Clarins Makeup Tutorial - By Megan Kelly

[CLOSED] Glam Makeup Tutorial for Christmas

The festive season has arrived and with it, comes a calendar filled with Christmas events like staff parties, family dinners and more! What better excuse to get glammed up and rock a classic-red lip with liner and bold lashes. Not quite sure how to pull off the look, yourself? Don’t worry, I share exactly how to get the look.


Your makeup routine starts at your skincare regimen – remember to cleanse and exfoliate your skin before you start applying makeup, to help improve any texture and remove dead skin cells. Finish your skincare routine with a hydrating serum like Clarins Double Serum which improves the skin’s natural radiance and ensures that your makeup applies smoothly.

For the sake of keeping this tutorial short, I had already applied my foundation and filled in my brows. A good tip is that for special occasions, use the makeup that you already know works well with your skin. Often, we want to pick up a foundation that seems better because others really love it – but that doesn’t mean that the formula will work just as well for you, consider that there are differences in skin texture, shades and type. You might even prefer a dewy finish where the foundation everyone is hyping is matte – trust me, go with what you know!

Next, I used the Clarins’ Limited Edition Bronzing and Blush Compact to warm up my face around my forehead, cheeks and nose. I prefer not to go in too heavy with bronzer, as the main focus of this look is the eyes, and a bold lip. Using the Clarins’ Palette Contour Visage, I added more definition to the shallows of my cheeks, and popped blush to the apples, before blending it all out. Lastly, for my face, I used the highlight on the tops of my cheeks, nose and forehead. Remember that this highlight shade gives a subtle glow – not blinding, in anyway – just brightening.


For my eyes, I didn’t want to jump around between palettes and kept in mind that you might be travelling so wanted to use a palette that is compact and versatile. I settled on Clarins’ 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in 01 Nude.

This quad is a must-have for your handbag! Dressed in an elegant gold compact, the 4 shades can be worn wet or dry, and can be used to create a wide array of looks that range from more wearable everyday looks, to glamourous smokey looks.

I started the look by applying the second shade to the crease of my eye and buffing out. Next, I packed on the third shade, jumping back between the second and third to create a seamless blend. I then used a pencil brush to apply the fourth shade in a v shape to darken the end of my crease and lid, before going back to my original eyeshadow brush to blend and add a little more colour each time. It’s entirely up to you – you could stop there, or you can add more colour each time – I decided to go quite dramatic, after all it’s only Christmas once a year! To brighten up the look, I used my finger to pack on the first shade from the palette, around the inner corner and middle of my lid.

To complete the eye look, I used the Clarins’ 3-Dot Eyeliner – easily the best liquid liner on the market! Especially for beginners or someone who struggles to apply liquid liner. I lined the bottom of my waterline using the brown pencil from the Clarins’ 4-Colour All-in-One Pen, blending it out with a pencil brush and the fourth eyeshadow from the palette. A quick swipe of mascara and my eyes are done!


For my lips, I chose a bright and festive red from Clarins’ Joli Rouge range, in the shade 754 Deep Red. I also dipped my finger in the first shade from the eyeshadow palette to brighten the center of my bottom lip, making my lips appear bigger and fuller.

Once I was happy with my look, I finished and sealed the deal with Clarins’ Fix Make-Up spray which hydrates and makes your makeup last all night long!

Blogmas Competition

Clarins have kindly collaborated with me this Blogmas, to give away a makeup hamper valued at over R1,000. All you have to do is fill in the widget below to be entered to win. Remember that by entering, you also stand the chance of winning the grand prize of a combined hamper that includes all 15 Blogmas prizes. To learn more about Blogmas, read here.

Blogmas – Clarins

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  • Cathy Badenhorst
    Posted at 22:18h, 30 December

    Clarins products are amazing, would love to win these items

  • Daniela Cardoso
    Posted at 17:55h, 30 December

    love Clarins products and would love to try them but they are expensive on a varsity student budget

  • Tammy Perry
    Posted at 23:28h, 27 December

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!

