A BIG MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU FROM UPYOURVLOG!
As I'll be busy eating all the food and drinking all the Bucks Fizz, I knew I wouldn't have time over the festive period to write blog posts so this a post written in the past. For Christmas Day, I thought I'd show you what I would be wearing makeup wise for the festive day. As you may now realise, I have to wear the colour red so I've opted for a red lippy (much like every year). So let's get started on this Christmas Day Makeup Look.
Before I apply the foundation, I apply a small helping of Lush's Vanishing Cream which is a fine cream that quickly soaks into the skin, leaving it feeling hydrated and prepped for foundation. I notice a big difference to how my skin feels when I don't apply the cream. The cream also helps keep fine lines at bay so if you're at my age where you can put off the wrinkles for a while, then this is definitely a cream you'll want!
I apply my foundation with my Real Techniques Beauty Blender. I love this little sponge as it's perfect for applying my make-up evenly. A tip for this would be to dab the foundation into the skin rather than to swipe it over. I find it soaks into my skin more rather than just sitting on top. After applying Rimmel's Wake Me Up Foundation in the shade White Porcelain, I go in with the Wake Me Up Concealer in the shade Ivory and apply a generous amount to the under eye creating two upside down triangles. I apply a line to the middle of the nose, the space in between my eye brows and on the few blemishes/spots that are currently inhabiting on my face.
Using my Sephora Contouring 101 Face Palette, I use a mixture of the two lighter powdered shades to brush over the foundation and concealer to create a matte finish. I also do this as it helps blend in my contouring. I use the lightest dark shade in the palette initially. Less is definitely more with this palette and I use a small amount on a Real Techniques Contour Brush, sweeping back and forth in line to where my earlobe ends. This sculpts your cheek bones, creating more depth. I also lightly dust some of it around the edge of my face and down the sides of my nose and blend in.
For the eyes, at the moment I'm alternating between the Makeup Revolution Flawless Eyeshadow Palette and the Sleek Diamonds in the Rough Eyeshadow Palette. I use the left hand side below (and you can tell because of how worn down they are!) for the base of my eyeshadow. These varying shades of brown are perfect for building darkness on the outer corners of my eyes. I then normally use the glittery toffee brown to build on the inner corners of the eye lid. The Sleek eyeshadow palette also has some beautiful glittery numbers that work perfectly well with the Makeup Revolution palette.
I love Collection's range of mascaras and I believe these are the best value for money if you want mascaras that build a little body to the eyelashes. As I've been blessed by my parent's longer eyelashes, the Supersize Fat Lash Mascara is perfect for giving a bit more definition to my eye makeup.
Highlighter is probably one of my favourite new make-up products that I've been trying out on my skin. I've found that using your fingers is probably the best way of applying this MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder. It's in the shade Pink Shimmer and adds a healthy blush shimmer to the upper cheek bones and I also like to use this on top of my eyeshadow just underneath my eyebrows. I sometimes add a little to my cupids bow and tips of my upper lip to add a bit more oomph to my lips.
Finally it's the finish to my Christmas Day look and the most important. I'm currently using Rimmel's The Only One Matte Lipstick in the shade Take The Stage and the Exaggerate Lip Liner in the shade Red. I just love matte lipsticks and this deep, luscious red is perfect and not too harsh on my pale complexion.
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and I hope you have the best Christmas with all your loved ones no matter who they are or where you are!
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