8 Wise Buys for a Gorgeous Party Season
1. Multiple-choice blush
Four best-selling powder blush shades that flatter everyone, plus a bronzer and a champagne highlighter, will keep you looking fresh and sunny till spring. Nars Danmari Palette, $65.
2. Shinier hair for all
This moisturizing shampoo-and-conditioner duo is designed to whip frizz-plagued curls into shape, but the formulas are lightweight enough to sleekify straight hair too. Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo, $18, and Conditioner, $20.
3. Luxury in a tube
Hands down, the silkiest, most heavenly-scented and adorably-packaged cream we've come across. Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Therapy, $8.
4. Insta-sexy eyes
A cream eye-shadow so rich and smooth, the tiniest dab covers your entire lid. We love this pink-glitter-flecked pewter shade for creating a shimmery, smoky look. Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Illusoire, $36.
5. Such an elegant scent
This ultra-feminine fragrance—with notes of bergamot, jasmine, and white woods—smells like something Grace Kelly would have spritzed. Oscar de la Renta Live in Love eau de parfum, $98 for 3.4 oz.
6. A good excuse to pucker up
Why not slick on one of these fruity tinted balms, give him a wink, and park it under the mistletoe? Maybelline New York Baby Lips Repairing Lip Balm in Grape Vine, Cherry Me, and Pink Punch, $3.99 each.
7. Grown-up dazzle
Now is the moment to glitz up your mani, and with this deep violet hue, your digits will look chic, not tweeny. Revlon Nail Enamel in Facets of Fuchsia, $4.79.
8. Secret Santa, solved
A gift that keeps on giving! This triple-milled soap, scented with mango and citrus, is gorgeously wrapped and lasts for months. Fresh Sugar Passion Oval Soap, $14.