Beauty: Christmas Party Series – Gold and Plum Eyes
In this week’s installment of my Christmas Party Make Up series, I’m focusing on the soft, warm colours of Christmas. Since the look is so easy to achieve, I’m presenting it in the form of step-by-step photo instructions instead of a video, which is much more to-the-point and simple to follow.
As with any eye look, we start with a primer. Here, my primer is Lancome’s Jazzy Taupe eye kohl pencil from their Happy Holidays collection. This isn’t technically a primer, but it does the job of preventing creases and provides an extra depth of colour and sparkle. Just run the eyeliner all over your eyelid right up the the crease, then blend the edges with a blending brush.
On top of this, pat Lancome’s Fil d’Argent eyeshadow (from the same collection) with a foam applicator. Using a foam applicator instead of a brush will not only help prevent glitter fall out, it will also make the colour go on stronger. Again, blend the edges with a blending brush.
Instead of the usual black eyeliner, line your top lashline with a plum colour. Here I used Blackberry eyeliner by Avon. Just run the liner quite thickly along your lashes, then use an angled brush to smooth it out and create a subtle flick at the ends.
Curl your lashes and apply mascara (this here is Bourjois’ Volume Fast & Perfect mascara) then run the Blackberry eyeliner on your lower lashline, smudge with an eyeshadow brush, and run it over the waterline before adding mascara to the bottom lashes.
And there you go, four products in total to create a beautifully elegant but simple eye look that’s perfect for the Christmas party season. This looks best with a shimmery nude lip gloss but you could go all out and pair it with a plum bold lip.
Of course you don’t need to run out and buy a gold glittery eye liner to use as a primer; an ordinary primer would work just fine. As for the Blackberry eyeliner, I do think it’s worth trying out as it complements the antique gold colour perfectly and also provides a much softer look than black eyeliner. The subtle twist of a wearable coloured eyeliner is a nice change that only makes your make up more noticeable and interesting.