Don’t just show up, glow up with flawless festive makeup

Berry Nice

Blonde model with party makeup
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Photography: Sarah Brick

Recreate this berry halo by buffing a kaleidoscope of cranberry onto eyes, lips and cheeks. ‘Block shadow across lids, then work a darker shade into the crease and outer corners,’ says makeup artist Sonia Deveney, who created these looks. For a wind-bitten flush, sweep a berry blusher onto cheeks and add a just-kissed colour to lips.

Graphic Glitter

Graphic Glitter look on black model

Photography: Sarah Brick

Is gold your go-to for Christmas? Subvert the seasonal shade with a geometric eye gleaming with glitter. ‘Extend a gilded cream shadow across eyelids and out into a wing,’ says Sonia. ‘Then overlay with a shimmer-flecked liner before pressing loose glitter on to the outer corners for a multidimensional finish.’

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Holly and Ivy

model with green eye and red lip

Photography: Sarah Brick

This season sees the smoky eye reimagined in emerald. ‘Build up one shade of green shadow across lids, patting and working it in with a flat brush. Then use jade liner to add depth to the upper and lower lash lines,’ says Sonia. For a striking finish, line lips and then fill them in with a ruby vinyl-shine lipstick.

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Maybelline Maybelline Color Show Single Green Eyeshadow 95 Pure Teal £3.99 Buy Now

Neon Flash

neon makeup on black model

Photography: Sarah Brick

Jewellery-box tones make perfect party playmates for darker skin tones. Contrast a zingy colour with a fresh base – think concealer only where you need it. ‘Build up neon liner along the top lash line and outer edge of the bottom. Look forward when applying the flick for maximum lift, then set with powder shadow,’ adds Sonia.

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