Sunday, December 25th, 2011

Look: My Christmas Makeup

I like themed makeup myself, so I felt it was only right to incorporate red and green into a look in the spirit of Christmas. One of the easiest ways to tie green and red together is by using gold, and if you want to try out a cooler-toned version of it, you could try silver. Gold is easier, just because greens tend to have subtle yellow undertones and reds easily blend to a burnished copper when they mesh with golds.

You will need the following…

For eyes, I applied a light layer of NARS Smudgeproof on the lid as an eyeshadow primer from lash line to brow bone with a firm, flat brush.  The first eyeshadow I applied was Inglot #430, which I applied to the upper two-thirds of the lid and just barely into crease with a small eyeshadow brush.  With the edge of an eyeshadow brush, I applied Inglot #418 on the lower third of the lid, and then I went back with the previous brush to soften the edge (I always prefer to blend light into dark).  With a fluffy crease brush, I applied Inglot #450 above the crease and towards the inner tear duct, following the natural shape of the crease.  Next, I softened the edge with Inglot #430 lightly blended outwards.  To highlight the brow, I applied Burberry Trench with a fluffy blending brush.   On the lower lash line, I first applied Bobbi Brown Bronze and smudged Inglot #430 below.  Finally, I applied a coat of Hourglass Film Noir to lengthen and thicken lashes.

For face, I applied Make Up For Ever HD with a circular foundation brush.  I blended Illamasqua Seduce onto cheeks with fingertips and set with Guerlain Les Voilettes.  For lips, I applied Giorgio Armani #602 mixed with Hourglass Imagine.

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44 thoughts on “Look: My Christmas Makeup

  1. Emi

    Gorgeous Christine! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

  2. Merry Christmas,
    Christine!

    kisses
    Dâmaris

  3. Avatar of Cat Cat

    I love it!! I saw you posted it before and I came here today to get inspiration for what I’ll wear tonight!

  4. This look is gorgeous, Christine! I generally don’t really like Christmas looks that incorporate red and green, because I find them to look more like a watermelon than Christmas, but this one is gorgeous. Definitely going to recreate it for myself. =)

  5. Beautiful! I love it *_*

  6. you look stunning! loved your eye-makeup <3

  7. Meghan McGraw

    You look fantastic Christine! I never would have thought to put those colors together but you pull it off without a hitch! Merry Christmas! :]

  8. Nicole P

    wow, you pulled a great color combo on your face. Gorgeous.

  9. Candaceca

    Hi Christine!

    Just wondering what Guerlain Les Voilettes you use specifically? Thank u

  10. Beautiful! Merry Christmas, Christine, Shaun & Mellan! :)

  11. Ahhh! Love this. I can’t believe you managed to make all of those colours work together – I could never pull that off.

    Merry Christmas, Christine! <3

  12. mimawoo

    Ooh, I love it! So pretty!

  13. Natali

    I wish I would’ve had this idea before Xmas……it’s beautiful!

  14. I love how original this is- the combination of colours on the eyes is really stunning! The colourful eye pairs really well with the more muted lip.

    I went with something more traditional (golds & red)…
    http://morelikespace.blogspot.com/2011/12/making-faces-my-christmas-face.html

    • Very pretty!! I thought about doing gold eyeshadow/red lips for Christmas, but I felt like the reds lips may be TOO bold on camera (since my parents still film us opening gifts) and wasn’t sure if I wanted that immortalized in family videos, lol!

  15. you are looking beautiful Christine :D

  16. Marie

    This combination of colors on your eyes really make the color of your iris pop. I think it’s the nicest your eyes have ever looked.
    Great make-up!

  17. One of your best looks ever! The whole thing has come together so beautifully. Hope you had a lovely Christmas. Happy New year :)

  18. Joan

    Just beautiful Christine! You’re helping me to be more daring and ready to try new looks.
    Thanks for that!

  19. lenora

    So gorgeous! Wish I could pull off these colors!