Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

The Girls Who Party Want Life to Sparkle

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

The Girls Who Party Want Life to Sparkle

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Byline: By Shereen Low

Shereen Low picks out some pretty products to get you noticed.

Getting admiring glances at a party is a sure-fire way to get you smiling ( not from men of course, but from other women when you take out the pretty palette from your handbag.

With 40s and 50s fashion adding some glamour to the high street, what could be a better accessory than some cosmetics in elegant and feminine packaging?

The Journal finds beauty products for girly girls.

There's plenty around to keep ladies satisfied.

Dior's Sparkling compact, pounds 29, is the must-have accessory to get your hands on this season.

Eagerly awaited and intensely coveted, the shiny silver metal palette with a logo in sparkling amethyst contains Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss and lipstick, along with a lip brush and mirror.

Hot on its heels are MAC's 6 Eyes Jewel turquoise compact, pounds 25, containing six different shades and a professional brush for application, and Hard Candy's Midnight Snack Kit, pounds 13 from Boots, featuring four mouth-watering lipglosses.

And Lip Lingerie's Panties In A Bunch box of six miniature lipglosses in oh-so-feminine names like Jewelled G-String and Satin Hipster, pounds 26, from www.hqhair.com, will look immensely delicious on your dressing table.

More palettes can be found at Stila and Pupa. Stila's Media Darling palette, pounds 29 (01730 232566) contains four eyeshadows, a cheek colour, a lip colour and a lipgloss, not to mention three brushes, while Pupa's floral Pinwheel, pounds 14.95 (01932 254854) can be opened up to reveal colourful shades for eyes and lips.

Eye Love It! eye palettes, pounds 8, from Boots, come with six eyeshadows and a sponge applicator, and are available in two varieties for day and night, while Boots' Embrace lipgloss, pounds 5, comes with a feathered slipper keyring.

BeneFit's three-in-one Glamourette, pounds 32.50, was inspired by a 40s vintage compact and comes with everything you'll need for a night out. It includes a lipstick, a blush, face powder/cheek and lip highlighter and a mirror, all encased in a cute case.

Marks & Spencer's new Ceriso range comes in elegant packaging with lace and ribbon print. …

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