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Christmas Party Makeup Ideas

Christmas Party eye makeup feature

Sequined dress purchased. Sparkle eyeshadow at the ready. Sass mode activated. The season of celebrating has arrived! Whether you’ve got an office soirée or a girl gang night out pencilled in, make sure you stand out from the crowds of tinsel ponytails and novelty jumpers. How? With our Christmas party makeup ideas, of course.

Festive Eye Makeup

Smokey Gold Eyeshadow

Smokey Glitter Cat Eye

Pretty Party Makeup

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The Finishing Touches

Your makeup may be all sorted, but remember the devil is in the detail. Finish off your festive look with these super easy nail art and hair how tos... 

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Christmas Red Nail Polish Ideas

Santa red nail polish

We have many traditions this time of year, from donning novelty Christmas jumpers to hanging mistletoe atop a doorway in the hope of scoring a little festive romance. While we appreciate the nostalgia, we also love to tear up the rule book too. So instead of painting our talons with a classic red, we’ve taken it one step further with these striking nail polish ideas…

Santa Nails

Give your red mani a playful twist with the addition of Saint Nick!

Santa red nail polish

What Will I Need to Create this Nail Art Design?

  • Nail file
  • Transparent base coat
  • Red nail polish
  • Black nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Cuticle sticks/nail art stick
  • Top coat
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Step 1 – Shape nails & add tape

Prep your talons by filing them into your favourite shape. Once you’re happy with the size, add a strip of tape halfway down the nail bed.


Step 2 – Coat with red nail polish

Take your red nail polish and apply two coats to the exposed part of the nail bed. Don’t worry about going over the tape, as this is in place to ensure you get a straight line every time.


Step 3 – Remove the tape

Once the red nail polish is dry, remove the tape slowly. You can peel this back or use tweezers to do this, for extra precision.


Step 4 – Add the beard

Dip a cuticle stick/nail art stick into white nail polish and draw on the outline of the beard. Try to create defined scalloped edges for a more playful touch.


Step 5 – Complete the face

Take a clean cuticle stick/nail art stick and create Santa’s eyes by drawing on dots in black nail polish. Use the red to dot on his nose.


Step 6 – Seal with a top coat

Finish the design with a layer of transparent top coat, to preserve the nail art design for longer.

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How to: Sparkly Christmas Nails

Sparkly Christmas Nails

Embracing the festive season needn’t stop at enjoying cups of frothy hot chocolate, wearing sequin-adorned dresses, and hanging up beautiful baubles. Focus on the finer details and get your talons as decked out as your fir tree with the help of our sparkly Christmas nails tutorial.

Sparkly Christmas Nails

What Will I Need to Create the Festive Nail Art Look?

  • White nail polish
  • Silver glitter polish
  • Metallic silver polish
  • Cuticle stick/nail art stick
  • Transparent top coat
Superdrug Superdrug 2in1 One Top Coat with Nail Hardener £2.99 Buy Now
Barry M Barry M Nail Paint Diamond Glitter £2.99 Buy Now
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Barry M Barry M Molten Metals Nail Polish - Silver Lining £3.99 Buy Now

Sparkly Christmas Nails: Design 1, Glitter

Combine these two different nail art designs to create a unique look. We’ve gone for a metallic nail on the index finger only but you can alternate designs on each nail for a more stand-out finish.

Step 1 – File & apply white base

Shape and buff nails until they are all similar. Then apply two coats of while polish until the base looks block colour – never streaky!

Sparkly Christmas Nails Step 1a

Step 2 – Glitter it up

Once your base coat is dry, take a glitter-specked nail polish and apply a coat of glitter. Build up the coverage until you get enough sparkle to dazzle at first sight. Finish with a clear top coat to prevent chipping and add a glossy touch.  

Sparkly Christmas Nails Step 2a

Sparkly Christmas Nails: Design 2, Metallic 

Step 1 – White base

As before, start with a block colour white base. Ensure you have a streak-free finish as the white will be showing more clearly with this design.

Sparkly Christmas Nails Step 2a

Step 2 – Add metallic stripes

Dip a cuticle stick in silver metallic polish and draw four horizontal lines across the nail. Go freehand if you have a steady control over the stick or use nail stencils for a little guidance. Once your nail art is dry, finish with a clear top coat.

