Christmas is just round the corner! Whether you’re driving home to see family or off to glitzy parties to celebrate the festive season, there is no doubt you would want to be looking your best. I have listed some of my favourite beauty tips for looking gorgeous this Christmas!
Liven Up Lips
A red lip is a must during this festive season. Red can be a daring colour and a lot of women are afraid of trying out a red lip but to master this look it’s all about easing yourself in. Apply a clear lip balm onto nude lips then take a red lipstick and apply on top. I use my all time favourite shade ‘Red Carpet Red’ by Charlotte Tilbury. Once you’ve applied your red shade you’ll find that the balm will dilute the colour into a sheer glaze which leaves a more comfortable feel on the lips.
A shimmer eyeshadow look is great for this time of year. It doesn’t matter what colour eyes you have anyone can pull this off and there are plenty of gorgeous eyeshadows to choose from. In fact you’re are pretty spoilt for choice!
When it comes to applying eyeshadow you don’t need to apply an eye primer, because from experience I found that it doesn’t make much of a difference. So to start, select your shade and apply your eyeshadow - I always wear ‘MakeUp Revolution’ eyeshadow because it’s reasonably priced, long lasting and they have so much variety. I am currently obsessed with the 144 eyeshadow palette by MakeUp Revolution.
During the festive season I tend to go for the gold/bronze shades as I think these really complement the eyes and go perfectly with a red lip. These colours also have a real Christmassy feel!
Follow These Steps:
Apply a light highlighter across the eye lid. I use ‘Revlon Photo Ready Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick‘ it has a gorgeous cream texture and really brightens the eyes. Select your glitter shade (mix shades together if need be) and apply the colour across the entire lid from the lash line to just above the crease, sweeping upward towards the brow (without going as high as the brow).
The great thing about glitter eyeshadows is they are so effective and yet so simple, quick and easy to pull off. After applying you’ll be feeling as festive as ever!
TIP: You can use your index finger to create shade smudges but remember less is more!
Lastly don’t forget to apply mascara for a fuller, more flattering look. Two mascaras I swear by are ‘Make Up Forever Excessive Lash’ and ‘GOSH Copenhagen Lash Sculpting Fibre Lash’. It’s definitely time to ditch the fake lashes because these mascaras leave your lashes looking flawless and natural.
BB cream has to be one of the hottest trends in the beauty industry. The idea behind BB cream is that it combines 5 benefits in 1 product, meaning after you wash your face this is the only product you’ll need. BB cream acts as a moisturiser, primer, sunscreen, skin treatment, concealer, and foundation.
As fun and exciting as the festive season can be it can also be extremely tiring so BB cream is the easiest thing to use as it targets blemishes and dark circles with concealer. It’s good to set your make-up with a sweep of sheer powder and add dimension to the face with a pop of crème blush. BB cream leaves a real natural look to the skin and is really easy to apply and with the right shade, this will take less than a minute to do. A good foundation tip for blending is using your finger tips as the warmth tends to blend well on the skin. If you want to use a brush, one I would recommend using is: GOSH Copenhagen foundation brush. BB cream I use is Garnier Ambre Solaire in ‘medium’ shade.
Big Hair Boost
Hair makes your face and is probably the most important part of your beauty routine. There are so many fabulous hairstyles out there that I’m sure any woman can pull off. Christmas hair I always tend to think of big, luscious and lots of volume.
To do this I wash hair as normal, then apply a Extra-Body Sculpting Foam by Paul Mitchell, this product is great to apply from the roots down to the ends. For the most effective results, it’s best to apply onto damp hair. Once dry I will then use a Babyliss curling wand, this is a great tool to have as your ‘go to’. It’s perfect for curling hair and the curls last throughout the day without having to use hair spray.
Have A Good Time
I am about to reveal one of the best beauty Christmas tips of all time, so sit comfortably and listen up. Here it is: enjoy yourself. It sounds so simple, but whatever you’re up to this Christmas, make sure you spend time with people you like and spend some time with people who make you feel good about yourself. Having a great time is the perfect beauty treatment because when you’re having a great time it shows: your skin glows, your eyes brighten and everyone warms to you and wants to spend time with you.
I really hope you enjoyed reading my Christmas beauty tips. For any advice go follow my beauty blog at www.beautyology.co.uk where you can keep up with all the latest trends. You can also find me on social media pages such as Instagram and Twitter @beautyologylara
Thanks for reading and Happy Holidays!
Article by Beautyology Lara