Christmas Party Makeup | Tips & Must-Haves

Party 1

As the song goes: ’tis the season to get drunk with your colleagues off free table wine and make a complete tit of yourself.

I had my Christmas party last week,  but if you’re one of the lucky ones who still has yours to come (the closer your party is to Christmas = the more time you have off to recover from your shame, winner winner) then here are a few must-haves to ensure you look your best, even if you’re not acting it.

Party 6Non-SPF Foundation

Any photos that are taken during your Christmas party are likely to be a bit embarrassing, but one embarrassment you won’t have to face if you follow this tip is tanned-body-white-face syndrome. If you’s ever had a photo taken with a flash and found that you suffered from this effect then it’s because your foundation has an SPF in. Choose one without an SPF, such as my beloved NARS Sheer Glow and your base will look even and flawless.

Party 2Bold Lipstick

A bold lip is a must-have all throughout the Christmas season and especially at a party. To prevent any Joker-esque smearing after a couple of glasses of cheap Prosecco, though, make sure the product is long-lasting. This Lord and Berry 20100 lipstick crayon* applies smoothly and feels moisturising but also has amazng pigmentation and lasting power. Plus what’s better than red lips at Christmas? Nothing, that’s the answer, nothing (except maybe pigs in blankets).

Party 3

Party 5Glam Eyes

The rule that you should do eyes or lips goes out of the window at Christmas parties (if it ever exists at all – not in my world, friends) as it’s all about full on glamour. Lord and Berry’s Inkglam Liquid Eyeliner* provides the perfect feline flick, and this waterproof version won’t budge no matter how sweaty you get shaking your thang. The tapered tip also lets you create a really precise line with ease. Finally, no night out is complete without some false lashes. Grab some extra-dramatic ones for the Christmas season, like these Maximise double lashes from Eye Candy* – they’re perfect for fluttering at some badly-chosen colleague under the mistletoe. What? IT’S TRADITION.

These are my Christmas party make-up tips, but what are yours? Let me know in the comments! 


19 Responses

  1. erin December 20, 2015 / 7:07 am

    Love these tips, red lipstick during the Christmas season is a must! Great post. Xx
    The Style Icon

  2. Gemma Louise December 20, 2015 / 4:21 pm

    The Lord & Berry lip crayon looks like such a gorgeous shade!

    • Claire December 31, 2015 / 5:48 pm

      It’s BEAUTIFUL, I wore it out for Boxing Day and it was so vibrant and long-lasting 🙂 xx

    • Claire December 31, 2015 / 5:48 pm

      I wore them on Boxing Day and they gave SUCH a nice dramatic effect 🙂 xx

  3. Pam December 21, 2015 / 11:31 am

    thanks for these! definitely skipping on spf!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    • Claire December 31, 2015 / 5:49 pm

      Glad you found them useful Pam 🙂 xx

  4. Amy December 21, 2015 / 5:37 pm

    I did not know that SPF in foundation could cause ‘ghost face’ – thanks for the tip! Those eyelashes look great. They aren’t something I normally wear but thinking of getting some for the festive season and those look really nice 🙂

    • Claire December 31, 2015 / 5:49 pm

      I only learned it about six months ago and I’m SO happy I know now! I love false lashes, and I’m sure you’d look gorgeous with them 🙂 xx

  5. Katya December 22, 2015 / 4:49 pm

    These are such brilliant tips! Love Nars Sheer Glow, it’s a great one!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

    • Claire December 31, 2015 / 5:49 pm

      Isn’t it just 🙂 xx

  6. Jasmine December 24, 2015 / 4:37 pm

    I love Sheer Glow 🙂 it just has the perfect satin finish! I’ve been using false lashes so much more lately for going out as well xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • Claire December 31, 2015 / 5:50 pm

      I swear by them on nights out, and they’re starting to creep more into my daytime looks too..! xx

    • Claire December 31, 2015 / 5:51 pm

      I didn’t either until this year, never knew why my face would look so different in certain photos! Such a better look now haha xx

    • Claire January 2, 2016 / 10:21 am

      I agree, I’ve just bought Double Wear to try and I’m already missing Sheer Glow a bit :'( xx

  7. Alyson January 7, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    Awesome picks! Definitely could not live without falsies and a good base for the party season. 🙂

    Alyson | The Beauty Vanity

    • Claire January 9, 2016 / 1:42 pm

      Absolutely, I couldn’t imagine a night out without my lashes! xx

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