Celebrity Make Up Artist Kristina, talks you through all the high glitz and glam looks you should be taking inspiration from this festive season…

Christmas is a time when you can break the rules! Not only do I love creating dewy, fresh and golden make up looks, I also love a bold smokey eye or a classic feline flick paired with a popping red lip. Make up is all about having fun so this season why not go all out and dress your face to party perfection?


We’re often told not to match an intense smokey eye with an equally statement lip, but if you can pull it off, now is the time to do it! Influences such as Rhianna and Kim Kardashian are icons in the fierce make up game and demonstrate beautifully how to rock this bold look. I would advice using warm golden tones on the eye when wearing with a red lip, as we always want to compliment but not cover our features – and what better than a hint of gold to get in the Christmas spirit. If you’re looking for go-to golden eyeshadows, you should definitely take a peak at the HD Brows Foxy Eyeshadow Pallette it has the most beautiful matte and satin honey tones, the perfect colours to carry you through Christmas!


If you want to create something more simplistic but still just as chic – why not keep the eyes soft and neutral with your favourite pair of Faux Lashes and make the lips POP with a classic tinsel red tone. Rosie Huntington-Whitely often wears this beautifully and of course when it comes to a red lip, you can’t beat the timless looks of Marilyn Monroe.