My make-up routine has changed yet again… I told you it would, didn’t I? 😆
This post discusses my way of creating a festive, Christmas 🎄 look easier and simpler than most. This look took me half an hour to do. (Excuse the hair, coconut oil is my best friend and a brush is my worst enemy, God bless). ❤️
I’ve discovered that you do need more than three things in your make up bag to pull off an extremely flawless and photo ready face. So, I’ll walk you through my new routine. 💁🏻
My prepping and priming routine remains mostly the same – still using the Lush products such as Eau Roma Water and Magical Moringa but I’ve added Dark Angels to my routine because it’s a cleanser, mask and exfoliator in one – my face cannot exist with it, trust me, it has tried. I also now use Younique’s Instant Lifting Serum 10 mins before to smoothen out any* (all) laugh lines. 😂
I start by applying Anastasia Beverly Hills‘ Cream Contour Pallete (lightest shade first in a laid down triangle shape under my eyelids and stretched out to my temples). 💆🏻
Then I dab some more highlighter (ABH Cream Contour in lightest shade) under my cheek-bone, Cupid’s bow, bridge of nose, between your eyebrows and chin (under bottom lip). 👄
Once that’s done, I proceed to apply the contour on jawline, forehead/hair line and cheekbones. I use the darkest shade on the ABH Cream Contour pallette. When applying contour on your cheekbones, be wary that you don’t let it go past where your eye pupil is directly above (symmetry) as that’s where your cheekbones will naurally stop. The space between your cheekbone and sides of your nose should have a few small pea sized drops of your matched skin tone foundation – applied to separate the colours. The same goes for your highlighted areas (around the mouth area and sides of nose). This further defines the contour and highlight lines or points that you’ve laid down. Also, in case I didn’t mention it before (which I’m certain I didn’t) for foundation, I’m currently using Bobbi Brown’s Serum Foundation – it is perfection. 👌🏽
Finally, I bake* the triangles under my eyelids with Mac Studio Fix pressed powder (blotting it) and then applying it as usual onto the other highlighted areas. In terms of contour, I use Cargo‘s powder contour pallette, it’s wonderful. I then go over everything with a HUGE brush from Real Techniques. Thinking about it, all but the contouring / highlighting flat double-ended unbranded brush which I used to get this look were from Real Techniques.
*Baking your face is when you apply a huge and excessive amount of powder onto foundation/highlighter/concealer to heat up the temperature of the area – giving a flawless finish to any makeup once the excess is tapped off.
I finish by applying my mascara (Charlotte Tilbury‘s Full Fat Lash), eyeliner (Maybelline’s Master Kajal Liner) and lipstick (Charlotte Tilbury’s Red Carpet Red).
As I said, this is my way of creating the perfect Christmas look – one that’ll make you stand out this party season. 💃🏻