Nyla Hélène (@kulchicbeauty) showing off gold smoky eye look

Got a Christmas shindig to shimmy to but barely any time to beautify? We have a makeup look that you can achieve while you’re sitting at your desk if you’re that pushed. Nothing beats the soft glam of a gold smoky eye, and if you pair it with a red lip, you’ll be set to slay at any seasonal party. We asked Nyla Hélène from @kulchicbeauty to show you how it’s done…

Smoke it out

The perfect smoky eye is all about a deep and smouldering crease. Achieve this depth by buffing the central shade from the GOSH 9 Shades To Rock Down Under Palette through your crease, then layer with the top middle shade to darken. Finish your crease by adding a black eyeshadow from the Revolution X Tammi Tropical Paradise Palette to the outer corner.

GOSH Gosh 9 shades To Rock Down Under Eyeshadow Palette 006 £9.59 Buy Now
Revolution Revolution X Tammi Tropical Paradise Palette £10.00 Buy Now

Go for gold

There’s a gorgeous golden shimmer shade in the GOSH palette that we used to add some Christmas sparkle – totes apprope for party season. Use a flat brush to pack the shadow onto your lid, focusing on the inner two-thirds of the eye. For maximum colour payoff and to help this last all night long, top it off with a dusting of B. Cassie Lomas Glitter Pigment in Supermodel Sheen.

B. B. Cassie Lomas Glitter Pigment Supermodel Sheen £4.99 Buy Now

Finish off the eyes

Make your peepers pop with a flick of eyeliner and a lick of mascara. You can obvs add lashes if you’re going for maximum impact… who isn’t at Christmas?

Revolution Revolution Eyeliner Flick Thick & Thin 5g £3.50 Buy Now
Superdrug Superdrug False Lashes Natural Edition Edition 14 £3.19 Buy Now

Lady in red

Line and fill in your lips with B. Lip Liner in Scarlet. This will make the colour more vibrant and help your lippy to last the night. Sweep B. Matte Lipstick in Raucous over the top and you’re good to go!

B. B. Lip Liner 04 Scarlet £4.99 Buy Now
B. B. Matte Lipstick Raucous £6.99 Buy Now