Here we are again! Only a few days to go until Christmas: the long-lasting family dinner, the laughs, the joy… and your favorite auntie’s picture addiction! So as an early gift, we thought we would give a step by step guide to the perfect Xmas makeup & nails! 

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The Christmas Eye

Step 1: Work your base

We will shout it if necessary: the base is ESSENTIAL to your makeup.

Cleanse and moisturise your face, then use a primer. After matching the correct foundation tone, you can apply your base. We used a cream contour, which we applied over the foundation and set it with a loose powder.

Step 2: Go Christmas-Eye

Gold, dark green, brown… Those are the colours you want to go for during the holidays.

Start by applying a nude eyeshadow under the eyebrows up to the eye socket. Enhance the inner corner of the eye using a light gold shadow and a darker eye shadow in the crease of the eyelid.

For a richer gold, we would recommend to use concealer on the eye socket, up to the crease, and to use a loose pigment colour.  

Step 3: Go glamorous

For a real smoky look, we added a line of dark shadow on the lash lines. To capture the christmas spirit, we applied a dark green shadow along the lower lash line.

And as an eye makeup is never fully complete without a bit of eyeliner and mascara, that’s your next step!

Step 4: The final touch

You can add more glam’ with some false eyelashes, but that’s optional.

Finish this look with a lipstick of your choice (we went for a Christmas red), and you’ll be ready for the party 😉

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Jingle Nails

To make the most out of this Christmas style, we would recommend you to go with Acrylic and Glitters, but you can also use a nude and a glittery nail polish!

Step 1 – Acrylic and Glitters

Before applying anything, make sure that you cut, trim and clean your nails.

Once done, start your acrylic preparation. One will be nude, the other mixed with glitters of your choice. We went for a deep red, but the choice is all yours!

Apply the tips at the free edge of the nail, and choose the length you want to go for – Sky is the limit!

Step 2: Colour it up

As we have two different acrylic preparations, you can play around a little!

Our advice, apply the nude colour and the glitter separately and then together, as shown in the pictures below.

If you decided to recreate this look without acrylic, same technic, only with normal nail polish!

Step 3: Amazing Red!

To complete this look, we applied another red glittery polish on the thumb, to make it even more Christmassy!

Step 4: Time to shine

To enhance the colour and protect the work done (cause yes, this is work!), apply a top coat.

Now that you’ve completed all of the steps, there is only one thing to do: Enjoy this beautiful mani and show it around!

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