  • Anisha Singh
    Posted at 08:52h, 25 December

    Wow! You look so polished & chic! Now I am dying to get my hands on Clarins makeup… their skincare is superb so I can only imagine how amazing their makeup range is. Would LOVE to find this hamper under the Christmas tree!

  • Colleen
    Posted at 09:03h, 24 December


  • Michelle Van Rooyen
    Posted at 03:47h, 23 December

    A good cleanser is crucial, I keep my make up minimal,I love a natural looking feel, not too much make up. I love my brown, bronze and cream eyeshadow shades. Great tutorial ?

  • Sandika Daya
    Posted at 23:43h, 22 December

    I love that lip colour!

  • Dionne
    Posted at 23:29h, 22 December

    Haven’t tried clarins but have always wanted to

  • Mudassira hargey
    Posted at 19:16h, 21 December

    I must say
    U doin a great job by helping us
    Loving it
    Would loveto win ???

  • Rumbarani Naidoo
    Posted at 16:56h, 21 December

    I love these products and will be great to win these!!

  • Samantha Pearce
    Posted at 11:19h, 21 December


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    Posted at 21:13h, 20 December

    I love Clarins

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    Posted at 20:16h, 20 December

    Wonderful giveaway

  • Kim Muller
    Posted at 19:23h, 20 December

    I could totally use your tips to get this amazing look. But I think I’ll mess it up and look like a clown. Maybe you could do it for me ? you look gorgeous!

  • Tammy Perry
    Posted at 01:29h, 20 December

    Wow!! Your makeup looks amazing and you have such beautiful eyes!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • Jade abbott
    Posted at 16:43h, 18 December

    Clarins is such a great brand

  • Cornell Botha
    Posted at 14:45h, 18 December

    The look is stunning! I could totally see myself rocking that look!!

  • Sarah R
    Posted at 15:50h, 17 December

    Those eyeshadows are stunning! Holding thumbs ?

  • Janine Binneman
    Posted at 09:16h, 14 December

    Those nudes!!!! love

  • Bernice Vermaak
    Posted at 06:56h, 14 December

    Lovely Combo. Looking Fab ??

  • Catherine
    Posted at 12:14h, 13 December

    Such a lovely and simple look 🙂
    So true about using what works for you

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    Posted at 11:06h, 13 December

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  • Jenn S
    Posted at 19:16h, 12 December

    You look stunning Kelly ?

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    Posted at 16:34h, 12 December

    My dream giveaway of the year…make up its been my thing this year!

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    Posted at 15:07h, 12 December

    Awesome Giveaway! A real treat just for me. (Thankfully I have a house full of boys!)

  • Jackie Katzen
    Posted at 15:05h, 12 December

    Your eyes looks amazing

  • misspretorius
    Posted at 14:10h, 12 December

    This look is absolutely gorgeous! The lipstick is my favourite and thanks for the tip to make your lips appear fuller.

  • Steffi
    Posted at 06:56h, 12 December

    It looks Devine…you realy look stunning with the red.lippie !

  • judy padayachee
    Posted at 01:35h, 12 December

    I love your make up tutorials which I always learn a lot from and try them out. Would be awesome to win this prize

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    Posted at 01:33h, 12 December

    Amazing giveaways

  • Sharne Amor Da Silva
    Posted at 00:51h, 12 December

    Lol there’s a first for everything might as well give it a try …Meg wish me all the best xD

  • Annette
    Posted at 00:25h, 12 December

    Love the eye shadow palette ???

  • Lydia
    Posted at 23:28h, 11 December

    your blue walls make your eyes really pop #Justsaying

  • Lynne Holdsworth
    Posted at 23:04h, 11 December

    Looks fabulous Megan xoxo

  • Elle Lombard Haasbroek
    Posted at 22:54h, 11 December

    What an awesome giveaway. Love your tutorial too!

