So it’s coming up to party season and I know I get stressed when having to decide what to wear or how to do my makeup so I thought I would share a tutorial for a Christmas Party Glam look. I wanted to do something a little bit different than the typical red and gold Christmas look so I went for more of a smokey pink glam look.
To begin, I will fill in my brows. I like to use the NYX Micro Brow Pencil in the shade Brunette. I prefer to use a brow pencil as I find it is a lot more precise and you can feel carve out a sharp brow. For the most natural looking brows, try doing little brush strokes upwards and follow the direction of your natural brow shape. To finish off my brows, I will set them in place with the NYX Brow Mascara in Chocolate. This gives a little more definition to the brow hairs and makes sure that they stay in place all day. If you find that you’ve put a little bit too much product on your brows, use a spoolie to distribute the product evenly and to get rid of excess product.
Moving onto eyes, I will prime my eyelids with the Urban Decay Primer Potion. I will also bring this up to my brows to make them more defined. For the eyeshadows, I used the Beauty Bay Origin palette as it has the most gorgeous pink shades. To set the primer, I used Base shade 5 and then ran Transition shade 5 through my crease to warm up my eyelids. For this, I used the Spectrum B04 brush. To start getting some colour on my lids, I used the Spectrum A12 brush and dipped it in Crease shade 5. Because I want this to be quite a prominent colour, I put this on my outer corners and throughout my crease. I then used a fluffy brush to blend it out slightly as it is very pigmented. To create a bit of depth and to make this look a bit more smokey, I used a mixture of Crease shade 6 and Liner shade 5 to my outer corners and the outer edge of my crease. To make sure that all of the edges were blended out, I went back in with a fluffy brush.
It’s not Christmas without lots of glitter and sparkles so to finish this look, I used the Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Smouldering Satin and I put this all over my lid. After I finished my base makeup, I went back in with the dark purple and pink colours to blend underneath my lower lash line as I felt this completed the look. I also used the No7 Stay Perfect Liquid Eyeliner, the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara on my lower lashes, and the Eylure Extra Volume 101 lashes to complete the look. So what do you think of this eye look? It’s probably one of my favourite looks for a special occasion.
Now that my eyes are done, I will move onto my base. I’ve moisturised using my favourite Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturiser and I will prime using the Mac Fix+ in Pinklite. I find that using a priming spray makes my skin look really glowy and flawless. As I want full coverage, I’ll use the YSL All Hours foundation in BR20 and blend this in using a dampblending sponge (I usually use the Real Techniques one). To make my skin extra flawless, I will use the Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer in C3 to really brighten my under eyes and cover any blemishes. Finally, I’ll set this all in place with the Maybelline Master Fix Loose Powder.
My skin is all covered so now I want to bring it to life. I’ll start by using the contour shades Literally and Warrior from the Imogenation Highlight to the Moon palette to give me a sharp jawline and cheekbones. I want a really glowy look so I’ll use the Milani Baked Bronzer in the shade Glow all over my face to make me look more bronzed and shimmery. If you want to make your cheekbones extra sharp, you can use a wet sponge and dip it into loose powder. Put the powder just underneath your cheekbones. If you leave the powder there for a few minutes, when you wipe it away, it will brighten up underneath your cheekbones to make them look sharp AF.
I love Christmas because it gives you an excuse to dip your whole face in glitter and highligher. I want my highlighter to almost blind people so I’ll start with using the L’Oreal Glow Mon Amour highlighter drops as this is so beautifully bright and then I will top it with the Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter. You don’t have to wear two different highlighters, but I like to use a liquid and powder highlighter to make it really bright and long-lasting. To finish off my face, I’ll use the Cindy-Lou Manizer blusher for a bit of colour to my cheeks. Lastly, I’ll give a quick spritz of the MAC fix+ again just to set things in place.
All that’s left to do is the lips, I would traditionally go for a bright red lip but as I went kind of heavy on my eyes, I thought a nude lip would go really well with it. One of my favourite nudes is the Maybelline Colour Sensational in the shade 930. It’s such a stunning colour and feels so creamy to apply but of course, you could use any nude lipstick for this and that it.
Let me know what you thought of this look. Have you got any Christmas parties coming up?