I’m no stranger to browsing Pinterest for inspiration, but this look kind of just came to me. While I knew that I wanted to incorporate all of the jolly, traditional colours associated with the holiday into my look, I didn’t really know how it would turn out. In the end, I just let my imagination take over the artistic process.
The result is as follows: Christmas-tree-inspired eye-makeup and a classic red lip.
The fir-branch eyeliner was a test of my skills, and, to be honest, I didn’t think I could pull it off (requirements: a steady hand and about 20 minutes). After perfecting the branch-wings, I added a bit of blush to my cheekbones, and some highlighter just about everywhere for some colour and (a lot of) glow. To complement the colours of my green and gold eyeshadow, I opted for my all-time-favourite red lipstick to complete the look. The false lashes were my final step; after what seems like years of practice, they're still a challenge to put on.
The eyeliner adds an intricate detail that makes the eye-makeup appear more complex and interesting
Though it looks simple from afar, the eyeliner adds an intricate detail that makes the eye-makeup appear more complex and interesting. It is definitely a little "out there", but I've never been one to shy away from a bold look!
I'm not one to branch out of my comfort zone when it comes to make-up. I don't usually do a bold eye and a bold lip, but since we're getting in the festive season, I thought I'd do a bit of both!
Dark, deep shades of purple and red are in the forefront of my winter wardrobe, and so I created a look that would go with pretty much anything I wear. Since I have bright blue eyes, these warm tone shades match perfectly (I actually feel it makes it look as though my eyes are made of glass - almost doll like!).
I don't tend to wear a lot of base makeup, so this look has no foundation; just a couple of dots of concealer (and my good skin genes), as well as bronzer to add warmth to my very pale face, and highlighter on my cupid's bow and brow bone.
The eyeshadow is the star of the show … Of course, I had to use a bit of glitter!
While the artificial lighting in the full-face picture makes the lipgloss look a little light, I added a darker shade than I would usually go for. This browny-purple shade screams festive to me!
The eyeshadow is the star of the show. The blend of purple and red shades is complemented by the gold, glittery shadow. Of course, I had to use a bit of glitter!
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Other images by Margarita Ivanova and Meg Howe