My Christmas Makeup

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So yesterday was Christmas Day, the only day a year that everyone is a morning person! I hope you all had an amazing day, spent loads of time with your family, got some lovely presents and obviously doubled your weight in food and drinks! I'm currently snuggled up in a onesie with some disaronno to my left, so I should probably write this post before that hits me. Anyway, Christmas is a time that I love to do my makeup, even if no one in my family ever takes any notice, it just makes me feel a lot better and happier.

I always go for a red lip. Always. Without fail. Well for the past two years anyway, I wasn't really into makeup before then. Last year I think I wore a Rimmel shade, I can't exactly remember, but this is definitely going to be my Christmas tradition from now on! I hadn't really planned what else I'd be using on the day so I just picked at my makeup collection in the morning!

My base consisted of Smashbox's Photofinish Primer, I have a sample of this and I am desperate to get the full size, it's amazing! Then I used Rimmel's Match Perfection Foundation, it's a low coverage light foundation but it does cling to dry patches a little which is annoying, but it's the only foundation pale enough for me at the moment. For concealer I used Rimmel's Wake Me Up Concealer, which is too dark for me so I mixed it a little with a lighter concealer from MUA. Still too dark but oh well.

Moving on to eyes; I put MAC's Bare Study Paintpot all over the lid as a base, to make my eye makeup last all day and into the evening. For shadows, I used a mixture of two palettes from Makeup Revolution, the Essential Shimmers and the Iconic 1, the one pictured above is the Essential Shimmers. From this I applied the third shade from the top all over the lid on top of Bare Study. The second shade from the bottom was run through my crease and outer V. The fifth shade from the bottom was run along my lower lash line, to add more definition to the look. I then applied a gold shade from the Iconic 1 on the outer side of my lid, to add a golden shimmer and just more glitter! I topped off the look with a coat of my Benefit They're Real Mascara.

I used the Naked Basics 2 to fill in my eyebrows, using the shade Frisk. I also used this palette for my highlight too, using Skimp on top of my cheekbones, in the inner corner of my eye, down the bridge of my nose and in my cupid's bow. To contour I used my Elf Contouring Blush duo, and applied it in the hollows of my cheeks. I used Rimmel's Stay Matte powder to keep all my makeup in place and achieve a matte finish.

The last thing I had to do was lips obviously, this year I chose MAC's Russian Red, it's literally the perfect red, especially for Christmas.

What makeup did you wear on Christmas Day?

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  1. such lovely products, merry Christmas xx

    http://cristynottingham.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thankyou Cristy, hope you had a fab Christmas! x

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  2. Amazing picks, i also used my Iconic palette x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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    1. Thankyou, I love that palette so much! x

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  3. Your eyeshadow palettes look so pretty! :) xx

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    1. They're so good, I really need more! x

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  4. Great choice of products, especially the MAC lipstick <3

    Emma | The Fashion Six

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  5. Lovely choice of products and great photography too! Love MAC Russian Red! I also wrote a blog post on my Christmas makeup if you want to have a look!

    Tilly xxx
    http://www.justtilly.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thankyou Tilly! Love that lipstick so much, I'll check it out x

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  6. Wonderful products! I hope you had a great Christmas :) x
    Abbey xo | www.absie.co.uk

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    1. Thankyou, I hope you did too Abbey! x

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  7. Lovely products! I absolutely love the MAC paintpots! I hope you had a lovely Christmas x

    clarkecouture.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. MAC paintpots are so fab, especially this shade! You too Toni! x

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  8. A red lip is perfect for Christmas, I wear red lipstick every year as well!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. It's my favourite tradition now! x

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  9. Love these eyeshadow palette's, such gorgeous shades. I'm a new follower of yours and cannot wait to read more from you ami!

    http://www.abigailalicex.com/

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    1. They're so great! Thankyou Abigail x

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  10. I got one of the iconic palettes for Christmas, which is a surprise considering I've tried SO many of Makeup Rev palettes!! It is so nice and I've used it every day since!! Gorgeous photo and gorgeous blog, excited to read more.
    x x | daisydaisyxxo

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    1. I'm loving their palettes at the moment, I own quite a few now! Thankyou Daisy! x

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  11. Rimmel has some really good products and sounds like your Christmas makeup was flawless!

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    1. I love Rimmel's makeup, they're really good with everything! Thankyou x

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  12. MAC has the best shades of lipstick! Love the dark red color! Happy holidays :) xo

    www.peanutsandpetunias.blogspot.com

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    1. Of course they do! MAC is a girl's best friend ;) You too! x

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  13. What an amazing lipstick colour!! I'm so pale but this looks like it will definitely suit me! Love the whole look. Lucy, www.aspectatorsport.com xx

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    1. It literally suits everyone! Thankyou x

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  14. Russian Red is such a gorgeous shade, such an amazing red! MAC always does the best lipsticks

    Sophie x | sophhskii.co.uk

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  15. I really need to add Russian red to my MAC lipstick collection. That Smashbox primer is amazing, makes my foundation last so much longer x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It was on my wishlist for ages, finally got it! I need to buy a fullsize of the primer x

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  16. That Russian Red looks so nice! Love Theyre Real and the Smashbox primer, I need the full size now to. Hope you had a lovely Christmas. KBxx
    www.beautybykaris.com

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    1. I love the shade, looks gorgeous on too! Hope you had a fab Christmas Karis! xx

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  17. I'm totally loving Russian Red at the moment! Been wearing it almost everyday!
    You write a great blog! New follower alert :) x

    thebeautyresidence.blogpost.com

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    1. I love it so much too! Can't stop wearing it. Thankyou! x

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  18. That palette is to die for! What a great selection, feeling very heart eye emoji right now!! x

    http://kirstiepickering1.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ahh it's beautiful, love that emoji too! x

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