This last-minute Christmas look is everything
May the force be with you
Forget the usual red lips and liquid liner or other such ho-hum iterations this Christmas evening. This makeup look — sported by 23-year old British actress Daisy Ridley — brings a whole new meaning to fresh-faced. With playful peach and orange tones and a tinge of tinsel on her lower lids, the best part about this look is that you can work with existing products you have in your makeup arsenal and it doesn't take a huge level of skill to accomplish.
Here's what you need to get her look:
Ridley's eyebrows are defined, but not overly so. Use light strokes to gently fill in your arches and go for a warm brown tone or one that matches your hair colour.
Coloured, glitter liner
What's Christmas without a bit of shine? Here Ridley's makeup artist applied glitter liner, in a blue-tinged silver, on her lower lids only. If you don't have silver or white, any lighter shade will do. This opens up the eyes, but remember to apply a thin line of black liner on the upper lids and mascara so you don't look too washed-out.
Orange or coral lipstick
This fresh orange lipstick is not scary, as it's patted on with the fingers for a more diffused finish. Notice how there are no harsh lines around her lips? Skip the lip liner and go super casual. One of our favourite orangey shades is Tom Ford Beauty's True Coral. Apply it straight from the tube if you want more oomph or pat it on if you hanker after a sheerer finish.
The look calls for subtle, peachy blusher worn high on the cheekbones. A blush duo like this one from Clé de Peau Beauté allows you to sculpt and shade for a more defined visage. Wear the lighter colour on your cheek apples and blend the darker shade into your hairline.