I’m Rina and I’ll be filling in for Kate’s post today. A little bit about me; I’m 28, I live in Bradford UK, I’m a freelance make up artist alongside my ‘day job’ in marketing and I also run a beauty and lifestyle blog. You can find out more about me and read my ramblings over at www.rinadeb.co.uk.
For today’s guest post I thought I’d do a bit of a ‘how-to’ guide. As Christmas is fast approaching no doubt your diaries are filling up with parties and night’s out so, I’ve created a gorgeous make-up look that’s perfect for events over the festive season.
What I love most about the build up to Christmas is walking into the beauty sections of department stores and admiring all the visuals on the beauty counters. The models are always made up to have that modern, vintage glamour make-up look. I’ve taken inspiration from the festive drama of these looks and using some of my long-standing favourite products, as well as some new buys, I’ve created my own version of this.
How to create the look
- I prepped my eyelids with Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye base and filled my brows using Illamasqua’s Eye Brow Cake in Gaze.
- Bourjois Colour Edition 24h Eyeshadow in Kaki Cheri was applied all over my lower lids and blended out to just underneath my brow bone.
- I applied Illamasqua’s Precision Gel Liner in Infinity along the top lash line and buffed it out. I used the same liner on the waterline and softened the bottom lash line out with Espresso shadow taken from a Bobbi pallet from last holiday season. You can find a similar one this year here.
- I finished the eyes by applying Eyelure Volume lashes in no 100 and then sealed the lash line with a thin lick of liner.
- Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation and Mac Select Moisturecover concealer was used for my base and to cover any under eye discolouration.
- I set my forehead and nose with Nars Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder but left the cheeks alone to keep a bit of glow, further enhanced by Illamasqua Gleam in Supernatural.
- As this look features a strong lip I kept the cheeks neutral by applying Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Milk Chocolate on the apples of my cheeks and buffed the colour up towards the temples. This is also a great colour for contouring paler skin tones.
- I filled my lips in with Mac Cremestick Liner in Velvetella and topped it with Revlon Colourstay Moisture Stain in Parisian Passion for a glossy finish.
- I finished my party look off with a couple of coats of Essie Nail Polish in Sole Mate and swept my hair into a sleek up do for that extra hint of old-time glamour. The bling earrings are optional but look great!
I hope you like the look that I have created and it inspires you to create your own Christmas party look. For more fashion and beauty inspiration in the run up to Christmas and tips on how to apply make-up visit my blog www.rinadeb.co.uk