Oh hello December, you little beaut of a month. Aren’t you just cracking? A whirlwind of family, friends, food and errrr…. more food, you’re the month I look forward to the most. But it’s not just my belly that I’m thinking about; the seasonally apt makeup for the month has to be one of my favourite selections of the year. Red lips, rosy cheeks, shimmery peepers and bold just about anything; there’s more than a handful of occasions to get makeup planning for: Christmas parties, Boxing Day, New Years Day, NYE and the big day itself – just one of those provides more than enough justification that a beauty bag shakeup is required. So here’s what I’ll be shifting to the top of my makeup pile for the next 31 days.

OK, lets talk face. Festive season means photos. So it’s time to pull out the big guns that keep you looking fresh, flawless and non-moomin-esque when the flash photography comes out. I’ve got a few to pick from in my face base arsenal, but the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation (I have the shade Sand), is a good all-rounder. A subtle looking coverage that stays in place all day with a SPF dose that doesn’t cause flashback and a finish that never looks too shinny. I’d prescribe this for dry and oily gals alike. Speaking of complexions, ’tis the season for no-fuss, non-interferrring blush. You know the kinds of colours that work with whatever eye/lip combo you decide to pull off? My favourite is Burberry’s Light Glow Tangerine Blush No.06; a dusky peach that pairs perfectly with the rest of your slap and I predict will come in very handy to perk things up once the late nights start kicking in.

For eyes it’s time to turn up the drama a few notches. Lashes? Check. Liner? Check. Sparkle? Check. First up lashes and when it comes to the faux flutter it’s all about Shu Uemura’s offering. I reckon I’ll be digging out their Black Focal ones come New Years. For liner I suggest going full whack with L’Oreal’s super massive Super Liner Blackbuster Intense, which easily takes the award for the chunkiest eye liner I own. Perfect for graphic lines or feline flicks, I’ll be using it to add in some extra definition for party season. Charlotte Tilbury’s Luxury Eyeshadow Quad in Dolce Vita brings not only the smoke, but also the sparkle. The four shades all give off some shimmer, but the bronzey shade in particular is packed the stuff. Think Illamasqua’s Pure Pigment in Ore, but in packed form. I’ll be sporting it as a centre-of-the-lid sheen.

Christmas lips may be predictable, but I ain’t gonna fight it. You gotta lurve a red lip. One that I’ll be dusting off is MAC’s Lipstick in Ruby Woo. You must know this one? A blue-toned red it makes your pearly whites look exactly that and the matte formula that doesn’t budge means that it a good candidate for mistletoe smooches and Christmas dinner indulging.

Beauty bits packed – bring on December. Oh and heads up, keep an eye out for the next time the first of the month rolls around as I may just have something a little different up my sleeve…

P.S) The Weekend Post has taken a hiatus today, but have no fear as next week it will be celebrating its 100th Birthday and there’s something very special to mark the occasion. Oh two teasers at the end of post? I am feeling cheeky.

  • Sunny

    Beautiful post Anna! I can’t wait to dust off the festive makeup this month- I may need to pick up the Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow quad because it is GORGEOUS!
    Sunny x

    acosmeticanthology.blogspot.com

  • Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt

    The quad is just stunning! I love everything – the packaging, the shades, all of it! Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Anna Blush

    I love bold and shimmery Christmas makeup, the perfect time of year. This eye shadow quad is stunning x

    http://anna-blush.blogspot.com

  • http://ten-sixteen.blogspot.com/ Nicole K

    Lovely selection! Unfortunately, December in Australia is summer, so I’ll likely end up going for a more summery look.

    xx Nicole
    http://npk-blog.blogspot.com

  • Maddy Cane

    Love the lip colour, it looks so so gorgeous! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    ♥

  • Zazie Bibi

    such a gorgeous lipstick! xx

    a-little-treat.blogspot.com

  • http://www.hey-glad.com/ Glad Hey

    I’m excited about your 100th Weekend Post! I love reading your blog Anna :)

  • Sylvia

    So many great bits. I got a sample of the BB foundation and I think it’s pretty great. It may have to come home with me the next time I hit up Sephora.

    sylvialoveslipstick

  • Nicola Browne

    Omg where is this bag from??

  • http://emmabebeauty.blogspot.ie/ Emma Be Beauty

    These prods look so lux. Very pretty.

    http://emmabebeauty.blogspot.ie/

  • Lou S

    I’ve just bought Bobbi Brown Long Wear Foundation, but the compact one, and it’s become one of my faves!

    MyMakeUpCompulsion

  • http://ameliarosel.blogspot.co.uk/ AmeliaRoseL

    I desperately want to try the Bobbi Brown foundation and that Burberry blush looks stunning!

    AmeliaRose | Beauty Blogger

  • http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com/ Jennifer Monforton

    Ooh, nice picks! That Charlotte Tilbury quad looks incredible (wish we had the line here in Canada!) and you’re tempting me with the Bobbi Brown foundation for sure :)

  • http://sselinaj.blogspot.com/ Selina J

    I’ve wanted to buy MAC lipstick for a while now, this one looks so good :) And as you said, it would be good for Christmas time

  • Cassie

    That blush looks so pretty! That foundation is also one of my favorites.

    blushandfairydust.blogspot.com

  • Isabelle McWilliam

    That Charlotte Tilbury palette is to die for!

    http://www.notanotherbeautyblog.co.uk

  • Hope

    I love the name Ruby Woo, its so cute, I want! H x
    http://www.hopesgone.blogspot.com

  • Alisa

    The Charlotte Tilbury palette looks so stunning, and I love that it has a red-ish shade in it :) . Perfect colours for Christmas! x.

  • Sybil Mae

    Mac’s Ruby Woo, my favourite! :)

    http://www.youtube.com/user/porridgenpickles89

  • Marleen

    Love Ruby Woo, finished my tube so a good reason to find a new beloved red! And the Charlotte Tilbury quad looks good!

    onadailybeautybasis.blogspot.com

  • Ruby@TotalModisch

    So many products I would love to try! That mascara has really pretty packaging x

    http://www.totalmodisch.blogspot.co.uk

  • Rachel

    What a great selection of products! have to try out those false lashes!

    beautyfanatic18.wordpress.com

  • http://scentoffashion.dk/ Camilla

    I’m in love with the CT palette!

    xx,
    Camilla
    Scent of Fashion

  • Jess and Erin

    That Charlotte Tilbury palette looks like it would be fab with Ruby Woo!

    Jess x
    http://aroseandapeony.blogspot.com.au

  • Lyndsey21

    Ooh, teasers! Love something to look forward to!

  • daisy walters

    I love your description of December, and I completely agree.. Photo season or what!! x

    http://www.daisydaisyxxo.blogspot.com

  • barrie barrie

    you make a amazing new layout!, compliments to you!x

  • Anine

    That eye shadow palette… WAW it just looks amazing! Perfect for a glamorous look!

    firstinspirationpoint.blogspot.com