CHRISTMAS MAKE UP TUTORIAL: A GOLDEN CHRISTMAS

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What better way to make these moments even more lovely than entering the room with a glamorous make-up look?  Exactly.

Christmas is upon us. Actually, tomorrow’s Christmas Eve!
Time to meet up with the family to induce food comas and reminisce on those awkward teenage moments that we’ve all been through and our family keep reminding us of. Yes, it’s that time. And what better way to make these moments even more lovely than entering the room with a glamorous make-up look?  Exactly.

There’s even the option of putting some glitter on those eyeballs (not your actual eyeballs, mind you) to try and divert the attention from your uncles and aunts inquiring about when you’re going to get your own place, to simply staring at your diamond-like eyes? Or we could always just stick to the whole gold-bronze thing. Maybe we should do that. Well, luckily for you I put together a simple yet luxurious looking make-up look that’s perfect for this occasion! So enough rambling on my part, let’s get to it!

Eyes

Base: MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
Lid: Urban Decay Half Baked, MAC Woodwinked
Crease: MAC Embark
Liner: MAC Carbon
Brow bone: MAC Vanilla Pigment
Lashes: Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir
Eyebrows: MAC Omega + MAC Charcoal Brown

Start with your bases. I used a Paint Pot to make the shadows go on more vibrant and to extend their staying powder and prevent creasing. Then I applied a vibrant, slightly coppery golden shade to the lid, focussing on applying it towards the inner part of the lid. I took this in to about 1/2 of the lower lash line. I then applied a warm, brownish-gold shade to the rest of the lid, blending it high into the crease. I took what was left on my brush to apply onto the lower lash line, blending it into the other gold color. Take your time blending this thoroughly – you want a nice gradient transition from the crease to just below the brow bone. I then took a rich matte brown that has some red undertones to deepen the look up. I put this shade into the crease and the outer part of the lid, and started blending all the colors together. I also took a bit of the matte brown to connect the outer part of the lid to the outer part of the lower lash line. I used MAC’s Vanilla Pigment for highlighting purposes since it has that golden sheen to it. I just applied a bit of it on the brow bone and in the inner tear duct, slightly blending it out towards the inner part of the lower lash line.

To optically give my lashes a bit more volume, I applied an intense black eyeshadow very close to the upper lash line. Just a few coats of mascara, and your eye make-up is completed.

Face

Concealer: Collection (2000) Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light 2 + Fair 1
Foundation: Make Up For Ever Pan Stick Foundation in Ivory
Contour: Make Up Forever Pan Stick Foundation in Mat Beige
Powder: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light
Blush: MAC Desert Rose
Highlighter: Chanel Illuminating Powder

To battle the cold that winter time brings with it, I like using my a cream foundation. I just applied this all over my face with a buffing brush, and using the same foundation in a slightly darker shade, I very minimally contoured my face. I like that it warms my skin up enough to match the warm, bronze eye make-up. Just a bit of concealer to camouflage some imperfections and some powder to set your foundation, and that’s your base done and dusted (get it?). I used a mauve rose blush to add a bit of warmth and color to my face, and applied some gold rose highlighter to my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose.

Lips

Liner: MAC Lip Pencil in Cherry
Lipstick: MAC Lipmix in Red

What’s Christmas without some red lipstick? I used my favorite lip pencil to line my lips and applied a vibrant red matte lip cream to my lips. If you’re not into the matte look, just apply some gloss over it or even a lip balm.

Happy Holidays to all of you! May you all get loads of lovely presents and warm cuddles from the people you love! I’ll be back with a new blog post after I come out of my annual Christmas food coma.
Much love xxx

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