I hope you’re ready for the next installment of my Christmas countdown as it’s a goody! Now we’ve got our outfits sorted its time to move onto all things bright and beautiful, focusing today on the makeup department!
At Christmas we spend a fortune on presents so I wanted to do makeup looks that were affordable and used items you probably already have in your makeup bag! I treated myself to a new few beauty bits after reading up on contouring and I think I’m just starting to get the hang of it. So here’s a few ideas to get you started and looking beaut in time for that all important party:
Ok to to achieve these looks you only need 10 items in your beauty bag. Easy huh?
My kit from left to right is as follows:
– Maybelline – Brow drama in dark blonde.
– 17 – Stay Time 18 hour Concealer in extra fair (perfect for my fellow English roses!)
– 17 – Stay Time 25 hour wear foundation in soft ivory.
– Rimmel London- instant wash off tan in light matte
– The Body Shop- Moisture foundation in colour number 02.
– Natural Collection – Black kohl eyeliner
– Models Co – Lip pencil in nude
– No7 – Moisture Drench colour 110
– MUA – Eyeshadow Pallete in Ever After Matte Pallete
– Lush- Fresh Handmade multi use colour in Fantasy
– Just realised I also haven’t included my trusty Avon Shock mascara in black! (Oops! Let’s call it 11 😉 )
Don’t panic, the thought of going for natural makeup for a party gets most girls in a spin, but this Christmas give the false eyelashes a miss and let your natural beauty do the talking.
For this look I used the body shop moisture foundation as a base and used the rimmel instant tan and the 17 stay put foundation to contour my features. I used Unwrap and Taffeta on my eyelids from the MUA Ever After Pallete brushed over to give my eyes a gentle pop. I finished off the look by taming my eyebrows with the magical Maybelline brow drama mascara and lashings of avons Shock mascara on my eyelashes.
It’s dead simple and brings out the best features that you are already blessed with without being too heavy!
Vamp it up
Prefer to smoulder? For this look I repeated the base as stated above but added a dramatic eye and lip. For the eye I blended Fade, Chino and Smoke from the MUA Pallete to create a sexy rock chick vibe. I used the Natural collection kohl eye liner to line the eyes. As above I used brow drama to tame my brows and finished the look with a swoosh of No7’s moisture drench lipstick and a flutter of Avons shock mascara in black.
To work my inner goddess I applied the base as stated in the 2 looks above. To give this look a difference I wanted to add the Midas touch. I absolutely love my Lush handmade cosmetics. It can be used as eyeshow, eyeliner or mascara! Here I chose to use it as an eyeshadow for a gorgeous golden eye. I finished off the look using a nude lip, made easy with Model co’s nude lip liner and a quick dab of lipbalm. Finished off once again with a flutter of the Avon Shock mascara.
Do a Swifty
If all other inspiration fails you, remember your girl crush. They usually have flawless makeup and tips to boot! I love how taylor swift always has beautiful cat flick eyes and teams it with an elegant red lip. Get this look by following the base tips above and adding a feline flick with your kohl or liquid liner and a pop of your favourite bright lipstick! I used my No7 moisture drench in 110 which is my all time favourite shade! I’d honestly be lost without it!
So there you have it girlies! 4 fabulous looks to get you through the holiday season and all with only 10 (okay 11 :p) items in your makeup bag!
Join me in my next countdown blog when I’ll be showing you how to’s on the hairstyles above so that you can ace your look and concentrate on being the perfect hostess.
Until Next Time!