Own your ultimate Christmas makeup look this year to look good and feel great during the holiday season.
Stray away from the everyday makeup look this Christmas season and move towards something more fun and unique.
Given the year we have had, why not push some boundaries.
Using this guide, put together the ultimate full face of glam that is sure to be an eye-catcher.
THE SMOKEY EYE
When going for a luxurious and classier look, the classic smoky eye has never failed.
A darker eye look can suit pretty much anyone and celebrities such as Adele and Lady Gaga have all been seen wearing the look regularly.
To elevate the classic smoky eye for Christmas celebrations, layer a dark glitter on top of the eye to make it more shimmery and light reflecting.
Products to achieve this look:
For an all-in-one palette that can create the ultimate smoky eye, Tarte’s Maneater palette is the perfect combination of neutral and smoky tones.
To add a touch of magic to the typical smoky eye, MAC’s liquid eyeshadow in the shade Pantherized adds a touch of purple to the dark eye look.
The shade adds the ultimate pop of colour to the eyelids with black, green and purple glitters that can be applied as a single layer for minimal shimmer, or layered for an ultra-shiny look.
THE CLASSIC RED LIP
Without fail, the classic red lip is a look that brought about during the festive season year after year.
Bondi Beauty founder, Renae is always seen to rock the classic red lip. Here are some of her tips on wearing red lipstick:
It is important to match the red to your skin tone. This is because there are blue, pink and orange reds. Each matches skin tones with the same underlying tones or colours.
Don’t go too bold with eye makeup when rocking a red lip unless it’s a big party or you will risk looking over the top. In saying that, wear different reds by day and by night. This will make you feel more dressed up at night and provides a point of difference between day and night looks.
Avoid wearing a red lip with no makeup as it can draw attention to skin flaws or bumps. Red always looks best on a full face of makeup.
When wearing red lipstick, always carry it with you as it looks better when fresh rather than faded.
Products Renae recommends as a regular red lippie wearer:
This lipstick shade is a classic red and has a perfect formula that is the perfect combination of satin and matte that is not drying.
The long wearing lipstick delivers ultimate hydration that helps smooth as well as moisturise the lips.
MAC’s range of lipsticks are what made them famous. Their formula is extremely long-wearing and has an intense colour pay off.
Ruby Woo is the perfect holiday shade in a matte, vivid blue-red shade and provides wear for up to eight hours.
Many celebrities swear by this liquid lipstick from Stila.
Enriched with Vitamin E and Avocado oil, the transfer-free formula lasts up to six hours and is extremely comfortable to wear.
It also works under a mask and does not rub off or transfer.
GREEN LIQUID EYELINER
An unexpected trend that has been appearing across social media as of late is green liquid eyeliner.
Previously worn by celebs such as Dua Lipa and Kendall Jenner, the use of a bold green colour is an exciting and fun way of spicing up a normal face of makeup.
To make the eyeliner the highlight of the look, pair it with a nude lip and satin foundation.
Even better, experiment with the different types of green. Some examples could be fluro green, adding a green shimmer on top of the liner or even a glow-in-the-dark green eyeliner.
Products to achieve this look:
Shade: 12 Metallic Green Lagoon
The intense liquid eyeliner by Sephora’s own collection glides onto the skin effortlessly and requires just one stroke to create a bold and high coverage eyeliner look.
The hybrid applicator that comes with the eyeliner creates flawless, thin lines that can then be built up into a thick wing if desired.
Shade: Landscape Green
This waterproof gel eyeliner is a vivid green and is the perfect addition to any Christmas look.
The formula creates precise and long-lasting eyeliner flicks with a bright matte finish.
THE SUBTLE SILVER AND GOLD
To complement a more neutral and toned-down makeup look, silver and gold highlights in different areas of the face are the perfect addition.
This can be a subtle shimmer of glitter on the eyelids to go with a ‘no-makeup’ makeup look, or a standout flick of gold eyeliner.
Combine the gold look with the smoky eye trend mentioned above to create the ultimate festive smoky eye.
Products to achieve this look:
This liquid eyeshadow has a high simmer, yet lightweight formula that is perfect for parties and going out.
It has a self-setting formula that is non-transferrable and does not require primer before application therefore making it incredibly easy to use.
It can be worn as a solid colour all over the eyelid, as an eyeliner, or even for a pop of colour in the inner corner of the eye.
Shade: 076 Pearly Silver
This high-end waterproof eyeliner by Dior can be used to create silver details that add to any makeup look.
With a practical pen format, it can be put into any handbag and re-applied throughout the day and night.
Its precise applicator allows you to get into the hard-to get places on the face such as the inner eye or on the eyelid.
When wearing, it maintains its intensity for up to 24 hours and is extremely long wearing.
Recently, graphic eyeliner has been the go-to trend when it comes to standout makeup looks, making Christmas celebrations the perfect time to try something new.
Graphic liner can be as simple as a single flick across the eyelid to give minimal yet noticeable detail.
On the other hand, it can be as dramatic as you make it. This can be achieved by using more defined liquid eyeliners in fun colours such as red, white or green.
Different from the usual eyeliner application, this paint liner is a squeezable cream eyeliner that is seamless and does not budge.
It comes with a bamboo liner brush that easily applies the triple-black formula onto the eyelid.
With up to 12 hours of wear, the waterproof formula is easy to apply and will not transfer during the long hours of wear.