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A Quick & Simple Christmas Day Makeup Look | Red Lipstick & Lashes

Christmas Makeup
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Christmas is the season of extravagance and indulgence. I love that it provides so many excuses for full glam Christmas makeup, but what about the big day? Although I still want to look the part, compromises have to be made in order to spend less time in front of the mirror and more time around the tree.   

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Full Christmas Day Makeup Look
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On Christmas day I like to use minimal, yet high impact makeup. I absolutely swear by the following products. They’re the kind that miraculously work, regardless of external factors like poor lighting or lack of time. If you want to achieve a fast-paced Christmas makeup look this year, then these products will help you to do that.


A good concealer can hide a multitude of sins, and when I’m in a rush I like to use more of it in order to skip the foundation. That’s assuming I’m having a good skin day. This one is perfect as it provides great coverage. I like to target specific areas and then use a beauty blender to blend it out across my face.


To achieve a little extra coverage and combat festive shine, powder is your new best friend. I literally swipe a powder brush over the L’Oreal True Match and then over my face. An essential step that only takes a few seconds.


I’d recommend this for the same reason that I’d recommend it as a vacation beauty essential: It’s so incredibly quick and easy to use. Typically, I favour pomade pots because of their value for money (yes, even high-end ones). However, pomade pencils are savours on the days that can’t afford you the luxury of time.


This is one of my favourite beauty products of all time because it effortlessly achieves a ‘your skin but better’ look. The bronzer is subtle yet effective, and the highlight is perfect for Christmas makeup because it’s simply beautiful. To make it pop more noticeably, just dampen your fan brush with a setting spray before applying.

Eylure Lashes
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I know that a lot of people wouldn’t consider lashes essential. Whilst I appreciate that they’re not essential for the day-to-day, I always wear them for party looks or special occasions. And there are few days more special than Christmas. My natural lashes are underwhelming, so I love being able to instantly transform them by simply applying a strip lash. A past version of me definitely wouldn’t have associated falsies with a quick makeup look, but practise makes perfect and I can now pop them on in a couple of minutes.


You can’t wear lashes without liner. Pen liners are the only ones I’ll use because they’re easy to use and stay put. Plus, in a matter of minutes you can make yourself look more awake by adding a little definition to the lash line.


Urban Decay shadows are some of my favourites. Believe it or not, I’m still using the Original Naked, as well as the more current Ultimate Basics and individual shades like Midnight Rodeo. Any colour is better than none, but on Christmas day I love using gold, or at least some shimmer.


Christmas is the perfect opportunity to rock a red lip. Whether your preference is lipstick, liquid lipstick or a gloss, red can perfectly complete a Christmas makeup look in seconds. For all day staying power I love the Stila liquid lip, but for a more casual red I use part lipstick and part gloss.

Eylure Lashes
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That’s still a fair few products for a quick and simple look, but it’s a lot less than what I’d use for full glam. When used correctly, each step is effortless and should only take a matter of minutes, if that.

What kind of makeup look do you opt for on Christmas Day?

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  • Reply Nancy

    I love your makeup look! You went with the essentials and brought out more of the natural beauty. The eyeshadow looks great and LOVE THE LASHES!!! They’re full without looking too much. Thanks for sharing your makeup picks :).

    Nancy ♥

    December 14, 2019 at 5:27 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thanks so much! I love subtle yet fluttery lashes, they’ve always been my favourite! Happy holidays! x

      December 22, 2019 at 1:11 pm
  • Reply katy gilroy

    that lip colour looks so pretty on you!!! x

    December 14, 2019 at 11:31 am
  • Reply mercy

    You look really pretty! The falsies seem natural and that red liquid lipstick is incredible. Btw, my blog is up now, hope you can drop by soon. Have a fun weekend.

    December 14, 2019 at 1:03 pm
  • Reply @belmelange

    Love your makeup so gorg!!

