This last-minute Christmas look is everything

This last-minute Christmas look is everything

May the force be with you

Text: Renée Batchelor

Okay we'll skip the puns. But Daisy Ridley's look at The Force Awakens press conference is the perfect quick and cheery look this festive season

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.

Daisy Ridley

Here's what you need to get her look:

Eyebrow pencil
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.

Shu Uemura Hard Formula in Acorn, $33

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.

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Distortion

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.

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color in True Coral, $75


Peach blusher
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.

Clé de Peau Beauté Powder Blush Duo in 104