The perfect eye makeup looks for the holiday season

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Not only has the wintry weather influenced the way we dress, going from sun dresses to woolly jumpers. It’s also influenced beauty trends and the colours we use for our make-up.

Icy blue tones and frosted metallics hues are becoming a lot more present, think Anna from Frozen rather than Jack Frost.

Statement eye make-up that has a gorgeous sheen will glisten in the light and will give a really eye-catching effect. You have so many different ways to experiment with this trend.  Try a gradient effect of wintry colours. Starting from a silver metallic in the tear duct and the lid, introduce blue shades on the outer section and the crease. By doing this, the metallic colours near the tear duct will brighten your face, consequently making your eyes stand out.

For those who want to stand out, experiment with using a coloured eye liner. You have the choice to either try the classic cat eye style or go with something unique. An example could be to just apply to the bottom of the eye. All you have to do then is smudge the eyeliner a little to create a softer, less intense look.

If you want to keep things simple. A block colour on the lid will look just as good. All you need to do is find the perfect shades that will suit you. Cobalt blue shades suit most skin tones (especially warm tanned and darker skin tones) and are a great colour to start with.  Icy blues will really compliment cool skin tones. Those with a neutral skin tone will suit medium blue colours.

When going with a statement eye, it’s important to keep everything else very simple. A matte foundation would be great with shimmery eye make-up to ensure that your eyeshadow pops. Add some warmth to your face with a contour colour a few shades darker than your skin tone. Finally, you can either go with a simple glossy lip or a perfect nude colour and finish with a shimmery highlighter. The overall effect would look really on trend and is absolutely perfect for the holiday season.

Here are some wintery inspired products to add to your make-up collection:


Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon, Blue Me Away, £19, John Lewis


Limited edition highlighter in stardust, £10, Topshop 


Tom ford cream colour for eyes in siren blue, £30, Harvey Nichols


Estee Lauder Pure colour envy eyeshadow in Blue Fury, £20, John Lewis


L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Eye Quad Turquoise Spell, £7.99, Superdrug




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