Sparkly Christmas Nails Step 2b
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How to: Glitter Makeup Looks

Glitter Makeup Looks feature

‘Tis the season to sparkle, right? So give your beauty bag the bling treatment with a sprinkling of dazzling powders, glitter eyeliners and shimmering eyeshadows. Taking you from a festive-inspired smokey look to a bold blue number in the blink of an eye, check out our favourite glitter makeup looks…  

Smokey Glitter Cat Eye

Want to jazz up your favourite dress in time for the office Christmas party? Put down your glue gun and sack full of sequins and instead create this striking smokey eye look.

What Will I Need to Create this Smokey Glitter Cat Eye Look?

Revolution Revolution Fortune Favours The Brave Eye Shadow Palette £9.99 Buy Now
Eylure Eylure Texture False Lashes -157 £5.65 Buy Now
e.l.f. e.l.f. Stardust Glitter Eyeliner Shimmering Gold £5.00 Buy Now

Step 1 – Prep & prime

Smokey glitter makeup 1

As we want this look to last all night long, our first step is to prime the eyelids. This will ensure maximum hold!

Step 2 – Apply grey in the corners

Smokey glitter makeup 2

Take a smokey eyeshadow palette and coat your eyeshadow brush in a light grey. Apply in the inner and outer corners of your eye, leaving a gap in the centre (this is where the glitter will go). Apply underneath the lower lash line too, building up even coverage on both eyelids.

Step 3 – Add definition

Smokey glitter makeup 3

Repeat step two, but use a darker grey or black eyeshadow. Blend out the colours to achieve a smokey eye effect.

Step 4 – Glam up with glitter

Smokey glitter makeup 4

Clean your eyeshadow brush or take a new one and dampen with water – this gives loose pigment added pow! Coat in a glittery eyeshadow and fill in the central gaps across your eyelid and lower lash line.

Brush away any loose glitter by using a fan brush.

Step 5 & 6 – Fix on some falsies

Smokey glitter makeup 5

To bring your statement look together, add some false lashes into the mix. Coat the lash line in glue and use tweezers to position perfectly into place. Use mascara on your bottom lashes.

Step 7 – Last sprinkle of glitter

Smokey glitter makeup 7

Brush a glitter eyeliner through your lashes for a scattered sparkle finish.

Pink Glitter Cat Eye

Take your pretty pink eyeshadow to glamorous territory with this beautiful blush-tone look.

What Will I Need to Create this Pink Glitter Cat Eye look?

MUA MUA Eyeshadow Palette - Tropical Oceana £5.33 Buy Now
e.l.f. e.l.f. Intense Ink Liquid Eyeliner Blackest Black £4.50 Buy Now
Barry M Barry M Fine Glitter Dust Pink £4.59 Buy Now

Step 1 & 2 – Prep your eyelids

Pink glitter makeup 1

Using concealer or primer, dab and blend across eyelids – this will give your look added longevity. Then apply a nude-coloured eyeshadow to create the perfect starting point.

Step 3 – Apply pink to the creases

Pink glitter makeup 2

Take a matte pink eyeshadow and sweep it across the eyelid creases. Build up the colour bit-by-bit, blending as you go along.

Step 4 – Pop of pink

Pink glitter makeup 3

Coat your brush in a bold bubblegum pink eyeshadow and dab over the eyelids, underneath your cut crease colour. Once you’re happy with the vibrancy of the colour, use your brush to blend the two hues together.

Step 5 – Time for glitter

Pink glitter makeup 4

Dampen your brush with a spritz of water or makeup setting spray and dip into loose glitter eyeshadow. Dab across your eyelids until you have a disco-ball finish. Don’t worry about any glitter spillage, simply use a fan brush to wipe away.

Step 6 & 7 – Add definition

Pink glitter makeup 5

Take a darker pink/purple eyeshadow and blend into the cut crease once again to add a more intense colour change. Draw along your upper lash line in black liquid eyeliner and finish with a fluck for a feline touch.

Step 8 & 9 – Finishing touches

Pink glitter makeup 6

To complete your striking look finish with lashings of mascara and a mist of makeup setting spray.

Blue Glitter Cat Eye

The combination of the punchy colour and glitter effect makes this cat eye look one to watch.

What Will I Need to Create this Blue Glitter Wing look?

