Sparkle, spice and all things nice...

Admittedly, I'm not the most experimental when it comes to make-up looks, in Summer I'll tone things down with peaches, light bronzes and pale nudes, Autumn will bring a series of obligatory burgundy lipsticks- and come Christmas, well, that's when the red and gold products make an entrance. If I was braver, I could possibly experiment a little more for the season (I'm sure red and gold make up is to Christmas beauty what florals are to Spring fashion)- but based on the fact I'm a pretty huge fan of the pairing, and I like to play by the book- I thought I'd present some of my ultimate favourite festive make up staples, with sparkle a plenty!

Five gold, ahem, beauty products?

So, the sparkle thing. A lot of people aren't a fan of too much glitter or pigmentation- but I say bring. it. on. Some of my favourite festive eye looks include the RMK Gold Liner (which looks great alone, or swept along the top of a thick cat eye), the Paul & Joe Golden Eye Gloss (which also doubles up as an amazing cheek or brow bone highlighter), Charlotte Tilbury's 'Eyes to Mesmerise' in Marie Antoinette- which is a fantastic creamy burnt golden shadow, which is perfect for adding subtle depth- and of course, Topshop's Gold Glitter pigment, for, well pretty much everything. For my face I've also been loving RMK's Gold Impression Illuminating Face Powder, which is the perfect sweep of sparkle for every day looks too.

and some Mrs Claus reds...

Nothing says 'HEY I LOVE CHRISTMAS!' Like a plump red lip, and these three little gems are pretty much staples in my make up bag come advent. Firstly, it's no secret that I'm in love with Sephora's Cream Lip Stain- which I've been harping on about for months, but is one of those products that literally lasts all day, and would be perfect for Christmas meals, nights out and everything in between (inc. crying at Love Actually). In terms of lipsticks and new additions, the Burberry Lipstick in Military Red is the perfect festive shade, but if you're after something a little more sheer than Tom Ford's Scarlet Rouge is an undoubtable safe bet too. Mwah!

x
Sparkle, spice and all things nice...

Admittedly, I'm not the most experimental when it comes to make-up looks, in Summer I'll tone things down with peaches, light bronzes and pale nudes, Autumn will bring a series of obligatory burgundy lipsticks- and come Christmas, well, that's when the red and gold products make an entrance. If I was braver, I could possibly experiment a little more for the season (I'm sure red and gold make up is to Christmas beauty what florals are to Spring fashion)- but based on the fact I'm a pretty huge fan of the pairing, and I like to play by the book- I thought I'd present some of my ultimate favourite festive make up staples, with sparkle a plenty!

Five gold, ahem, beauty products?

So, the sparkle thing. A lot of people aren't a fan of too much glitter or pigmentation- but I say bring. it. on. Some of my favourite festive eye looks include the RMK Gold Liner (which looks great alone, or swept along the top of a thick cat eye), the Paul & Joe Golden Eye Gloss (which also doubles up as an amazing cheek or brow bone highlighter), Charlotte Tilbury's 'Eyes to Mesmerise' in Marie Antoinette- which is a fantastic creamy burnt golden shadow, which is perfect for adding subtle depth- and of course, Topshop's Gold Glitter pigment, for, well pretty much everything. For my face I've also been loving RMK's Gold Impression Illuminating Face Powder, which is the perfect sweep of sparkle for every day looks too.

and some Mrs Claus reds...

Nothing says 'HEY I LOVE CHRISTMAS!' Like a plump red lip, and these three little gems are pretty much staples in my make up bag come advent. Firstly, it's no secret that I'm in love with Sephora's Cream Lip Stain- which I've been harping on about for months, but is one of those products that literally lasts all day, and would be perfect for Christmas meals, nights out and everything in between (inc. crying at Love Actually). In terms of lipsticks and new additions, the Burberry Lipstick in Military Red is the perfect festive shade, but if you're after something a little more sheer than Tom Ford's Scarlet Rouge is an undoubtable safe bet too. Mwah!

x

26 comments:

  1. I honestly cannot get enough of Tom Ford's lipsticks. I love everything about them from the packaging to the variety of shades <3 X

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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  2. Great products, those eye products look so pretty :)

    Sophie x

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  3. I definitely need some Tom Ford lip products in my life - the packaging is gorgeous!

    Caz | thisiscaz

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  4. Oh my goodness Liv these photos, they're so gorgeous - so much sparkle! I love a bit of shimmer and some classic red, you can't go wrong.

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  5. These photos are so pretty! I'm not even brave enough to try any gold make up but I do love a red lip this time of year x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

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  6. You're photos are amazing, great job :O
    www.wwonderlandia.com

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  7. Omg Scarlet Rouge look phenomenal! Adding that baby to my wishlist :)
    Beauty Wanderer

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  8. I think I want everything in this post! Love the styling of the photos too.. so pretty!

    // Oh Dollymix

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  9. lovely! <3

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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  10. Such gorgeous products! I also love a gold eyeshadow and red lip for the holidays xx

    lana-sultana.blogspot.com

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  11. Love the reds! Definitely a top pick of mine for Christmas x

    Wonky Lauren

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  12. A red lip for Christmas is a must!

    poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Love the red and gold make-up theme! I might have to try it..

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

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  14. Fab post, photographed so well, love a good red lip :)

    scripted-dreams.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. All these products look super gorgeous! You can never go wrong with some sparkle - super festive & fun, I love wearing some glitter despite the season.
    xo
    TV, Turmeric, Tea

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  16. I'm with you girl, I'm all about the glitter lids and red lips! The Sephora cream lip stain is a favourite of mine too, anything where I don't have to constantly reapply after eating or drinking is a winner with me.

    Catherine | Lady Liquor

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  17. "inc. crying at Love Actually" hahaha

    Rose and Weston x

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  18. You have such a way with flatlays, they're always so gorgeous x

    Martha Jane | www.marthajanemusic.com

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  19. Your photos are so beautiful! I'm desperately wanting to try the Sephora Lip Stains but they're sold out constantly!

    Mia x / WWW.STONEANDPEARL.CO

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  20. Love these essentials!
    xx Alyssa
    visionsofnyc.blogspot.com

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  21. A good red lip is such an essential and any golden shimmers is always a must for the holiday season! Great picks! xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  22. It wouldn't be Christmas without a red lipstick, I'd love to try the Sephora lip creams!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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