Are you nearly done? Have you shopped, wrapped, partied too hard,decorated,cooked? I am just about frazzled getting prepared for Christmas. And I haven't wrapped everything yet or cooked (I have promised cakes and home made biscuits for everyone)
Sounds like a real moan reading it back, but I really wouldn't have it any other way. My Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a bit of stress. And it is a tradition for me to go and buy last minute bits on Christmas eve.
I thought id write a little post on make up. I really don't do huge amounts of make up. But when I'm out for an evening and I want to add a little sparkle, listed below is what I would use. I like to keep my eyes light, I have quite heavy eyelids now in my older age and I think you have to be a little careful of being over sparkly and dark eyeshadow can make my eyes seem a bit sunken......
So as you can see from above I keep it fairly simple... But I really believe lighter shades on the eye's will make them look more lifted.
I start with a foundation , including a little on the eye's to make eye shadow stay in place. Then I use a nude/peachy shade of eyeshadow or Estee Lauder Ivory Box eye shadow. The peachy one in the middle of the photo is great and quite iridescent, followed by a brown black or grey eye liner pencil.
When I'm out for an evening I apply either the gold or the silvery powder shown in the little pots below. I use these after I have applied the eye shadow
These little Barry M glitter pots are pretty amazing, and so cheap! you can use them any wear on the body you want to add a little shimmer to. They look great with a tan, use a large blusher brush dip the tip of the brush in the pot, shake excess away and brush on the shoulders or up the leg shins. sounds a bit dramatic, but they are really subtle
Again when I'm applying to eye's I use the smaller brush. Dip the tip of the brush in, make sure you shake the brush well and blend into your eye socket. It leaves just a little shimmer, and will accentuate your eyelids. If you don't like too much colour on your eye's this is great to try.
If I want to add a little sparkle to my nails, I use my favourite nail colour and just use gold or silver glitter polish over the top
If your interested in where to buy these easy add sparkly items, just click the pictures below
Enjoy getting sparkly!