Tuesday, 17 December 2013

The Winter Project | Christmas Make up

I can't believe the Winter project is almost over! Next week is the last one and that means it's so close to Christmas now! (...must finish my Christmas shopping!) I'm really getting into it all now.  Our tree is up, our lights are hung in the window, I'm even embracing the cold!

So here are a few of my favourite products for a Christmas make-up look.

don't think I could do Christmassy eyes without using golden shades, they really compliment blue eyes and can work throughout the day so you don't look too overdone. I've finally invested in the Naked 2 palette and it came in really handy to do these looks. 

don't like to be too OTT on Christmas day, it seems a bit silly to dress up to hang about at home. But I like to make a bit of effort, it's Christmas after all! So a simple mixture of a bit of sparkle and some liquid eyeliner is all you need.  
excuse the bad photos, the dark skies are becoming a bit of a pain!

For a more subtle look I just line the outer corners with black and the centre with a gold shimmer.  Obviously adding a bit go highlighter to the brow and some mascara too!

I love any excuse to wear a red lip, not overly practical on a day where you are constantly eating but it looks good. And a trick to give the red lippy a bit more of the 'wow factor' is to add a bit of highlighter to the centre of the lips. I used Revlon Red with a touch of Benefit high beam dabbed over the centre for a bit of shine.

Nails need to be a little bit special too. I've been playing about with a few designs lately and I came up with a few of these using Models Own nail art pens and some glitter polishes.
just look at the little penguin!

There's been a lot of hype over Essie's Bahama Mama, and I have to say I'm just not a fan. The colour is lovely but it needs two coats to make it even and when a second coat is added the colour is so much darker it's just not as nice. I still manage to get some use out of it though as covering it in Barry M's glitter paint in Magenta makes it a gorgeous glittery purple which is great for this season.


So that's that! I can't believe it's nearly Christmas! Where has this year gone?!
I f you want to take a look at some of the past Winter Project posts they are here...

   Week 1- Winter Nails      Week 2- Winter Accessories      
                 Week 3- Winter Scent      Week 4- Gift Ideas      Week 5- Christmas Accessories 


1 comment:

  1. Love your eye look, (I must try it) and I love the nail art :)