How to create that perfect makeup look for the Holidays

The Holidays are almost here so it’s the perfect time to learn how to achieve a glamorous makeup look in just a few easy steps, with just a few products. Follow this guide and you’ll be able to create looks for any occasion, from chic to festive!

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Your face

A good base

The first step in proper makeup application starts with a solid base. So, apply the primer of your choice to your entire. Choose the right foundation and concealer to match your complexion and meet your needs: colour, coverage, texture, etc.

Pro tip: set your foundation with a translucent powder and do a little contouring

Blush

After you’ve applied your foundation and done your contouring (if necessary), apply some vibrant blush to your cheekbones. Choose a shade like peach, coral or red.

If you’re using a liquid or cream blush, use a makeup sponge or brush as your applicator. If you’re using a powder blush, a brush works best. Blend the blush into your skin by following the natural contours of your face.

Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush, 8 ml
Maybelline New York

Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush, 8 ml

Create a natural-looking flush of color, instantly.

Cheek Pop Blush, 3.5 g
Clinique

Cheek Pop Blush, 3.5 g

A burst of colour, buildable and bright.

Your eyes

Eye shadow

For glamorous, festive eyes, choose a glittery version of a shadow that matches your natural skin tone and apply it to your entire upper eyelid.

Infallible Eye Shadow, 3.5 g
L'Oréal Paris

Infallible Eye Shadow, 3.5 g
Duo Shadow & Glitter fard à paupières et paillettes, 6.5 g
Watier

Duo Shadow & Glitter fard à paupières et paillettes, 6.5 g

Eyeliner

To really make your eyes pop, choose your favourite black eyeliner and draw a thin line along your top lash lines. Make the lines slightly longer than your eyes to create that doe-eye look.

To achieve perfect lines every time, work from the outsides in, without pulling your eyelids (which could distort the shape of your eyes and therefore your lines). Draw a thin guideline and then once you're satisfied, simply thicken it.

Pro :if you find the doe eye hard to create, you can always use tape specifically designed to help with tougher makeup jobs.

Epic Ink Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, 1 unit
NYX Professional Makeup

Epic Ink Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, 1 unit

WATERPROOF LIQUID EYELINER: Get the perfect long-lasting cat eye look with NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink eyeliner

Liquid Eyeliner, 4 ml
Watier

Liquid Eyeliner, 4 ml

Lashes

Complete your eye makeup by applying a coat of black mascara to your lashes and false lashes starting from the middle of your eyes, working outwards. If false lashes aren’t your thing, you can get the same effect by applying your mascara with added emphasis on the outer corners.

DuraLash Starter Kit, 1 unit
Ardell

DuraLash Starter Kit, 1 unit

Customize your lash look with Ardell's DuraLash Starter Kit.

Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara Waterproof Lengthening, 7.2 ml
Maybelline New York

Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara Waterproof Lengthening, 7.2 ml

Get sky-high lashes every time with Maybelline's New York Lash Sensational Sky High mascara in blackest black. This is a long-lasting mascara that delivers full volume and limitless length with every application, so you get the long-lengthened lashes you desire with every single use.  Whether you prefer a bold eye look, or a more natural look, your eyelashes will be sure to stand out. With the exclusive flex tower mascara brush, you'll be able to reach every lash for the most lengthening, showstopping look. For a night out, or a casual brunch, you'll be photo ready as your lashes will make an impact from every angle.  For best results, simply hold the Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High mascara's flexible brush against your lashes and extend from root to tip repeatedly until you get the volume and length you want. Then when you're ready, it's time to go off and show off your new lashes. Lash Sensational Sky High. Sky-high length and volume.

Your lips

Great lips are easy! Choose a lipstick with a cooler shade. And whether you want something neutral or more intense, the choice of colour is all up to you!

Super Stay Ink Lips Crayon, 12 g
Maybelline New York

Super Stay Ink Lips Crayon, 12 g

8hr matte lip crayon

L'Absolu Gloss Cream Lip Gloss, 7.5 ml
Lancôme

L'Absolu Gloss Cream Lip Gloss, 7.5 ml

Shiny satin, bright lip gloss.

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How to create that perfect makeup look for the Holidays

The Holidays are almost here so it’s the perfect time to learn how to achieve a glamorous makeup look in just a few easy steps, with just a few products. Follow this guide and you’ll be able to create looks for any occasion, from chic to festive!
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