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Create the Perfect Holiday Makeup Look in 5 Simple Steps

It’s all about the glow and the glamour during the festive season. From the tinsel on the trees to the twinkling of the snow, when we think of the Holidays, we think sparkle. Brighten things up this winter with the No7 Ultimate Cosmetic Collection and a showstopping Holiday makeup look.

A 5-Step Holiday makeup look

From smoky eyes to glowing skin, the 7-piece No7 Ultimate Cosmetic Collection gift set includes everything you need to create a beautiful Holiday makeup look, for both day and night.

Inside, you’ll find a black eyeliner and eyeshadow trio to create a shimmery yet smokey eye look for a festive twist on the classic smolder. It also features the Full 360 Ultra Mascara for a false lash effect, and a Skin Illuminator for that luminous finish every Holiday makeup look needs. It even includes biodegradable makeup wipes to reveal cleansed and soft skin when the party’s over.

Step 1: Apply your base

A hydrated complexion is essential to create a smooth base for the perfect 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 anti-wrinkle peptide technology and SPF 30, it helps to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while providing protection from the sun and environmental stressors.

Step 2: Create a smoky eye look

The eyes have it when it come to a classic Holiday makeup look – and adding a little sparkle is the easiest way to amplify your gorgeous eyes. Soft, shimmery eyes and warm nude tones are flattering on all skin tones and tie the party makeup together perfectly.

The No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow Trio includes 3 shimmery shades to illuminate the eyes and add some festive fun to your makeup look. The velvety texture blends effortlessly for foolproof application.

How to apply:

Step 1: Using the No7 Mini Eye Shadow Brush from the No7 Travel Brush Collection, apply the light rose gold shade (1) all over the lid and up to the brow bone.

Step 2: Apply the dark mauve shade (2) into the eye crease and gently blend back and forth until depth is created but appears seamless.

Step 3: Using the deep purple shade (3), create a V shape in the outer corner of the eye and blend to avoid any harsh lines.

Step 3: Define the eyes

Mascara and eyeliner are essential for enhancing the eyes and completing the smoky eye look.

Following the natural eye shape, apply a thin line of No7’s Stay Perfect Eye Pencil on the upper lash line to define and smolder, without looking too heavy. Finish with a generous coat of the Full 360 Mascara to add the appearance of volume, length and curl while nourishing the lashes. When finished, eyes look wider, brighter and more impactful.

Step 4: Achieve glowing skin

With late nights, family events and overindulgence, skin often needs an extra helping hand to appear its best over the festive season. Enhance your natural radiance with No7 Skin Illuminator for a complexion that appears healthy and illuminated.

Apply as a highlighter to the top of the cheekbones, brow bone and collar bone for a luminous and party-ready look. Alternatively, mix into your foundation for a subtle glow.

Step 5: Glimmer with gloss

The No7 High Shine Lip Gloss adds the perfect finish to a Holiday makeup look. The Naturally Nude shade adds high shine without taking away from the drama of the eyes, and glides on easily thanks to its smooth and non-stick formula.

To help you achieve this look, the No7 Travel Brush Collection includes a Mini Eye Contour Brush and the Angled Eye Liner Brush, as well as a Foundation Brush and Powder Brush. Stored in an elegant gold pouch, this brush set is also perfect to pop in your bag for touch-ups and maintaining a flawless look when you’re on the go.

Discover the rest of our exclusive Holiday gift sets for even more Holiday makeup inspiration and great gift ideas.


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