Thursday, 10 December 2015

Festive Makeup

Festive Makeup
- This post is in collaboration with The 7th chamber - 

As someone who usually opts for a neutral eye and lip combo, Christmas is the time of year that I really start experimenting with my makeup. Red lips and glittery eyeshadow really come into play, so today I have put together my festive makeup routine to share with you. 

B A S E | Whether I'm going out for a Christmas party or hosting a dinner, I have to make sure my skin looks flawless. A long lasting, dewy foundation is a must and the only foundation that really cuts it at the moment is the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation. It blends seamlessly into the skin leaving a natural yet perfected finish. To follow, I apply a loose setting powder to make sure that my base is set. 

During the Christmas period I like to bathe in highlighter and fake myself some cheekbones. The Nars Copacabana Illuminator leaves a subtle sheen to the skin, so I like to apply theBalm's Mary Lou Manizer over the look to create a strong highlight. Aside from the extra glow I like to add, I also make more of an effort with my contour. The Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder is a miracle worker if you're looking to create cheekbones in an instant. The grey hued powder creates a natural looking shadow and can be easily blended out. Throughout the year I normally only use a handful of blushers, but during December I always feel the need to whip out the ones that have been collecting dust. Saying that, the festive blusher of my choice this year is the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush - True Love, a warm pink hue that adds just the right amount of colour to the cheeks. 

E Y E S | As for eyeshadow I have been taking inspiration from this House Of Fraser video whereby they incorporate two of my favourite things; smoky eyes and glitter. To recreate this look the eyeshadows I have opted for are the Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Palettea luxe quad made up of champagne, brown and burgundy shades perfect for creating a strong smoky eye. To follow, I apply my MAC Pigment in Tan all over the lid to achieve a strong copper wash of colour and apply a soft, champagne shimmer to the inner corners to brighten the whole eye look. After several lashings of mascara, I apply my Eylure Fleur De Force Fleur Loves Lashes. These 3/4 lashes add fullness to the outer edge and they stay in place all night long, perfect for those Christmas parties. 

L I P S | A Christmas makeup look wouldn't be complete without a red lip. My go-to this season has been MAC Ruby Woo; a vivid matte red that is surprisingly really wearable and stays put for hours. If you're after a more natural look or you've gone a bit heavy on the eyes then the Tom Ford Addison -a pink nude- is your best bet. Yes it's luxe, but I like to treat myself during the festive season. 

N A I L S | Last up is nails and once again it's all about the glitter. Essie is a brand I haven't been able to get enough of this year, so I knew they'd have to get a mention. Summit Of Style and Tassle Shaker are the two glitter top coats that I will be wearing over my favourite plum or red shade normally in the form of Bahama Mama or Fifth Avenue. 

What festive makeup will you be wearing over Christmas?

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