11 Dec [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!
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I am Megan Kelly, the creator behind By Megan Kelly, mom of two boys, named Axl and Eli, and local business owner providing digital marketing solutions. I live on copious amounts of coffee, can be bribed with chocolate and will never admit to having too much makeup – although, I probably do.