  • Eyelid primer
  • Tape
  • Angled eyeshadow brush
  • Blue eyeshadow
  • Fan brush
  • Silver glitter eyeshadow
  • Dark blue eyeshadow
  • Black kohl eyeliner
  • Mascara
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Step 1 & 2 – Begin with primer

Blue glitter makeup 1

Prep your eyelids with a touch of primer, this will help maintain your bold eye look for longer. Apply a neutral eyeshadow to act as a base.

 Step 3 – Line up the tape

Blue glitter makeup 2

As we want to create a super straight cat eye flick, we’re using a little tape as a guide. Line it up with your lower lash line so it’s at the perfect angle.

Step 4 – Create your blue line

Blue glitter makeup 3

Dampen an angled brush and coat in blue eyeshadow. Then carefully draw along your upper lash line. Use the tape as a guide as this will help create a fierce flick! Go over the blue lines with silver glitter to add a dazzling touch.

Step 5 – Add contrast

Blue glitter makeup 5

Take a darker blue or grey eyeshadow and blend the colour along your lower lash line. This will add contrast to your bold blue cat eye, to make the look really pop!

Step 6 – Remove the tape

Blue glitter makeup 6

Gently peel back the tape to reveal your super straight cat eye flick. And dust away any loose glitter with a fan brush.

Step 7 & 8 – Finishing touches

Blue glitter makeup 7

To complete your look, draw along your waterline with black eyeliner and wave your magic mascara wand.

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Christmas Hair: Last-Minute Party Updo

Last-Min Party Updo

Rushing to get to ready for that festive soirée? First thing’s first, don’t panic! We’ve got a Christmas party updo that’s super-easy, quick and will make it look like you have a full-on glam squad on speed dial. Just call us your fairy godmother…

What Will I Need to Create this Party Updo?

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Step 1 – Tie hair into low ponytails

Last Minute Party Updo Step 1

Brush through hair and separate into five even sections. Secure each section into a low ponytail using elastic bands.

Step 2 – Braid each ponytail

Last Minute Party Updo Step 2

Focus on one ponytail at a time and braid all the way down, securing with an elastic band. Ensure each of the five ponytails have been braided up until the same length for an even finish.

Step 3 – Add texture

Last Minute Party Updo Step 3

As we are going to pin the hair up, we want the braids to be loose for a more dramatic finish.

Pull at the outer sections of the braids to add texture. Ensure all braids are similar in size and shape before moving on to the next step.  

Step 4 – Pin the braids

Last Minute Party Updo Step 4

Take one braid at a time, pull upwards and create a looped shape. Keep the tail end facing down and hidden within the loop. Once it’s doubled up and at the desired height, pin into place using hair grips. Repeat the same step for each individual braid, keeping the same height for all.

Top Tip: Pin the tail end of the braid last, so you can hide it within the braid or along the side of it. 

Step 5 – Pull out wispy hairs & spray

Last Minute Party Updo Step 5

For a more whimsical/boho finish, pull out and define any loose hairs at the front. Set your look with a generous application of hairspray.  


Last Minute Party Updo Step 6

You shall go to the Christmas ball!

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How to: Festive Christmas Eye Makeup

Festive Eye makeup feature

Green, red and gold are hands down the shades that make up the festive season. So, we’ve taken the classic colour combo, added a sprinkling of Superdrug magic, and applied the hues to our beauty kit. Discover a Christmas eye makeup look that’s far from traditional…

What Will I Need to Create this Christmas Eye Makeup Look?

  • Metallic green eyeshadow
  • Gold glitter eyeliner
  • Black liquid eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • Kohl eyeliner
  • Gold loose eyeshadow powder
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Step 1 – Define brows

Christmas Eye Makeup Step 1

We all know that eyebrows frame the face, so start by setting yours into place with a little brow gel.

Then fill in any gaps with an eyebrow pencil.

Step 2 – Prep your base

Christmas Eye Makeup Step 2

As we’re creating a bold look that’s perfect for a festive party, we want it to last all night. Apply eye primer all over the eye area (from the lids to the brow arch) for added hold. Use a flat concealer brush to get into all the creases and blend it out with your fingertip.

Step 3 –  Apply red eyeshadow to eyelid crease

Christmas Eye Makeup Step 3

Take a bold red eyeshadow and apply to the eyelid crease area. Blend it out by using a clean eyeshadow brush and ensure both eyes are symmetrical before moving on to the next step.

