christmas day FOTD review swatch photo

laura mercier silk creme foundation in cream ivory, laura mercier mineral pressed powder in real sand, The Body Shop Honey Bronzer in 03*, the body shop shimmer waves in coral*, mac amber lights, guerlain eyeliner*, Bourjois twist up the volume mascara*, topshop gloss ink in cruel*

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! I decided to keep my Christmas makeup look true to my usual makeup with a bit of a boost in the form of festive lip colour. I don't like to stray too much from what I usually wear because I like to know I'll look nice in family photos rather than worrying what Im going to look like if my makeup's different. How silly is that? But hey that's the truth!

In started with my usual base combo, Do I really need to go over it? But if you didn't know, a light buffing of LAURA MERCIER SILK CREME FOUNDATION IN CREAM IVORY with LAURA MERCIER MINERAL PRESSED POWDER IN REAL SAND dusted over for a flawless base. Rather than be too bronzed (I forgot to fake tan, but desperately needed a bit of colour) I opted for a soft contour of THE BODY SHOP HONEY BRONZER IN 03. Then moving on to a dusting of THE BODY SHOP SHIMMER WAVES IN CORAL, my new favourite blush. Remind me to talk about this in more depth in the next few weeks, but It's a mix between a blusher and a highlight. I love how warming and subtle it is with a little bit of colour. I kept my eyes my usual style and went with MAC AMBERLIGHTS. This was one of the first MAC eyeshadows I'd repurchased and a must have for my makeup bag. I've worn this so many times as it is the prettiest copper shade to bring to the green in my eyes. Unlucky for me but my much loved GUERLAIN EYELINER is on it's last legs so I HAVE to repurchase it in the New Year. I'll happily admit that it is my favourite eyeliner of the year, possibly all time. An absolute met have if you're a cat flick lover! Lashings of my favourite mascara, BOURJOIS TWIST UP THE VOLUME MASCARA to give my lashes a lovely lengthened look with tons of definition.

And final I wanted to go big on the lips so went with a new lip colour I've been trying, TOPSHOP GLOSS INK IN CRUEL, a deep bloody purple. I accidentally kissed my Grannys cheek when wearing it and she has a kiss mark for ages, I didn't have the heart to tell her! However, it lasted with one application from 10-3 without reapplication. Defintely has excellent staying power when eating or drinking!

What did you use for your festive makeup look?