Christmas Party Makeup- Blogmas Day 10!

Welcome to Blogmas day 10! It is the season for festive parties and what better time to glam up your makeup than now? Lots of sparkle and glow and a classic red lip make Christmas parties so much fun. I’ve got a tutorial today for one look you can try.

Start with your foundation, I’m using the Maybelline Dream Velvet foundation. I find this to be a very lightweight foundation that you can definitely built for more coverage. It’s super easy to apply and lasts for a very long time without caking.

While that sinks in I like to start on my brows. I used two products this time for the perfectly defined brow look. The Kevyn Aucoin Brow Gel Pencil goes first to define the brows and hold the hairs in place and I follow up with a dark brown eye shadow on an angled brush to give some depth and color. I’ve run out of my usual eye shadow, so I’m just using the shade of brown from the Maybelline The Nudes pallet that matches my hair color.

Now for eyes! I am using my Too Faced Christmas pallet and starting with the color Eiffel all over my lids. This is a gorgeous grey-blue sparkle that is so festive. With super glittery eye shadows, you’ll get less fallout under your eyes if you sort of press the color on, rather than sweeping it across the lid.

I then took the color Belle Femme which is a dark brown and blended that through my crease for a bit of smoky definition. Make sure you blend really well or the whole eye look can look a little scary. If you find that it just isn’t working, take a light color on a clean brush and blend that on the edges of the shadow on your brow bone. That can just soften the whole thing and make it far more natural.

I then lined my top lash line with my Bobbi Brown Gel Liner on an angled brush. I just did a line, but you can go for a winged look, or a thin line, or none at all. I just feel like it ties the whole look together and helps to tone down some of the sparkle.

I left the eyes there for a bit and went back to my skin. You may find that there is a bit of glitter all over your face, so either wipe it away with a tissue, or try going back in with your foundation to cover it up. I then concealed and spots that needed more coverage and my under-eye bags  with my Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. Once blended, I used my Body Shop All-In-One Face Base to powder and add that last bit of coverage.

For blush I chose the Benefit Dandelion blush for a subtle hint of color so as not to seem too over the top with the bold eye and the lipstick at the end. dsc06831

There’s no better time to go all out with the highlighter than at a Christmas party, so I applied the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in the color Champagne Pop with a small brush to the tops of my cheekbones, my brow bones, the tip of my nose, and cupids bow. I am absolutely in  love with this highlighter. If you are looking for something new, this is definitely worth the money and is absolutely gorgeous.

I went back to my eyes to finish up with some mascara. If you want some fake lashes, this is the time to apply them, but I simply went in with my Urban Decay Perversion mascara and my Clinique Bottom Lash mascara. I then lined my lower lash line with a black liner pencil from the Body Shop.

Now for the lips: the final touch to the whole look. I lined my lips first using the Revlon Colorstay Lipliner in the color Wine. You don’t want you lipstick going everywhere, so lining your lips is essential with a bright color. The lipstick I chose is the Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in the shade 01. It’s just so smooth and moisturizing and I felt that a totally matte lip wasn’t the way to go with this eye look. These Rimmel lipsticks are such good drugstore products and for a color that I’ll wear the most only once a year, a cheap lipstick is the way to go. I like to apply a red lip with a lip brush for more precision, and just add deeper color from the tube at the end.

And there you go, A lovely Christmas party makeup look that is super easy to do. I hope you’ve enjoyed Blogmas day 10, and I’ll be back tomorrow!

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