    Elifnaz |

    December 15, 2019 at 11:00 am
  • Reply Megan

    I always stick with a red lip on Christmas Day and subtle neutral eyes, I don’t go too OTT to be honest. I love those eylure lashes!!! X

    December 15, 2019 at 2:35 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      You can’t go wrong with red at Christmas, can you? Thanks! I love their selection of fluttery ones x

      December 17, 2019 at 12:11 pm
  • Reply Gemma

    Such a gorgeous look, those lashes are gorgeous too, I’m looking into some new ones as all my extensions are dropping off now! x

    December 15, 2019 at 8:52 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! I love their subtle fluttery ones x

      December 17, 2019 at 11:57 am
  • Reply Deborah Kos

    I really like red lipstick for the Christmas holidays. I also like to use a highlighter that has a shimmer or glow to it. A little red blush never hurts either for the holiday.

    December 17, 2019 at 6:47 pm
  • Reply Amy

    You have chosen some lovely things for a festive look! The Bronze and Glow is a firm favourite of mine too.

    December 17, 2019 at 7:40 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you- it’s such a hero product isn’t it! x

      December 22, 2019 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply Marie

    Beautiful festive makeup look, you managed to get the lashes to look soo natural. Happy Holidays! 🙂

    December 18, 2019 at 1:39 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thanks so much! Have a great one x

      December 22, 2019 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply Mica

    Your eyeshadow looks so perfect! this is a great look for Christmas day! 🙂

    Hope that you’re having a great week 🙂 I had a fun day out shopping and a family birthday celebration dinner in the evening yesterday! 🙂

    December 19, 2019 at 9:25 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you so much! Oh that sounds so fun, have a wonderful Christmas! x

      December 22, 2019 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply Melissa Kacar

    I absolutely love this makeup look! It’s so classic and chic! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    December 20, 2019 at 6:23 am
  • Reply Nicola

    Love your makeup – you look so gorgeous! I’m loving the eyelashes too 🙂

    December 22, 2019 at 9:22 am
  • Reply Riana Ang-Canning

    This is such a great look! You’re right – a total classic look for Christmas. Absolutely elegant and so festive! I’m terrible with makeup but would love to get better at it and learn how to use the right products. The false lashes are stunning – I could sure use some as my lashes are so short!

    December 22, 2019 at 2:08 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you so much! My natural lashes are short too, I love using falsies for more special occasions! x

      December 30, 2019 at 5:39 pm
  • Reply Yaya

    You look so lovely! Love the lashes in particular 😍

    December 22, 2019 at 7:36 pm
  • Reply Sophie Wentworth

    A red lip is absolutely essential for Christmas makeup! I’ve heard so many amazing things about the UD brow blade and I still haven’t tried it, I need to pick one up soon. I’m not the biggest fan of having to use a pomade with a brush so it sounds perfect for me x


    December 22, 2019 at 7:39 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I totally agree! Ooh I hope you love it- it’s annoyingly expensive for how little time it lasts in comparison to a pomade, but it’s so much easier to use x

      December 30, 2019 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Barbara

    I love this look! I’m terrible at applying lashes, I want to learn but I can’t seem to get the hang of it.

    December 22, 2019 at 7:46 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! I used to be but practise definitely makes perfect and it’s all in a good glue (I use Duo) x

      December 30, 2019 at 5:30 pm
  • Reply Shoppingholic

    Those lashes look amazing!Thanks for sharing *_*

    December 22, 2019 at 9:21 pm
  • Reply Katrina

    This is such a gorgeous look! The lashes are stunning, so natural.
    Always go for a red lip on Christmas Day x

    December 23, 2019 at 10:35 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! I love natural, fluttery lashes. Me too! Such a perfect festive colour x

      December 30, 2019 at 5:25 pm
  • Reply Martyna

    Amazing makeup! Red lips can add a lot to a basic look.
    Have a nice time!

    December 24, 2019 at 12:36 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thanks so much – I totally agree! x

      December 30, 2019 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Amy Aed

    You look absolutely beautiful in these photos, the look suits you so well! And the backdrops are super pretty x

    Happy holidays! 🙂

    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

    December 25, 2019 at 9:58 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you so much! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas x

      December 30, 2019 at 5:17 pm

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