Make up at Christmas time is one of my favourite collections. I love the bold lips, dark eyes, shimmery complexions and berry nails. It feels as though anything goes because who is going to question a bright red lip, a smokey eye, lots of liner, glitter and shimmer when it’s Christmas time?! With this in mind I thought that I would share a few of my favourite festive make up picks that I will definitely be reaching for come Sunday. 


During any time of the year I tend to keep my eyes as a focal point when it comes to my makeup, but this especially rains true during the festive season. I love to create smokey eyes and use a lot of glitter and shimmer on my lids. I really like the Barry M Dazzle Dust and this particular one I have is a lovely shimmery copper colour that I think looks lovely when applied on the centre of my lids to create a warm glow. I am also a fan of purple eye shadow at Christmas time and find that a lovely smokey eye can be created using this really pretty No7 Purple Glitter Eyeshadow. For the centres of my eyes I like to brighten them up with the Benefit Cream Eyeshadow in Bikini Tini which is a lovey shimmy glow that makes a beautiful sparkle. 

Aside from shimmery eyeshadow I also like to apply a sweep of the Benefit Push Up They’re Real Gel Liner on my upper lash line in partner with lashing of the Too Faced Better Than Sex Black Mascara that evenly separates and lifts each lash creating a very full and long finish that really opens up my eyes. 


At Christmas time I like to keep my lips looking very classically festive and I find that the Mac Viva Glam 2 paired with Mac’s He Said She Said Lip Liner provides just that. It has taken me a while to find the ‘Right’ shade of red for me and I have typically fallen in love with a limited edition shade! I love that this is a matte lipstick that has great pigmentation and fantastic longevity, something that is ideal around this time of year what with all of the food and drink on offer. 

Finishing Touches 

Aside from my eyes and lips, during the festive season I tend to keep my makeup pretty much the same as it is the rest of the year. I may apply a little more Mac Mineralise Skinfinish Powder in Lightscapade to add some highlight to my brow and cheek bones and add a little Nars Blush in Orgasm with its soft shimmer and slightly warmer pink finish but that’s about it. 

To finish off my festive makeup picks I had to mention Tanya Burr’s Glitter nail varnish in Sleigh Bells that I received in her 12 Days of Christmas beauty Advent Calendar. It is the perfect Christmas shade as either a top coat alongside a berry coloured nail varnish or to be used on its own, it’s so pretty! 


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