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The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Makeup Looks

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The festive season is an opportunity to add glitter to everything, and makeup is no exception. From shimmering eyeshadows to glimmering glosses, the lights on the tree aren’t the only thing set to sparkle this year thanks to our showstopping holiday makeup tutorial.

A 5-Step Holiday Makeup Look

Christmas makeup doesn’t have to be over complicated. Just a few clever products can upgrade your daily look into one that will dazzle during the holidays.

Subtle shimmers are a good place to start. Whether on your eyes, lips, or cheekbones, a touch of sparkle can elevate any natural makeup look. Likewise, opting for a foundation designed to illuminate your complexion is an effortless way to add some glow.

Read on to discover an easy Christmas makeup look, suitable for both day and night, that will see you through the festive season.

Step 1: Apply Your Base

A hydrated complexion is essential to help create a smooth canvas for a party look. After cleansing and toning, apply No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream over the face and neck. Formulated with No7’s powerful collagen peptide-based technology and SPF 30, the cream helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while helping protect from the sun and environmental stressors.

Expert Tip: After prepping your skin, we would normally recommend applying a primer and foundation as the next step. However, as makeup for Christmas is often glitter-heavy, we’d recommend doing these steps after your eyeshadow, so you don’t risk ruining a flawless base with fallout.

Step 2: Christmas Eye Makeup

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When it comes to holiday makeup, adding sparkle to your eyes is an easy way to get into the festive spirit. With a selection of shimmering metallics and velvety mattes, the No7 Limited Edition Eye Palette will help you to effortlessly create a magical makeup look. Flattering on all skin tones, this palette provides timeless glam to any occasion.

How to Create a Christmas Eyeshadow Look:

Step 1: Using an eyeshadow brush, apply the light rose gold shade (1), using a gentle sweeping motion all over the lid and up to the brow bone.

Step 2: Next, add Beyond (shade 4) into the eye crease using a small blending brush and gently buff back and forth for a seamless finish.

Step 3: Using an angled blending brush and Full Moon (shade 9) create a ‘V’ shape in the outer corner of the eye before blending to avoid any harsh lines.

Step 4: For the final touch, use your clean index finger to dab a small amount of Nova Shine (shade 5) in the inner corner of the eye to highlight.

Step 3: Achieve Glowing Skin

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With more frequent late nights, family events, and a little extra indulgence, skin often needs a helping hand to appear its best over the festive season.

For a festive makeup look that lasts all day and night, No7’s Airbrush Away Radiance Boosting Primer is the answer. Not only could this help to extend the wear of your makeup, but it also creates a flawlessly smooth, radiant-looking complexion – perfect when you need to be camera-ready.

Enhance your natural radiance with the No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation. With light-reflecting particles and optical blurring technology, the telltale signs of a busy social calendar are reduced, leaving you with a complexion that appears healthier and more illuminated.

Step 5: Glimmer with Gloss

This is the perfect finish to any Holiday makeup look, gliding on easily thanks to its luxuriously smooth, non-sticky formula. The Honey Bloom shade adds high shine, without taking away from the drama of the eyes and will leave your lips feeling soft and supple.

Now you’ve mastered our holiday makeup look you’ll be ready to take on the festive season in style. For more makeup ideas and advice visit our blog.

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