December quickly came around so it's time for plenty of christmas and festive themed posts! Which I absolutely love! So today I've put together some of my festive party picks. For me I think the festive season is the perfect time to rock a Bronze smokey eye and bold lip. So let's get into it...
Estee Lauder Illuminating Perfecting Primer | £24.50 | POST
Because I wanted a flawless satin finish base look, I want a primer that's going to be hydrating but not interfere with my foundation too much. So this Estee Lauder primer is perfect. It's hydrating and smooth but gives a very subtle glow to the skin; making it a perfect base for a good satin foundation.
Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation | £27 | POST
To achieve a flawless satin base this is my foundation of choice. This has incredible coverage, it covers pretty much everything. I only use one small pump to cover my whole face. It's really easy to blend and doesn't look cake-y. It photographs well too! See my full review here.
LA Girl Pro HD Concealer | £5 | POST
To hide dark circles, a corrector is essential for me regardless of the event! I love this LA Girl one in the shade Yellow. It corrects and hides my dark circles brilliantly, without creasing, cracking or looking cake-y.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer | £22.50 | POST
I really like a highlighter look and nothing works better for highlighting than the NARS Concealer. It does everything I want from concealers; brightens, highlights, conceals, all in a super creamy, blend-able, long lasting formula that doesn't crease! I like to apply this under my eyes and down the centre of my nose.
RCMA No Colour Powder | £10.50 | POST
Regular readers are probably bored of hearing about how much I love this. But I've never come across such a brilliant powder! This sets everything without altering the shade or tone of makeup at all. It leaves my skin looking so flawless without being cake-y. And ensures my makeup stays put all day and night. Making it the perfect powder for parties.
Makeup Geek Contour Pan | £9.25 | POST
What better season is there to rock a strong contoured look than christmas? My pick is the Makeup Geek Contour Pan in the shade Half Hearted. This powder is incredibly soft and easy to blend. It is really pigmented so a light hand is important. The shade is perfect for my skin tone, it's not too cool nor too warm - it's just perfect. And long wearing.
MAC Sweet Copper Palette | £29
This palette is from their Holiday collection so I can't think of anything more christmas appropriate. The stunning palette houses a blush and highlighter. The highlighter, Whisper of Gilt is a stunning Gold highlighter that is super pigmented and looks stunning on the cheek bones. the blush is a beautiful Brown colour, that will go with most makeup looks. The formula of this is fantastic. It really melts into the skin leaving it with such a beautiful flush of colour. I think this is sold out online but hopefully there may some still in store.
Makeup Geek Shadow Pans | £6 | POST
Who am I trying to kid I love a Bronze smokey eye all round, but there's something about the festive season that makes it seem a bit more special. For parties and get togethers MUG shadows are what I reach for. The incredible formula and longevity make them my go to.
Creme Brulee - This is mid to light warm Brown that makes the perfect crease / transition shade!
Frappe - Is one of my all time favourite shades. It's a mid toned warm Brown. I like to use it to deepen the crease a little more.
Cocoa Bear - This is a very warm Red toned Brown. This is such a versatile shade,; it can be used in the crease, outer v, all over the lid or on the lower lash line. But I like to use it in the outer V and take it lightly through the crease.
Pocket Change - For the Bronze look I like to use this Gold Bronze colour, all over the lid. It's such a lovely shade. It's so pigmented and buttery soft!
LA Splash Ark-ki-Tech Liquid Liner | £11.25
To line my upper lash line and create the perfect wing this liner is essential. I'm so glad I brought this. The fine tip makes it so easy to create a wing and the formula glides on. It's super Black to last well too!
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara | £7.99
This is just he best mascara ever! It gives amazing length and volume, without any clumps. It also holds the curl all day, without smudging or flaking. No party look would be complete without it.
NYX Tame and Frame Brow Pomade | £5.50
For bullet proof, full Browns this is my BFF! The formula is super creamy and easy to work. Making it easy to achieve full, defined but natural looking Browns. This also doesn't smudge or budge. I have the shade Chocolate which is a perfect match for my hair colour.
Zoeva Matte Lipstick | £9
I've fully embraced the bold lip this season and plan on wearing one most of this month. This Zoeva option in the shade Outstanding is a rich Chocolate Brown colour. I actually really like because it's a bit different from the classic Berry lip. The formula is matte but creamy, super pigmented, long-lasting and non drying. I was actually really surprised at how little this transferred and stayed so it's perfect for parties!
That's my festive party look. What's yours?
Have you tried any of these? What are thoughts?
Until next time...
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