Christmas Party Makeup Look

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Whether it is with work, family or friends, most of us have some sort of Christmas party to go to! My guilty secret is that getting ready for these things is my absolute favourite part!

I love setting aside lots of time to get ready so I can take my time and I won’t be rushed if I end up getting distracted by listening to Christmas party songs as I go!

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For base, I like to go for something with a full coverage that I know will last all night – for me that is the MAC Studio Fix Fluid. I love to use this with an illuminating primer as it is quite heavy, but that is what makes it so good for parties.

For concealer, I usually choose something quite highlighting. Recently I have been liking the Barry M Light Reflecting Flawless Concealer as it has a very natural highlight to it. It isn’t particularly full coverage, but I find the foundation does most of the covering work for me.

I feel like evening parties mean I can wear that little bit more makeup, so I go in with some cream contour. This is the LA Girl Pro Concealer in the shade ‘Toast’. I use this in the hollows of my cheek bones, around the outside of my face and forehead, a little down each side of my nose and a tiny bit under my bottom lip. And I really do mean a little bit – this is quite a dark shade so I have to go steady!

Finally, I love the ELF palette in ‘St Lucia’ for a lovely pretty pink, shimmery blush which acts like a highlighter with gold, gently shimmer in it. The bronzer here is amazing too, I love this to bronze up my face, again it has a very subtle shimmer that makes your skin look so healthy and glowing.

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On to brows, this is the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade as always! On me, this stays put for hours and hours and always gives a brilliant finish to my brows.

If I am going to wear a red lip, I tend to keep it a bit more simple on the eyes so it doesn’t get too much! A great shadow that does all the work for you is MAC’s Woodwinked. A lovely, bronze, gold shade that looks amazing all over the lid and blended into the crease too.

For eyeliner, my favourite at the moment is the Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner. It is so easy to use, you literally just draw on your liner as if you were using a pen – and this one is really pigmented and black.

Then I apply plenty of mascara! The L’oreal Telescopic one is super dramatic and volumizing so I add a couple of layers of this to the top and bottom lashes. Then I like to add a pair of lashes too, because they add so much to a makeup look!

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For lips, I always go for a red lip at a Christmas party! The one in the photo is the Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick in ‘Immortal’ (full review here)  I’ve written a post all about My Favourite Red Lipsticks For Christmas, head over to see my top pics!

 

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  1. December 15, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    I agree, i love getting ready for special days, parties, evenings. Usually from M-F I wear the bare minimal only because I’m just going to work and I’ll yawn it all off come 5PM lol but the products you choose are some of my favorites! I haven’t used the Anastasia brow gel but I hear nothing but great things about it. The Eyeko liquid liner is one of my absolute favorites! And a red lip tops it all off perfectly 🙂 Hope we get to see you all glammed up in some upcoming posts!!

    xo, JJ

    • December 15, 2016 / 10:41 pm

      It is the best part for sure 🙂 yeah I agree, plus it’s fun to dress up your makeup on evenings or the weekend! I’m truly loving the eyko liner, I’m reaching for it every time I do my makeup at the moment! Maybe I will share the finished looks soon! Xxxx

  2. The New Old Fashioned Girl
    December 15, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    I love that ELF palette! I have to start using it again, its been a while.
    Getting doing my makeup is my favorite part of any event.
    The New Old Fashioned Girl

    • December 15, 2016 / 10:42 pm

      Yeah I was the same, I rediscovered it in my collection and I’ve fallen back in love with it, so affordable too! Agreed, I love setting aside time to get ready xxx

  3. December 15, 2016 / 10:22 pm

    Hahah getting ready for parties is probably the highlight of my night too XD Well besides for the food lol. This is a great lineup of products! I love that MAC shadow, it looks like the perfect color to pair with a red lip 🙂 I’m the same way, if I wear a red lip I like something more subdued on the eyes. Happy holidays!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

    • December 15, 2016 / 10:43 pm

      Haha, it’s funny how we all love getting ready most! I guess it’s because I don’t wear much makeup on other times, so it’s a chance to really have fun with it 🙂 agreed, it is such a lovely shade to go with red! Have a lovely Christmas ❤️xxx

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