You can thank us later
Picture this: you’re in the middle of Debenhams and every counter around you is filled with Christmas deals. There’s just too many brands, too many palettes, TOO MANY SHADES.
Any right minded person would calmly look at each counter, ask one of the sales advisors what’s popular and pick one or two things that look good. Not a makeup addict. We need tried and tested, objective reviews to ensure we’re not wasting money on any old highlighter. If we’re going to pay £32 for something that makes our cheeks look like we’ve been dipped in liquid gold we need to know its bloody good.
So here at heatworld we’ve spent hours watching all your favourite beauty gurus on YouTube and have come up with an amazing list of must haves for you and your make-up addict friends.
And of course, as we are basically all broke AF Christmas elves at this point, we have purse-friendly dupes too.
Shine bright like a diamond with these insane highlighters
Jeffree Star’s Skin Frost
Jeffree Star's Skin Frost in King Tut is a fan favourite, your friends will be visible from space with this holy highlight.
Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette
Dazzle for half the price with four different shimmers in one.
Set your face to stone with these miraculous setting sprays
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
May your makeup never sweat off no matter how much you twerk at the club.
Nyx Professional Makeup Setting Spray
You’ll never get home to find your eyebrow half way down your face again
Blend like a real pro with these essential brush sets
Sigma Essential Kit (12 brushes)
I mean you’re basically Zoella once you have all these brushes.
Morphe 18 Piece Professional Brush Set 684
A third of the price for 6 more brushes?! SIGN US UP.
Perfect that Kylie Jenner pout with some super sultry lipsticks
Dose of Colors Matte Lipstick
Not only will your lips look insanely luscious but they’ll actually stay ON YOUR LIPS, instead of stamped on 13194581 wine glasses.
Maybelleine Colour Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick
Rumour has it this matte lipstick doesn’t leave your lips feeling like you’ve spent a week in the desert.
Sculpt your cheekbones with these Kardashian-style contour palettes
Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette
This is the ultimate makeup bag staple for any Kim K wannabe.
Nyx Highlight & Contour Palette Pro Palette
Half the price doesn’t mean half the quality with this one. You can still have that 2016 Kylie Jenner look on a 2005 Kim K budget, just sayin'.
Create the perfect base with these impeccable primers
Benefit the POREfessional face primer
You’ll be asking ‘WHAT EVEN ARE PORES?!’ after one use of this.
Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm
No, we haven’t gone crazy. This is a genuine makeup MIRACLE that beauty bloggers have been swearing by for years. No wonder men always have such nice skin, the sly dawgs have been holding out on us.
Maybe warn your bezzie before you hand over the shaving balm though, we don't want any EastEnders style Christmas bust-ups.
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