So … First of all, Merry Christmas Eve. One more sleep until Santa comes!
I was actually searching for a post or a YouTube video on Christmas morning makeup, and all I found was mostly heavy makeup, with winged liner and red lips. Beautiful makeup, but I’m after more of a “make me look semi decent in case I get caught in a photograph” look. Serious basics! Anyone with kids, or animals that refuse to sleep past 5AM on Christmas morning know that a red lip and a winged liner are not in the cards. So let’s aim for something reasonable. Let’s aim to look alive, and have some sort of pyjamas on that don’t have stains or rips in them. I decided to do the post myself, and I managed to cut down to 6 products. You could get away with only 5 products if you’re having a good skin day!
Step one: I am showing Benefit Porefessional here, since it’s one of my favorites, but what you need to be on the lookout for while shopping in store, or shopping your collection, is something that will even out the texture of your skin. This will smooth lines and hide pores, and I find it helps reduce some of my redness as well. It makes your skin look instantly better, and can be applied in seconds with your fingertips. If you are lucky enough to be having a great skin day, skip this next step.
Step 2: This step is optional, or you could simply use a concealer where needed instead of an all over product. This is a super light foundation, that provides some coverage, but feels like nothing on the skin. It has a natural finish and doesn’t require to be set with a powder, so it’s perfect for non fussy days.
Step 3: This cream blush from Elizabeth Arden is perfect for this look. It’s a subtle flush of pink, can be applied in a flash with your fingers, and can double as a lip color if needed. It’s perfect to give you a little wash of color to take away from the zombie that lies beneath. This is an important step because adding some color to your cheeks will liven you up immediately.
Step 4: Brows. I don’t care how quick you need to get ready. You need brows. No brows are never an option. If you have a fire in your house, you secure your animals and children, grab your limited edition makeup products that you can’t replace, fill your brows in, and then get to safety. Recently I’ve been using the Lise Watier brow pencil in Universal Brun. It comes with a spooly on one end, so you don’t require an extra brush!
Step 5: Mascara! Even if you do the slightest coat of mascara, it will widen your eyes, and wake up your face. This is the Lancôme Doll Lashes, but whatever mascara you have will work just fine!
Step 6: This step isn’t really needed if you decided to double duty your cream blush, but if you want an actual lip color, opt for something that isn’t too heavy on the color, and something that has a very hydrating formula. No one wants dry flaky lips.
If you do these really quick simple steps, I guarantee you will look amazing in your Christmas photos. But not too made up! Another tip, is wear something flattering! I am always one to rock a flannel onesie, but Christmas Morning I will probably be rocking some black leggings and an oversized plaid shirt. It seems to be my uniform for holidays!
I hope absolutely everybody has an amazing holiday! Whatever you celebrate, I hope it’s filled with love, family, and limited edition makeup value sets.
Happy Holidays everybody, and thank you so much for reading!