Christmas is getting close, and in this post I want to share some tips when it comes to makeup for the holidays. Healthy, fresh and glow-looking skin is a must for me when I’m going to a big event like a Christmas dinner. I like to combine glowing products in all categories I can, and work well with the base to achieve a good result that will last all day.
A new product on the Norwegian market that has become a big favorite in my makeup collection is the IT Cosmetics CC Cream. This is a full coverage foundation that gives a wonderful glow and sits on the skin throughout the day. The CC cream has an anti-aging protection including SPF50 and gives moisture to the skin.
Another new favorite is the How We Dew Palette from Makeup Mekka in collaboration with Norwegian YouTubers Celina Karine and Agnes Lovise. The palette comes with three beautiful highlighters in different shades, which can be used as both highlighter and eyeshadows. I love to use the shade Honey Beam on the highest points of the face, and to add a little extra glow to the rest of the face, I go in with a mixture of the shades Ethereal Bliss and Gold Embrace with a fluffy brush. All three colors are also beautiful as eyeshadows on the eyelid, followed by a matte bronzer in the crease.
An effective trick that I absolutely love is to go in with two different bronzers. The first bronzer has a cooler undertone to give depth to the face, and the bronzer placed on the top has a warmer undertone to warm up the face. A good product for this is the Makeup Mekka Final Touch Baked Bronzer in the shade Glow. This gives a lovely sun-kissed color and glow to the cheek.
For eyeshadow I love to use a shimmer color of the eyelid and a matte bronzer in the crease if I want to go for a soft and simple look. If you want to do something more out of the eye look I can recommend Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance and Soft Glam Palette, Wet n ‘Wild Nude Awakening Palette, and NARS Eyeshadow Quad in Singapore. All of these palettes have a wide variety of eyeshadows in different shades, which is perfect regardless of the type of look you want to do. The NARS palette has only shimmer eyeshadows in it, which are beautiful shades to put on the eyelid.
A red lip is a must when going to a Christmas dinner, whether it is a lipstick or a gloss. An absolutely beautiful red lipstick that I’ve fell in love with, is the MAC Cosmetics Straight Fire Lipstick from their Christmas collection. This is a deep red lipstick with a metallic finish. Another beautiful red is the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in the shade Walkyrie – this is more of a muted color and has a matte finish. When it comes to gloss, NARS Noise Lip Gloss from their Christmas collection is super pretty. It is not sticky and has a soft red color, perfect if you want a soft look. A super nice nude lipstick that I can definitely recommend to those who like more neutral tones is MAC honeylove Lipstick – this is a huge favorite in my collection.
Which products are your must haves when it comes to holiday makeup?