xmas day makeup

Working out what to wear on Christmas day is only half the problem, knowing which makeup look not only goes with your outfit but is suitable for the various lunches and dinners you’re hopping around town to attend is another thing.

Whether it’s a formal breakfast, low key lunch or cocktails and a BBQ for dinner, we’ve picked out our top 5 makeup looks perfect for all occasions. Never again will you be wondering if a dark smoky eye is suitable for champagne breakfast, because we’ve got it sorted. Christmas day is certainly one of our favourite days of the year, and it’s only natural that we all want to look our best!

 Shimmer at a Low Key Lunch

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There’s a reason we love tinsel on Christmas trees and strings of lights around our homes: they make everything look beautifully glowing. The same is true for highlighting makeup. Perfect for that low key Christmas lunch with the in-laws, a touch of shimmer will give you that summer glow, without looking like you’ve roasted yourself in the sun for hours the day before hand.

To get your own shimmer, sweep a glittering powder over your cheekbones, below your brow bone and on the inner corner of your eyes. If your skin is light, reach for a pink-based highlighter, while medium to dark-skinned women should try golden tones. Easy as makeup looks ready for your Christmas day.

Eyeliner for Every Occassion

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Black liner swept across the top lid makes a bold yet elegant statement that needs very little else: think Angelina Jolie, who’s hardly ever photographed without her signature eye look. The trick to perfecting this look? Swap your pencil for a liquid or gel liner. Close the eye and, starting at the inner corner, move the line outward and wing it slightly at the end.

If you have trouble holding your hand steady, create little dashes along the lash line and go back and connect them. Stick to a neutral tone – think muted pinky-beige shade – on the rest of the lid. Forget the base layers, this is the only touch of makeup you’ll need come Christmas day.

Might as well as Santa for a few extra while you’re writing your wish list.

Formal Lips for a Formal Lunch

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Chocolate not only is the yummiest treat of the season but also a sweet alternative to red lipstick. Skip the matte browns and reach for those with mauve or reddish undertones. The darker shade is perfect for Summer and very much on-trend right now. Find one that has a thicker texture, wet lipsticks tend to lose their colour quicker. There’s wine glass rings for a reason, you know!

If lipstick isn’t your cup of tea, then opt for something with a touch of shine! Shiny lips are always pretty, but when the shades are pale (think peach, pink, and coral) and flecked with shimmer, they merit a top spot in your makeup case. Pair this lip with a smoky eye done in a softer palette (browns, gold or even a soft yellow/orange) keeping the overall look classy enough for a formal Christmas lunch or dinner, but not too overdone.

Blush Baby, Blush

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When it comes to getting holiday pretty, blush is non-negotiable. Amp up your natural rosiness by mixing complementary blush colours, one darker and one lighter. Or start off light with the paler shade in the compact and tweak it by layering its darker counterpart over it.

Blush works for all occasions – it’s the simple tool in everyone’s makeup bag that will make you instantly feel better. Perfect for that afternoon BBQ and drinks with the extended family, a touch of blush is our top tip when it comes to choosing makeup looks for Christmas day.

Cool and Casual Ponytails

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Not quite in the makeup department, but we can’t forget about the hair. Whatever you’re wearing, a quick and easy ponytail will take any outfit from everyday to Christmas day. Height is up to you – be it low, middle or high, this trick will always work.

Pull your hair up into a simple pony tail, tying it tight against the head. Using a piece of hair taken from the bottom of the pony, wrap it around the elastic and pin into place using bun pins. Loosen your hair for a casual roughly done look and voila, Christmas day makeup looks, and hair, sorted!


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