Christmas Sparkles!! Christmas Makeup Look

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I decided as its so close to Christmas, I would do a Christmas makeup look, whether your going out of the the Christmas period or just like to make a bit more of an effort on Christmas day!

For this look I started with the eyes rather than with foundation, this is so that is I have any fall out from the eye shadows or the glitter that I used then I can simply wipe away with a makeup and then go in with foundation. I started by applying a base to the eye, I use Mac Paint Pot in Painterly though you can just go over the eye area with your foundation to even out the skin tone here. The benefit of using a primer is that you have something for the base shadow to 'stick' to and ensures that your makeup lasts. I then go in an fill in my brows with my Anastasia DipBrow Pomade in chocolate as it gives some shape to the face and eyes. I then go round the edges lightly with my Mac Pro Conceal and Correct Palette in Light to define the eyebrow that little bit more.

I then also set the base with a light coloured shadow as this will set the base, but also then means the eye shadow you apply afterwards has something to blend with. I then go in an pat the golden/bronze shadow all over the lid up to the crease, all the shadows I have used in this look are from the Inglot Freedom Palette Shadow collection. I then went in with a small pointed brush to create a cut crease with a matte dark brown which I then blended upwards towards the brows using a Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush, this is so that you get the smokey part of the look away from where the glitter will be.

Then with the same brushes, I went in with a matte black till I got the crease as dark as I wanted.As you can see I went a little too far down the lid, so a little tip is always keep a stock of cotton buds with you as these are your best friends when it comes to making minor makeup mistakes, you just gently wipe what it is you need removing and it should fade it, so it can be easily covered up. Once fixed I then used the colours I had applied to the crease on the lower lash line and then applied a light gold colour to the inner corner of the eye.

After using my fav Maybelline gel liner, it was time for glitter!!! I use a Collection Glam Crystals Gel Eyeliner in Funk and patted this all over the lid avoiding the liner and the crease, so that the cut crease would show up clearly. As it is Christmas I also decided to use some lashes with this look, these are Blink Pro Lashes in Promise , these are super easy to use, just trim to your size and they are ready to go. The glue is good unlike what you get with some lashes and these are subtle, but I feel help finish of the look. The bottom pic is with lashes on the right and not on the left, can you tell the difference or is that just me???

Once the eyes are done I then went in with foundation, this one is the Lasting Finish 25H Foundation with comfort serum in the shade True Ivory, buffing this in with a Real Techniques Buffing Brush. Now I am not so sure about this foundation, but I am giving it a try, I'm not sure how well it actually sits on the skin and whether if I had bough the one without serum in it would be fine. Any of you guys tried this? What did you think?
I then set my foundation with my Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder , using the Real Techniques Buffing Brush again and then contouring with my Sleek Palette in Light  and the Real Techniques Contouring Brush

For the lips I wanted to go with a burgundy/purple shade. I lined the lips with Collection Lip Definer in Damson and then went over that with Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned. I then finished off with a little blusher using my Real Techniques Stippling Brush and Calvin Klein blusher in Berry Shimmer.

And that is it, its not a particularly complicated look, but I think its a great one to use throughout the Christmas Period. 

Christmas Kisses from Me to You, yes it is ok to be that cheesy at this time of year! Also not sure why I have two pupils as that doesn't show when I load the picture or when opened in Photoshop !!!! weird!!

I hope you guys like this look, let me know what you think in the comments.

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