Your step-by-step for Christmas makeup that'll look like it was done by a pro

You'll be seeing all your friends and family over the festive period - impress them with your on point Christmas makeup

Our Aisling Powell is not just the Beauty Ed here at Beaut HQ, she's a trained MUA and she's sharing her pro skills with the masses. Yesterday, we surprised our Instagram followers with a step-by-step tutorial for this gorge Christmas makeup look, but if you missed it - it doesn't matter! Because we saved it all and this will never disappear. So bookmark it now and have ir on hand all Christmas long.

We'll tell you all the products we used, but, of course, use what you have. Leave any questions in the comments!

Step 1

Starting with Smashbox Brow Tech Matte Pencil in Brunette, I lined the brows from the bottom and brushed the product upwards through the brows to defuse the line.

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The brow ratio should always be 2/3 (front to arch ): 1/3 (tail)

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Using a full coverage concealer, clean up under the brow and create a base to blend your eyeshadow.

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Blend the concealer down towards the lid. I used P.S...My Perfect Colour Full Coverage concealer in light.

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Apply a warm-toned eyeshadow in the crease. The majority of the product should be in the crease. I used The Balm Smoke Balm with Foil.

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Using a fluffy blending brush, blend upwards from the crease towards the brow bone but not reaching it.

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With a smaller tapered blending brush, apply a darker matte toned shadow (I used The Balm Nude Tude Palette) in the outer corner of the crease. Make sure not to go up as high as your warm tone shade.

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Taking the darkest colour in The Balm Nude Palette - or any dark brown matte shade - use a liner brush to darken the crease only in the outer corner and bring it in a V shape under the lower lash line.

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Using a flat brush and a light matte nude shade, pat the shadow on the inner corner of the lid. I used IsaDora Nude eyeshadow for this part.

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Next, apply your liner of choice to the upper lid. I chose a liquid liner from Kiss.

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Extend the liner to create a wing. The easiest way to do this is to extend the lower lash line upwards towards the brow.

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Then bring the liner back inwards towards the original line across the last line.

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Considering it's the Christmas season, what would an eye makeup look be without some glitter? I used Estee Lauder to add the Christmas sparkle to the tear duct and inner corner of the upper lid.

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Apply your favourite mascara next. I used L'Oreal Paradise Extatic, which is quickly becoming one of my favourites. Make sure you treat your lashes like a fan. The inner corner towards the nose, the middle ones upwards and the outer ones angled towards your brows.

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I used the Rimmel foundation Lasting Finish 25Hour which feels like you aren't wearing anything yet really lasts. Thumbs up!

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After you blend it out from the centre of your face outwards, set with a loose or pressed powder. I chose e.l.f Beauty Shield.

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For the contour, I always use two shades. One should be three tones darker than your foundation and one two shades darker. Apply in the cheekbone hollows from the top of your ear to your lip.

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Also, apply along your jawline and down the neck. This will make your face appear thinner which is especially good at Christmas when your face can look a bit swollen from all that feedin' and drankin'.

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To define your contour, apply a satin or matte (skin type depending) highlighter under the contour and above it on top of your cheekbone. I used the Profusion contour palette for this.

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I used an Elizabeth Arden blusher/bronzer in sunset bronze to warm up my skin.

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The lip liner I chose is Clarins 01 Nude Fair. It's a great nude liner that works with so many lip colours.

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This will help the lipstick adhere to the the lips and last longer.

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I used Inglot 83 lip paint. It's a peachy tone but you can choose any lip colour you like.

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Your look is complete! Now, go and enjoy your Christmas party.

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