Glitter's a controversial topic when it comes to make up. I think back to previous attempts and cringe, but d'you know what? This year, I think I've cracked it! There has been the odd occasion that I've wondered just *how* much glitter is acceptable to wear to work, but on Christmas day there's no choice but to go all out. Here's what I'll be wearing tomorrow....
Aside from the usual base (L'Oreal Infallible foundation, Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel and Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade), I'll be using Clarins Instant Concealer. It's a new purchase, and one of the best concealers I've used. A little goes a long way, and it works well to hide dark circles. It's the most expensive concealer I've ever bought, but you do get a decent amount for your money.
Concealing done, I'll use the 2true 3 in 1 Concealer to act as a brightener. It's really budget-friendly and the perfect yellow-tone to use as part of my contour routine. I find it doesn't sit too well directly under my eyes, so I tend to apply it mainly on my cheek and brow bones to add light to my face. Followed by some serious contouring with the Sleek Face Contour Kit and I'll have a face Kim K would be proud of! <<< Exaggeration of the year perhaps?
Still on the topic of cheeks, a light dusting of MAC Melba blush stops everything looking too brown-toned, and I'll finish by dabbing Topshop's Glow in Gleam across the tops of my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose and on my cupid's bow to leave a gorgeous dewy glow to my skin.
Now on to the fun part - the eyes. After applying MAC Powersurge eye kohl to my tightline I'll use MAC Soft Ochre paint pot as a base. Next comes a sweeping of Benefit's Hoola Bronzer to contour through the socket and I'm ready for the glitter. Bobbi Brown's Sparkle Eye Shadow in Sunlight is a beautiful yellow-gold colour that's actually surprisingly flattering over the neutral base given by the paint pot. I'll curl my lashes and apply two coats of MaxFactor Eye Brightening Tonal Black Volumising Mascara. Once that's dry, Collection Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liner in Funk adds a little extra sparkle, and because it's gel it'll stay put all day.
I'm in two minds about lip colour, but at the moment I'm leaning towards a festive red lip. If that's still the case tomorrow, it'll be the YSL Glossy Stain for the perfect long-lasting look. If not, a pink gloss. But if you can't wear red lips to sit at home on Christmas day, when can you?!
So all that's left is to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I hope that wherever you are, and whatever you do, you have a joyful day. Happy Christmas!