We never need a reason to go all out when it comes to makeup but if we did, Christmas 2020 is the perfect one. Nothing (not even a lockdown) can stop us from dressing up and dancing all night to Mariah Carey. And we’re bringing some much-needed sparkle with bold Christmas eyeshadow shades, shimmery lipsticks, blinding highlighters, and of course – lots of glitter.
Whatever the season may throw at us, we’re ready with three Christmas makeup looks for every socially-distanced event. We might not be able to party like last year, but we can still celebrate in style. It’s time to get our glitter on…
1. Eyes that sparkle
Our favourite Christmas eye makeup will forever be a glitter smokey eye. The secret to a clean finish? Our bestselling Marbled Metals eyeshadow. Velvety to touch and easy to apply, it’s packed with pigmented glitter – perfect for virtual cocktails.
Make it merry with festive green and gold shades or try something different with Serendipity and Gilded (our dazzling mink and copper metallics) – all seven are sure to impress your friends. And who doesn’t love receiving compliments in the side chat?
Before your first sip of Snowball, apply the powder formula to the eyelid using your fingertips for full-coverage sparkle, then add a few coats of Wonderwand Mascara. A swipe of nude lipstick and you’re ready to zoom the night away.
2. The perfect party pout
Festivities call for a Christmas red lipstick along with light and neutral eyes. Mistletoe kisses may be few this year, but we’re ensuring all eyes are on us with the Wonderwand Lipstick – even if it’s just for the supermarket shop. Made with a unique blend of oils, this satin formula melts onto lips for saturated colour with a hint of shine.
Seeking a little more sparkle? Party like it’s not 2020 with our Glitter Storm Lipstick. Combining star-like pigments with a full colour base, the makeup hero creates three-dimensional shimmer for a stunning festive look. Small family gathering or remote office party, these two Christmas lipsticks will illuminate every occasion.
3. Bright glowing skin
All we want for Christmas (and always) is juicy-looking skin that feels healthy. When the festive season gets into full swing – bringing with it late nights, work deadlines, and rich food and drink – we need a little help to make our complexion merry and bright. Enter Marbled Light Illuminating Blush: our go-to product for enviable glow.
Available in six incredible shades, the lightweight formula has a blend of matte pigments and finely milled brightening particles – perfect for creating a radiant flush of colour. Unsure how to use highlighter? For flawless application, sweep it across the cheeks with the tapered brush from our stackable four-in-one Multi Brush.
However you’re celebrating, have a magical Christmas and remember to share your festive makeup looks with the hashtag #Ciate for the chance to be featured on our Facebook and Instagram pages. You can find more Christmas makeup inspiration on the Blog too: see how to recreate Katie Jane Hughes’ disco eyes look, discover the lipsticks that perfectly match your skin tone and find the most flattering nail polishes for you.