Burgundy smokey cat eye Christmas make up look

Exciting news! I finally felt better yesterday and when I got ready, I decided to go all out and create this Christmas make up look featuring lots of new products I had only swatched so far. Some of the items will be familiar to you, as I incorporated all the items (minus the false lashes) I bought at Hema last Saturday. I already showed them to you here. Some of these you may not have seen yet, but they are on my current ‘to review’ list. On to the look!

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For a look that I had not planned out at all, I think this turned out to be a wonderful look. To say I am proud of myself, would be an understatement. Especially since I felt so poorly over the weekend, it is extra rewarding to create a make up look that simply works. Have a look at the video to see how I created it!

This make up look is all about the eyes and that is how I like my make up looks best. I love going all out with different eye shadows and it was lovely to play around with a ton of new products. I used a lighter shade all over the lid and then built up my crease using a few different shades. The star of the show here is a burgundy shade with gold glitter from one of my latest purchases: the I Heart Make Up I Heart Chocolate eye shadow palette. The shade called Love Torn, is an absolute stunner on the lid and works great for deepening up this look.

To finish things off I created a liner by wetting a small angled brush and lined my eyes with the darkest shade in the Rosé Brown trio by Hema. For that extra festive cheer, I topped it up with that glitter liner I showed you on Monday as well. The trick I used for creating this look is by pulling a straight line from the outer corner of your pulled up shadow (much like you would a flick when you apply liquid liner) to the inside of your eye. This gives a cat eye shape on deep set eyes like mine and I absolutely love it. I wish I had more time in the mornings so I could wear something like this every day.

Of course I had to try the HEMA Soft Matt Lip Balm straight away as well. In some lights it looks a little bit brighter but it certainly is a slightly deeper toned red with hints of orange and brown: a perfect brick red. If you would want to make this lip look extra glam you could apply a little bit of gold metallic eye shadow in the center of the lip for a bit of extra glow.

Products used:

Instead of simply giving you a list of products, I decided to snap some pictures to show you. In the video you will also have seen me holding up Naked Basics 1. I pull out my Basics palettes when I know I will be needing some neutral matte shade. I usually decide on the spot which shade would be best, so I didn’t end up using the Naked Basics palette after all. I will link to previous articles where possible.

Brushes used:

Sigma F82 Round Kabuki brush
Real Techniques Deluxe Crease brush
Up & Up powder blush
Sigma Flat Kabuki Brush F80
ELF Small Stipple brush
Ecotools Mattifying finish brush
Zoeva Luxe Highlight bruth
Real Techniques blush brush
Sigma E55 Eye Shadow brush
Sigma E45 Small Tapered Blending brush
Sigma E40 Tapered blending brush
Zoeva Luxe Defined Crease brush
Sonia Kashuk no. 203 brush
ELF blending brush
Essence smokey eyes brush
Sephora smudge brush
Sigma E30 Pencil brush
Hema small angled brush

I hope you enjoyed this make up look. I definitely loved making it. I know the video is a bit blurry at times, however my camera’s autofocus is really finicky and I am still trying to get the hang of it. I hope you don’t mind and have a great day!

What make up are you wearing this Christmas?

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