Seasons greetings fellow beauty buffs! Don’t you just love it when festive fever takes hold and everyone gets giddy with Christmas spirit? I love the whole shebang: buying pressies, wrapping them up, hanging out my Xmas stocking (super-sheer 10 denier, darling!), and rustling up a batch of mince pies. And, of course, I love the parties! This time of year, we all get to cast off our cool sides and have some serious fun.
The only trouble is, dashing from work to drinks to parties doesn’t give a girl much time to finesse her look. And no one wants to arrive at a Christmas bash looking less than gorgeous – that way a lonely Xmas lies! So this week, I’m being Binky the Christmas Fairy, gifting you the secret of day-to-night glamour so you can glide from desk to dancefloor looking effortlessly fabulous.
Dior DiorSkin – Forever Flawless Perfection Foundation
Too Faced – Absolutely Flawless Concealer
bareMinerals – Prime Time Brightening Eyelid Primer in Pearl
Daniel Sandler – Sheer Satin Shadow in Burnt Sand
bareMinerals – Lash Domination Mascara
Daniel Sandler – Invisible Veil Powder
Clarins – Bronzing Duo
bareMinerals – Lipgloss in Hot Shot
Daniel Sandler – Long Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner in Black Velvet
Daniel Sandler – Luxury Lipstick in Impulse
Guerlain – Maxi Shine Lipgloss in Madame Fascine
Step 1: Concealer And Foundation
Apply the DiorSkin foundation to the face using your fingers or a brush – this is a fantastically hard-working base that will last all day and all night. Next use Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer to hide the dark shadows under your eyes and to conceal any blemishes.
Step 2: Eye Makeup
Begin your eyes by smoothing bareMinerals Prime Time Brightening Eyelid Primer to your eyelids to create an even base, then apply Daniel Sandler Sheer Satin Shadow in Burnt Sand to the socket line. A few coats of bareMinerals Lash Domination mascara to your top and bottom lashes and you’re set.
Step 3: Bronzer And Lipgloss
Dust Daniel Sandler Invisible Veil powder across your T-zone to combat shine, then buff the lighter brown powder from the Clarins Bronzing Duo palette all over your face to add a gorgeous glow to that pale winter complexion. Finally, slick on a coat of bareMinerals lipgloss and you’re ready to face the world for the day.
Step 4: Take The Look From Day To Night
Work over, and it’s party time! This is the moment to ramp up the glamour. You don’t have to go back and start from scratch as you’ve already created your base look. Now you can simply add to it. Begin by applying Daniel Sandler Black Velvet eyeliner to the outer corners of your eyes and along your lower lash line. Now smudge it with your finger or a cotton bud to create a sultry, sexy effect. Contour your cheeks with the darker shade in the Clarins Bronzing Duo. Finish off the night look with Daniel Sandler Impulse lipstick and Guerlain lipgloss in Madame Fascine. Smokin’ hot!
This is a quick, easy and effective look, and one that’s guaranteed to turn heads, and even score you a few kisses under the mistletoe.
Merry Christmas guys, and stay gorgeous.
Love Binky xxx