Sunday, 4 December 2016

Revisiting Festive Make Up Picks

I absolutely love blogging in the winter time. I just love it! So last week when I was clearing out some of my old make up I came across some 'old favourites' that I had forgotten about that I used last winter to create my favourite festive themed looks and it gave me the idea for this blog post. Obviously there is lots of sparkles and a good old red lip in there...

One of my least favourite things to do believe it or not is painting my nails, however, I really feel like a complete let down if I don't have festive themed nails throughout the whole month of December. I bought this Essence Colour and Go Nail Varnish in Me and My Lover last year and it really is the perfect Christmas red with fine flecks of gold glitter running through! It wouldn't be fair if I didn't compliment this with an equally festive red lip so I've chosen the MUA Luxe Inked Lip Stain in Watermelon which is a bright red with incredible lasting power! For such an inexpensive brand I have been seriously impressed with MUA Cosmetics recently and this is yet another exciting product to add to the list!

It also wouldn't seem like the party season if we weren't making the most of our shimmery eye shadows and black liners. I was obsessed last year with the Gosh Effect Powder in the colour Sky which I don't actually think is available in the UK but you can find it quite easily on Ebay. It's basically a loose white pigment with lots of silver glitter running through. It's not terribly pigmented but I don't think it's supposed to be as its more of a way of adding the finishing touches to a smokey eye. I used it on the inner corners of my eye and it just looks so pretty. I was also pretty obsessed with the Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Raven which I wore on nights out last year under my liquid eyeliner to keep it in place and it worked a bloody treat! It's extremely simple to use and so long lasting, like I literally struggled to get this off!

I wouldn't say I'm a huge fan of wearing fake eye lashes as I'm just so terrible at putting them on. I do however like to wear them in the festive season sometimes and although I've already worn my Esqido Lashes to death (post here) I just about remember how much I loved using the Lash Companion Glue that goes with them. I mean even if I didn't I would still thoroughly admire this packaging. I love how long the applicator is so you can really get into the delicate eye lash rim and it's pretty much the only lash glue I can use if I'm honest. Also how could I not mention the beautiful Topshop Make Up Glow Pots, which I actually wear all year round but I remember being obsessed with this one in the colour Polished last year! I love the wet skin highlighted look in the winter time and this cream highlighter product definitely does the job!

What are your favourite festive make up products? Is there anything you don't normally wear which you consider and essential in the party season? 

Lisa x


  1. I love glitter liner for the festive season. I just picked up a gold glitter to use can't wait!

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    1. Aw me too! It's like the perfect excuse to wear it isn't it haha! x

  2. I love anything gold, lots of highlighter (or then COMPLETELY matte) and red lipstick of course! MY fave is MAC Brave Red :)x

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    1. Aw thanks for commenting Anu! I haven't tried Mac Brave but will definitely swatch it next tie I'm at Mac! x


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