If you haven’t gathered by all of the festive themed blog posts, or by all of my tweets, snapchats and other festive social media discussions, I am rather excited about Christmas. As with every year to be honest. Everything becomes just a little more fun, you get to decorate your home with pretty lights and delicious festive scents, Christmas jumpers, snuggly coats and winter warmers are all out in full force when it comes to our personal style, and of course, we can’t forget our make-up.

I’ve teamed up with Rimmel London to show you my signature drug-store festive makeup look for the festivities using some of their most loved products by myself and bloggers the world over. Prepare for beautiful bold brows, barely there eyes and a bright festive lip not to mention when you buy 3 for 2 on Rimmel London Products at Boots you receive a beautiful rose gold makeup bag and Brow This Way sculpting kit.

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The base of my make-up for this look is kept simple using the Rimmel London Match Perfection foundation, an Oval brush from Iconic and my holy grail concealer from the Match perfection range in shade Soft beige.

Using the oval brush I apply 2 or 3 pumps of the foundation to my face and blend until the foundation is smooth and perfected, blending seamlessly with my current fake tan of choice St Tropez.

For my under eyes I apply the Match Perfection concealer in a triangular shape and blend using a beauty blender. Shade Soft beige leaves my under eyes bright and wide awake ready for the rest of my make – up application.

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I never knew how important my eyebrows would be, if I had, I would never have over plucked them in my teens. An error many of us made and many still pay the price now. Although my brows are already thick and full, there are areas that are sparse and unruly, therefore it takes special care and attention to create the natural full brow of my signature festive make up look.

Using the BROW THIS WAY sculpting kit I start by outlining, very subtly, the shape of my brow. I like to stick to the natural shape and follow the line of the hair. Once the outline is perfected and matched as well as possible on both brows, remember, sisters not twins otherwise you will be there all day. Using the angled brush I then apply the product in the direction of the hair growth to mimic the natural hair, this ensures brows look totally natural. To create the bold look I then lightly dust the powder over the brows to add shading in between the hair strokes, much like they do in Semi permanent make-up.

The inner corners of my brows are always sporadic and unruly, much like my natural brows. Hairs tend to sprout out in many directions giving a natural and unkept look seen on runways the world over.

To tidy up the brows and perfect the edges I often go back in with the Match Perfection concealer to really carve out the shape of the brow.

To hold my brows in place I use the BROW THIS WAY styling gel in Clear to provide hold to the natural hairs of the brows whilst also finishing off and setting the over all bold look.

For the all important brow highlight I use the BROW THIS WAY highlighting pencil which adds a strobe of light to the brow bone which is utterly stunning.

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For the eyes we are going for barely there fresh wide away eyes starting off with the MAGNIF’EYES palette using shade 1 to mattify  the eyelids whilst giving a subtle peachy glow.

Then simply curl the lashes to open up the eyes and apply as many layers as possible of the SCANDALEYES RELOADED MASCARA in extreme black, ensuring the lashes always look natural.






For a subtle and natural dewy highlight I use shade 1 and 3 from the Sculpting palette designed by Kate Moss. Shade 3 gives a gentle flush of colour to the apples of the cheeks whilst shade 1 brightens and illuminates the skin to create radiance than dances in the festive lights.

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What festive look is complete without a striking red lip and shade 52 Idol Red is absolutely perfect to offset the barely there eyes and big bold brows. Pop in your clutch bag and reapply when needed for a vibrant festive pout.



What is your Go-to Festive look?

This post is a sponsored advertorial with Rimmel London.

Photography Reece Chapman


  1. Sofia Traba Mendez 4th December 2016 / 1:28 pm

    As always Lydia, the content of your blog is simply perfect!

  2. La Bijoux Bella | by mia 4th December 2016 / 2:09 pm

    Love a red lips finishing touch for the festive holidays look … Such a classy colour and always brings warmth to the face. Simply fabulous! 🙂
    Merry Christmas Mademoiselle Lydia!

