VIDEO: Make-up how-to... Christmas colours

In her weekly column in WOW! Sinead Egan of Tiger Training Academy creates a Christmas party look.
VIDEO: Make-up how-to... Christmas colours
Christmas Colours, finished look.

BY SINEAD EGAN

This week I decided to go for Christmas colours — after all, Halloween is over, so it’s all about the festive season ahead now. At Tiger Training Academy we’re putting deeper lip colours and more gold on the eyes. I’m loving all the MAC sets with deep coloured pigments and glitters. Today’s look, on Aimee, is dramatic as she has a fabulous eye shape and I wanted to use it to it’s full potential.

STEP ONE: Fill the brows.
STEP ONE: Fill the brows.

STEP ONE 

I filled in the brows with ‘spiked’ eyebrow pencil by MAC. I carved them out then with MAC ‘dip down’ brow gel. I applied MAC ‘select coverup’ as a base all over the lid with my ‘252’ brush.

STEP TWO: Apply red colour.
STEP TWO: Apply red colour.

STEP TWO 

I applied an illamasqua red all over the eye with a fluffy brush as a base blending as I go. Into the centre I then applied ‘film noir’, a very dark brown, this creates the background colour for my cut crease. I applied this with a ‘221’ MAC brush.

STEP THREE: Cut the crease.
STEP THREE: Cut the crease.

STEP THREE

I then cut the crease with a ‘252’ MAC brush following Aimee’s own eye shape.

I applied illamasqua ‘gold pigment’ over this while the select is wet. I applied a thick wing using my ‘angles’ eyeliner brush and inglot gel liner.

STEP FOUR: Foundation time.
STEP FOUR: Foundation time.

STEP FOUR 

After cleansing toning and moisturising I applied my foundation, I used MAC ‘studio fix’ as it’s full coverage for this look. I set with a matte powder, any brand will do once it’s talc free.

STEP FIVE: Finish on the lips.
STEP FIVE: Finish on the lips.

STEP FIVE 

I contoured with my ‘dark’ tan powder and an angled power brush. I applied ‘spice’ liner by MAC all over the lips and a ‘butter gloss ’ then from NYX . I applied lash es by Wis h also and mascara with a wand.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s tutorial.



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