Christmas Party Makeup

Christmas Party Makeup

Christmas is the time to bring on the bling. When it comes to makeup looks, Christmas stands head and shoulders above the rest of the year with its endless possibilities. Every year I am excited to prepare my Christmas inspired makeup looks.
Here I have included three different makeup looks that you can try and follow yourself. I have included the steps I took to create the looks in the hope it will help or inspire you to have a go.

Green and gold

For me, this is a favourite for Christmas. I usually wear this on Christmas Eve or Boxing Day when I am visiting family and want to be extravagant.

1) Prime your eyelids for a smooth application and long lasting staying power. I used the Nyx waterproof eye primer which is a favourite.
2) After applying primer, set your eyes with an eyeshadow shade that matches your skin tone. This will help with the base. I used Babyface by Makeup Geek Cosmetics which is my favourite.
3) Using a fluffy eyeshadow brush, apply your transition shade. I used Weekender from the Urban Decay Born To Run Palette. Use windscreen wiper motions as well as circular motions to blend it up towards the brow bone.
4) Using a tapered, traditional eyeshadow brush, apply your crease colour. I used Beaches and Cream from Makeup Geek Cosmetics. Again use windscreen wiper movements but focus upon the crease and do not take it as high up towards the brow bone. I also placed the colour in the outer V of the eye.
5) To deepen the crease I used the same tapered blending brush and as good as gone from the Urban Decay Born to Run palette. I added this in the same way as beaches and Cream but I focused lower down between the crease and the lid. I also added this shade to the outer V.
6) To add more depth to the crease, I used a pencil brush and applied Jet from the Born to Run palette. I applied this in small amounts and into the bottom of the crease and the outer V.
7) Taking a concealer brush and the Barry M all night long concealer, I cut the crease. I applied the concealer to the lid and made sure the line between the crease and the lid was sharp.
8) On the lid, I applied the shade Golddigger by Makeup Geek but you can also apply Stranded from the Born to Run palette. I used a clean finger to press this in but you can use a flat brush as well.
9) The final touch was to add glitter. I used a gold loose glitter and glitter glue, however, a pressed glitter might have been easier.

Apply base makeup as desired. Then finish off with bronzer, blush and highlight. I used Glowgetter from the Nicole Guerriero ABH palette and applied to all relevant areas.

Smoky gold

I have been wanting to do a smoky eye with gold for quite a while but never got round to it. This look is quite a classic ‘go to’ look for people getting into the party spirit.
This look is definitely for a staff party, it is bold and daring without being too extreme. The added touch of the glitter makes it extra fabulous.

1) Prime your eyelids for a smooth application and long lasting staying power. You can also use a thick concealer to prime your eyelids.
2) After applying primer, set your eyes with an eyeshadow shade that matches your skin tone. Again, I used babyface by Makeup Geek Cosmetics.
3) Using a fluffy eyeshadow brush, apply your transition shade. I used Beaches and Cream from Makeup Geek. Use windscreen wiper motions as well as circular motions to blend it up towards the brow bone.
4) Using a tapered, traditional eyeshadow brush I applied a lime green shade. I used Acidberry from Sugarpill cosmetics. Again use windscreen wiper movements but do not bring the shade any further than the middle of the eye. I mainly focused upon the outer V area and dragged the colour outward.
5) To deepen the outer v I used the same tapered blending brush and Midori from Sugarpill cosmetics. I added this in the same way as Acidberry but I focused in a smaller area of the outer v. I also added this shade to the outer half of my eyelid.
6) I applied poison Ivy from the Makeup Revolution Mint Chocolate bar palette to the outer corner of the eyes to add more depth to the area.
7) To add even more depth, I used a pencil brush and applied Jet from the Born to Run palette. I applied this in small amounts to the deepest part of the eye socket/outer V.
8) Finally, I applied the shade Golddigger to the inner half of my eyelid. I then applied the highlight shade firefly from the Primark highlight kit.
9) I applied the shade glowgetter to the inner corner from the Nicole Guerriero ABH highlight palette. Also, I applied a dark green pencil eyeliner to the lower lash line and then darkened it with a black eyeliner pencil in the outer corner of the lower lash line.

Apply base makeup as desired. Then finish off with bronzer, blush and highlight. I used Glowgetter from the Nicole ABH palette and applied to all relevant areas.

Red glitter

Finally, I wanted to do a dramatic ‘statement’ look. Nothing beats red when it comes to drama and the addition of glitter makes me feel like I am a fabulous bauble.

1) Prime your eyelids for a smooth application and long lasting staying power. You can also use a thick concealer to prime your eyelids.
2) After applying primer, set your eyes with an eyeshadow shade that matches your skin tone. Again, I used babyface by Makeup Geek Cosmetics.
3) Using a fluffy eyeshadow brush, apply your transition shade. I used Beaches and Cream from Makeup Geek. Use windscreen wiper motions as well as circular motions to blend it up towards the brow bone.
4) Using a tapered, traditional eyeshadow brush I applied a muted burgundy shade. I used Fetish from The Jefree Star Androgyny palette. Again use windscreen wiper movements but do not bring the shade any further than the middle of the eye. I mainly focused on the crease and the outer V area and dragged the colour outward.
5) To deepen the outer v I used the same tapered blending brush and the medium red shade (true red) from the Morphe 35C palette. I added this in the same way as Fetish but I focused lower down in the crease and a smaller area of the outer v.
6) I applied the shade Bitten (deep burgundy) from Makeup Geek cosmetics to the outer corner of the eyes to add more depth to the area.
7) To add even more depth, I used a pencil brush and the black shade from the Morphe 35C palette. I applied this in small amounts to the deepest part of the eye socket/outer V.
8) To blend it all together, I applied the medium red from the Morphe 35C over the crease and outer V again to diffuse the black.
9) For the lid shade, I applied the pinkish red from the Morphe 35C palette to the whole lid. I did this with a clean finger as the shadow tends to apply better to the lid with a finger rather than a flat brush.
10) Before I applied the pressed glitter I used liquid eyeliner to do winged liner. I recommend applying eyeliner before the glitter as you get a smoother wing. If you do it the other way round, you risk an uneven surface for your liner and it could go disastrously wrong.
11) The final step was to apply a red pressed glitter to the lid with my finger. I used one I had pressed myself but you can find amazing pressed glitters from Oh My Glitter.
12) I then re-applied the liquid eyeliner over any parts I had accidentally got glitter onto my winged liner.
13) For the lower lash, I used a gold gel eyeliner pencil for the waterline and top part of the lower lash. I then used the medium red (Morphe 35C) on a small brush and applied it to the lower lash line, smoking it outward but not too much. I then finished off the look with a black gel eyeliner in the outer third of my lower lash line to deepen the look.

Apply base makeup as desired. Then finish off with bronzer, blush and highlight. I used Kitty Kat from the Nicole Guerriero ABH palette and applied to all relevant areas.

What are your favourite Christmas looks; let me know in the comments which is your favourite and whether this post has been useful to you. As always I love to hear from you all in the comments section.

Ciao for now beauties xx

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Milette says:

    Love these! I usually go for quite simple makeup looks but may try something a bit more festive this year! ☺️

  2. Lindsay Rae says:

    Fun! I’ve always struggled with coming up with new makeup looks, I will be taking your tips into consideration!!! Yay!

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