Inside the Advent Calendar: The Makeup You Need to Know About

Our 2020 Beauty Calendar has landed and this year we’re doing things a little differently. We’re marking the upcoming festive season with a one of a kind edit of 24 show-stopping products that work. This week we’re discussing prestigious makeup, showcasing the products that you’ll receive in your Award Winners – The Beauty Calendar. Let’s zero in on what makes the brand and products so special.



It was a no-brainer to include legendary makeup brand M.A.C, and what better product to include than the lipsticks that made them iconic. The Award Winners – The Beauty Calendar includes their ‘Whirl’ shade, a creamy and long-lasting rosy-brown matte, that bagged an accolade at this year’s Vogue Beauty Awards in the category ‘Best for Directional Make-up’. 

LiB Tip: Apply directly to the lips from the bullet, or for more of a precise application, use a lip brush. 



A good mascara is a game-changer, so we wanted to include something that achieved instant lift and volume whether you’re creating a look that’s low key or high impact. Benefit’s They’re Real! Mini Mascara won Cult Cosmetic Product of the Year 2019 at the ASOS Beauty Awards, and it’s little wonder why. The product delivers with a jet black long-wearing formula complete with custom domed tip, to help maximise coverage of the inner lashes. 

LiB Tip: Wiggle the wand from side to side, working from the base to the tip of the lashes to achieve maximum volume, lift and length. 



The Wardrobe Icons Beauty Awards 2020 saw this Erborian staple win in the Best Everyday Primer category. Formulated with Korean white water lily extract due to its mattifying properties, this five-in-one primer achieves an instantly softer and smoother complexion. 

LiB Tip: Apply over the whole face as a primer before makeup, or for a naturally matte finish, it can be used alone as a day cream. 



As the festive season approaches, it’s always appropriate to add a little sparkle to a look. A subtle, luxe shimmer is achieved in seconds with Marc Jacobs Beauty’s Highliner Glam Glitter Gel Eye Crayons, and we have two delectable shades available. Winning Best Eyeliner Pencil at the Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards 2020, this jewel-toned beauty delivers on intense colour with the guarantee of a 12-hour waterproof wear. 

LiB Tip: Line, smudge or layer, the choice is yours with this versatile liner.



Finding a reliable liner that achieves your dream wing can be tough, but if Eyeko winning at the Elle Beauty Awards is anything to go by, we think this liquid eyeliner will become your fast favourite. The carbon-black liner glides on with ease, and the nib feature gives both shape and control, making it super versatile and a breeze to work with. 

LiB Tip: Apply pressure to the nib according to how thick you want your liner: light pressure for thin lines, more pressure for thicker, more defined looks. 



Whether you’re looking for a subtle wash of pigment, or full coverage colour, Dr. PAWPAW has you covered. They bagged the Best New Lip Product award at the Pure Beauty Awards 2019, and it’s not hard to see why. A juicy pop of colour is created with do-good ingredients like pawpaw, papaya fruit, aloe vera and olive oil, and the versatile product can easily be swept onto lips for a natural look, or applied more thoroughly for a statement. 

LiB Tip: As well as use on the lips, the balm can also be dabbed on the cheeks for a flush of colour. 



The ultimate treat for lips comes in the form of Skin Chemists’s Rose Quartz Youth Defense Lip Plump. Winner at The Beauty Shortlist 2020, the treatment worth £29 is made with volulip, derived from a plant that stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid, your lips will be left hydrated, plumped, soft and glossy.  

LiB Tip: Can be applied under lipstick, or simply used alone. 


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