Its such fun to get dressed up and visit a festive market; Twinkly lights, happy music, people laughing and of course all of the delicious smells! Today's look is perfect for you festive market visit and an adorable hair bow makes it all the more fun!
We are going to start with the eyes fir this look, so of course we are first going to pop on a primer. We work some Kryolan eye shadow primer over the lid and up to the brow bone using our ring finger.
First we are using a matte ivory shadow on our Bella&Bear Sand cat brush and were applying it over the lid and up to the brow to even out our skintone on the lids.
Next we are taking a light brown shadow on our Bella&Bear bornean bay cat brush and we are working into the crease of the eye and blending it upward, this will be our 'transition shade'. Be sure to use a matte shadow for this.
Lets pick up a darker brown shadow now, still keeping it matte. We use our Bella&Bear marbled cat brush to work this into the outer corner of the eye, again blending it out.
Now, taking our Bella&Bear Golden Cat concealer brush and some Collection lasting perfection concealer we are going to work it onto the lid in a dome shape, onto the inner two thirds of the eye.
Now lets set that concealer with a matte white shadow. We use our Bella&Bear sand cat brush to again press some matte ivory shadow just over that concealer to set it in place.
You can then go in and clean up your lines and add any more brown shadow that you like, making sure to blend upwards and outwards so as not to destroy that cut crease effect.
We now want to add a little sparkle so we are topping that white shadow off with some Collection Glam Crystals shadow in 'Aura', working it in with our ring finger
Now while that glitter is setting, we're going to frame those eyes with some shaped and defined brows. We start by brushing through the hairs using the spoolie end of our Bella&Bear Iberian lynx brow brush.
Then we use the brush end to work some Revolution brow pomade through the brows, filling in any sparser areas and defining the shape. Our brush works perfectly with all brow products so you could use powder if you prefer!
After allowing that some drying time we are curling our lashes for some lift. Of course we use our famous Bella&Bear Eye and Mighty lash curler here.
Our eyes are looking good so lets work on our base now. We start by priming the skin for a smooth surface and flawless base application. We work some Revlon photo ready primer over the face with our fingers.
We follow that with our foundation. We're using a high coverage one here. We work some Estee Lauder Double wear mixed with some Jelly pong pong all over glow over the face and down the neck using our Bella&Bear lynx angled kabuki, working in outwards and downward strokes for a streak free finish.
Now we are going apply concealer to disguise any blemishes. We blend some Collection lasting perfection concealer to the area under the eyes, over blemishes and down the centre of the nose using our Bella&Bear ocelot concealer brush.
We want to keep our dewy, glowy skin for this look so we are simply going to press some Laura Mercier translucent powder on top of our concealer to set it, leaving the rest of the base untouched.
We lock that in place with a spritz if the Urban decay All Nighter setting spray
Lets add a healthy glow to the face now with some bronzer. We're taking the Rimmel natural sun bronzer with our Bella&Bear bobcat brush and we are dusting it over the cheekbones, the jawline, the temples and around the hairline. We also use our Bella&Bear Margay cat brush to work some along the sides of the nose.
To finish up on the eyes we are bring some of that same darker brown shadow on our Bella&Bear Marbled cat brush and we're working it along the lower lash line.
Now, lets highlight. Using our Bella&Bear Cheetah Duo fiber powder brush and some Revolution Blushing Hearts in Iced hearts, we apply it to the high points of the cheeks, the tip of the nose and the cupids bow.
As for our lips we are, of course, going with a classic Christmas red. There are different shades of red to suit each skin tone, but we are going with a typical bright festive red - Charlotte Tilbury in 'red carpet' and we are painting it on using our Bella&Bear Rusty Spotted Cat lip brush for precision and an even application.
Finish off with one more spritz of setting spray to lock everything in place in any weather and we are also generously spritzing with the Body shop pink sparkler!
For our hair we want to keep it simple yet chic, so we have loosely curled the hair for a little texture and we brush through using our Bella&Bear Brush on you detangler to relieve it of any knots or tangles.
We then use our Bella&Bear comb (which is your fave design?) to tease the roots for some volume.
We finish it off by adding this cute bow over that band for the perfect festive finishing touch!
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