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A Classic Christmas Party Look for the festive season

Let the festivities begin! Just in time for your Christmas party, we’ve got the perfect look that can be created with ease…

Classic Glamour

Dewy, glowing skin finished with a red lip

Christmas is a time for glamour and decadence, so don’t hold back on luscious shimmer textures as well as deep, berry tones.

For a simple day look, try dewy, glowing skin paired with a statement festive lip – easy to achieve and very effective!

It’s all about that base.  First, use our Beyond Veil Primer to help your makeup stay in-tact whilst dancing the night away. We have fused together the Hydra Veil and the Beyond Powder to give you the ultimate primer that will not only hydrate your skin but leave you glowing from within.



Now your skin is the perfect blank canvas for your ultimate party look. Apply our award-winning Skin Base Foundation for a long-wearing but natural finish. This easy to blend formula effortlessly covers any unwanted imperfections, without feeling too heavy on the skin.



Now time for the contour. Our Gel Sculpt in Silhouette is definitely one of our favourite products here at Illamasqua HQ. This easy-to-use contouring gel is great for all skin tones and is even suitable for for all of you contour novices out there. Perfect for giving your face a healthy glow and for adding definition in all the right places.  If you are unsure about how to contour, you can watch our video here.



No base is complete without a highlight and we have just the thing. Our Beyond Powder in ‘OMG’ will be sure to give you that natural party-ready glow. Gently brush on cheekbones and above eyebrows using a highlighting brush and voila – you have perfect, radiant skin.



Statement Eyes

A black, smokey eye with a golden edge

Our limited edition Eye Shadow Set in Delirious has the perfect colours to help you create a gorgeous smoky eye. Teamed with our Infinity Gel Liner and false lashes – this is the perfect trio for creating that ultimate festive look.




Own the night and amp up the glitz and glam with our Broken Gold around the eyes. Broken Gold mimics the effect of gold leaf, perfect for adding regal glamour to your party look.


black smokey eye

Photo by Illamasqua fan @kayteeellen, using Broken Gold in the corner of eyes.


Now for the final finishing touch – the lips. No festive look is complete without the perfect pout. We recommend using our Glamore Lipstick in ‘Rockabilly’ for a classic Christmas red.



If you need a hand deciding on the perfect shade of red, read our guide to help you find your perfect shade of red lipstick.


So there you have it, our simple, effective and stress-free guide to leave you looking gorgeous, whilst giving you more time to enjoy that extra glass of fizz!

Tag us @illamasqua and share your Christmas looks with us on social media using the #illamasqua hashtag.

Merry Christmas to our Illamafia! From all at Illamasqua x

Nadine Bourne

Nadine Bourne

Writer and expert