Festive Red and Gold

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Some colours are synonymous with the festive season, and red and gold are definitely two of them. Gorgeous reds and golds are brilliant makeup shades too –  for lips, eyes and nails.

Let’s start with lips. Gorgeous red lips look even more festive with a golden glittery shine through them. And if you are feeling really brace, how about a full gold lip? Perhaps a bright pillar box red is the lip you want to see you through the festive season? I know it’s my go-to all year round!

Clockwise, from top left: YSL Holiday Collection Tatouage Couture The Metallics in Prune Attraction, £29, Clarins Instant Light Lip Lip Comfort Oil in Red Berry Glam, £19, Boots No7 Match Made Moisture Drench Lipstick in Pillarbox, £10, Guerlain Kiss Kiss Shaping Cream Lip Colour, in Gold, £28

Gold looks brilliant on nails. As does red. Combine the two for a truly glamorous, festive look! A deep red with a golden glitter top coat looks brilliant for a night out. Or try some nail art, and add some red heart tips, perhaps, to a golden nail. YSL’s golden glittery nail polish is an absolute festive season must!

Clockwise, from top left: Revlon Nail Enamel in Cherries in the Snow, £6.49, Superdrug, Barry M Molten Metal Nail Paint in Gold Digger, £3.99, Barry M Classic Nail Paint in Siren, £2.99, both Superdrug, Dior Diorific Midnight Wish Top Coat in Lucky Star, £21.50, Harvey Nichols, Revlon Nail Enamel in Fearless, £6.49, YSL La Laque Couture in Gold Magnet, £20.

A hint of gold glitter on your eyes make it all Christmassy and right in my, er, eyes. Sorry. I’m not overly sure red looks brilliant on the eye area, but if you can pull it off go with it. Illamasqua’s Jewel Vinyl was created for the brand’s 10th anniversary, and is a face and body glitter made to be experimented with. The high pigment glitter particles are suspended in a luxurious, high performance hybrid balm that adheres to the skin, instantly creating a rainbow of iridescent colour. It comes in gorgeous gold and red shades. Illamasqua also has brilliant Iconic Chrome cream-to-powder that works on eyes and lips.


Clockwise, from top left: Illamasqua Jewel Vinyl in Blondie, £15, Clarins Gold Mascara Top Coat, £22, Illamasqua Iconic Chrome in Passionate, £22, Illamasqua Jewel Vinyl in Roxy, Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops in Beam me Up, 6.99, Superdrug