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An Elevated Festive Makeup Look for Christmas Day


If you've ever watched Kath & KimВ you'll be familiar with the conceptВ of "teaming with the theme", whereby oneВ customises their outfit and/or beauty look to suit a particular occasion. While Kath might have been all aboutВ pairing a Coogi knit and gumnut baby earrings for, er, just about anything, we're vibing on a more elevated comboВ this holiday season. Enter: Oscar de la Renta's Summer '16 runway beauty look. If you ask us, this red lip and ribbon-adorned ponyВ pairingВ is perfect for Christmas Day; it's festive enough to repВ your holidayВ spirit but doesn't ventureВ into light-up elf brooch territory. It's so foolproof, in fact, you can wear it anywhere-no matter the dress code, it works. Having a casual family lunch? Switch the matte lipstick for a glossyВ stain. Need to make it black tie? Add a dramatic swish of black liquid liner to dress it up. Keep scrolling to see the look!

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Makeup artist Diane Kendal drew on thisВ perfect pout usingВ MAC Lip PencilВ ($30) in Follow Your Heat, then dusted translucent powder over the top for a matte effect. ForВ something a little less fuss on Christmas day, choose a matte pencil like Nars Velvet Matte Lip PencilВ ($39) in Cruella. A lo-fi stain works for barbecues and casual lunches; we recommend YSL Rouge Pur CoutureВ ($52) in Rose Brulant. If your holiday gathering is a little more glamorous, add a graphic lick of black cream liner to lids toВ dress it up.

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Have you ever seen such a pretty ponytail? It's somehow refined and relaxed, which makes itВ on point for any occasion. Hairstylist Guido Palau created this look by applying RedkenВ Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express PrimerВ to prep, thenВ blowdrying hair smooth. Next, he combed in an off-centre part, added a little tease to the crown, then pulled everything back and secured with elastic. Don't forget the finishing touch-a simple grosgrain ribbon. Simple, right?

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В Do you usuallyВ wearВ a festive beauty look on Christmas Day? Share it with us in the comments below.

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