Christmas Makeup Look

Monday, 28 December 2015

I don't normally share many of my makeup looks, despite the fact that I always trying out new products and adding new bits and bobs to my routine...But considering it has just been Christmas, I thought it would be fun to share the makeup look that I wore over the festive season-including all the items that I used and some of the tips and tricks as to how I applied said products.

Base Makeup...
After cleansing and moisturising my skin, I firstly primed using the Benefit Porefessional Primer and then applied the Bourjous Healthy Mix Foundation using my Real Techniques Buffing Brush (popping a small dollop on my hand, I worked the foundation into my skin in circular motions to make sure it was even and not too cakey). Then under my eyes I dotted some of the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, as well as applying Benefit Boi-ing Concealer on my other discoloured patches of skin and blemishes.

After blending together using my Real Techniques Beauty Sponge, I also brushed the Bourjous Healthy Balance Powder all over my face to mattify my skin (although I didn't apply too much, as it would ultimately just clog my pores up ever more!). To contour (or rather attempt to contour) I brushed some of the NYX Bronzer under my cheekbones using my Real Techniques Contour Brush and then dabbed some of the Benefit High Beam actually onto my cheekbone area, before blending both in. Finally for my base makeup, I applied a tiny bit of the TheBalm Frat Boy Blusher to my cheeks (I say a tiny bit, as I do find that this blusher is quite bright).

Eye Makeup...
Using my new Ted Baker Eyeshadow Quad (I had this as part of a set for Christmas), I built up my eyeshadow-starting with the lightest shade of the bunch and finishing with the darkest. I then drew on my eyeliner using the Soap&Glory Supercat Pen, and as usual in my case I went for a winged eyeliner look which I do by running the pen along my top lash line then joining it up with flicks on the end. For mascara, I used my Benefit Eyelash Primer (I got this out of Elle Magazine a month or so ago and really love it, due to how it lengthens my lashes so easily), and my Benefit They're Real

You can find out how I do my eyebrows in one of my recent posts, but in this case I also used some of my NYX Brow Pomade to define the arches of both my eyebrows

Lip Makeup...
In this instance I kept my lips pretty subdued, and used my pink W7 Lip Twister Lip Liner, followed by a coat of the Diego Dalla Palma Lipstick that I also talked about a few posts back.

You can find nearly all of the makeup mentioned here on these websites;

And my shirt was from Miss Selfridge 

Thank you for reading, I hope you all enjoyed this sort of post...

Olivia xo

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  1. Love the make-up! I really want to try the Balm Frat Boy blush.. I've heard of so many people using it and loving it! Definitely on my list of things to get xx

    Ciara Rose |

    1. Thank you, you should definitely try the blusher as I'm sure you will love it!!

  2. You are so pretty, I love this makeup look and your shirt is lovely too x

  3. Love the make-up so pretty xx

    Sophie |

  4. Lovely makeup look! The lipstick is so nice and really suits you! x

    Erin // Everything Erin

  5. This is a lovely look! I love the healthy mix foundation so much and it looks really lovely on your skin
    Tori xx
    30 plus and beautiful

    1. Thank you, and it's definitely my favourite foundation!

  6. Your makeup looks amazing in this post :)


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