There’s something about getting ready for a Christmas party. The excitement for the evening to come, the extended pampering, the allowance to go a little bit over the top with a red lip… It has always been one of my favourite parts of the holiday season. As much as I love to just snuggle up on the sofa in yoga pants and no makeup, I do like to do my best to glam up a bit on special days.
Foundation-wise, I keep it minimal. I’ve been embracing a barely-there base all year and the Christmas days are no exception. To hide any redness or imperfections but still let my skin breathe, I opt for the Bobbi Brown Skin foundation.
A little touch of light
The festive glow
Also from the L’Oréal Merry Metals collection is their Metallic Eye Paint. I really love this because I’m quite a difficult one when it comes to eyeshadow. I mostly go for a matte and warm shade all over the lid or a bit more in the crease and stay far away from glitters and sheen. But the Eye Paint is super easy to wear and you have full control over how heavy you like to apply and blend it. That way, your eyelids are starry and chique in less than a minute.
The finishing touch
Christmas is the perfect time to go a bit heavier on the lips and I will then usually choose a red. The YSL Dazzling Lights Edition lipstick is a stunner. The perfect bright but Winter-like red, easy to apply with a luxurious feel.
The sweet scent
I’m a big perfume lover so a spritz of a luxurious scent can’t be missed. For special occasions, I love the Lancome La Vie Est Belle L’Eclat because it’s super sweet on my warm skin and I get so many compliments whenever I wear it. And the bottle… So gorgeous!