One of the best ways to get your makeup looking festive is by using eyeshadow. I love to use more glittery and brighter shades than usual around this time of year especially when going out for festive drinks and Christmas meals. I decided to 'shop my stash' and pick out a few festive shades.

It is so easy to create a perfect smokey eye with the Bourjois Paris Eyeshadow Trio - Smokey Eyes. Although I often opt for a smokey eye throughout the year, this compact has shades that are slightly more shimmery. I also like to use it with the Marsk Fifty Shades mineral eyeshadow which adds a slightly darker shade with high impact shimmer. 

For a softer, more natural smokey eye for perhaps a festive lunch date, the Estee Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Quad in Truffle is perfect. The highly pigmented shades have a lovely copper and olive green shade that work beautifully with the Barry M Dazzle Dust in shade 39. It is a great way to add glitz to a day time look or if applied a little more heavily a great natural, night-time look. 

For a time when I want a less 'statement' look but still want a little bit of a festive look to my eye shadow I like to use Nars Orgasm which is actually a blusher but it is a bit too shimmery for me to use on my cheeks, or this purple glittery shade from No.7's Stay Perfect Eye Shadow range.

What festive eye shadows do you like to wear?