Time is precious during the festive season and you’ll likely be making a dash from client catch-ups to Christmas carols on more than one occasion, which is why you need to be prepped with some natural Christmas makeup ideas that can take you from morning through night. Whether you love being the life of the holiday party or prefer a more subtle and understated look, we have natural Christmas makeup ideas to suit every Christmas event.
Prep for Your Natural Christmas Makeup Ideas
If your skin is prone to becoming oily and congested throughout the day, it is best to start with a clean slate using Simple Gentle Organic Cosmetic Wipes. One wipe can cleanse, tone and moisturise so you’re ready to work with a fresh face.
Don’t Miss the Concealer
Concealer is your BFF when it comes to looking fresh before heading to the party. The Ere Perez Arnica Concealer is a great option to keep in your handbag for smoothing over blemishes and hiding bags, as well as reducing redness. Alternatively, the Inika Organic Perfection Concealer gives more coverage while still feeling hydrating and light on the skin for days when lack of sleep or a heavy workload are catching up on you.
Natural Christmas Makeup Ideas for the Life of the Party
Accentuate the Brows
If you have naturally strong looking brows (or at least the illusion of it) very little extra effort is required pre-party to touch up your look. The Inika Brow Define Palette contains everything you need for instant brow enhancement in a compact size that can easily tuck away in your handbag. Using a combination of brushing, shaping and filling, you can zhoozh up your brows as much as you like. Voilà, let others do the eyebrow raising when you enter the room! Nothing quite like natural looking brows.
A Splash of Colour
A speedy way to get party-ready is by brightening up your eyes or lips. Whack on a bright coloured lipstick or lip gloss, or even add a bit of sparkle if you’re feeling extra fancy. The Lily Lolo Heavenly Lips Nude Haze collection is all you need for party-ready lips all season long, including a lip pencil, lipstick and lip gloss. Alternatively, give yourself colour options with the Ilia Modern Love Duo that has two different shades for at least two different events. With a fun and bold lip colour, you rarely need much more.
If you’re not a fan of lippy, get in on the colour action by adding some coloured or sparkly eyeshadow to your lids. Start by lightly priming using Ilia Brightening Eye Primer that is light and hydrating, which will feel lovely at the end of a work day and will also help with a smooth finish on the lids – helpful when you’re working on your eyes in a rush. Then, the Rms Beauty Cream Eye Polish in either Solar or Magnetic will take you well into the night. Steering clear of glitter? Try one of six elegant yet playful shades from the Ere Perez Eyeshadow Palette.
Natural Christmas Makeup Ideas for the Understated
With evening celebrations in the calendar after a full day in the office, make life easy by opting for a simple, natural look that you can prepare in the morning without alarming your colleagues. The Absolution La Creme Du Teint acts as makeup and skincare in one, providing a natural tinted complexion without the confusion of BB, CC and DD creams. Now a touch of Ilia Illuminator is all you need to achieve fresh, glowy skin – add to your cheekbones, brow bones, inner corner of eyes, bridge of nose and pout of lower lip.
Barely There Lips
When you want hydrated lips but with a dash of party shimmer, you can’t go past Tata Harper Lip & Cheek Tint for a versatile and long-lasting glow. This sheer shimmer is smooth and easily blend-able that can adapt to all skin types and shades, and can be used on your cheeks as well as lips.
Line the Eyes
Focus on your eyes for a simple and speedy way to get party-ready in minutes. Start with Lily Lolo Eye Primer to smooth over your lids, helping to conceal dark areas or discolouration. Then, keep your look simple and classy with Inika Certified Organic Eyeliner for ultimate eye definition and long-lasting colour. This eyeliner is a great option because it has an ergonomic handle that makes it simple to apply to your eyes.