Clichés exist for a reason and that is why no matter how many times you’ve done reds at Christmas you must continue doing it! There just isn’t a better color for Christmas, yo!

This year I am taking inspiration from Hayden Panettiere. I have always admired her makeup which on a regular basis is very soft and mostly nude save for a few smoky eye days. However this golden / red appearance of hers had me dying a whole another death over its gorgeousness. Though the red lips might look like the obvious star of the show – its not. The real star here is the adequately warm, clean skin. Get it right and the rest will be a breeze


This is how I plan on recreating the look. Start off with a clean moisturized face. Its winter and I need something a little heavier than my trustee Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. So I’ve been reaching for Olay Total Effects Cream.

Follow it up with a liquid foundation – Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX Foundation with a wee bit of highlighter mixed into it – Smashbox Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion, Glow. Apply concealer and then run the highlighter over your eyelids, under your brow bone and along the bridge of your nose. Keep everything in moderation.


Makeover them brows. Tweeze out the extras and shape them with some powder shadow – Milani Brow Fix Brow Kit.

We’re going in the reverse order for this eye look. Start off by applying mascara or adding false lashes. Now with an angled eyeliner brush add some black matte shadow along the outer half of you lash line. Smudge it out gently. This adds drama and makes your lashes look lush !


Contour your cheeks moving upwards and towards with a matte bronzer – M.A.C Beauty Powder Smooth Harmony. Follow with a sheer shimmer blush – M.A.C Peach Twist. Now dab a bit of the highlighter on the outer corner of your eye / on top of your cheek bones.


Line and fill your lips with a red lip liner - Chanel Le Crayon Levres, Rouge. Stay within your natural lip line. Follow this with a satin red lipstick – Chanel Rouge Coco, Gabrielle. Dab some highlighter on the bow of your lips.

How’s that for a stunning you!

Indian Girl


hayden panettiere fan said... @ January 20, 2012 at 8:55 AM

I too admire her makeup. She keeps it simple and natural most of the time. Red lips are definitely perfect for Christmas! This color is gorgeous.

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