Festive Makeup Looks
To Flaunt No Matter How You Celebrate
The holiday might be a little different this year, but we’ve put together three Christmas makeup looks that will have you feeling festive no matter how you end up celebrating.
Haven’t decided what your Christmas makeup look for 2020 will be? There’s still time to get some beauty inspiration. Even though things are going to be a bit unusual this year, you can count on the fact that everyone will be dressed to impress, with gorgeous outfits and striking makeup to match. No matter where (or how!) you end up celebrating, embrace the seasonal cheer by recreating any one of these festive beauty looks.
Impress with a shimmery cat eye
Christmas eye looks tend to focus on chunky glitter—but a subtle, sheer approach feels more modern. Lightweight eye products are also much more flattering on mature skin, so this is a look anyone can easily recreate for their Zoom Christmas party. First, take the Iconoclast Eyeshadow Palette in Velvet Chrome and apply the satin shade all over your lid using a damp brush. Wetting your brush beforehand makes the pigments more vivid, as this palette is made using revolutionary Knead Technology. Each shadow in the palette is silky soft and ultra-nourishing courtesy of the sweet almond and evening primrose oils that have been baked into the pigments, so brushing the shadow up and slightly out at the ends will feel smooth and slick.
Once you've blended your eyeshadow, we continue with the Christmas eye look by taking the Contour Eye Pencil and gliding it over your top lash line and out. When you're done, flip the ultra-soft Kajal eyeliner over and use the small sponge to lightly smudge the liner and soften up the cat-eye. Finish your Christmas eye look by coating both the top and bottom lashes with the Lash Sophisticate High Definition Mascara for extra drama and volume. Its film-forming agents will not only give your eye look excellent staying power, but will also help to keep your lashes looking soft and healthy.
Nail statement red party lips
Evoke classic glamour by opting for a bold lip this Christmas. Choose the vibrant red ‘Pillar Box’ from the Alexa Chung’s All-Day Soirée Lipstick Trio and apply it straight from the bullet for an instant pop of colour. Thanks to its balance of waxes, the formula enhances the volume of your lips and glides on beautifully, making it easy to achieve the perfect lip contour.
The shade is matte but never flat and will give your lips a modern, velvety finish making your previously completed Christmas eye look pop. Plus, it’s highly pigmented and non-drying, so you can comfortably wear it all day and night without the need to reapply, leaving you with more time to focus on your loved ones this festive season. Best of all, for each sale of the lipstick trio set, 10% of the proceeds will go to supporting The Womanity Foundation’s ‘Girls Can Code’ project, which funds 6 hours of coding classes for a young girl in Afghanistan
Master rosy winter blush
There’s nothing more flattering than the rosy glow you get after coming in from a cold winter walk, and you can easily recreate this natural radiance with our Blush Palette. The first blush palette to be created using Knead Technology, it seamlessly blends into the skin, delivering a weightless silky wash of colour. Swirl your fluffiest brush in all three of the universally flattering shades before applying to the apples of your cheeks in small circular motions. Keep the pressure light to ensure a subtle, natural flush. Finish with a touch of blush on the nose and you’ll appear fresh and youthful like you’ve just stepped in from a snowy stroll. This Christmas makeup look is very natural and subtle—perfect for a relaxed Christmas celebration at home with your family.
No matter which festive makeup look you try out this Christmas, be sure to have fun and celebrate that you’ve made it through an unusual year—all while still looking fabulous.