Women are expected to wear three times the normal amount of make-up during the Christmas season, according to a survey conducted by Debenhams’ Beauty Hall.

As the biggest party period gets underway, millions of women are getting ready for the annual festive dinners, drinks and parties.

During an average day, women wear about four pieces of make-up, making sure the basics are covered with mascara, foundation, blusher and lip gloss.

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On a regular night out with the girls, this doubles to a total of eight beauty products, as women glam up by adding eyeliner, lipstick, eyeshadow and bronzer.

When the festive season approaches the amount of make-up worn rockets to three times the normal amount, with women wearing an average of 12 beauty products on a Christmas night out. The false lashes, glitter and highlighter comes out of the beauty bag for that extra festive touch.

The survey of 1,450 customers revealed that it takes an average of 20 minutes to apply everyday make-up, getting glammed up for a night out takes 40 minutes and it takes 60 minutes to get ready for a Christmas do.

“Making sure you have the essential Christmas beauty products is as important as remembering the turkey and sprouts at Christmas dinner,” says Sara Stern, Beauty Trading Director at Debenhams. “Even women who don’t normally wear make-up are getting into the festive spirit by embracing glitter eyeshadow and false lashes to impress at the Christmas party.”

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