Can you hear those sleigh bells jingling? Christmas is only weeks away, which means invitations to parties and festive gatherings are flooding in.

Our beauty regimes play a big part in getting ready for an event, so it’s time to bid farewell to summer’s ‘barely there’ make-up looks and embrace the glitz and glamour of winter’s beauty trends, encapsulating an array of ‘notice me’ colours and textures for the festive season.

Eyes will shine with on-trend metallic shades, which can be applied as a light, subtle wash or alternatively, painted on more intensely to create a stronger standout party look.

For a fierce appearance that will leave eyes piercing, opt for Givenchy’s Le Prismissime Eye Palette in Noirs En Folie (£40.50), which has a combination of mesmerising metallic and jewelled shades that is a total investment buy and a perfect party pleaser. The palette carries midnight blues, sparkling pewters, intense greens and gorgeous golds.

To frame the eye with a feline flick, Eyeko’s Skinny Liquid Eyeliner (£12) in black will vamp up your most standout features, injecting maximum impact, drawing on a precise line that lasts. To further enhance the eye area, Giorgio Armani’s Black Ecstasy Mascara (£26) gives a fabulously powerful party glare.

To add a subtle hint of all over natural winter-kissed shimmer, opt for Soap & Glory Wonderbronze Shimmer Brick (£11), which houses a wheel of instant-tan tinted shades in an array of soft sparkly browns and creams that acts as the perfect bronzing buddy.

Cheeks will be pretty in pink with Benefit’s Posietint (£24.50), which is applied via a cheek and lip stain that promises hours of smudge proof protection. The poppy-pink tinted lip and cheek stain is every girl’s beauty hero, being a two-in-one, and small enough to carry in any evening clutch. The must-have ‘top me up’ looks more like an idyllic nail polish bottle that is cute as well as very chic.

If you’re more of a classic lipstick gal, the new L’Oreal Paris Collection Exclusive Pure Reds (£6.99 each) provides a perfect match for everyone. Ladies parading blonde and raven hair will be best suited to the pure reds range; redheads should opt for a pink, plum or blue undertone, whilst orangey-red lipsticks will colour enhance pouts of brunettes.

Now it’s time to glam up those nails in bold, glossy varnishes that will complement and colour co-ordinate. Phillip Lim for Nars pillar-box reds, Dior’s vibrant scarlets, Burberry’s Nailberry pink infused rouges, and Nails Inc’s deep purple, almost black, glass-like finish are all fabulous options for nails that scream glamour! (Sparkles are at bay.) Style hair with voluminous curls, spray on your favourite fragrance, slip on that uber alluring gown, and wear drop-dead killer heels. The result? Party perfection!

Until next year, stay beautiful!