Whether you’re traveling home for Christmas to see family, or heading out to glitzy parties to see old friends over this festive period, no doubt you’ll want to look your best! With my top seven Christmas beauty tips you’ll be looking gorgeous for those under-the-mistletoe moments.
1. Glow Up
Glow in a bottle! Literally. It’s no secret Lux Pads are one of my all time favorite products. You only need to use them twice a week and the night before a holiday event is definitely the time! Use this medical grade acid wipe after cleansing, before bed, and wake up to an overnight facelift! You’ll feel bright, glowy and tight in all the right ways.
2. Party Make-Up
Christmas is the perfect time to go a little more heavy and bold with the make-up and have some fun with it! One secret to looking great for your Christmas party is to put on your eye shadow first. Then apply your foundation and any other make-up you want to wear. This way you know that any loose eye shadow won’t fall in those places you don’t want it. I also like to keep neutrogena makeup wipes handy to help clean up any unwanted eye makeup that may land on your cheeks. A cotton Q-tip works wonders too for spot treating any clean up! Currently obsessing over my new Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Luxury Eyeshadow Palette.
3. Simple Sleek Pony
Christmas is such a frantic time that it can be difficult to find the energy to fuss over hairstyles. Yet if you want to look fantastic then one of the best beauty tips you can master is the art of simple hairdos. If you want to put your hair up, try a sleek pony. Tease your hair first to give a little volume by backcombing at the part. Put your hair in a parted pony, then take one piece of the pony and wrap it around the ponytail holder and secure with a bobby pin for a finishing touch. This look is elegant, simple and most importantly quick.
4. Glittery Lips
Nothing says Christmas like glitter, and slathering some sparkly goodness on your pout will definitely bring you some Christmas cheer this year. To master the look, line your lips with Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Liner. Then apply a creamy lipstick Charlotte Tilbury Kim KW. You can finish with Pillow Talk Diamonds Lip Topper. To glam up your lips even more add some clear lip gloss. Don’t forget to throw your lip essentials in your clutch before you run out of the door – you may need to retouch if you happen to step under the mistletoe 😉
5. Combat Alcohol Side Effects
Although you may like sipping a tasty mojito or cosmopolitan, your skin doesn’t. Alcohol dehydrates you and can leave your skin dry, grey and dull. To make sure your skin glows despite the endless flow of alcohol over the festive period your moisturizer won’t be enough. Instead invest in a hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid. Apply in the morning after a night out and give your skin a good “drink of water”. I recommend the HA Peptide Serum.
6. Tired Eyes
All those nights partying to Mariah Carey’s Christmas album are bound to leave even young eyes looking tired. To make sure you stay looking bright and alert over Christmas give yourself a little eye massage to get rid of puffy eyes. Begin at the corner of one of your eyes and work your way up, between your brow bone and your eye, rubbing as you go until you reach the outer edge of your eye. Repeat along your lower lash line. Use this rejuvenating eye cream while performing your massage. It contains a pop of caffeine to combat puffiness.
7. Flat Stomach
For most of us, a flat, washboard stomach is like the elixir of life – a distant, priceless dream that will never become a reality. Yet I have a few tricks that might make that flat tummy achievable. Try taking 1st Phorm Opti-Greens 50 they do a fantastic job in supporting the digestive system. While I’m not promising they are going to make your 6 pack appear, they will help deflate any bloat and give you that ‘morning stomach’ feel all day long. That way you’ll be feeling extra confident in your Christmas outfit. We maybe also want to consider cutting out certain foods that can cause excessive gas and bloating. Try to limit things that contain refined sugar, or fermented products like cheese and alcohol. But at the same time it’s the Holidays, enjoy!
I’m about to reveal one of the best beauty Christmas tips of all time, so sit comfortably and listen up. Here it is: have FUN. It sounds so simple, but whatever you’re up to this Christmas, make sure you spend time with people you love and people who make you feel good about yourself. Having a great time is the perfect beauty treatment because when you’re having a great time it shows: your skin glows, your eyes brighten and everyone warms to you and wants to spend time with you.