Our beauty contributor, Sophie talks us through her favourite festive products to create the perfect Christmas day makeup look. So even if the day is manic and you’re feeling anything but polished, no-one need know…
With Christmas right around the corner it’s the perfect time to pull out your red lipsticks, glittery nail polishes and shimmery eyeshadows. With Christmas day usually set to be quite a busy occasion I’ve put together a list of fail safe, effortless products to help you get ready on the day.
On the eyes, an iridescent rose gold glittery shade like Topshop Shuffle the Cards creates a gorgeous festive look. The buttery peach base means that you can simply wash this over your lids for an effortless shimmery eye with a glittery rose gold sheen. Pair with winged liner, or fluttery lashes for a simple chistmassy look.
For a long lasting base for lipstick, prep lips with a lip scrub like Lush’s Mint julips. This peppermint flavoured sugar lip scrub helps to buff away any dry patches leaving you with soft, smooth lips. Then, opt for a budge proof lipstick like Nars velvet lip pencil in Cruella, a gorgeous festive, scarlet red. The soft, creamy formula feels comfortable on the lips, sets into a velvet matte finish and lasts for hours before fading into a stain.
The Hourglass Ambient Lighting blush in Mood Exposure is the perfect accompaniment to a red lip. The mauve tones help to sculpt and contour whilst the swirls of ambient lighting powder bring light and radiance to the complexion, giving a flawless finish.
For something a little more bold, dab a little of H&M Velvet Cream Blush in Hot Pink onto the apples of your cheeks. This cream to powder formula is long lasting and gives a fresh, perky glow to the skin.
Lastly, add a swipe of glitter to your nails for a festive mani. Essie Tassel Shaker is a beautiful cooper and bronze glitter that works well as an accent nail. Or for a luxe, platinum finish Essie Frillin’ Me Softly, an icy silver with frosty blue specks of glitter will easily carry you through from Christmas to New Years.