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Fresh-Faced Christmas Morning Makeup

If you’re going to be in some photos Christmas morning, and want to look presentable, but not like you tried too hard, here’s a simple look you can do and still make it to the breakfast table on time!

No need to go bare-faced and regret it later in Facebook photos your relatives upload without telling you! This look is very natural and fresh and is just enough to make a difference.

If you need more ideas, here's another easy and natural look!

Check out the video tutorial below to create this look.

The products I used to create this look are:

  • Urban Decay B6 Complexion Spray
  • Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream in Light
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
  • Benefit Fake Up Concealer in Light
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal Cream Shadow in Barely Branded
  • Stila eye shadow in Rain
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara
  • NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Glow
  • Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain in Romantic

Step-by-step directions for this Christmas morning makeup:

  1. Wake up your skin by spraying on a makeup prep spray like Urban Decay’s B6 Complexion Spray.
  2. Apply a BB or CC cream like Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream with your fingers. This will give you moisture, lightweight coverage, SPF and help to control oil.
  3. Apply an eye primer with concealing properties like my favorite, Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. This helps to cancel out any eyelid discoloration.
  4. Use a hydrating concealer stick like Benefit’s Fake Up to conceal any under eye circles and red areas. Blend with a dense concealer brush or your fingers.
  5. Use your finger to apply a pearly beige cream shadow like Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal Cream Shadow in Barely Branded. This will give your eyes a wide-awake appearance.
  6. Fill in your brows with a powder shadow to frame out your face. I'm using Stila’s Rain.
  7. Use that same matte shadow to add some dimension in your crease.
  8. Apply a well-rounded mascara like Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes. You can do multiple quick coats with this without worrying about clumping or combing through afterwards.
  9. Use your fingers to dab on a cream blush like NYX Rouge Cream Blush and blend out.
  10. Swipe a light tinted lip balm or stain onto your lips.

Now go rip open some presents! Weee!

For more makeup tips from Ivy visit Wake Up For Makeup.

Ivy Boyd

I have a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, but it's creating works of art on faces that I love most. By day, I am a Senior Education Consultant for Sephora as well as a freelance makeup artist. The rest of the time, I'm creating content for my makeup and beauty blog, Wake Up for Makeup, reading product reviews, watching tutorial videos and reading makeup artist books. I live and breathe this stuff and if you could eat makeup, I'd probably do that too. I also love painting abstracts, running, attending music festivals and acting weird with my husband and our two awesome cats. I'm here to tell you what products are legit, how to better use the ones you have, give you ideas to shake up your routine and guide you through some fun tutorials I know you can dominate.

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