Christmas, as you might know, is my favourite time of the year. This love also extends into my makeup looks, I really enjoy creating Christmas themed makeup looks from smoky eyes to full-on glitter eyes, I feel Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year to experiment with my eyeshadow looks; here are some of my favourite Christmas inspired looks, which one do you like best?
Put an orange in your stocking
Some people might not think of orange shades when thinking of Christmas but I always associate it with the oranges that were covered in cloves or dried and put into a mulled cider. When I think of a traditional Christmas I think of cinnamon and eating Terry’s Chocolate oranges, because you always receive at least one at this time of year. I also remember getting a Clementine in my Christmas stocking as a child because it was the tradition. I have been creating a lot of orange-based looks recently and I can understand why many makeup addicts love the warm tones, especially in the colder months.
This look was created using the Makeup Revolution Flawless 4 palette
Transition – Ouch
Crease – Drop
Outer V – Hair Down
Corner of Outer V – Blend
Middle of the lid – On Top
Inner part of the lid – Blush
Inner Corner – Daydream from the ABH Nicole palette
Red and green
I wanted to create a traditional red and green look that was wearable; I dug out my trusty Morphe 35c palette and my Sugarpill eyeshadows and set to work. I am really impressed with this look and I might recreate it for Christmas Eve and throw a bit of glitter on the lid (green of course). This look was so easy to create because the shadows are so great to work with. I find the Morphe 35c the best Morphe palette in terms of pigmentation and blendability (I have not tried the new formula of their eyeshadows yet). I also am in love with Sugarpill eyeshadows as they are so easy to work with and pack a great colour punch. I was tempted to do a white winged eyeliner but I thought it best to stick to the black since as I was going crazy with the colour.
Transition – Pale green in the Morphe 35c
Crease and lid – Acidberry by Sugarpill
Outer V and crease – Midori by Sugarpill
Lower lash line – a mixture of the two reds from the Morphe 35c palette
Inner corner – Mulled from the Makeup Revolution Flawless 4 palette
Do you want to build a snowman? As I am actually typing this, in November, we have a dusting of snow on the ground and my son wants to go and have a snowball fight but there isn’t enough snow. I love doing icy blue looks at Christmas time, the combination of blue and silver or blue and white is gorgeous this time of year and of course, it is even better with some glitter thrown on top, because we all know how addicted to glitter I am. The Disney film has become synonymous with the festive period because of it’s more 21st Century depiction of the Snow Queen tale. I prefer the film Tangled but the story of Elsa and Anna is great inspiration for this winter-themed look.
Transition – lightest matte blue in MUA Tropic Ocean palette
Crease – from Sleek Nautical Collection and medium blue from the MUA Tropic Ocean palette
Outer V – darkest blue from the MUA Tropic Ocean palette
Lid shade – foiled blue from MUA Tropic Ocean palette
Inner Corner – Forever Lit from the ABH Nicole palette
I then topped the lid off with some cosmetic glitter in a silvery blue.
This has to be one of my favourite things about Christmas. I love curling up of an evening with a warm mulled wine, it really is a sign that Christmas is near. I am not sure when I started developing a taste for mulled wine but I think it was when I went to London for my 30th birthday just before Christmas and it was the only thing that could keep us warm, London in the snow is really, really cold. As well as enjoying the delight that is mulled wine I also love having a little nip of brandy or whiskey in the mulled wine; I went to the Christmas Markets with my friend and tried mulled wine and brandy and it was amazing so tried it at home with my cherry whiskey and it was gorgeous.
All shadows use in this look are from Makeup Geek
Transition – Peach Smoothie
Crease – Tuscan Sun & Bitten
Outer V – Cherry Cola
Corner of Outer V – Corrupt
Lid shade – Anarchy
Inner Corner – Shimma Shimma
What are your favourite Christmas inspired makeup looks, let me know in the comments, I would love to know what everyone else does.
Ciao for now beauties xx