‘Tis the season to level up your makeup game. While our Christmas plans might look a little different this year, that doesn’t mean we can’t still go all out with our outfits and makeup. From the classic bold lip to sultry smokey eyes, there are so many looks to try out and love over the festive period.

In this blog, we’ll take you through some stunning festive makeup ideas to take inspiration from, as well as some great products to add to your collection. Read on to get into the Christmas spirit!

Smokey eyes

You can’t go wrong with the classic smokey eye. Whether you’re heading out for a few cocktails or jumping on a Zoom call with friends, this look is sure to be a winner.

With a smokey eye, the trick is to keep the rest of your makeup fairly neutral (think minimal blush and a nude lip) and let the eyeshadow do the talking. If you really want to make your eyes pop, add a silver or gold glitter shade into the mix for ultimate festive vibes.

Festive picks

The W7 Smokin Eye Colour palette is just the thing for all your Christmassy eye looks. With a selection of matte and shimmer powdered shades to choose from in smokey greys, browns and nudes, it will have you covered throughout the festive season.

How to create the perfect smokey eye

Perfecting the smokey eye look can be a bit tricky, but with a little practice, you’ll have it down in no time. You can follow these four easy steps to help you out:

  1. Before you start, be sure to apply your favourite eye primer for a smooth base. This will help your eyeshadow glide over your lids smoothly for a long-lasting finish.
  2. Use a shadow brush to gently apply a light, neutral shade all over the lids to create an even surface.
  3. Blend several darker shades into the outer corners of your eyelids, following a subtle v-shape. Keep building up the colour until you achieve your desired smokey look.
  4. Diffuse any harsh lines with a blending brush. Finish off with a touch of trusty eyeliner.

Glow up

From twinkling lights to glistening blankets of snow on the ground, Christmastime is about all things merry and bright. Add a touch of festive sparkle to your makeup look with some sleek highlighter. Depending on your preference, you can choose from liquid or powder products to illuminate your face this season. Simply blend and sweep over the skin for a lovely finish.

Festive picks

Give your cheekbones, browbones or collarbones the ultimate glow-up with the sensational Marco By Design highlighter palette. With six wonderful shades to choose from, you can mix and match your look to create a fabulous festive glow. 

Touch of glitter

Channel your inner snow fairy this Christmas with some gorgeous glittery makeup. Whether you choose to top off your look with a subtle smidge of glitzy eyeshadow or go all out with a shimmery lip, glitter is a must in your makeup bag throughout December.

Festive picks

Try out the Viva La Diva Glitter Bomb all-purpose makeup palette for all your glittery looks. You can choose from ten bright and shiny shades in a pressed gloss formula.

Red lip

Is there anything more Christmassy than a rep lipstick look? We don’t think so. Incorporating a little red into your makeup is a surefire way to get into the Christmas mood in no time. From dark crimson to daring ruby, there are lots of shades to pick from, so choose one that reflects your style and helps you feel your very best.

Festive picks

You can find a variety of wonderful red lipsticks on our website. We recommend the L’Oreal Paris Color Riche matte lipstick for the perfect all-rounder. Packed with pure pigments for standout colour, it’s an essential in your festive makeup collection this year.

Dramatic eyeliner

Stand out this Christmas with a dash of bold eyeliner. This wonderful bit of makeup has the power to take any look from zero to a hundred and make your eyes really pop. Whether you opt for a classic black liner or shake up the ordinary with a glittery formula, don’t neglect this makeup staple this season. For maximum effect, line both your eyelid and waterline with eyeliner. Be sure to add an ample amount of mascara as well.

Want to learn how to apply the perfect eyeliner? You can check out our handy tutorial blog here.

Festive picks

There are lots of different types of eyeliner on the market. If you’re partial to a liquid product, we recommend the SOSU by SJ Eye Voltage liquid pen eyeliner. With a smudge-proof, easy-to-use formula, it will help you create fabulous Christmas looks.

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