    ?LA BIJOUX BELLA? | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  3. Anna Major 4th December 2016 / 3:04 pm

    You are so gorgeous. Such an inspiration to me and so many other girls. Love your content…really enjoying Vlogmas!

  4. Frances 4th December 2016 / 4:59 pm

    I am so very glad I was a teen in the time just after where it was in to over pluck your brows! It’s so funny how beauty trends are forever changing and how things that you don’t even think twice about at the time can effect your future! Your brows are gorgeous anyway you are blessed with lovely eyebrows! xx

  5. fannyanddailybeauty 4th December 2016 / 5:19 pm

    I really like this look, especially the simple, barely there eyes with the bold brow, with the bold lips, it just makes the eyes more awake and open! This red is the perfect festive red as well!

  6. Amanda 5th December 2016 / 12:59 am

    Love this red on you! I’ve been looking for a brighter red, thank you for the suggestion! 🙂

  7. Sigute 5th December 2016 / 2:05 am

    Oh wow – thank you for the details of your full look! I love a natural makeup look with a pop of red 🙂 Great product tips! Xx

  8. Adriana 5th December 2016 / 11:15 am

    I love to see you with bare eyes and a bold lip! So gorgeous!

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  9. Isabella 5th December 2016 / 11:58 am

    Stunning Lydia! (also loving the photography) xx

  10. TableK 5th December 2016 / 9:39 pm

    beautiful but I really miss your signature eyeliner wings. you look like perfect beautiful cat when you do your most perfect black wings on the corners of your eyes. but hey that’s just me and my opinion. anyway, you look gorgeous – always!

  11. Adele 6th December 2016 / 2:03 pm

    Beautiful photos & staging as always Lydia.
    I adore keeping the eyes natural with the focus on lashes & brows. I’ll either go for a signature red lip or a dark Mulberry, can’t decide yet!!!!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  12. Roxana 7th December 2016 / 3:31 pm

    Those brushes are soooo luxurious looking! Great look Lydia!

  13. Mariama Rebecca Jalloh 7th December 2016 / 9:11 pm

    Loving the pop of colour on you… btw great pictures- what camera are you using??

  14. toni 9th December 2016 / 3:06 am

    Beautiful pictures and a wonderful post <3

  15. Mayfair 10th December 2016 / 6:37 pm

    I love this makeup look on you! Your blogphotos are always so stunning.?

  16. Stasja 10th December 2016 / 11:36 pm

    These pictures are beautiful and you look absolutely stunning, as always! 🙂

  17. Dominique 12th December 2016 / 2:38 am

    The red lipstick is really lovely on you, Lydia! You should wear red lippie more often!! And the Olaplaex is really working for you, girl! Your hair looks sumptuous!

  18. Deborah 13th December 2016 / 2:13 am

    Lydia! You look stunning!!

  19. Stefanie 16th December 2016 / 11:58 pm

    Lydia, I love this look so much. As always, your post are so inspiring and beautiful from start to finish!

  20. Claudia 19th December 2016 / 2:35 pm

    Beautiful photos! I love the Rimmel Match Perfection range, it’s my ultimate favourite!

  21. Isabella 20th December 2016 / 2:39 pm

    Stunning photography!

    P.S your excitement for Christmas makes me equally as cheery, xx.

  22. Nicoleta 3rd January 2017 / 11:35 pm

    Hi Lydia!
    Can you please tell me what brushes are those above? They look gorgeous!

  23. Natalie 1st February 2017 / 9:23 pm

    That lipstick is gorgeous! I love red as a festive lip colour!

  24. Janie Li 3rd February 2017 / 11:13 am

    love the way you say, love the way you think and love the way you smile!! xx

  25. Kayden 8th March 2017 / 10:09 pm

    coucou!! En ce moment j&ti712;u#8lise le healthy mix de bourjois qui est vraiment pas mal du tout! mais le bare minerals du coup me tente!Sans doute mon prochain achat! 🙂 bisous!

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