Just a quick one from me today to share my Christmas Day Makeup Picks which I guest posted on That Belle Makeup earlier in the week. Make sure you check out her blog and thank you Lee for having me on to guest post!
I start with my trusty Nars Sheer Glow Foundation (£31), which is medium coverage and so easy to blend in and build on. The finish is Satin, so reduces my shine without making my face feel too matte or drying. It's also super long-lasting, which is great for long day.
After this I use my current go-to concealer pairing. The Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer (£17.50) is such a great all-rounder; it's a medium-full coverage that's light and fluffy enough to eliminate both blemishes and dark circles. To brighten up the under-eyes, I go for the concealer-highlighter end of the Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand (£29). I usually blend it in with the Real Techniques Setting Brush and it really does do an amazing job of lifting my eye area.
For a bit of festive sparkle on my cheekbones, I reach for my Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector (£30). It's a gorgeous golden-champagne with a hint of peach that's pretty much my perfect highlight shade. I've seen this colour work on so many different skin tones and now it's available through Space NK, so I definitely recommend checking it out. The formula is so soft and creamy, it blends effortlessly and seriously packs a punch in terms of pigmentation. Next I apply a bit of my holy grail Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure (£28). I bang on about it all the time but it really is the perfect blusher formula; it's so creamy, surprisingly pigmented, applies and lasts like a dream and gives a lit from within look without a speck of glitter. The plummy mauve colour is just perfect for winter too.
For eyeshadow, I think the Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadow in Bronze (£7.99) is perfect. It's shimmery and in a gorgeous deep chocolate-brown shade and can be applied in one quick swipe across the eyelids. Pretty much my perfect everyday formula is Benefit's Roller Lash Mascara (£19.50). It isn't going to give you crazy amounts of volume but it adds serious length and holds a curl throughout the day.
Finally I finish off with Bobbi Brown's Sheer Lip Colour in Carolina (£20). On Christmas Day you probably don't want too much of a fussy lipstick considering you'll be eating and drinking a lot! Carolina is a rosy berry shade that feels festive but the sheer formula means it isn't too much and is very easy to re-apply.
What makeup will you be wearing on Christmas Day?