Step 4 – Apply black eyeshadow

Christmas Eye Makeup Step 4

To tone down the red and to create a more dynamic festive-inspired look, take black eyeshadow and apply across the eyelid area. This can overlap with the red, but shouldn’t cover it completely. Blend it out with a clean brush until the transition from black to red is gradual, not harsh.

Step 5 – Go for green

Christmas Eye Makeup Step 5

Dab on a green shimmer eyeshadow to the centre of each eye.

Build up the coverage until you’re happy that the hit of green is both noticeable and symmetrical.   

Step 6 – Add sparkle with glitter eyeliner

Christmas Eye Makeup Step 6

It wouldn’t be a Christmas look without a little sparkle now, would it? Take a gold glitter liner and draw along the eyelid crease until a defined gold-speckled line forms. This will cover the blend where the red eyeshadow reaches the green/black combo.

Next, line eyes with black liquid eyeliner and finish with a little flick for added definition.

Step 7 – Lengthen those lashes

Christmas Eye Makeup Step 7

Coat your top and bottom lashes with mascara. Go from root to tip and move the wand in a zig zag motion for the best lash-lengthening results. Then add apply kohl eyeliner to the waterline to give the eye makeup look some edge.

Step 8 – Finish with more gold

Christmas Eye Makeup Step 8

For the ultimate finishing touch, add a little more gold to the inner corners of the eyes. You can use a loose pigmented powder for this, as this will give you the added wow-factor.

How to: Christmas Party Eye Makeup

Want to dress up a classic LBD or a jeans and nice top combo? This striking look is sure to do the trick. Get set to channel your inner ice queen…

Will I Need to Create this Eye Makeup Look?

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Revolution Pro Revolution Pro Eyeshadow Refills Pack Glisten Up £6.00 Buy Now
Revolution Pro Revolution Pro Supreme Pigment Gel Eyeliner Silver £3.00 Buy Now
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Step 1 – Apply nude eyeshadow

Christmas Party Makeup 1

First we’re going to start by creating a neutral base, before we go crazy with glitter and colour. Begin by applying nude eyeshadow to eyelids.

Step 2 – Blend blue eyeshadow into eyelid crease

Christmas Party Makeup 2

Coat your eyeshadow brush in a bold blue powder and swipe across the eyelid crease. Repeat on your other eye. Then take a clean blending brush and gently soften the blue lines by running the brush back and forth across the crease (similar to a window wiper movement).

Step 3 – Add nude eyeshadow into the mix

Christmas Party Makeup 3

Apply cream nude eyeshadow to the eyelids, keeping inside the blue crease line. Keep applying the colour until you have a block finish that contrasts dramatically with the blue.   

Step 4 – Draw glitter lines along the blue crease

Christmas Party Makeup 4

Using silver glitter eyeliner, draw along the crease. Continue going over the crease until the entire blue strip is punctuated with sparkle.

Step 5 – Draw a cat eye flick

Christmas Party Makeup 5

To add definition to this look, apply a cat eye flick using black liquid eyeliner. We’ve used a pen for added control and ease, but you can use your makeup bag favourite here.

Step 6 – Coat lashes with mascara

Christmas Party Makeup 6

Take your trusty mascara and coat your top and bottom lashes. Avoid any clumps by following our top mascara tips. 

Step 7 – Apply false lashes

Christmas Party Makeup 7

If there’s no photo evidence of a Christmas party, did you even go? Be prepared for those snapshot moments with the help of false lashes. This bold pair are sure to be picked up by the camera flash.

Top Tip: Pack your eyelash glue in your party clutch for peace of mind that you’ll be able to top-up any lifting edges throughout the night.

Step 8 – Finish with added sparkle

Christmas Party Makeup 8

Add a final sprinkling of glitter to complete this look. Simply use a glittery loose powder and gently tap into the eyelid crease and under the eye.

Top Tip: It’s normal for the loose powder to fall so do a quick tidy up using a bit of tape!

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How to: Scary Halloween Makeup

Scary Halloween Makeup

Ah, the annual Halloween dilemma. You want to go to your bff’s party looking frighteningly fabulous but you don’t want to cross that very, fine line and end up giving her little bro nightmares (ahem, Mean Girls). We have struck the perfect balance with this ghastly ghost look. Cue scary Halloween makeup with just the right amount of spooky…  

Scary ghost makeup

What will I need to create this scary ghost makeup look?

