The Christmas Day Face Array

Despite the fact I’m 23, Christmas Day still fills me with the same giddy excitement as a 3 year old. I was good this year and didn’t wake up till gone 8am and a present didn’t pass my fingertips till after lunch. Pats self on back. The day follows the same tradition  it always has and while the rest of the family went out for a quick run (nutters), I tarted myself up and snapped away to document my Christmas Day face. Something simple as not to distract from my new pyjamas which I lounged in for most of the day but with a bang and a half of a bold lip.

For foundation I reached for my lesser used By Terry Sheer Expert Perfecting Fluid Foundation in 5. I do find this a wee bit dark for my unsunkissed skintone, but the formula is spot on and does exactly what it says on the tube. A quick slick of Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Sand under the eyes, a dust of Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium and Burberry Light Glow in Tangerine Blush No.06 over the cheeks and that was the face base completed. Brows were shaded, sculpted and filled courtesy of Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Medium Brown*, a new kid on the block that is trumping everything else I own. Eyes were kept simple with a quick curl and lashings of L’Oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara. And then for the star of the show, Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait in Orgueil*, the latest liquid lipstick offering to join the crew. The chic casing got me – a smooth click and swift turn pop out the applicator and up folds a mirror. But it’s what’s inside that counts and the deep brown-tinged plum seemed like the right amount of festive flavour. The applicator may not be the  easiest to use and it may have faded after my consumption of ten pigs in blankets but it wasn’t anything a quick layer of the stuff couldn’t fix.

Simple yet effective, and I promise you this makeup looked even better with a wonky green paper hat perched on my head and a comedy plastic ‘out of a cracker’ moustache balancing on my top lip. Promise. 


  • Bella

    Really lovely bold-lipped look! I love the way the liquid lippy looks on you, but I despise that particular Guerlain lip product packaging with an all-consuming passion. I’d rather just have a sleek packaging of normal weight and fiddliness that costs 15 euros less, thank you very much, it’s the product that interests me. So I boycott Guerlain products in that form! BTW, you’re friggin’ hilarious 😀

  • Ah the lippy is gorgeous! Merry Christmas 🙂

  • claudia

    looks gorgeous. Love the colour on you, really suits you xx

  • kitty paterson

    I can’t believe you waited till after lunch to attack (i mean open) your presents! impressed! xx

  • The lipstick is amazing!

  • mousie x

    absolutely gorgeous anna! lovin the vampy lippy!

    hope you had a lovely xmas


  • How does this lipstick compare to the YSL glossy stains? You persuaded me to buy one of those and now I feel the need to buy this. The colour is beautiful, it really suits you Anna 🙂


  • millie

    You look gorgeous! Love the lipcolour and your skin looks flawless!! 🙂 ♥

  • abbieelizabeth96

    The lip colour really is a gorgeous shade

  • Hannah Cagney Lace

    Great festive look Anna – the deep berry lip shade really suits you! How have you found the By Terry Sheer Expert? I was tempted to buy it recently after trying it at Space NK.


  • Paige Nicole

    I’m really intrigued by the Telescopic mascara, but the small brush kinda frightens me! The Terry Sheer Expert sounds nice as well, but I doubt I could get it in the US.


  • thelikelylady

    Love the deep lip colour! Looks so flattering xo

  • Andreanne X

    Super festive lips, I love love love it. You look gorgeous. Merry Christmas, Anna x

  • jemimaandted *

    Gorgeous! Can’t believe your family went for a run on Xmas day…! Hope you had a good one x

  • sarirah

    You look gorgeous and that lip colour is stunning!

  • realmsofbeauty

    Burgandy suits you so well!

  • Katie Fawcett

    That lipstick is beautiful!

    Katie xo

  • Really pretty make always, hon!

  • Em

    That lipstick is gorgeous on you!

  • Hearts&Crosses

    You are so gorgeous, the lipstick is amazing and has such a unique and handy packaging


  • Farha
  • Aleksandra Malczewska

    this shade was made for you 🙂 lovely, lovely

  • Kassie lee

    hahahah I think no matter what age you Christmas is always exciting lol I’m 21 and i was so excited for my daughter to open her gifts I pretty much woke her up ahaha poor thing

  • Orgueil looks like a stunning shade! I think bold lips really suit you 🙂 xo

  • katherine.parkes

    this look is beautiful, you really really suit a vampy lip! can’t wait to see how rebel looked on you 🙂

  • Addison Cain

    Oohh La La! That lip color is stunning!

  • Sophie C

    Love this look! Your eyebrows are gorgeous 🙂