The SHB Advent Calendar – Day Eleven

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Topshop Smokey Eye Gift Set, £22

When winter rolls in with its sharp, crisp air, cheery 100 deniers and gratuitous sequins on clothing, so does a beauty maven’s urge to take up her make-up brushes and turn her look up to 11. Perfect for Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and every day between, Topshop’s Smokey Eye gift set in lovely monochrome packaging and grouped together in a reusable pink PVC pouch, is all the young woman in your life is going to need. The kit consists of the Golden Aura eyeshadow palette – four highly pigmented and blendable shimmery golds and browns, with a 3D Curve mascara and an excellent dense, smudgy soft eye kohl for extra intensity. It’s perfectly curated, impressive to look at, and extremely well priced for something that feels so much more expensive. And you could always, of course, cherry pick the make-up for yourself, and hand her the pouch stuffed with a musical reindeer oven glove. That’s what I’d do.


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