Nip + Fab NIP+FAB Make Up Foundation 30ml Light Mixer £8.63 Buy Now
Revlon Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner Black £6.29 Buy Now
Revolution Revolution Flawless 16G Eye Shadow Palette £8.00 Buy Now

Step 1: Dab on white foundation over & around eyes

Scary Halloween Makeup 1

Coat a makeup sponge with white foundation (or white face paint) and gently dab over both eyes.

Build up the coverage bit-by-bit until the white is a block colour, with no streaks or gaps. Set with a powder for a matte finish.

Step 2: Draw around the eyes with black kohl eyeliner

Scary Halloween Makeup 2

Next, we’re going full-on goth mode by lining the eyes with black kohl eyeliner. Apply under the lower lash line and along the upper lash line until you have a thick, defined line. Once your liner is looking fierce, go over with black eyeshadow across both lids, overlapping the crease.

Top tip: Don’t worry about excess powder falling underneath the eyes/cheek area. Once your eye makeup is all in place use a makeup wipe to clean up under the eyes.  

Step 3: Coat lashes in mascara & apply falsies

Scary Halloween Makeup 3

Dig out your trusty mascara and coat your top and bottom lashes. Apply in a zigzag movement, from root to tip, to get the most lash-lengthening effect from your wand.

Next, coat false lashes with glue and focusing on one eye at a time, position and secure in place. You can use tweezers to help guide the lash, for added ease!

Step 4: Cover face & neck in white foundation

Scary Halloween Makeup 4

With your eyes looking oh-so smokey, next is time to whiten up the rest of the face for this ghost look.

Take the same white foundation (or face paint) and dab all over the face and neck using a sponge. Keep going until the colour is an even, blocky shade. Set with powder, to keep it in place and shine-free all night.

Step 5: Contour using black eyeshadow

Scary Halloween Makeup 5

As there’s no such thing as subtle when it comes to this look, we’re going to be contouring using black eyeshadow.

Use a fan brush for easy application and create a diagonal line from the top of the ear down to the cheekbone. Then move to the jaw line and apply the black eyeshadow all along, shading down towards the neck.    

Step 6: Fill brows with black eyeliner

Scary Halloween Makeup 6

Continue the monochrome theme by filling in your brows with black gel eyeliner.

Go for a blocky finish for added drama (no ombré allowed!)

Step 7: Apply black gel eyeliner to lips

Scary Halloween Makeup 7

Using the same black gel eyeliner (or a black kohl pencil) line lips and fill. As the colour is so dark, take your time at this point and apply in short strokes to avoid smudges.

Step 8: Backcomb hair & apply white hairspray

Scary Halloween Makeup 8

The bigger the hair the better, so take a backcomb brush and go crazy! Next, use a white hairspray to create a seamless blend from the edge of your white foundation to your hairline and beyond. Spray as much or as little as you like and then weave spiders in your hair for a frightening finish.  


Scary vampire Halloween makeup

Want a look that’s both glamorous and gothic? Give into your dark side with a vampire costume and take your beauty game to the next level with this striking look.

What will I need to create this scary vampire look?

  • Concealer
  • Highlighter
  • Brow pencil/pomade
  • Angled brow brush
  • Nude powder eyeshadow
  • Foundation (a few shades lighter than normal skin tone)
  • Bronzer
  • Eyeshadow palette
  • Eyeliner in a bright colour (we’ve gone for pink)
  • Red matte lipstick
  • Red lip liner
  • Red/clear lip gloss
  • Vampire fangs
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Step 1: Conceal around the brows

Model adding concealer around brows

Coat an angled brow brush in concealer and outline your brows, drawing lines above and below the brows. Next, apply a nude powder eyeshadow across the entire eyelid blending up towards the brow arch.

Go over your brow outline under the arches using a highlighter – this touch will make you look Fierce with a capital F in your Halloween selfies. 

Step 2: Overdo it on your brows

Model applying brow pomade

Go bold on the brows and fill in gaps with a dark eyebrow pomade or powder. Don’t hold back on this part, you want to go heavy on the brows but avoid a blocky finish by applying in short lines. We’ve created a feathered effect by deliberately brushing and enhancing a few strands outside the lines. 

