Paris En Rose, by Lancôme

Christmas makeup needs to sparkle, and one that has party written all over it is from Lancôme - here are our picks.

Lancôme Holiday Collection Paris En Rose.

Lancôme Holiday Collection Paris En Rose.

Sequins in the Spotlight Ombré Hypôse in Rose Satin, $52. Radiant Virtuosos Crayon The Khôl Duo in Paris La Nuit, $52. Winter Strobing The Highlighter Cushion, $77. Smoky Lumiere, La Palette Des Réves, $120.

The work of creative director, New Zealander Lisa Eldridge this new collection was inspired by the lights of Paris. A 17 strong jewel-inspired range with tones of champagne to dusky rose, gold and hot pink. A cleverly curated eye shadow palette featuring nudes, rose and gold called Smoky Lumiere, La Palette Des Réves, $120 or four crystal-inspired single shadows, Sequins in the Spotlight Ombré Hypôse, $52; are all easy-to-use neutrals flecked with gold and in semi-matte browns that are ideal for contouring. Four new Radiant Virtuosos Crayon The Khôl Duos, $52, are super soft pencils that have a dual purpose, one end highlights while the other adds smoky drama. And no makeup look would be complete without polish, lacquers called Sparking Finish Vernis In Love, $32 from glittery pink, to gold and icy cream. The three lipsticks, that round off the collection are way too pink for my liking, all bright violet-based shades but if you're a pink addict, they will not disappoint. 
Finally, saving the best until last, Winter Strobing The Highlighter Cushion, $77. A liquid highlighter you can press onto the high points of the face with fingers or a brush to add an instant iridescent sheen - suitably fit for any party.

Lancôme Holiday Collection Paris En Rose hits counters October 17 at six Lancôme doors across the country.