Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Blogmas: Christmas Day Makeup Look

I haven't done a makeup look on my blog since the summer, so this post is well overdue. You may notice some of my old favourites are still there (hoola, we all see you), but I have picked up a couple of new, staple products for my makeup bag. This look I have created has pretty much been my everyday makeup look throughout winter, the addition of the red lip makes it perfect for Christmas day or any other festive event you will be attending. 
I prepped my skin in exactly the same as it has always been, head over to my Festival Makeup Look post to see this. For foundation, I have recently changed over to Revlon ColorStay, I love how they had a different formulation for oily skin. This product is high coverage, which I find I really need in the winter months. I normally find high coverage foundations can be cakey and drying, but this one isn't at all. I went for the shade buff, which is perfect for my pale face.
For concealer, I have been loving the Urban Decay Naked Skin. Again, this is another high coverage product, but it sits under the eyes so nicely without extenuating my wrinkles like I find a lot of concealers can do. I then set this into place with the NYX Finishing Powder in translucent. This really keeps my base in place, perfect for if you need to makeup to have staying power. 
For my eyes, I used my new Revlon Not Just Nudes palette in the shade Passionate Nudes. I got this free when I bought three Revlon products in Superdrug. I have been really impressed with it. I love the paler shades for all over the lid, then I put the burnt copper and brown shades into my crease. To help with my eyeshadow application, I used the shadow switch. I have been seeing this on blogs everywhere and when the kind people at Beauty Essentials asked if I would like to try one, I practically bit their hands off. 
I was very impressed with this product. I have a fair few eyeshadow brushes, but I have my favourite ones that I like to use the most. The shadow switch makes it so easy to use the same brush with different shadows to create the perfect eye look. When you want to switch colours, you just swirl the brush into the pot and it comes out clean. Genius! For me, it's also the perfect excuse to put off cleaning my brushes for a little bit longer. Isn't it just the world's worst job!?
My brow routine is the same as it has always been, the Eyelure Brow Pencil to define the shape and Benefit Gimme Brow to help add colour and make sure they stay in place all day. I put a very light amount of Hoola Bronzer on my cheeks and temples. I have recently gone off contouring, I am much preferring the natural glow look. I then added my trusty Makeup Revolution blusher and The Balm Mary Lou highlighter. For mascara, I have really been loving the Benefit They're Real mascara. I find this separates my lashes whilst still giving them volume and length. To finish off this look, I added the Rimmel Only 1 Matte Lipstick. You probably all gather how much I love Rimmel lipsticks, and they certainly haven't failed with this new range. They have a lovely matte finish that isn't drying on the lips. Perfect to withstand a Christmas party or a food-filled Christmas Day. 

What is your perfect Christmas day look? I would love for you to let me know some of your staple products in the comments.
Love, Kate xx

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