The extreme chill in the air and the glittering lights of Grafton Street only mean one thing – Silly Season is upon us. Whether it's the office Secret Santa, that one person you never know how to buy for or you’re looking to treat yourself this party season, Pam Connell has got you covered.

NARS – Mini Blush and Balm Set – Orgasm, €22
NARS have really gone all out with their super sparkly Studio 54 themed Christmas collection. These duos come in a variety of shades including their iconic and cheekily named Orgasm blusher.

This rouge rogue has been a staple of many a beauty lover’s makeup bag - including my own. The peachy/gold hue is the pop of colour to go with any makeup look worn on many a Christmas night out on the tiles. The rose-gold packaging of the mini-lip balm is an additional touch of glam to this already gorge duo.

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Best Brows Ever Kit, €32.50
Anastasia Beverly Hills is a brand that has serious brow-game. Favoured by beauty icons such as Kim K and Jaclyn Hill, this kit will have your brows looking seriously on fleek.

The set contains three must-have products from the brand including a travel-size DIPBROW® Gel, and clear brow gel and a full-size Brow Wiz® which alone normally costs €28.

These kits come in a selection of shades and can be used to create both fluffy and fully defined brows.

Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Eyes, €32
This set contains a mini-Legendary Lashes mascara and a mini Rock 'N’ Kohl eyeliner pencil in the shade ‘Bedroom Black’.

The mascara is formulated to be long-wearing, smudge-proof and humidity-resistant and the liner has one swipe super pigmentation that will blend and set.

This is an ideal duo for any makeup bag and is perfect to transform any eye look from day-to-night.

MAC - Star-Sighting Compact Eyeshadow Palette in Neutral, €35
These palettes are part of MAC’s Christmas Collection and are available in three colour sets – Neutral, Lavender and Fuchsia. Each of the compacts are quite wearable but the combination of the cranberry and golden hues in the Neutral palette were the show stealer in my opinion.

Each palette contains six shades with a mix of matte and Dazzleshadow textures. If you’re not familiar with MAC’s Dazzleshadow formula, as the name suggests they pack a super glittery punch while still being creamy and ideal for adding a pop to any eye look.

Pam Connell is a trained make up artist and self-proclaimed beauty and skincare junkie. Follow her on Instagram at @pam_connell or get in touch at