Classic Holiday Shimmer


Although I usually opt for matte shades during the year, I love the holidays for its inundation of sparkles and shimmer – particularly when it comes to makeup. I wanted to create a look that was easy, classic and wearable, even if you’re not a huge fan of shimmer.


Step 1: First, apply your bases – primer, foundation, concealer, & eyebrows.

Step 2: Cover your entire eyelid in a bronze or gold shimmer base. Try to pick one that has a metallic sheen to it.

Holiday makeup

Step 3: Using a fluffy blending brush, apply a medium brown shadow into your crease. Make sure it’s blended out enough so there’s no harsh lines.

Step 4: Apply a gold shimmer (“Cashmere” jumbo eye pencil) to your eyelids, focusing on the inner corners.


Step 5: Take a dark brown shadow and small liner brush, and line the outer corners of your top lash line. You can smoke it out with a pencil brush if you feel it’s too harsh.


Step 6: Apply mascara. You can even add some falsies if you’d like for a more dramatic look.

Holiday Makeup

Step 7: For bronzer and blush, I used the Naked Flushed palette. The colours complement each other perfectly. I applied the bronzer quite generously on my cheeks and forehead, and finished with a pop of blush on my cheeks.

Step 8: Apply an illuminating liquid to highlight your cheek bones. It’s all about the glow!


Step 9: Line your lips with a red lip liner. I’ll never wear red (or any dark colour) lipstick without lining first. It stops the colour from bleeding and lasts twice as long.

Step 10: Apply your favourite red lipstick (“Rimmel 107“).


And done! It’s as simple as that. Sometimes less is more when it comes to shimmer.

What’s your go-to holiday look?

  • missgetaway

    Oh that makeup look is absolutely gorgeous. I love that lip color on you <3

    Love, Kerstin

    • Thank you Kerstin! So sweet of you to say.

  • Your makeup looks so pretty!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • Thanks so much Candice!

  • You look gorgeous, I love this makeup look! I also wish I could pull off a red lip like you too!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

    • Aw thanks Jodie. I think anyone can pull off a red lip – it just needs to be the right shade to your skin tone. :)

  • This is such a beautiful look! You look amazing! I love a bit of sparkle on the eyes myself! xx

    • Thank you Olivia! I can’t resist a bit of shimmer this time of year!

  • So simple but perfect for the holiday season! I love that deep red lipstick xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

    • Thanks so much Jessie, it’s my favourite red!

  • I love the fact that this look is easy and simple, yet beautiful and enhancing! <3

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

    • That’s exactly what I was going for! Thank you Diana :)

  • Soo beautiful

    Kisses from

    • Thank you for your sweet comment!

  • Girl, your hair!

    • Thanks Kelsey. Still deciding if I want to go darker/lighter?!

      • Lighter could be so cute or even balayaging it!!

  • You and your makeup = p e r f e c t i o n! I love the balance between shimmery and matt textures. Rimmel lipsticks are great. xx

  • Adaleta Avdic

    You look absolutely amazing & the makeup looks great! xx,

  • Love how easy this makeup look is!
    Plus, you look stunning! Love your brows :)