A Festive Makeup Look

I was reading through tons of christmassy posts today, and realised I hadn’t really written any festive posts myself this year, so I’m about to change that!

With Christmas only four days away now (whaaat), I thought it’d be only appropriate to do a festive makeup look. Whether thats for a late christmas party, or for christmas day, I think this could work for either! So, lets start off with the base. I feel like this time of year calls for a full coverage foundation, and my favourite for this has to be the Vichy Dermablend Foundation. I pop this on with a damp beauty blender, and it just gives the most flawless finish. Doesn’t cling to dry patches, nor does it look overly cakey. For concealer, I use a combination of the Rimmel Match Perfection and Seventeen Stay Time. The Rimmel match perfection is great for that extra coverage, and the Seventeen stay time helps to brighten the under eyes.

Contour and bronzing is a step I certainly couldn’t miss out on a look like this. For contouring, I use the NYX Blush in Taupe. This is perfect for us pale gals out there, as its got a very ashy tone to it. I blend this in with a beauty blender, then go over the top with bronzer. For this I’ve been loving the Benefit Hoola Bronzer, which I also sweep across the forehead and on the jawline. Now onto the part of the routine I love most, highlighter. For this I use the Jeffree Star Skin Frost in Peach Goddess. This such a gorgeous, finely milled highlighter that you can build up to give yourself that popping glow.

Now we’re done with the face, the most exciting part…eyes. I’ve got two options for this because I just can’t decide which I prefer more. The Zoeva Cocoa Blends Palette and Tartelett in Bloom.  If I’m using the Zoeva palette, I dip into the gorgeous shade ‘Pure Ganache’, which is a luxurious metallic gold. That goes all over the lid with ‘Freshly Toasted’ through the crease. If I’m opted for the Tarte palette, the shade ‘Firecracker’ goes all over the lid. Which is a stunning bronze/red shade, its hard to explain but oh boy is it pretty. Then I’ll go in with ‘Leader’ through the crease to give it that extra depth. Oh and I can’t forget, popping a highlight shade on the inner corners to make the eyes pop.

For mascara, my favourite and the best at giving volume in my opinion, is the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir mascara. It really grabs every lash and gives so much volume. And if you’re gonna go all out, whack on some falsies as well. My favourite ones at the moment are the Red Cherry Demi Wispy lashes. They’re easy to apply and give great volume, without looking too fake. And finnaallly, the lip colour. I think its inventible I’m going to pick a darker lip, so my options are MAC’s Russian Red or NYX Liquid Suede in Vintage. Russian red is the ultimate matte red shade for this time of year, and Vintage is more burgundy which is equally as beautiful.

And there we have it, a festive full face of makeup! This is a look I’ve gone to several times the past few weeks, and have been loving it.

– Lucy