21.12.15

Christmas Day Makeup

Can you believe that Christmas is now only four sleeps away?! Ahh, that's seriously insane! This year has gone by SO FAST! As we're now well and truly in the midst of the holiday season, I've shared with you a winter wish list, some baking ideas and even 15 things you can do in the winter. But now, it's time to talk all things beauty. As you've probably already guessed by the title, today's post is all about what's going on my face this Christmas. 







Base

Benefit Girl Meets Pearl
Instead of using MAC Strobe Cream, I thought I would change things up slightly with this number. Its pinky, pearlescent finish adds the most stunning glow to the face.

Benefit Porefessional
I'll then be priming my face with Benefit Porefessional. This shall act as a base to prolong the finish of my makeup, alongside helping to erase and smoothen the appearance of any pores.

Bourjois Healthy Mix in 'Vanilla'
If you have combination skin like me then this foundation works like a dream. It lasts all day, providing me with a healthy glow, great coverage and all without having to worry about the five o'clock shine. I love it.

MAC Prolongwear Concealer in 'NC15'
This concealer works genuine wonders for the under eye area. With this beauty my under eyes are looking bright and awake all day long! If you're looking for a dupe, the Collection Lasting Perfection is a great alternative.

NARS Translucent Powder in 'Crystal'
With its light reflecting technology, this helps to add a seamless, brightening finish to the face without looking too cakey. The Vitamin E and Glycerin contained within this product help to fight against dryness, providing the skin with a luminous yet matte finish.

Clinique Cheek Pop in 'Plum Pop'
Although appearing very bright in the pan, this adds a very subtle flush of colour to the skin. This year, I've decided to stay away from the bronzer and find my glow in the form of iridescent pink hues. In other words, gimme all dat glow! As this blusher contains no added shimmer, it shall not distract from my highlight; complimenting rather than clashing. 

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
We all know our houses can get just a little bit hot on Christmas day due to all of the cooking and stress lingering in the air. And so, with its temperature control technology this shall keep my makeup in place all day, whilst preventing any creasing, cracking and excess oil to begin to linger across my face. I love it!





Brows&Eyes

MAC Brow Gel Creme in 'Deep, dark brunette'
To give my eyebrows some much needed shape, this product outlines my arches perfectly; helping to create the perfect base to fill in with a spot of brow gel.

Benefit Gimme Brow in 'Medium/Deep'
Now we've got our outline, our brows need some depth to them. Lightly brushing through them with Benefit Gimme Brow adds an extra tint of colour; helping to fill in any gaping areas. As this is a brow gel, it further helps to keep my brows locked in place all day and thankfully without making my hairs feel or appear hard and tacky - which I love!

NARS Stick Concealer in 'Chantilly'
My brows are never complete without this step. Due to its flat top edge, this makes outlining my brows super easy. I am able to achieve lift, definition and an overall crisp and clean finish. I really love a crisply, defined arch and this product helps me to achieve this look with ease.

Rimmel London Exaggerate Liquid Eye Liner in '100% Black'
To further add a touch of definition to the eye area, you can never go wrong with a pretty little cat flick. The Q-Tips are on stand by of course - We all know the struggle of achieving even wings! The thin tip of this product makes it super easy to apply my eyeliner. If you're looking for an eyeliner which dries quickly, is easy to apply yet doesn't crack or smudge as well as being on a budget then this one is certainly for you!

Benefit They're Real Tinted Lash Primer
To keep my lashes looking super long and fluttery all night, I shall be priming them using this beauty.

Benefit Roller Lash
If you've been reading my blog for a while now, then of course you will know that Benefit Roller Lash is my absolute holy grail. It lifts, it curls, it lengthens and most importantly it lasts all day and night. If you have small eyelashes like me then this is simply the mascara of dreams.

NARS Eyeshadow in 'Opal Coast'
Continuing with my sparkly, silver theme this year just to complete the look, dabbing a touch of this in the inner corner shall help to really brighten up my eyes and of course, add a touch of festive sparkle.




Lips&Highlight

MAC Lip Liner in 'REDD'
This classic red shade is my absolute go to when wearing any red lipstick. I never really used to wear lip liner but in recent months, I have learnt that it really does make a difference. Especially when wearing a red lipstick, outlining the lips first can help to prevent any signs of bleeding. 

Benefit 'Benebalm'
To prep my lips for application, Benebalm shall add an initial tint of colour whilst adding some much needed moisture.

Chanel Rouge Lipstick in '98 Coromandel'
This frost finish shade is absolutely stunning. I haven't tried it out yet but from staring at it in its glorious packaging, it is beautiful I promise you. Christmas just wouldn't be complete without a classic red shade and nobody does red better than Chanel.

Topshop Glow Cream in 'Polished'
I've unusually opted for a champagne silver highlight rather than a traditional gold this year and this one is one of my favourites. Apply across the cupids bow, cheek bones and bridge of the nose for a beautiful, pink toned glow. This shall compliment the pink undertones within girl meets pearl perfectly.

Benefit High Beam
Topshop's glow cream & Benefit high beam are simply a match made in heaven. Gimme all dat glow!



And so that is everything that I shall be slapping onto my face this festive season. Will you be opting for a classic red lip and golden glow?!Let me know in the comments below, until next time...
(I've linked all products below!!)


What products form your Christmas day makeup look this year?!


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