Must Have Makeup For The Festive Season

It's my first Christmassy post in December! I have already started on this years gift guides but this is my first kind of "Blogmas" post. I'm not going to be blogging every single day but I am going to try and do at least 2 Christmas related posts and also 2 usual posts each week throughout December. So here's my Must Have Makeup For The Festive Season!

So obviously to keep my makeup in place on my oily skin I have to use a primer. I've really been loving the new Essence Fresh & Fit Primer because it's really fresh and it's quite glowy too and I just think it makes my skin look so much better. I even wear it on days when I'm not wearing any makeup just to waken my skin up a little.

For eyeshadow I have a few which I'm really liking and will definitely be using throughout December and those are my Colourpop Supershock Eyeshadow in Birthday Cake, I Heart Makeup Chocolate Elixir Palette and also the Essence Moonlight Eyes Cream Eyeshadow in the shades Cosmic* and Glided. (P.S the I Heart Makeup Chocolate Elixir palette is a great affordable dupe of the ABH Modern Renaissance palette!)

For blusher I've only really been reaching for my Glossier Cloud Paints in the shades Dusk and Beam ever since I bought them. On the rare occasion of not using my Cloud Paints I've rediscovered the Lavera Mineral Rouge Powder in Charming Rose* which gives a healthy flush of colour.

Onto highlighter I have a few choices for the festive season including the Essence Hololighter* which gives a pretty lilac sheen and adds a little bit fun to your makeup look. My other favourites have definitely got to be the Tanya Burr Illuminating Powder in Champagne Sorbet which has been my firm favourite over the past few months and also the NYX Strobe Of Genius Palette*.

There's quite the selection of lip colours I'm loving but I've manage to narrow it down to just five which I think is pretty good going for me! My five picks are the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Budapest*, and The Body Shops Liquid Lip in the shades Sydney Amaryllis and Nairobi Camellia. For nude shades I've loving the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk* and The Body Shop Shine Lip Liquid in Apple Taffy.  

For quick and easy nails then I'll definitely be popping on some imPRESS One Step Gel Nails* which are definitely my favourite fake nails to use because they are so simple to use and there's lots of different colours and looks available. I currently have the Bells & Whistles* style and also the Claim To Fame* style. I also know I'm going to be wearing the Essence Holo Rainbow Nail Polish in Hello Holo* because who doesn't love a bit of glitter during the festive season?!

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  1. Love these picks! I'm super excited that December is now here!
    Amber |

  2. Loved reading this post! Your flatlays are gorgeous too�� X X

  3. Oh awesome photos! I really like this essence primer and I was kinda surprised it works with my oily skin. Also, NYX lipstick is just awesome. and this eeshadow palette looks amazing. I basically love all of these :D

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  4. Your photos are good! I just got some NYX items and I am loving it!