Step 3: Create a smokey eye 

Model creating a smokey eye with eyeshadow

Using a fluffy eyeshadow brush apply a light grey eyeshadow across the lids. Next, take a dark grey eyeshadow and define the eyelid creases. We’ve used the edge of a circle cotton pad to create perfect semi-circles.  Create a smokey effect by adding the darker grey eyeshadow to the inner corners of the eyes.

Step 4: Add definition

Model applying eyeliner

Next, add contrast by using a colour-pop eyeliner under the eyes. Choose a shade that creates a strong contrast with your eye colour. 

Add more definition by applying black eyeliner along the upper lash line, starting in the inner corners and ending in a feline flick. Lengthen lashes with coats of mascara and add lash inserts/false lashes for a more dramatic touch.

Step 5: Apply light foundation & contour

Model applying white powder

Evenly apply foundation all over the face. But, instead of using your perfect shade of foundation go for one that’s a few shades lighter than your natural skin tone. This will give you paler finish which will work wonders for this vampire look. Set the foundation using a translucent powder.

Lightly contour the face (focus on areas like the hollows of the cheeks and jawline) to create a chiselled effect. If you want a spooky touch, try swapping your usual bronzer/contour for a grey matte eyeshadow. Yes, really!

Step 6: Go for red lips & fangs

Model adding vampire fangs to teeth to create a vampire Halloween look

For the ultimate finishing touch, apply red matte lipstick. Intensify your pout by adding a gloss too and tidying up with a lip liner.

Next, add your costume vampire fangs to embrace your new Halloween character – the stunning vampiress is born!

Beetlejuice-inspired Halloween look 

Inspired by the iconic eighties movie, this look is so striking it will allow you to haunt the living at your Halloween party. Disclaimer: this look may have your fellow party go-ers shouting ‘Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice’ at you night long!

Want a look that’s both glamorous and gothic? Give into your dark side with a vampire costume and take your beauty game to the next level with this striking look.

What will I need to create this scary Halloween look?

  • Black eyeshadow
  • Purple eyeshadow
  • Eyeshadow brush
  • White powder
  • Powder puff/blending sponge
  • Black eyebrow pomade
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Step 1: Go heavy on the eyes

MUA applying dark eyeshadow to model

This isn’t a subtle look, so it doesn’t have a subtle start. Reach straight for your darkest shade of eyeshadow and apply to the eyelids. Now switch to a purple eyeshadow and sweep across the eyelid creases. You can blend the two together but remember the harsher the contrast the better.

Take the same colours under the eye, starting with the black eyeshadow under the lower lash line and blending out to the vibrant purple.

Step 2: Blot on white powder

MUA applying white powder to model's face

Take a white powder or foundation and gently blot it across your entire face. Build up the coverage bit by bit by using a blending sponge or powder puff.  Take extra care to not overlap the white with your bold eyes, but if you accidentally colour outside the lines then touch up the eyes before you move onto the next step.

Step 3: Darken your brows

MUA adding black pomade to model's brows

Use a dark eyebrow pomade or black eyeliner to define your brows. Don’t be afraid to go heavy on the brows – it’s Halloween after all!

Step 4: Add touches of green & purple

MUA adding green face paint to model's face to create a Beetlejuice makeup look

To make this as close to the iconic movie look as possible, take a green eyeshadow or face paint and gently blot across your typical contour areas – think hollows of your cheeks and forehead. Be messy with it and smudge it across the corner of your mouth. Follow this down your neck too.

Next, take the same purple eyeshadow you used around the eyes and draw along the sides of your nose.

Step 5: Finishing touches

MUA adding purple face paint to model's face to create a Beetlejuice makeup look

The devil is in the detail – quite literally. Start by building up the colour on your purple and green blotches so that they really pop. Add a white/silver eyeshadow to the inner corners of the eyes and add volume to your lashes with mascara (followed by falsies if you want to stand out even more!).

Step 6: Get wiggy with it

MUA adding a green wig to model to create a Beetlejuice makeup look

You can create the signature Beetlejuice hair by using a wash in/wash out spray colour. But, for added ease we’ve gone for a green wig that packs a punch.  

