I am fairly predictable with my make-up all year round, you'll always catch me with a nude lip, a luminous highlight and nude/bronze eyes. However at Christmas, I really make the effort to change up my look, and get FESTIVE! So now, enter from stage left, the gold and the burgundy's! These are the shades I am naturally drawn to at this time of year, and the shades that will prominently covering my face from now until the New Year. I've pulled together my favourite picks for the festive make up looks, and I'm excited to share them with you!
Going for Gold
Gold and Bronze shades are the perfect accent for the festive period - if you can't add a bitta' sparkle near Christmas, then I don't know when you can!
My Picks: From left to right.
Laura Geller Baked Gelato Highlighter - Shade Gilded Honey. This highlighter is all I have been wearing the last few weeks, and I don't think much will be changing on the lead up to Christmas! The glimmering gold shade is super pigmented & light reflecting, and the deeper tone warms up your skin leaving a healthy and dazzling highlight! Obsessed!
KIKO Metalic Liquid Eyeliner - Shade 01 Future is gold. This product is Christmas in a tube, I use the gold eyeliner to line just on top of my usual black liquid liner and it gives you the perfect accent of shimmer whilst still looking classy and sophisticated.
KIKO Metalic Liner - Shade Copper Addict. Another one for adding a bit of shimmer, I use this in the corner of my eye, near the tear duct and above to open my eyes up and turn a simple look into something more glam!
MAC Pigment - Rose Gold. Now this is my absolute festive fail safe! Believe it or not I've had this for over 2 years, and it still barely looks used! The tiniest bit goes such a long way - I do my eye make up as normal, and then dab a tiny amount of this over my lid. It gives off the most amazing pigment and almost creates a foiled effect! I LOVE IT!
Burgundy is another shade that really reminds me of Christmas, although I do love a red lip at Christmas, it's not exactly a shade you can wear on the eyes so that's where Burgundy comes in, as the middle man! Here are my top picks:
My Picks: From left to right
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Single - Shade Extragalactic. I'm not often one for buying single eye shadows because I prefer just to have all my shades together in a palette. However this one is an exception! I always find myself reaching for this, and it's PERFECT for this time of year. It's a plum/burgundy that has felts of pinky coppers! Basically a dream right? It's super pigmented so a little goes a REALLY long way!
KIKO Lip Liner - 02 Shade Modern Mauve - KIKO are my fail safe lip liner brand because they are both super affordable yet really high quality. This dreamy berry/plum shade is perfect for the season and matches perfectly with the lipsticks I am about to show you next....
Urban Decay Cream Lipstick - Shade Backstab - I am so in love with this lipstick formula. The pigmentation is stunning, and the added metallic sparkle look makes it different from all other lipsticks I own. It's long lasting and the shade "back-stab" gives my festive looking lips in seconds!
Too Faced Melted Lipstick - Chihuahua. This is more of a browny pink than a burgundy but I wanted to throw it into this category because I feel it compliments the colours so well. The melted lipsticks are another of my favourite lipstick formulas and I am forever lusting over the new shades! I would highly recommend trying them if you haven't already.
A Bit of Both
Clever ol' me managed to find a product in my make up collection that covers both the burgundy and the golds - go me!
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette - Shade Vintage Vamp - This palette basically sums up this whole post in one! It has always been one of my favourite eye shadow palettes, and it comes out of hiding every A/W with-out fail! The mix of burgundy red tones against the shimmering light gold and gold lets me to create a gorgeous 'vampy' look from just a few shades! I use the deeper shade in my crease, followed by the lighter burgundy all over my lid, finished off with a dusting of the deep gold, and the lighter gold in the corner of my eye! Simple.
The Full Line Up:
What are your fail safe Festive make up picks?! Do you like the idea of Burgundy & Gold make up?
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