Friday, 22 December 2017

Festive Features

In last week's post I chatted all about a festive outfit but today it's time to start thinking about makeup for the Christmas period. Gold eyes scream Christmas, New Years and festivities in general so I went for a warm toned eye that can be dressed up or down depending on your preferences. I'm going to run through how I created this really easy festive features look. 

Nyx Lid Lingerie - Gold Standard*
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette 
Kiko Eye Pencil - Brown 
Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Eyeliner - 02 Brown 
Lancome Grandiose Extreme Mascara*

I started off with a fairly full coverage yet fresh looking base with some gold highlight and a little bit of contour. I went for my usual brows and I added a nude lip. I thought I'd just show you the eyes today because we'd be here all day otherwise and you've seen how I do my base makeup a thousand times over on my Snapchat. 
I wanted to base this look around this gorgeous gold cream shadow. I always use a rose gold shade from the collection and thought the bright gold was kind of scary looking and wouldn't be too wearable but I think paring it with warm reds and oranges makes it blend gorgeously and it's quite festive for the time of year that's in it. 
This is from Nyx and I simply applied it to my lids with the doe foot applicator and them blended the edges with a brush from Real Techniques. I of course had my usual sticky notes on first to create a crisp, clean winged eye shape. 
Using the gorgeous warm toned palette from Urban Decay I used the shades 'Sauced' and 'Low Blow' and blended these into my crease. These are warm brown and camel toned shadows and I just mixed the two of them together to put into the crease. 

I then took 'Cayenne' which is a darker warm tone on the same brush and put this in the outer corner to create some depth. 
Taking the darkest matte shade 'Ashes' I put this in the very outer corner. When I did this look earlier in the week I put some of the darker shimmery colours on the outer third of my lid but I wanted to keep this look very bright and gold but that's always an option if you wanted to create a more dramatic look.
After blending everything out with a big fluffy brush I went in with a brown pencil liner from Kiko because it looks a lot less harsh than black. I lined my lash line and created a wing while the sticky notes were still on to have a crisp line and then took an angled brush to bend it out and smudge it out. 

I then took a gel liner and put this closer to the lash line than the pencil to create a more defined line.
I took off the sticky notes and did another quick blend. Taking the shades I put in my crease 'Sauced' & 'Low Blow' I blended these under my lower lash line and then applied a good few coats of mascara on both my upper and lower lashes. If I was going out I would have added some individual lashes but for a more natural look I left it there (and I was taking off the makeup straight after taking these pictures and didn't want to waste lashes!!)
So there we have it, my festive features. I will definitely be wearing this look over the Christmas period because it's lovely and glowy and the eyes are very shimmery but the camera unfortunately didn't pick it up. 
I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope you have a great Christmas and enjoy spending time with your family. I'll chat to you soon, 
Ailbhe x 

 *Products marked with an asterisk have been given to me by PR or by the brand, this does not in anyway affect my opinions or reviews as they are always honest and non-biased. 


1 comment

  1. I love your eye look, it's so pretty! I hope you have an amazing Christmas.