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Cute Halloween looks

Model with deer-inspired Halloween makeup

If the terrifying, heart-stopping, blood-oozing makeup looks aren’t for you then we’ve got the cute Halloween looks to give you all the ‘aw’ not ‘ah’ feels. Reach pur-fection with our classic cat with tones of sass or if you want to flex your artistic skills we’ve got the i-deer for you…  

Cute Halloween look: Cat

Shrouded in mystery and spiritualism, cats are a popular Halloween costume idea for good reason. Get your claws into our make-up tutorial to embrace your wild side.

What will I need to create this cat makeup look?

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Step 1: Start with a blank slate

Start with a clean and clear base. Cleanse and moisturise your skin and apply lip balm to your pout.

Model applying lip balm

Step 2: Create a classic cat eye

Take a fluffy eyeshadow brush and nude eyeshadow and apply across the eyelids – this will act as your base. Next, use a dark brown/bronze eyeshadow and sweep across the eyelid crease and to the outer corners. Build up the colour bit-by-bit and blend as you go for a gradient effect.

Draw along the upper lash line with black eyeliner and create a cat eye flick. This will add that much-needed feline touch. Use eyelash curlers to pump up lashes and apply mascara for extra lash-lengthening definition. 

Model applying cat eye makeup

Step 3: Contour like a queen

Apply an even layer of foundation all over the face and blend using a brush, sponge or your fingertips. Next, we’re going to contour by using a double-ended contour stick (for added ease!).

Use the darker shade for the shadows and the lighter shade as the highlighter. Once you’ve drawn on your contour lines, blend using a brush/sponge. Finish with a dusting of bronzer to the cheeks.

Model contouring

Step 4: Define the brows

Keep unruly brow hairs at bay by using a brow spoolie and brow wax/pomade. Brush through in the direction of growth so all your hairs are groomed to perfection. Add a touch of highlighter under the brows and above the brows for added definition.

Model grooming brows

Step 5: Add the whiskers

Now for the fun part. Coat a thin brush or angled brow brush in a black gel eyeliner (for extra precision) and create whiskers and a cat nose. We recommend using shorter strokes as there’s less risk of getting the lines wrong.

Model drawing whiskers with eyeliner to create a cute cat Halloween makeup look

Step 6: Pur-fect the pout

Using the same black eyeliner, line your top lip and fill it in so that your entire top lip is coated in black. Next, take a golden gloss and apply to the bottom lip to create an eye-catching contrast. Now, get your claws out and strike a pose – meow!

Model drawing with black eyeliner to create a cat Halloween look

Cute Halloween look: Deer

Want to be leaps and bounds ahead of all the typical animal-inspired outfits? This Bambi-inspired makeup look can transform an otherwise normal look into an adorable one – perfect for a last-minute idea!

What will I need to create this deer makeup look?

  • Nude/brown eyeshadow palette
  • Eyeshadow brush
  • Black gel eyeliner
  • Angled eyeliner brush
  • White eyeliner/face paint
  • Foundation/powder lighter than your skin tone
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Step 1: Go nude on the eyes

Sweep a nude eyeshadow over your eyelids to create a neutral base. Take this colour up to under your eyebrow arch too. Next, coat your eyeshadow brush with a darker brown eyeshadow and apply over the eyelid crease and blend for a gradient finish.

Model applying nude eyeshadow

Step 2: Add drama with your eyeliner

Draw along the upper lash line with black gel eyeliner and continue the line to create a dramatic flick. You don’t have to be too neat with this as next you’ll be going above the line with white eyeliner/face paint. Draw a line first, just above your black eyeliner line, as this will create a border to work within. Continue colouring in your eyelid with the white but stop when you reach the eyelid crease as we want your brown eyeshadow to shine through.

Apply the white eyeliner to the inner corners too and make it into a fierce point and extend it halfway under the lower lash line. For the other half switch back to the black eyeliner to meet with your point you made along the upper lash line. Apply mascara to pull it all together.

Model applying white eyeliner

Step 3: Powder your face & contour

Take a powder or foundation that’s a few shades lighter than your skin tone and apply it all over your face. Use a blending sponge for precise, even application.

Take a dark crown contour stick and draw along the sides of your nose, as this will help you add that animalistic charm. Colour in the end of your nose too.  

Define your contours as you normally would, either with cream contour or powder, but go darker than usual for a more defined finish.