  • Rehana Seedat
    Posted at 22:23h, 11 December

    Love the eye shadow palette

  • Jadie Jones
    Posted at 21:36h, 11 December

    Great tutorial! Love the red lippie!

  • Depashni Marie
    Posted at 21:30h, 11 December

    Love the eye shadow palette

  • stephanie videira
    Posted at 20:24h, 11 December

    Love the Red lips looks fab on you, I am not that daring though wish i was need to fly you over to my to teach me how to put on make-up

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    Posted at 19:13h, 11 December

    Mall patrol during this holidays and this would cheer me up so much

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    Posted at 18:17h, 11 December

    Love the prize on offer and a nice tutorial as well

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    Posted at 18:15h, 11 December

    Would love this

  • Bianca Erasmus
    Posted at 16:54h, 11 December

    I love the lips!

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    Posted at 15:54h, 11 December

    love the make up tutorial.great giveaway

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    Posted at 15:07h, 11 December

    This is a great post.

  • Carla LeeChing
    Posted at 15:06h, 11 December

    Your make up always looks so good!

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    Posted at 15:02h, 11 December

    Oh gosh I would love to win this for Christmas! 🙂

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    Posted at 14:36h, 11 December

    Would love to win this hamper for Chiristmas to kick start my New Year off with a bang with awesome make up

  • Anusha Naidoo
    Posted at 14:06h, 11 December

    Thank you for this tutorial loved it, I always learn so much from you and share with my friends
    A wonderful giveaway will be a absolute delight and pleasure to win.

  • kym
    Posted at 13:58h, 11 December

    hi, beautiful make-up, done so well….

  • Harassedmom (@laurakim123)
    Posted at 13:37h, 11 December

    Emma got hold of my make up so I need some new palettes 🙂

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    Posted at 13:04h, 11 December

    You always do your make up so amazing you should become a make up artist it’s always to presise and neat

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    Posted at 13:02h, 11 December

    I would love some new makeup for Christmas!

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    Posted at 12:55h, 11 December

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    Posted at 12:54h, 11 December

    I could do with some new and different make-up

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    Posted at 12:50h, 11 December

    Great tutorial with brilliant products i would love to try! 🙂

  • Lauren George
    Posted at 12:36h, 11 December

    Wow would love to win this giveaway and use the step by step guide you provided.

  • Cat Barker
    Posted at 12:33h, 11 December

    make up made easy – thanks for the step by step guide Megan

  • Debbie R
    Posted at 11:37h, 11 December

    Lovely look. Great tutorial.

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    Posted at 11:33h, 11 December

    This would be amazing

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    wow amazing giveaway

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    Posted at 11:01h, 11 December

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    Posted at 10:53h, 11 December

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    Posted at 10:53h, 11 December

    Great brand! Great prize!

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    Posted at 10:53h, 11 December

    Love love love it. Thanks for the awesome tutorials ❤

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    Posted at 10:46h, 11 December

    my wife would love this

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    Posted at 10:43h, 11 December

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    Would love to win this

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    Posted at 10:41h, 11 December

    I need this to lift up my spirits.

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    Posted at 10:37h, 11 December

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    Posted at 10:36h, 11 December

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    Posted at 10:34h, 11 December

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    Posted at 10:33h, 11 December

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    Posted at 10:21h, 11 December


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    Posted at 10:11h, 11 December


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    Posted at 10:08h, 11 December

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    Posted at 10:07h, 11 December

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    Posted at 10:05h, 11 December

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  • Debbie Thackeray
    Posted at 10:03h, 11 December

    This lipstick has my name allllll over it!

  • Sam Wright
    Posted at 10:02h, 11 December

    I’m entering again cause MAKE UP! Also I love your tutorials and miss your vids. When are you going to do more?

  • Kelly Jennings
    Posted at 09:08h, 11 December

    Time to try putting makeup on beautifully

  • Ronnae Elliott
    Posted at 09:08h, 11 December


  • Pravina
    Posted at 09:08h, 11 December

    Just the lovliest Christmas make-up tutorial I was looking for.