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We grilled beauty insiders on the one product they’ll be stashing in their bag on a night out. Meet your new party must-haves

Understated sparkle


Toni & Guy Rose Gold Highlighter Boots exclusive £9.99/999 points. ‘If you’re not familiar with make-up for hair, it’s time to get acquainted! When it comes to adding glam for a post-work party, it’s my go-to – fast and high-impact. I dab the sponge through my roots and down to the mid-lengths to give a radiant yet subtle shimmer that twinkles, even in low light. Plus, it flatters all hair colours.’
Julie Read, hairstylist

Fast fragrance


New YSL Black Opium Click & Go Perfume Pen, £29/2,900 points. ‘This looks just like your classic Touche Éclat, but it’s actually a space-saving fragrance stick. Use it by clicking the base to fill the brush tip with perfume, then sweep on your pulse points and wherever you’d usually apply your scent. It’s small, light and won’t leak, making it perfect for carrying in my clutch. I can keep topping up to enjoy its heady black coffee aroma, white florals and vanilla notes, no matter how long I’m out.’
Ffion Davies, national make-up and fragrance specialist

Pen pal


Clarins 4-Colour Pen in Harmony 2*, £28/2,800 points. ‘I never leave home without this genius pen, which contains three eyeliners and a classic red lippy. Not only are they all super-easy to apply, but their waxy formula means they won’t budge, either.’
Dani Guinsberg, make-up artist

Highlight reel


Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color in Hollywood & Highlight*, £26/2,600 points. ‘This double-ended product is my must-have for the festive season. The creamy highlighter on one end will give a lit-from-within glow, while the flat buffing sponge on the other end is perfect for blending – making it a cinch to top up on the go.’
Lisa Valencia, make-up artist

Spot on


CYO Tailor Shade Concealer Palette in Fair/Medium Boots exclusive £6.50/650 points. ‘The creamy consistency means you can blend and build shades to keep blemishes covered up throughout the evening. But it’s even more versatile than that on a night out. The darker matte shade is ideal for contouring my nose and cheeks, or I can highlight my Cupid’s bow using the lightest colour. It doesn’t dry or cake, either, so is great for any photo opportunity.’
Nathalie Eleni, make-up artist


It’s elementary

After a male fragrance for your favourite frequent-flyer? Check out the new Ted Baker Travel Tonics in Ag (Silver)Au (Gold) and Cu (Copper), £28 each (25ml). That neat millage means they pass the carry-on test, plus they’re refillable and come in sleek hand-brushed metal flasks. Style and substance in one… winner! Find out more about them here

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*Available in selected stores.

Compiled by Abbie-Joelle Skliarsky Photography Getty Images, Pixeleyes


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