Having spoken to a few friends about the concept of ‘dressing up’ for Christmas Day and Boxing Day the crowd seems pretty split. Some dress like it’s any other day and therefore their makeup and outfit reflect that, some dress up like their ready for a meal with the queen and others barely leave their pyjamas! It really does seem to vary…
In our house we dress up in something nice that’s also comfortable, I tend to air towards jumper dresses and tights, skirts with boots and wooly jumpers etc. As most of the time I live in smart-jeans for work so I like to make something of an effort for Christmas Day and Boxing Day!
On Christmas Day I tend to go for something neutral with nice skin (as we always seem to have various cameras thrust in our faces) and a bold lip – normally red. On boxing day I like to go for a ‘perfected’ version of my everyday makeup which basically involves the following…
Illamsqua’s Skin Base in 07 – a really flawless foundation with no SPF meaning no flash back.
Soap and Glory Solar Powder bronzer – a nice matte bronzer which nicely defines the facial features.
Gosh blusher in Flower Power – a natural powder blusher that gives you just the right hint of flushed blush.
Urban Decay NAKED 2 pallet – a really wearable pallet I tend to use the colour chopper all over my lid and blend out with a little Suspect in the crease.
Rimmel Scandal-eyes Liner – a swipe of brown eyeliner on the upper lash line smudged out and on the lower lash line adds a little definition to the eyes.
Clinique High-Impact Mascara – a slick of a fan-like mascara works nicely and finishes off the eye look.
MAC Lipstick Creme Cup – a soft browny-pink-nude that pretty much flatters all skin tones.
Barry M Lipgloss in Toffee – a nice nude lipgloss that isn’t sticky and looks great over the lipstick.
This is a simple look that’s very natural and easy to do. It flatters most skin tones and works well on Boxing Day where frankly all you want to do is eat and drink more. It’s one of my favorite looks at the moment and is certainly the one I’ll be sticking too… Merry Christmas Everyone!