Party essentials

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Beauty blog’s edit of the must-have beauty items for the festive season...

When it comes to British actress Thandie newton and make-up supremo Kay Montano, what they don’t know about beauty probably isn’t worth knowing. Their joint venture is an online portal for intelligent writing on everything from lipstick to leg hair, and features personal insight into their a-list lives as well as down-to-earth make-up tutorials. We asked them to reveal their must-have party essentials – don’t leave home without them.

  • Creamy concealer, £18.50, Bobbi Brown

    Kay: “I use creamy concealer, £18.50, Bobbi Brown, religiously. It cleverly doubles as under-eye and blemish concealer.”

  • Spiked Barrette, £75, Jennifer Behr.

    Thandie: “My top hair accessories are Spiked Barrette, Galaxy headband and double Star hair Pin, from £75, Jennifer Behr.”

  • Rose Silk finishing Powder, £24.50, Jurlique

    Kay: “Rose Silk finishing Powder, £24.50, Jurlique, applied to the T-zone keeps make-up in place and looking polished.”

  • ouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte lip colour in La Fascinante, £25, Chanel

    Kay: “Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte lip colour in La Fascinante, £25, Chanel is a rich pinky red.”

  • Neon Angel, £20, Ilia

    Thandie: “Lipstick in Neon Angel, £20, Ilia, has good pigment and texture – plus it’s ethical and organic.”

  • Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara in Black, £7.99, Rimmel London

    Kay: “Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara in Black, £7.99, Rimmel London, thickens and separates lashes and is very good value. It’s definitely my choice this festive season.”

  • Giddy kipper, £12, Butter London

    Thandie: “I LOVE a/w colour clash collection in Giddy kipper, £12, Butter London (5). no formaldehyde or nasty chemicals.”

  • Eyelash curlers, Shu Uemura’s, £20

    Kay: “When it comes to eyelash curlers, Shu Uemura’s, £20 (4), are the best. They are often copied but rarely bettered.”

  • Perfume oil in BS003, £42, Lurk

    Thandie: “Perfume oil in BS003, £42, Lurk, comes in tiny vials perfect for a make-up bag. It’s subtle but utterly memorable.”

  • Beach Tint in raspberry, £20, Becca

    Thandie: “Beach Tint in raspberry, £20, Becca, creates blushed cheeks that are natural and dewy – great with a bold lip.”