Model applying powder foundation

Step 4: The finishing touches

Coat a thin brush in black gel eyeliner (or face paint) and fill in your top lip and draw a line to create your deer-inspired mouth. Next, cover any exposed areas in shimmering body oil or glitter to really wow.

Add some false lashes into the mix if you want the extra wow-factor and finish off with some white freckles all over.

Model applying white freckles with eyeliner
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Just Landed: LighterLife Fast vegan range

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It’s no secret that we love seeking out the very best vegan beauty and health products for our committed, animal-loving community. So much so, that we now have over 950 (and counting!) vegan treats to choose from online and in-stores. Adding to the ever-growing list, discover LighterLife Fast’s latest vegan foodie drops.

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Super green soup

Looking for comfort food in preparation for the colder months? This delicious plant-based soup is sure to soothe the soul. Featuring superfoods like broccoli, spinach, pea protein and soya its as virtuous as it is comforting.

LighterLife Fast LighterLife Fast Super Green Vegetable Soup £17.99 Buy Now

Banana porridge

Kick-start your mornings (or enjoy a little midday snack) with a bowl of LighterLife’s banana porridge. Made with gluten-free oats, chia seeds and flax seeds, it’s a tasty and low-calorie alternative to regular oats. Just add water and you’re good to go!

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What’s LighterLife Fast?

Both new meals are part of the LighterLife Fast plan, which has been designed to help those following an intermittent fasting diet plan. This plan follows ‘fast’ days (three days a week, eating 4 LighterLife Fast products to provide roughly 800 calories) and four ‘smart’ days where you can increase that calorie intake to your usual recommended allowance.  

What’s the deal with intermittent fasting?

First up, let’s clear up the confusion. The ‘fasting’ part in ‘intermittent fasting’ doesn’t mean that a lack of eating is involved. What it means is that you keep your calories low in order to create a deficit. You should still eat a nutritious, balanced meal on these fast days, but just be more mindful!

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Get the look: Justine Skye

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Justine Skye always looks flawless. One look at her Insta and you’ll have serious makeup envy. She somehow manages to look fierce and effortless at the same time – who knew that was possible?! Luckily, for you, we’ve figured out how to get her trademark look.

What you’ll need:

Brow pomade/pencil
Eyeshadow palette
False lashes
Liquid eyeliner
Kohl eyeliner
Brown lip gloss

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Step 1: Create a flawless base

Miss Skye always has glowing skin. Get on her level by airbrushing your foundation using a blending sponge. Simply dab on your foundation using the sponge and twist slightly to blend. Once done, add an illuminating concealer to hide imperfection whilst giving you an effortless glow.

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Step 2: Contour like a pro

To channel Justine’s fierceness, you’re gonna need fierce cheekbones. Using an angled contour brush, start by contouring from in line with your ears down to the middle of your cheeks (in line with your pupils). Blend it well. Next, switch to a powder brush so you can lightly define the rest of your features. Start by sweeping contour gently over your jawline, before dusting over your forehead. If you want a lighter look, swap out contour for a sweep of bronzer.

Justine Skye makeup step 2

Step 3: Define your brows

Brush your brows, giving them shape. Then fill in using light strokes and build up strong brows. Define by blending an illuminating concealer under your brows. This will give your brows an extra edge.

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Step 4: Apply pink eyeshadow

Start by dusting a nude shadow all over your eyelids before adding a slight shimmer (we prefer silver). Next up, it’s time to get bold with a pink eyeshadow – dust all over your lids. Oh, and we’re still not done! Take it to the next level with a pop of iridescent shadow.

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Step 5: Lengthen the lashes

Thought we were done with eye makeup? Tut tut. We’re just getting started. This look is all about definition, so obvs you need to define your eyes! Start by lining your lashes with a liquid liner before coating your lashes in mascara. Then, line your waterlines using a kohl liner, smudging lightly (and we mean lightly – we want effortless cool, not crying panda). Blend a blue eyeshadow underneath. Finish your lashes with a set of falsies and another coat of mascara.

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Step 6: Finishing touches

Once your eyes are done, it’s time to make sure you’re glowing efficiently. Dust highlight over your cheekbones before moving to the bridge of your nose and centre of your forehead. Blend it well – we’re going for a natural looking glow.

To finish this flawless look, apply a coat of brown lip gloss to your lips. Simple.

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