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Two Dashes Of Glam | Christmas Colors

Only a couple more days until Christmas, guys, yay! And since the hubby and I are going back home to Belgium for the holidays I’m extra excited. For this month’s Two Dashes Of Glam post my jolly blogging buddy Natasja and I decided to keep it traditional and create two holiday inspired make-up looks in typical Christmas colors. Check it out!

My Christmas Make-Up

When I think Christmas I think red, green and gold. And so does everyone else, probably. Predictable? Maybe. But what else was I gonna do? Blue eyeshadow and a purple lip? Baby Jeebus would turn in his crib, I’m sure! So red, green and gold it is.

review Wet ‘n Wild Color Icon Loose Pigment Dom Cherry On Top Heart of Rose Gold swatches

✿ Wet ‘n Wild Color Icon Loose Pigment in Dom & Cherry On Top (left) ✿

Coastal Scents Custom Palette Coastal Scents Hot Pots eyeshadow

✿ Coastal Scents Pomegranate Red (bottom right) ✿

On my eyes I used a combination of the Wet ‘n Wild Color Icon Loose Pigment in Dom & Cherry On Top, an intense warm gold, and Coastal Scents Pomegranate Red, a matte hot red. I first applied the gold on my entire eyelid and then blended the matte red into it in the outer corners of my eyes and crease.

✿ Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Glossy Emerald ✿

review MAC New Crop Eye Shadow swatch

✿ MAC New Crop ✿

Next I used the Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Glossy Emerald, a stuh-huh-huuuuning green eye pencil, to outline my lower waterline and then smudged MAC New Crop against my lower lash line to infuse the look with even more green.

Review MAC Lion Babe Liquidlast Liner swatch

MAC Lion Babe Liquidlast Liner ✿

And as a final touch I used my beloved MAC Lion Babe Liquidlast Liner to draw a subtle gold wing in my outer eye corners. Finish up with a few coats of mascara, et voilà, Christmassy eye look done!

NARS Exhibit A blush review swatches

✿ NARS Exhibit A ✿

review MAC See Sheer Lipstick swatch

✿ MAC See Sheer ✿

For blush I used NARS Exhibit A, a matte orangey red, and on my lips I’m wearing MAC See Sheer, a subtle muted coral red from the MAC Red Red Red Collection.

Natasja’s Christmas Make-Up

Natasja ended up using the exact same colors as I did – gold, red and green – but decided to infuse her look with an extra touch of sparkle. Quickly visit Eyes Painted Black to check out her look!

Have you decided on this year’s Christmas make-up yet? What are typical Christmas colors for you?



  1. Wonderfull party look ;-)


  2. Sometimes the traditional approach is the best one. At least in this occasion. Very pretty.

  3. Awesome post. loved your look.

  4. Dat groene onder je ogen vind ik echt heel mooi! Maakt het helemaal af!

  5. Ziet er erg mooi uit! Ik denk dat ik zelf iets van bruin/goud kleurig ga gebruiken aangezien ik een rood gemêleerd jurkje ga dragen met de kerstdagen.

  6. Prachtig die groene kleur! Staat je super mooi! X

  7. Beautiful makeup and beautiful you!!

  8. WOW that green eyeshadow!!!

  9. Die ooglook heb je echt heel erg mooi gedaan

  10. ooooeh mooi
    I’m digging that green line
    echt een mooie look, die moet ik eens kopiëren hihi

    Polished Cats

  11. Ey wauw, ik vind dat groene kleurtje prachtig. Mooie look hoor Melissa.

  12. That green looks great on you.

  13. Vind je Coastal Scents palette nog steeds helemaal het einde <3 en je look is ook weer prachtig geworden :D met mooie kerstkleuren! Ga je dit ook echt op Kerst zelf dragen?

    • Waarschijnlijk niet. Ik ga naar België met de feestdagen en heb geen zin (of plaats) om tientallen verschillende producten en kleurtjes mee te nemen, dus ik ga het waarschijnlijk eenvoudiger houden.

  14. Always beautiful and with flawless makeup! I agree with you, green, gold and red, the colors that translate Christmas! I loved the MAC eye liner and the Wet n Wild loose pigment, what for a great palette! I am glad you will go to Belgium for Christmas! I wish you a great time, a beautiful Christmas party!

  15. I love your Christmas look Melissa… the green eyeliner is very pretty and I really adore the gold sparkle xox

  16. Love the combos! Exhibit A looks so good on you!

  17. What a pretty Christmas inspired look! Love the pop of green :)

  18. Baby Jeebus!!!!!!!! You made me laugh for the first time today!!!! Almost spit my coffee out! What can I say? You’re simply stunning, always. Is that the green liner from the “USA” haul? If so, I LOVE it on you! Perfect choice…..
    Merry Christmas my friend…. xoxox

  19. Wat een mooie kleur palette van wet & Wild. Leuk dat je deze look maakt, weer iets anders dan rode lippen bij kerst. Al ga ik zelf ook voor rood hihi.

  20. Beautiful look! I love this color combo. :)

  21. Love this festive look! The green is beautiful on you! xx

  22. Looking good!! Die kleuren staan je geweldig!

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