I try not too get excited about Christmas too early. Generally I wait until December actually rolls around before going nuts, but seeing as Christmas party season is about to begin, I thought I’d start the excitement a day early by showing you guys a nice festive makeup. Drama, sparkle, a red lip… I’ve chucked it all in the mix because this is the one time of year you get to go hog-wild with no excuse needed.

I got my base out of the way (Diorstar BB Cream in Fair) so we could get right into the good stuff. I started by giving myself a winged liner with a nice medium level thickness. Normally I’d go for a thinner liner, but this time around I was going to be half covering it with the second liner anyways.

I then went in with the Nyx Aqua Luxe Liner in 24 Karat, which makes for the perfect golden, glittery Christmas touch. I traced slightly over top and above the black liner.

I took the same gold liner just under my eyes in the inner corner.

To add a little drama to the look, I took a bit of black eyeshadow on either a winged liner brush and created the thinnest line that I could under that gold liner.

Then need I even say this next bit… bum tons of mascara. It always makes a dramatic eye look come together.

Finally, it wouldn’t be Christmas without the red lip. I’ve went for Sephora’s Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red because it’s a beautiful matte, neutral red that will last like a mother trucker. If you want to make it through dinner with a red lip this is a mighty fine option. As always I just smoothed over the edges of my lips with a lip brush before the lip stain set. Done!

  • Such a gorgeous look! The lip stain is gorgeous, a great colour for Christmas!

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

  • I really love the step-by-step photos. Definitely bookmarking this post for later. :))

  • Awesome thank you! The step by step takes ages to create, but it's definitely worth it in the end.

  • Thanks Tessa. I love long wearing lip products. I really want to know how the Rimmel Provocalips is too. Transfer proof sounds pretty good to me…

  • I absolutely love that detail in the inner corners so cute! xx

    Luxveritatis.| Beauty.Fashion.Crafts

  • I love red lips for Winter πŸ™‚ My favourite was the one MAC got last year, Prepare for Pleasure. I know it's not useful as it was LE, but still!

  • you look so pretty! love this look! xo


  • Beautiful look Holly! I also made a christmas look with double flick (upper and lower lash line) and red lips, but it will be up next week! πŸ™‚

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

  • Love this look, you couldve stopped at the simple eyeliner and still looked incredible!

  • I have that lip cream in Endless Purple and I absolutely LOVE it! The red one looks amazing on you and I love that eyeliner look! Totally going to try this πŸ™‚

    Wing me a dream

  • beautiful look! I will definitely try to do this πŸ™‚

  • This is such a stunning look! I love the gold on the eyes paired with the red lip. x

  • Thank you! I can't think of anything that says Christmas more than gold and red, so I kinda had to.

  • I'd love to see it if you try it out!

  • I'm so tempted to go back for Strawberry Kissed in those lip stains, but I'm resisting for now.

  • Yes! Love the double wing. Definitely going to check out your look next week.

  • I almost didn't go for the red lip, but then I though dang it it's Christmas, it's time to go nuts.

  • Thank you!

  • I've been eyeing Mac Ruby Woo and Russian Red of late myself. Mac… they just know how to do lipsticks.

  • Thanks. That was kind of my favourite bit too πŸ™‚

  • I desperately want that bb creme… But am I the only one who thinks that the Dior counter is reserved for aristocratic over-70s drenched in perfume and wearing pearl earrings?

    ellabooxo β€’ beauty & lifestyle

  • Give in… πŸ˜‰ It'll make you feel better! (sorry, I can't help but be an enabler)

  • Haha that's why you go to Sephora instead.

  • This look is seriously stunning-you look gorgeous! Lovely blog post xx

  • Haha thanks for calling it bad ass. People are always telling me what a rebel I am… you know… when I'm at home watching a movie on a Friday night. Danger.

  • Thank you vair vair much!

  • Haha it's okay. I enable people all over the place.

  • Ahhh, I love this Holly! Very original with the eyeliner too…maybe might have to pick this one up πŸ˜‰ xx

  • Eeee! I just found your blog and LOVE it. So glad you exist and are writing. Excited to read all that you post! <3

  • I love the finished look, that gold/black combination with the eyeliner and the red lip look fantastic together! I really need to try and recreate that liner look, it's really gorgeous! πŸ™‚


  • Why thanks! That's left me good and tickled for the day πŸ™‚

  • Well you know I think you'd look good in anything. She said creepily.

  • Aweeee yah.

  • Hey Holly, I recreated this look on my blog, thought you might wanna check it out πŸ˜‰

  • Lovely and original look! What mascara did you use? Your lashes look great!


  • Your make-up is so pretty!

  • Beautiful look πŸ™‚ You're stunning girl' and so is the makeup!

  • This is such a beautiful make-up! I'm pretty sure I'll try and recreate this for Christmas πŸ™‚

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