Hey guys! Welcome back to another makeup look – this is inspired by Sia’s new Christmas album cover. The actual makeup itself is pretty basic so I drew inspiration from the wig and the Christmassy colours in it. I love this look so much – it’s not very wearable but if you’re looking for drama then this is definitely the look for you! If you want to see the last makeup look that I did then click here!
Let’s get into it!
First of all, I knew I wanted a really pale base to bring out the colours all the more. I’m quite naturally pale anyway so I went for my normal shade of foundation which is the L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Foundation* in the shade Ivory. I applied that with a damp beauty blender from Primark all over my face to create a flawless base that reflected the wintery chill.
I also pushed it over my brows because I feel like the look a lot cleaner when I do that. I then went to my go-to brow routine at the moment which is applying the Rimmel London Brow This Way brow gel* in Medium Brown with an angled eyebrow brush from Primark. I didn’t want the eyebrows to be the main focus of the look as Maddy (the model in Sia’s picture) has quite natural looking brows.
I applied No.7’s Starry Eyed all over both of my lids as a base first of all. This is just to make the colours more vibrant and give them something to stick onto more.
I was unsure what colours to use for the eyeshadow because getting a clean, deep red is really hard in eyeshadows. It seems to be a constant thing that they always come out looking quite pink. But I went for my fake Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette and went for the colour Love Letter. Now, I would like to point out that I didn’t realise it was fake when I bought it nor did I buy it with the intention of it being an ABH palette. I just thought it was one that had similar colours as the picture on Amazon was totally different. I wouldn’t recommend buying fake palettes as you have no idea what is in them but this worked perfectly for this look. I then thought the colour was far too pink so I blended Venetian Red into the crease to deepen it. It looked a bit muddy and messy but I wanted it to look a little crazy.
Then onto the green! I’ve been really digging green eyeshadow looks at the moment as I’ve seen a lot of people do it. I had the perfect palette for colourful looks like this which I also bought off of Amazon by Acevivi*. It has so many colours and while some of them are really hard to blend, some of them are so pigmented. Like this green which I’m going to call Christmas Tree because it doesn’t have any names. It blended out so nicely. I really recommend this palette if you’re just starting out with makeup as it is a cheap (£13.99 for 120 colours!) way to get loads of colours onside and it makes your kit easier for experimentation. I then put Cyprus Umber into the crease to deepen it a little more to match the red on the other side.
( The shade I used is the fifth row down, third one in. There’s another layer of palette out of shot if you’re wondering why there isn’t 120 colours there. )
I then thought that it wasn’t quite enough so I applied the Makeup Revolution Metallic Liquid Lipstick in Sovereign as an eyeliner over the top. It wasn’t entirely visible but it just added a little something something to it. I then applied the L’Oreal Miss Baby Roll mascara. I didn’t have any false lashes that matched the look but I just tried to single out my lashes as much as I could – it’s the one time you want spidery lashes!
I’m really frustrated because it didn’t really show up on camera but I also applied highlighter in the normal place, which was my Nyx Liquid Illuminator in Sunbeam and I dotted on some faux freckles with the Nyx Duo Contour Powder. It looks super cute in person but it just didn’t show up on camera – I can’t wait until I get a new one so I can get the detail in a little more!
Finally, the lips! I was really unsure what colour to go with as Maddy has a pinky-nude but when I applied one with it, it just really didn’t work. Then I went for a bright London-Bus red colour and that was too much. So I found the inbetween which was Coffee Shimmer* by Rimmel London. It’s a shimmery brown and then I applied Sovereign again over the top for more Christmas glitz. It worked really well and I love how it came out. If you guys do recreate this look and try another colour then please let me know – I want to see it!
So, there you have it! Would you guys be brave enough to wear this look? Let me know in the comments below and let me know if there’s any other makeup looks you want me to recreate. I’ll definitely be doing more posts like this.
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