The Christmas and New Year party season provides the perfect opportunity to break out of your everyday beauty routine and transform yourself into a different creature – with a glossier, more sophisticated pelt and a whole lot more bite.

So gather round this video from PHOENIX’s Beauty Director, award-winning make-up artist Lan Nguyen-Grealis, who has gathered together this season’s most covetable catwalk beauty trends – from deep purple colours to thick lacquered textures, nude lips to subtle embellishment – to create an inspirational mood-board that will help you nail an opulent yet modern look for your yuletide adventures.

Warning: heads will turn.

Film: Steve Turvey
Make-up Director: Lan Nguyen Grealis using MAC
Retoucher: Viktor Fejes

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