So the festive season is upon us (yes I’ve finally stopped holding onto summer with a death grip and have embraced that Christmas is here) and I wanted to post a quick way to get your Christmas makeup look without too much work. Christmas is stressful enough, what with all the shopping, the wrapping, the delivering, the cooking, the socialising it’s a lot. But if you’re like me, you’ll still want to look cute and I’m here to help you achieve this with minimal work.
The key product for this post is Eye shadow! Yes it’s that simple. Eye shadow in festive colours!
Let’s start out with probably the most conventional Christmas colour…Red.
The colour of holly berries and Rudolph’s nose.
I used my Illamasqua pigment in Berber and added a block of red to my upper lid. I wet the powder before applying (you can either you water or a sealant) and it damps down the sparkle element in the pigment, leaving a lovely solid red. A thin line of black eyeliner over that, some mascara and you are ready to go.
Next up we have green which always gets me thinking of lush Xmas trees and holly leaves at this time of year.
I love wearing green eyeshadow and I always receive complements when I wear it so it had to appear on this post.
For this look I used a Green I had from the Body Shop (I cannot see the shade name) it’s a beautiful forest green with a lot of shimmer to catch the light.
I primed my lid with concealer (my shade is M.A.C NW45) added the green all over the lid followed with liquid eyeliner.
Underneath my eye I added black kohl pencil for drama and definition and gold on my inner corner/tear duct.
I love silver decorations so including silver eyeshadow was a given.
This silver is called Strut from Benefit, I got it a while ago and I think its discontinued. I like it because it has a shimmer that lifts it from looking grey to silver when you actually add it to your eyes. This is a lovely cream eyeshadow (used after I primed with my concealer with you guessed it, M.A.C NW45) and I don’t have to add water or sealant to get a solid coverage it goes straight on.
Do you have favourite ways to upgrade for Xmas? Sparkles? Clothing? Accessories? All of the above?
Feel free to adapt my lazy girl way to look festive to your own needs and let me know how you do it?