Saturday, 26 December 2015

Look of the Day: This Year's Christmas Makeup

Hi, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas yesterday! Mine was filled with family, friends, and food- just how I wanted it to be. It was my niece Lily's first Christmas, which made the day especially adorable and special! Today I'm heading a couple hours north to spend Boxing Day with my Dad's family, including a huge group of cousins that I don't get to see nearly often enough. Pretty pumped! Whether you're spending your Boxing Day braving the malls or digesting in your jammies, I hope it's just as nice for you :)

Before the afterglow starts to fade, I thought I'd share with you the makeup I wore yesterday on Christmas. Since we were mainly spending it relaxing at my parents' house, I didn't want to go full-out glam, yet still wanted the look to be festive. I opted for sparkly silvery eyes and a muted, matte red lip. And I got to use a couple new makeup goodies in the process! 


The eyes were all about my brand new Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eye Palette in The Uptown Girl (thanks, Santa!), which is a gorgeous mix of cool-toned silvery-grey-purple taupes. I have so few cooler eye shadows in my stash, so it is much welcomed! I first applied the pale silvery taupe "Prime" shade all over my lid, blending up to the brow, and on the inner corners of my eye as a highlight. I then swept the mid-tone purple taupe "Enhance" shade along the socket and smudged it into my lower lash lines for some subtle definition. Next, I blended the darker purple grey "Smoke" shade on the outer corner of the eye and along the upper lash line and finished by patting the sparkly silver "Pop" shade on my lid. Then to line the eyes, I reached for my new Chanel Kohl Liner in Rouge Noir, a stunning smudgy plummy black, creating a thin, slightly winged line.

For the cheeks and lips, I opted for some festive, muted reds and paired them with some glowing highlights. I chose my much-worn H&M Beauty Imperial Red Powder Blush and then highlighted my skin with another well-loved item, Becca's Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop on my cheek bones, down the bridge of my nose, and on the cupid's bow. Finally, I painted my lips with another gift from Santa- Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of Shame. It's the most beautiful muted berry red with fantastic pigmentation and an ultra comfortable feel on the lips. 



The Breakdown:

Foundation: Make Up For Ever HD Ultra Fluid Foundation in Y225 Marble
Concealer: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer in Light

Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Long-Wearing Pressed Powder in 011 Creamy Natural (on t-zone) and Alima Pure Satin Finishing Powder in Keiko (lightly all over)

Blush: H&M Beauty Powder Blush in Imperial Red
Bronzer: The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in 02 Fair Matte
Highlighter: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel

Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original formula
Eye Shadow: Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eye Palette in The Uptown Girl (pale taupe Prime shade all over lid, blended up to brow bone and on inner corners of the eye, mid-tone silver taupe Enhance shade in the crease and smudged along lower lash line, deeper purple grey Smoke shade to define the crease and smudged along upper lash line and silver glittery Pop shade packed on the eyelid)

Eyeliner: Chanel Kohl Liner in Rouge Noir
Mascara: The HotShop Long Lash Mascara (from the Born Pretty Store)

Lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of Shame

 

And a few more shots of the look:




It's no surprise that I'm completely smitten with my new Charlotte Tilbury goodies- The Uptown Girl is fantastic for creating a subtle, yet festive eye and Walk of Shame could not be a more flattering berry red. I felt perfectly Christmasy without being over-the-top (though really, on Christmas, no one can be blamed for going all-out glam!) and the makeup wore perfectly for the full 12 hours I wore it. Couldn't have asked for any more in the beauty department!

How did you spend your Christmas yesterday? What's your go-to holiday makeup look? What are your plans for the rest of the holiday season?

Have a fantastic day! xo

28 comments:

  1. Stunning, Jen! It's so fun to see some cool-toned shades on you. x

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    1. Thanks so much, Mali! The Uptown Girl is now my favourite cooler-toned palette :)

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  2. I love the eye makeup combination and hope you had a wonderful Christmas ;-)
    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Steph! Hope your holidays were lovely as well :)

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  3. Merry Christmas Jen! I love that sparkle on the eyes! Very festive!

    xo Kat @ Katness

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    1. Thanks, Kat! Hope you had a lovely Christmas :)

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  4. The glimmer on the eyes is intense and I LOVE IT. Santa always delivers the best gifts. ;)

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    1. Indeed! The glitter shade in the Uptown Girl is so pretty! Think you'd love it :)

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  5. Awesome post and great images photos too. Hope you have a fun-filled holidays, friend! :)

    xoxo;
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    1. Thanks so much! Hope your holidays were lovely :)

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  6. So pretty!
    Love how big and bright your eyes look :)

    xx
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  7. You look so pretty! My Christmas was great! Spent it with my loved ones.

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    1. Thanks so much! Glad you had such a nice Christmas :)

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  8. Absolutely love your eyes, those CT shadows are incredible! Great look :)
    xo Kiki
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    1. Thanks so much, Kiki! CT shadows really are top-notch :)

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  9. Your cheeks always look so perfect! And that lipstick, I'm dying. For me, Christmas is one of the only times I don't wear any makeup (unless it's a Schincariol xmas haha)

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    1. Aww, thanks! You should check out the Uptown Girl- think you'd love it!

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  10. Beautiful as always, Jen. I hope you had a great Christmas!

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    1. Thanks so much, Leah! Hope yours was great as well :)

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  11. So lovely! Hope you have a wonderful new year!


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