vibrant red, but is buildable and can be layered to give the exact shade you're after.

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