Last weekend we celebrated Christmas early with my mom’s side of the family. It’s always nice to spread out holiday activities – especially because I enjoy putting together different makeup looks for different occasions. The look I wore on Sunday was similar to the look I’ve been wearing almost every day for the past month or so, only with a pop of red! I’m absolutely obsessed with the Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Fluffy, which is a gorgeous champagne-gold colour with subtle pink reflects. It’s shimmery (not glittery), very brightening and it’s the perfect ‘effortless’ shadow to swipe all over the lids. It also pairs well with any lip colour – especially red!
My lips have felt extremely dry lately, and a bold colour can look terrible when applied to cracked lips, so before I began my makeup I decided to test out a lip mask from the Patchology Wink & A Kiss FlashPatch 5 Minute Hydrogels Set.
Unlike regular fibre masks, these have an extremely delicate gel formula and can break really easily. They feel nice and cooling on the lips, although I would suggest chilling out in one spot for 5-10 minutes while wearing them, as they can slip around if you’re up and about. There’s also a tiny slit in the middle to make breathing a little easier, but it’s not the easiest thing to talk with, so it’s best to hunker down in a quiet space alone. I was helping my Mom set up the dinner table, so it wasn’t the most enjoyable experience for me…
However, I loved how my lips felt afterwards. The lip gels are loaded with anti-aging ingredients including Green Tea Extract, Niacinamide and Peptides to help smooth and improve the appearance of fine lines. They left my lips feeling hydrated, plump and ready for my holiday lip colour. I used my favourite – the L’Oreal Colour Riche Matte Lip in Devil’s Matte-Vocate (also known as Blake’s Red) – a classic, blue-based red that screams Christmas.
Although our Christmas dinner was pretty casual, I never shy from an opportunity to wear bold lipstick. It’s just so festive and fun!
All Products Used:
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in Vanille
Covergirl Outlast All-Day Soft Touch Concealer in Fair
e.l.f. Highlighting Pearl Paint in Moonbeam
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer
MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle
NARS Blush in Sin
Ps. This is the last blog post you will see from me before Christmas, so I hope you all have a very merry day!