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In a perfect world, your pre-party prep would see you leisurely sipping mulled wine while flipping through fashion magazines as a team of hairstylists, manicurists, and makeup artists go to town. In this world, however, you're lucky if you have time to shave your legs and swipe on some Lady Danger before heading out to your next soirée with a bottle of red from the offie tucked under your arm.
But, because we love you, and know there's a glamazon who's just dying to bust out and get busy under the mistletoe, we've taken the liberty of hunting down 14 party-perfect beauty buys that will take your holiday hotness to the next level.
And, believe it or not, everything on our list hails from High Street, which means you can easily pop in for a purchase while you're out and about in hot pursuit of yet another Secret Santa pressie that costs less than a tenner, is completely impersonal, and somehow not totally lame. It's the little things...right?