Festive Makeup

The Christmas celebrations for me start tomorrow and the one thing I always pull out every Christmas is a red lipstick. I don’t wear it any other time of year except the festive season, it’s an iconic look that people associate with Christmas and I love rocking my festive makeup every year.

Finding the right red lipstick to suit your skin tone can be tricky, I’ve tried a few over the years but I like both warm toned and cool toned lipsticks and luckily they both suit my skin tone. This year I have settled on the Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner in the shade Red Rush and L’Oréal Color Riche Lipstick in Blake’s Pure Red. Both of these shades are cool toned so they have a blue undertone and work well with pale complexions. The Max Factor lip liners are so creamy and easy to apply and the lipstick is a beautiful vivid matte red that doesn’t feather or bleed on the lips and most importantly it doesn’t dry the lips out. I love this combination and it’s such an affordable choice. A super sophisticated look for a small budget.

PIN IT!PIN IT!For my eyes this year I have opted for the glittery gold look with a subtle smokiness to it. To achieve this look I will be using my new Sleek i-Divine All Night Longpalette. It has the most stunning neutral shades with a mixture of matte and shimmery finishes. The colours are just beautiful and the pigmentation is amazing. For my desired eye look I love wearing Prosecco all over the lid, Champagne in my inner corners and Negroni to add a little bit of a sultry smoky eye.

I will be writing a full review on this palette which will include swatches as I am so in love with this product. Every shade is lovely and they are so buttery and smooth to apply and blend out beautifully. If you want to see more about this lovely palette then I will put a post up in the new year.

PIN IT!I’ll also be adding some subtle false lashes (seen in a recent post here) to pull together my festive makeup look for this year. I can’t believe the year is nearly over, it’s disappeared in a flash however I look forward to seeing what 2017 brings. I hope everyone has a fabulous Christmas!

Which festive makeup will you be rocking this Christmas?


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