So okay I don’t know about you but this year I’m like having this insane Christmas mood. It’s weird because normally I’m not that crazy about Christmas but this year’s different. I think it’s because it’s the first real Christmas I’m having in our flat with my boyfriend. Last year we were still dating and I was still living on my own. When you’re alone in your apartment you don’t really participate on the whole Christmas-craziness. But since my situation has changed, I want to have a real Christmas like in the magazines. With good food, good company. A day to remember.
I’m already doing tiny preparations. I’ve bought some Christmas presents for my loved ones, I’ve presented Christmas decorations in my interior. I never thought of myself becoming this insanely crazy about the holidays but here I am. (Don’t worry, I’ll never become like those people who appear on a reality show because of their excessiveness of Christmas lights etc – in my opinion I’m still acting like a normal human being LOL :-D) I’ve also tried to create a fancy make-up look to go with my Christmas outfit. I don’t know yet what I’m going to wear, but it’ll certainly be a dress.
Today’s post will be a tutorial on how I created this beauty look so you can have some ideas for the holidays. I absolutely love to work with nude shades with the focus on the eyes. A gold & black smokey eye is a great classic go-to choice when it comes to festive make-up looks. To add some extra sparkle you can always use a highlighter on your higher cheekbones. Having a good base is essential. My favorite is the Garnier BB cream, as shared in my blogpost of November’s Monthly Favorites. Furthermore I stick to my other favorites, my Essence Lash Princess Mascara and my Lottie Eyebrow Pencil. On the lips, no color just a simple shiny layer to finish things off with the lovely glossy Catrice nude colored lipstick.
I used a luxurious looking but affordable eyeshadow palette of Focallure with 10 different shades of matte nude, schimmering gold, brown, bronze and black. I like the small package, which makes it easy to bring with you when you go out. Not to mention the brand is cruelty free, I like it!
Here’s an overview of all the products I used.
- Essence Matt Touch Blush
- Essence Lash Princess Mascara
- Focallure Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette
- Catrice Black Eyeliner Pen
- Primark Beauty Highlighter
- Yves Rocher Highlighter
- Garnier BB Cream
- Essence White Eyepencil
- Lottie Eyebrow Pencil
- Catrice Glossy Nude Lipstick
- Eyelash Curler + Application Brush
5 useful tips when creating your own make-up look for Christmas:
- Use a white eyepencil on your lower eyelid to make your eyes look bigger.
- An eyelash curler is a great accessory to create the false-lash-effect, without having to use false eyelashes. I’m not a fan of too much fake, and I think if you have long lashes yourself it’s unnecessary to use fake ones.
- Keep the balance: focus on the eyes OR the lips, but don’t do both. It’s just too heavy.
- Instead of foundation, use a good BB cream. Foundation often ends up looking like a mask and a BB cream isn’t bad for your pores. It’s a better choice for your skin and it also protects against UV.
- If you’re pale just like me, there’s one thing you can’t miss in your daily make-up routine: blush. It makes you look healthy and refreshed.
What are you going to wear on Christmas eve? If you have any ideas, please share them in the comment form. As you know, we’d love to hear from you! Thank you for your attention and ‘till next time.