On Christmas there is always that battle between looking put together but also being super comfortable, especially if you’re up early or travelling. Here is a few tips and tricks on how I get the perfect balance.


For me I always like to keep my base super simple because I don’t have the patience to be blending in contouring creams or anything fancy like that. Generally I’ll opt for a more dewy base so if we do end up getting family photos I look nice and fresh (generally our family Christmas morning is a 5:30am wake up call so I need all the help I can get). The Clarins Beauty Flash Balm is AMAZING for super radiant complexion, alone, with a foundation over top or mixed together. In the picture above I just mixed it with the Maxfactor Skin Luminizer Foundation. It gives more of a sheer coverage that way so if you still want a super flawless look opt for applying foundation as it’s own layer rather then mixing it in. I then added highlighter using The Balm Mary Lou Manizer and a bit of blush using Mac Tenderlig. Simple but perks up the skin amazingly!


If you feel like you need to give your eyes a bit of shape take a bit of bronzer through the crease but for me I don’t mind so much so I just added a highlight using the Youngblood Pressed Shadow in Pink Diamond to my inner corner then lining the upper lash line with Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liner. I probably wouldn’t do either of those steps on the day but I feel like adding those 2-3 things to your eyes really makes a huge difference. Less is more… Right? I added a good coat of the L’oreal Butterfly Wings Mascara then the Brow Plumper through my brows and called it a day!


For lips I’m wearing the L’oreal Mercier Lip Paint in Sun Dance which I do plan to wear on the day although if you want something even less maintenance I would just opt for a tinted lip balm!


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What look do you usually go for on Christmas day?



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    The Clarins beauty flash balm sounds amazing, I’m always looking for ways to amp up the radiance in my complexion (<there's a sentence I never thought I'd write!).

    Depending on what I do for christmas, I usually like to play up my eyes and then keep the lips really simple. I don't want anything coming between me and my christmas foods, haha.

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    That Clarins Beauty Flash Balm sounds really good, I love anything that can add extra radiance.

    For me on christmas I like to play up the eyes and keep the lips super simple. I don’t want anything coming between me and my christmas foods, haha

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    I love the HyperSharp liner over the Master Precise now. Such a good product! I think I’m going with a red stain on the lips this year. I wore the Revlon gloss stain last night out for dinner and it held up quite well.

    xo Kat @ Katness

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      Thanks Bec! I’m luckily blessed with pretty good natural lashes and with the help of Revitalash last year they’ve come a long way :)

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