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7th December 2015

Festive make up: The drugstore edition

Heading out to any festive parties? Laura Mills has your make-up look sorted without busting your budget. Cue bronze shades, glitter, and a classic red lip

We all know that Crimbo is an expensive time of the year. Whether you’ve spent too much on presents, too much on yourself during the Black Friday sales, or you’ve simply just run out of your loan, it’s never going to be easy. So here’s a festive make up look that won’t cost you the earth, meaning you can treat yourself to that extra glass of wine at the party instead.

For the base, I buffed in a bit of the Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation, which is a perfect party pick since it’s long-lasting and has a lowish SPF (to stop getting a ‘ghost face’ in any photos). Then I covered up any areas that need a little bit extra coverage with the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer and swept some Rimmel powder all over to set it in place. I then quickly filled in my brows with the Maybelline Brow Satin Pencil and set it with some MUA Brow Gel.

Onto cheeks, I used the Sleek Contour Kit to fake some cheekbones, although mainly to contour away one too many mince pies. Then I swept a little Natural Collection Blush in ‘Peach Melba’ onto the apples of my cheeks to get that ‘post deadline’ glow back into my skin. Finally, I used the highlighter that comes in the Sleek kit along my cheekbones, brow bone and down the centre of my nose.

Photo: The Mancunion

For eyes, I kept it quick with a slick of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in ‘On and On Bronze’. This stuff takes seconds to apply (yet looks like you’ve taken ages on it), just sweep it all over your eye with your finger and it’s done. For a festive touch, I added a small amount of Barry M’s Glitter Dust in ’15’ to the inner corner of my eye and along roughly half of the lid (any excuse for a bit of glitter). I used the Collection Fast Stroke Liner for a cat-eye flick, and finished off with a sweep of the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara.

Photo: The Mancunion

Finally, a festive look would not be complete without a red lip. I lined my lips with the P.S. Love lip liner in ’03’ (this is only £1 from Primark and it’s amazing!), and then lightly pressed in the Kate Moss for Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Lipstick in ’01’. I then set that with a slick of Lipcote Lipstick Sealer to ensure it’ll still be there after a few drinks. And there we have it! A completed festive make up look that won’t cost you the earth.

Photo: The Mancunion

Hope you all have a lovely festive break!

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