Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Festive Party Makeup

We're now officially in party season and, although these past two years I've only been invited to one or two do's, this year I've got a fair few planned, so therefore I like to plan my makeup in advance. Longevity is important and anything with a bit of shimmer in is welcomed with open arms. 

For my base, the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation is my top pick and it is one which I've received many compliments whilst wearing. It's medium coverage and looks super natural when paired with a beauty blender for application. It matches my skin tone perfectly which is great, and when set with the Glossier Wowder it lasts all night long too - Taking away that slight sheen to the face without making it look flat. 

I like to keep my cheeks as simple as possible, opting for a light contour and then a quick dust of blusher to add a little colour. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blusher in Eutrophic Fusion* is a top pick of mine as it's super gorgeous, yet not too overpowering. I have this shade in both a palette and a single as it's so perfect for this time of the year. For highlighter, it's got to be the The Balm's Mary Lou Manizer as it gives off an ethereal glow that cannot be beaten when you don't want to look like a disco ball, but you still want to add a sheen. 

Eyes are the area I feel like I'll be focusing the most on this year as I have some dreamy picks that I can't wait to dig out, including the Stila Glitter Written In The Stars Set* as the trio have already been a party must have of mine over the last couple of weeks. They're super long lasting, go with a variety of looks and are festive too! 

For eyeshadow, I have been torn between the Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Palette -another one I pull out during Christmas- or go with something I can rely on like the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette*. Both of these are warm-toned and very fitting for the festive season, but I can imagine myself switching between all the palettes I own. Single eyeshadows are super useful for a soft wash of colour if needs be; the Nars Rigel offering and MAC Tan Pigment are two of my favourites. I then add a pair of my favourite lashes, the Eylure Fleur Loves* offering as they give a little bit of volume on the outer edge which just adds a fluttery finish to my look. 

Lipstick is a hard one to chose as I tend to want to go for a red, but this isn't always an option for me if I've gone heavy on the eyes. A nude is always handy and I'll either go with my trusty Huda Beauty Girlfriend Matte Lipstick* or the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk pick, which will look great being pulled out of my handbag on a night out. If I do fancy a deep colour, then I opt for a classic in the form of NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams as they're comfortable, yet pigmented too. 

What are your top festive party makeup picks? 

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