A Festive Face in Five Minutes (Ok, Ten)

At Christmas time, all I care about is the three F’s – family, friends and food (duh). I’d much rather spend hours of quality time with the people around me, than an hour or so making myself up for the festive season.

I’ve definitely nailed the perfect festive look, one which you can do in ten minutes, maybe even five if you’re super speedy. It means not only do you look Christmas ready, you’ve also got extra time to spend with those around you who you treasure the most.

The look’s not only perfect for say, Christmas days or an impromptu Christmas night out or meal – it’s also great for New Years. I think it would be perfect with a super sparkly glossy lip for then – to make it more razzledazzle than Christmas day.

I’d love to know what you plan to do on Christmas day – I’m planning on wearing super comfy clothes, minimal makeup and eating everything I desire! After all, calories don’t count on Christmas you know!

B A S E
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 53 Beige (£9.99, Superdrug)
L.A. Girl Pro Conceal (£5, Beauty Bay) in Natural to highlight under the eyes, down the centre of the nose and the forehead
Taking the same concealer in the shade Suede to cream contour the cheeks and forehead
Both foundation and concealer blended in with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (£5.99, Superdrug)
RCMA Translucent Powder (£13, Beauty Bay) to mattify the face
Applied with the Zoeva Silk Finish brush (£13, Beauty Bay)

F A C E
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Give Me Sun! (£25.50, MAC Cosmetics)
Applied to the perimeters of the face with the Skinny Dip C1 brush from the Shut The Contour Set (£35, Beauty Bay)
New CID Cosmetics i-Glow in Sirocco (£27.50, New CID Cosmetics)
Applied to the cheekbones, nose and cupids bow with the Skinny Dip C3 brush from the Shut The Contour Set (£35, Beauty Bay)

E Y E S
Urban Decay Naked Palette (£39.50, Urban Decay)
Taking the shade Buck into the crease to define
Applied with the Spectrum AO8 brush (£4.99, Spectrum)
Then applying Naked just above it to blend it up to the brow bone with the same brush
With my finger taking the shade Half Baked and applying it over the moving lid – really packing it on for that extra metallic finish
Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara in Waterproof Black (£7.99, Superdrug)

B R O W S
Tanya Burr Perfect Brow Palette (£7, Feel Unique)
Taking a mix of the darkest and lightest to match the shade I want and applying with the Zoeva Brow Line brush (£8, Beauty Bay)

F R E C K L E S
Tanya Burr Perfect Brow Palette (£7, Feel Unique)
Using the Zoeva Fine Liner brush (£8, Beauty Bay) to create freckles on the face and then tapping in with fingers to create a more natural look

L I P S
Makeup Revolution Renaissance Lip liner in Classic (£2, Superdrug)
Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Wifey (£16, Beauty Bay)

Love, always.

Becca-x

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