Saturday 28 December 2013

Happy Holidays & Christmas FOTD


I know I am a day late to the party but MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

I hope you all had a lovely, relaxing day with your families, lots of good food and some great presents. I know I did, even though I was in a bit of a Grinchy mood for a while. I hoped to get this post up earlier but I had a very lazy Boxing Day and then had to work all day on Friday. Which was horrible, my colleagues and I seriously counted down the minutes until we could go home. 

I started by applying the Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base to help my makeup last the day and give an even, glowy base. I then used my favourite special occasion foundation - the Dior Airflash Spray Foundation. This is foundation in a can that you spray onto the face. It gives such a lovely finish but is unavailable to purchase in Australia (I purchased from Harrods) so I reserve it for special occasions.

I then moved onto the eyes before finishing off my face. I primed my lids with Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base because as with my base, I wanted my eyeshadow to last all day. For my eyes I used one palette - the Chanel Charming Eyeshadow Palette from the holiday collection. I started by blending the second lightest shade into my crease, I then applied the middle shade which is slightly sparkly to the rest of the lid and the lower lash line. I wanted to darken it up a little so I lightly blended the second darkest shade to the outer v. I used the lightest shade as a inner corner and brow highlight. 

To line the upper lash line, lower lash line and water line, I used the Kevyn Aucoin Eye Pencil in Basic Black. I then applied two generous quotes of my current favourite mascara - Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara. For my brows I used the Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil in Ash Blonde. I lightly applied the Benefit Gimme Brow in Light/Medium to add a little volume and keep my brows in place. 

To finish off my base I applied Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer under to the eyes to clean up any fall out and to cover up my dark circles. I then set my make up by lightly applying Clinique Blended Face Powder. For blush I used a soft fluffy brush and applied the Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush in Coral Pink. To the top of my cheekbones I applied the Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Highlighting Powder in Nude Radiance as it is Christmas and all that!

For lips I applied a smidgen of the MAC Lustre Lipstick in Flair for Finery. With the eyes being quite strong I didn't want too much on the lips. Also I didn't want anything high maintenance that would require touchups. 

Wow! This post ended up being a lot longer than I planned but I hope you enjoyed a more detailed run down of my make up for the day. This was quite elaborate for me - I don't usually use this many products but Christmas is a special occasion so a little more effort is always welcome. 

I hope you are all having a fantastic holiday time and enjoying some time off (if you were lucky enough to get some). Less than a week until 2013 is farewelled and 2014 is welcomed in! Exciting and scary - where does the time go?

What did you do for Christmas? 
Plans for New Years made?

1 comment:

Comments, criticism, questions & love all welcome.

Stephanie x

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