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With Christmas just around the corner, I thought I’d share an easy and classic red lip makeup look for the festive season.

This makeup look is straightforward to recreate. Simply follow my step-by-step tutorial below to get this look. I’ve shared all of the products I used for this look below if you’re looking for some specific inspo.

How to do this easy Christmas makeup look

What you’ll need – The essentials

  • A classic ‘pillar box red’ lipstick
  • Liquid highlighter
  • Bronzer
  • Red-toned blush
  • Gold shimmery eyeshadow
  • Black liquid eyeliner


  1. Use a hydrating primer and mix it with a liquid highlighter for a dewy base.
  2. Apply a soft matte or satin foundation all over your face.
  3. Use a concealer that’s lighter than your skin tone under the eyes for a brightening effect.
  4. Spritz a glowy setting spray to lock the complexion products in place.
  5. Sweep a cream bronzer over the cheekbones and at the sides of your forehead.
  6. Blend a red-toned blush above the bronzer.
  7. Set the base with a translucent setting powder, focusing on the t-zone.
  8. Use a powder bronzer and sweep this on top of the cream bronzer to set it.
  9. Dust a gold-toned powder highlighter across your brow bone and at the top of your cheeks, where they’d naturally catch the light.
  10. Apply an eyeshadow primer all over the lids. Curl the lashes.
  11. Lightly fill in the brows using a brow pencil.
  12. Using your finger, blend a gold shimmery shadow all over the lids.
  13. Blend a deeper brown matte eyeshadow on the outer corners and above the crease to add depth. Make sure the edges are blended for a soft look.
  14. Line your lashes with a black liquid eyeliner, focusing on the outer third of your eyelids and flicking outwards for a thin wing.
  15. Use an eyelash primer and then apply a lengthening mascara on top.
  16. Line lips with a red liner and then fill it in with a matching red lipstick. Opt for a’pillar box red’, which is normally a neutral/cool-toned bright red shade that’s universally flattering. Try to find a matte formula that’s creamy and not flat.

Products I used for this classic Christmas makeup look

I’ve linked the products I used below for this easy Christmas makeup look below: