Christmas makeup – all about the red & gold!

My favourite thing about the start of December is that it officially marks the beginning of the Christmas makeup season – glittery, shiny, red, gold and silver sparkles. There are some products that I go back to year after year, and a few new additions for 2015.

Christmas classics

Chanel Le Vernis in Rouge Carat. This is potentially my favourite Chanel limited edition shade ever. I only allow myself to wear it during December and get slightly perturbed if I lend my polish collection to anyone during the rest of the year and they choose to wear this one. It’s a soft metallic red which is just pure Christmas. Similar colours which are actually available are Butter London’s Knees Up & OPI An Affair in Red Square.

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Chanel Le Vernis in Intermezzo. Another limited edition, sorry! But this oyster shell is very similar to the Alacantra Green polish I recently bought from & Other Stories, and there are still a few of the Revlon Pearl Drop dupes around on Ebay for a steal. I love to layer this up for a frosted shimmery icing feel, and it’s also great with a silver, white or rainbow glitter on top.

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Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Apparance. Ummm, apparently Christmas means Chanel limited edition to me, I didn’t realise this one was as well! This is the easiest to wear glitzy shimmery gold ever – the closest version in the current range is Conovoitise which is a little less antique gold but just as festive.

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Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple. Something that’s still available! Soft, bright, sheeny red which feels super Christmassy- this is a year-round favourite but comes out a lot more in December.

2015 additions

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L’Oreal Color Riche lipstick in Eva’s Pure Red. Over the past few months this has become one of my most worn lipsticks, and it will be perfect for a Christmas party look. Check out my original review here.

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Sleek i-lust eyeshadow palette in The Gold Standard. Limited edition for Christmas 2015, I’ve been using this a lot over the last month but it’s really going to come into its own to layer up lots of gold for festive fun! (Christmas = gold eyes to me, this may become obvious…). I would definitely recommend buying this one while there are still a few left in stores, the colours are lovely and it’s such good quality for £7.49.

Pat McGrath Gold 001. Say hello to the precious... I was so lucky to get my hands on this pigment and I’m a little in awe of it! The shimmery pot of gold is the most golden gold thing ever, and I’ve only started to explore its potential. I originally thought it would be great on eyes with a red lip, but it’s such an intense gold that it just looked a bit drag queen extreme with the two together. The way I’ll actually be wearing this (for now, until I get the hang of this mixing thing) is as the ultimate golden eye, with a hint of blush and a slick of lip balm, although it also works beautifully layered on top of a darker shadow.

What are you adding to your look for Christmas? I’d love to hear about your top sparkles!

 

 

 

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