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20 Christmas Makeup Looks to Make You Stand Out

20 Christmas Makeup Looks to Make You Stand Out

With Christmas knocking at the door, there is so much work to be done. By now you have already bought the Christmas tree, and its trinkets; now it is time to decorate them. It is also the time to sit with your shopping lists and be sure there is nothing left for the last minute. With all these in mind, it seems that the ladies are running around the town to get the best for their family, house, and themselves.

Ladies, you have the fancy dresses, matching shoes and bags, and makeup sets to stand out from the crowd and look gorgeous. This article will give you some best Christmas makeup looks for you to try this year.

1. Soft makeup to start the day
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    You can start the day with this soft makeup. Right after your shower, loosely curl your half wet hair, and set it with some hair spray. Don’t over spray or it will look stiff, and not natural. Fix your base with a skin toned foundation and loose powder. Opt for light smoky eyes, thin eyeliner, and darken your lashes with two to three coats of mascara. Add a pinkish hue on your cheeks, and finish your look with a light red color on your lips. You can play around with the lip color and match it according to your dress.

    2. Simple yet classy
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      One of my favorite Christmas makeup looks this holiday is this quick, simple, yet elegant makeup. If you are in a hurry, or simply want to stay off cosmetics in the morning, then this is for you. All it takes is thin liner on the top lids, a baby pink color on the cheeks, and a nude lipstick. You can also coat your pouts with pink gloss. Tie your hair in a fishtail braid, a high ponytail, or a loose bun to finish off this simply yet elegant look.

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      3. Glittery eyes
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        If you don’t have time to do a whole face of makeup, try this shortcut. Just add glittery eyeliner on your top lids. To compliment your glittery eyes, it is best you choose a natural lip color or simple gloss.

        4. Smoky under the eyes
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          This is yet another soft makeup look that will look great in daytime. Here, instead of focusing on the upper eyelids, the liners are drawn with a smoky effect on the lower lids. Two coats of mascara, and you will have a pair of dramatic eyes. You can go with light lipstick, or you can also opt for a darker shade.

          5. Dark and beautiful eyes
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            If you are looking for gorgeous makeup, then emphasize your look entirely on your eyes. Wear extra lashes, put two to three coats of mascara, and, most importantly, kohl your eyes, both the lids, with kohl pencil and liner. Rosy cheeks, a light pink lipstick and a fancy hairdo will complete the look.

            6. Fuchsia lips
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              Red, orange, maroon are the Christmas colors, and so is fuchsia. This color will totally go with dresses of yellow, pink, green, blue, violet, and white. Fuchsia brings a vibrancy to your look, perfect for a winter get together.

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              7. Smoky, sultry eyes
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                From gorgeous lips, we come to gorgeous eyes. The eyes are beautifully highlighted with dark smoky eyeshadow and liner. The shadow is smudged at the edges, adding more drama to the eyes. Nude lips are perfect for this look. You can either blow dry your hair, or tie up your hair tightly.

                8. A glam makeover
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                  There is no rule that you can only highlight your eyes or lips. If you can balance your overall face, then you can easily go with dark lips and glam eyes.

                  9. Red, red lips
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                    Here’s another example of dark lined eyes, and bright colored lips that will help you stand out at your office holiday party.

                    10. Metallic eyes to shine
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                      Here is a playful look that will very much keep this Christmas look alive. Metallic silver on eyelids, cats-eye liner, and glossy lips go best with a short hairstyle.

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                      11. Simply pretty
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                        This look is fresh, and won’t consume much of your time. A dash of eyeliner on your top lids, and a dark lipstick to make you look glamorous. You can play around with the lip colors. Complete the look with a nice headpiece.

                        12. Winged eyes, ladies!
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                          For a dramatic look, go for a winged eyes. Hydrate your lips with pink gloss, and tie your hair on one side.

                          13. Pretty as a picture
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                            This Christmas look is perfect for a night out with your girlfriends. Very gorgeous overall makeup–anyone can pull this off. Keep your hair wavy or curly to add some extra zest to your whole look.

                            14. Sporty chic look
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                              This chic look suits ideally those beauties who sport short hair. Stain your lips in dark colors, and keep the rest of the makeup simple.

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                              15. Perfect Christmas look
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                                A classic beautiful look for a formal dinner. Exquisitely defined lined eyes, berry stained lips, light blush on cheeks, gel set hair, and dangling earrings. You can add a colorful scarf to polish off your look.

                                16. Elegant and enchanting
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                                  Those who are donning red dresses, this Christmas makeup look will be equally lavishing as your dress. Thin outlined eyes in black liner, heavy coated mascara, and red lipstick. You will stun everyone at your next Christmas party.

                                  17. Playful and fun
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                                    Tie your hair up in a bun, wrap a funky headpiece, and expose your attractive features. Now use your imagination and paint yourself. You can use deep maroon, dark red, or berry lipstick, while lining your upper eyelids with strokes of thick lines.

                                    18. Stay simple
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                                      Here’s a look that will complement your side swept bangs. Orange lips! This is a lovely color, so just keep the rest of the makeup simple to really make your lips stand out.

                                      19. Orange is the new love
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                                        Another bright lips look to accessorize your fancy dress. A bright orange, or a bright red, lipstick is perfect for this look. Keep your hair open, in a beach waves style.

                                        20. Beautifully expressed
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                                          Lastly, to finish off the Christmas makeup looks, here is an elegant look that consists of beautifully expressed eyes with liners on top eyelids and lower creases, and red glossy lips. This look can go with any hairstyles, whether you have pixie cut, or long straight hair, or even curly locks–it doesn’t matter. As long as you confidently carry it off, you will be as pretty as a picture.

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                                          Last Updated on October 20, 2020

                                          How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                                          How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                                          You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

                                          We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

                                          The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

                                          Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

                                          1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

                                          Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

                                          For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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                                          • (1) Research
                                          • (2) Deciding the topic
                                          • (3) Creating the outline
                                          • (4) Drafting the content
                                          • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
                                          • (6) Revision
                                          • (7) etc.

                                          Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

                                          2. Change Your Environment

                                          Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

                                          One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

                                          3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

                                          Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

                                          Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

                                          My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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                                          Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

                                          4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

                                          If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

                                          Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

                                          I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

                                          5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

                                          I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

                                          Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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                                          As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

                                          6. Get a Buddy

                                          Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

                                          I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

                                          7. Tell Others About Your Goals

                                          This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

                                          For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

                                          8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

                                          What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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                                          9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

                                          If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

                                          Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

                                          10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

                                          Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

                                          Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

                                          11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

                                          At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

                                          Reality check:

                                          I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future. Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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                                          More Tips for Procrastinators to Start Taking Action

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