As Christmas is very fast approaching, I decided to create an easy Christmas daytime look for you as well as review some recent beauty purchases I have made. The look I have gone for is a very soft, smokey brown eye with a vibrant and Christmassy red lip which would look great during the day with a novelty Christmas jumper as well as the evening teamed with a little black dress. Hopefully by reading this, you'll feel the need to immediately add some extra things to your Christmas list *the Rimmel lipstick is AMAZING* or just get a few ideas on how to wear your makeup for Christmas day!
Urban Decay Naked Palette- £31.45
After seeing multiple great reviews of the Urban Decay naked palettes, I decided to finally purchase one for myself to see if it really is as good as everyone claims it to be. I chose the first naked palette as it contains a mix of shimmer and matte shadows of beautiful colours including half baked, darkhorse, toasted and gunmetal which enable you to create a variety of different looks- a soft, brown smokey eye for the day and a more sultry, darker smokey eye for the evening. First of all, the packaging is very simple yet beautiful and neat and contains 12 shadows, an eye shadow brush and a mirror (which is perfect if you are travelling). At £31. 94, this is quite an expensive palette, but I do believe it's great value for money as the quality is really good- each and every eye shadow is strongly pigmented, you can go through a whole day without the need to top up your makeup as the staying power is amazing and there's no fallout when you apply it either. Although everything I have said about this product is positive, I probably won't be buying it for myself again as it is a little expensive- the MUA Undress Mee Too palette is extremely similar to this, if not the same in quality and only £4 too, so I think I'll stick with that in the future!
Lip liners are a must, particularly with red lipsticks. After lots of searching through Boots, I decided to go with the Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner. I chose the colour Red Diva as it was the closest match I could find to the lipstick below. I'm no expert at putting lip liner or lipstick on, but I found this lip liner really easy to use and it glides on really smoothly.Also, the tip is really fine and angled so you can make your lips look more precise, defined and voluminous. The staying power of this product is actually really good too, I'd say it lasts around 6-8 hours before it needs retouching. There are various other lovely shades in this collection which I think I may have to purchase and try soon!
I'm not usually that adventurous when it comes to lipstick, I tend to stick to more natural, nude shades. However, I decided to give red lipstick a go as it looks great on so many people but it's also really hard to find the right shade to suit you. I decided to try the Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish Lipstick in shade 01 as it's such a gorgeous colour and I think this would actually suit many skin tones- a bright cherry red with cool undertones. This lipstick leaves a matte finish to the lips and is actually quite moisturising, it doesn't dry your lips out at all (although I would put a lipbalm underneath) and is really long lasting (around 6-8 hours) which is great if you're going out for the evening! I have had no problems with smudging, and I haven't had lipstick on my teeth so I think red lipstick could just about be my new favourite. For just £5.49, this lipstick is such a bargain (especially for red lipstick newbies) so I'd definitely purchase this again without hesitation and I would also like to try some other colours within Kate Moss lipstick range.
To finish off the Christmas daytime look, it's necessary to wear a festive jumper! The one I'm wearing here with the cute robin is a purchase from last winter, it's actually still on sale here for half the price I got it for- bargain! What's your favourite lipstick to wear in the winter? Are you looking forward to Christmas yet?