Swatches L-R | Urban Decay Naked2 'Bootycall' / Urban Decay Naked2 'YDK' / Illamasqua Blush in 'Lover' / Nars Highligher in 'Albatross' / Revlon 'Red Laquer
Evenin' my little birdlings! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed a few days of guilt free chocolate scoffing and alcoholic beverage consuming like myself. I thought I'd post a little 'face of the day' for you all today... As some of you may know, Mr Claus rather generously popped a new camera under my tree this year, and no member of my family has managed to escape my snap-happy-ness let me tell you! Today has been the first chance I've had to sit down and log on to Blogger, and I'm so looking forward to reading through all of your Christmas related offerings!
Christmas Day is not like any other day when it comes to makeup. It has to last through present opening, family dinners and afternoon naps on the sofa, and above all it has to look a little bit more 'spesh' than the usual everyday slap! My family and I always go out for Christmas dinner at a local restaurant near us - it gives us all an excuse to get a bit dressed up! (and out of our pj's!). It's beautiful - it's a really traditional little building with low ceilings and wooden floors, complete with log fires and burning candles - and the staff always decorate it amazingly well. I usually go all out with the eye makeup on Christmas Day but this year I decided to go really natural and neutral on my eyes - and paired it with a sheer red/coral lip and simple blush. I also took it as an excuse to use my new Nars highlighter (there's a post coming soon)... and i'm also proud to inform you all I have been fake tan free for a whole month! After being a bit poorly, I decided it would be a good excuse to cut it out of my routine for a while and my skin has thanked me no end (aside from looking a little pale) - I really recommend doing it if your pores are feeling a little bit clogged!
Urban Decay | Naked 2 Palette | 'Bootycall' (lid) & 'YDK' (outer lid)
Loreal | Super Liner Carbon Gloss in 'Black' (top lash line)
Maybelline | The Falsies mascara
Barry M | Eyeliner in 'white' (waterline and inner corner)
Loreal | Studio Secrets Professional Primer
YSL | Touche Eclat Foundation in 'B40' (review here)
Estee Lauder | Double Wear Concealer in 'Light Medium 02' (featured in this post)
Mac | Mineralise Skinfinish Natural in 'medium' (review here)
Illamasqua | Powder blush in 'Lover' (post here)
Nars | Highlighting Powder in 'Albatross'
Revlon | Lipstick in 'Red Laquer'
Oh My Love at Topshop | £36
How was your Christmas? What did Santa bring you this year?♥