How To Create The Perfect Festive Makeup Look
The festive season is here and it's time to embrace the magic of Christmas time once again. With Christmas comes all those fabulous parties, so if you're looking for the perfect festive makeup to carry you through the season, you're in the right place!
Prepare to sparkle and shine with our specially curated selection of the best Christmas party makeup products, handpicked by our resident makeup artist, Rach. From glam eyes to pout-worthy lips, these makeup must-haves will transform your look from day to night, ensuring you're ready to conquer any party scene!
Prep Your Skin
The perfect makeup starts with the perfect prep! So start your Christmas party makeup with your skincare routine to ensure that your skin is healthily hydrated and glowing. Elemis The Prep, Prime & Glow Gift set contains five Elemis bestsellers in a handy travel size to help you take your glow to the next level!
"This is such a gorgeous set," Rach says, "it includes one of my all-time skin-enhancing faves - the Superfood Glow Priming Moisturiser, that makes your skin look so healthy and radiant whilst adding that much-needed hit of hydration. On my 'no makeup' days, I love wearing this because it really does make my skin look flawless."
Get A Flawless Base
"One of my favourite makeup products to apply is foundation! With the right base, you're laying down the perfect foundation for the rest of your makeup to sit on." Rach says. She recommends Illamasqua's Skin Base Foundation that gives a flawless, fresh-faced finish whilst offering buildable coverage for a customisable look.
Rach also loves et al.'s Intelligent Skin Cream Foundation which offers a ton of skincare benefits as well as amazing coverage. "This foundation is a real multitasker and is one of the best foundations for makeup that's infused with skincare," Rach says, "it contains Blue Shield to protection your skin from blue light and infra-red radiation and hydrachrysum™ to deliver hydration to your skin during wear."
Get Your Glow On
'Tis the season to sparkle and shine, so it's only right that your festive makeup look should include a gorgeous pop of highlighter, too! Rach recommends Illamasqua's Beyond Liquid Highlighter. "This is one of my ride or die products when it comes to highlighters. If you're not usually a fan of liquid highlighters, I think this one may convert you - it certainly converted me! The formula is enriched with jojoba oil that helps to give an effortless application and feels buttery soft on your skin. It gives such a gorgeous luminosity to your skin and a real dewy glow. Use it on the high points of your face, and even on your collarbones for a gorgeously glowing look."
Once you've added your base products, it's important to add dimension back to your face with your bronzer and blush. Add a touch of bronzed goddess with Sigma Beauty's Matte Bronzer for a sun kissed, healthy look.
Bronze And Blush
Next, add a po of colour to your cheeks with Sigma Beauty's Blush in Sunset Kiss - a gorgeous pink hue that will add a beautiful flush of colour and liven up your look with a touch of shimmer.
Define Your Eyes And Brows
"Your eyes are what really sets your party makeup look off!" Rach says. "For festive season, I love a good old smokey eye - but I love to use browns, golds, and warm, rich hues as opposed to greys and blacks that can look a little too harsh." Rach recommends Sigma Beauty Ritzy Eyeshadow Palette. "This nine pan palette contains a gorgeous selection of matte, shimmer, and metallic finishes in an assortment of warm browns and shimmering golds - the perfect selection for party peepers!"
For defining your eyebrows, you can't go wrong with HD Brows Browtec. This foolproof retractable pencil allows you to create natural hair strokes or a more defined block brow with ease. Plus, with its built-in spoolie, you can brush your brow hairs into place with ease.
"If you have unruly brows that you struggle to tame, Eyeko Brow Gel gives all day (or night!) hold." Rach says. "So, whether you prefer a neatly groomed brow or a brushed-up brow look (think laminated brows), Eyeko's Brow Gel will allow you to create your favourite looks with ease - and all without flaking or leaving behind a white residue."
Last up - mascara! Lengthen and define your lashes with Jane Iredale's PureLash Lengthening Mascara. The thickening formula is packed full of moisture and is specially designed to enhance your natural lashes without any damaging ingredients. With a dual-sided brush, the wand helps you to create longer and fuller looking lashes. it also helps to prevent the splitting and breakage of your natural lashes.
Perfect Your Pout
When it comes to the perfect party pout you need to start with the perfect prep. The iS Clinical Lip Duo contains a lip scrub to buff away dry skin, and a nourishing lip elixir to smooth your lips and redefine their contour.
"To me, a red lip is the ultimate for Christmas time!" Rach says. "I really love Sigma Beauty Liquid Lipstick In Venom for a plush red lip that's sure to turn heads." This lightweight satin-matte liquid lipstick packs a punch with a gorgeous, extreme colour payoff in just one swipe of the doe foot applicator. With a deluxe hydrating formula and smooth texture, your lips won’t feel dried out.
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Gently exfoliate lips with the Lip Polish delivering a conditioning, hydrating and softening action. Follow with the nourishing Youth Lip Elixir to plump, smooth and redefine the lip contour for immediate and long-term results.
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