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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 14, 2019

                                          10 Simple Ways To Increase Metabolism Without Working Out

                                          10 Simple Ways To Increase Metabolism Without Working Out

                                          When it comes to increasing your metabolism, getting a good workout a couple of times a week is only one of many players. If you’re not a fan of lifting heavy stuff, then you’re only expending extra energy for that, say, one hour of that specific day. But what about the remaining 23 hours? How can you make sure you’re burning blubber all throughout the day? Here are 10 simple ways to increase your metabolism without working out.

                                          1. Stand More

                                          Many health practitioners claim that sitting is the new smoking. We sit in the office, we sit in the car, we sit when we get home. It’s not only terrible for your health and posture, but you require a lot less energy when seated. So, a good way to ignite the furnace a bit is to stand as much as possible through out the day. You work in an office? Put two boxes under your keyboard or laptop. There are many free solutions to making a standing desk—so you have no excuses. When you’ve gotten used to standing while working you will quickly find that it’s easier to stay engaged as well—you’re less inclined to drift away mentally. In fact, this post was written standing.

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                                          2. Gamify Your Life

                                          Toys such as the Fitbit or Nike Fuelband, or apps like Argus, can help you increase your metabolism by giving you an incentive to walk more. Argus, and other apps like it, use the accelerometer in your smartphone to measure your steps and let you know when you’ve hit your daily goal. Fitbit and the Nike Fuelband do the same, but have a host of other functions to make being healthy a tad more fun.

                                          3. Eat Your Veggies

                                          Fibrous vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli increase your metabolism by putting your digestive system on overdrive. It just simply requires more energy to break down the tough fiber of these nutritional powerhouses. You’ll also start feeling like a rock star from the overload of vitamins and minerals from eating more vegetables.

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                                          4. Eat Protein

                                          This is one of those rules that’s not to be misunderstood. While it does boost your metabolism to eat more protein, it should be instead of other foods, not on top of other foods. If you’re stuffing your face with a chicken breast when you’re not hungry just to boost your metabolism, you’re doing it wrong. Of the three macro-nutrients—fats, carbs and protein—protein is the one that requires the most energy to break down. So, if you switch out some of those cheese sandwiches with a few hardboiled eggs you’re on the right path.

                                          5. Drink Loads Of Cold Water

                                          Drinking a few glasses of ice-cold water in the morning can boost your metabolism quite effectively. Your body expends energy on constantly staying in homeostasis when it comes to temperature, so if you chug a bunch of icy water you’re making your body expend more energy on keeping itself at the same temperature. Using temperature to expend more energy is called thermogenesis and it’s one of the most efficient ways of cranking up your calorie burning—more on this further down.

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                                          6. Spice Up Your Meals

                                          Spices like cayenne, chilli, ginger and turmeric ignite your metabolism and make your meals a bit more exciting. If you make it a habit to add a little bit of spice to each of your meals it can be a habit that turns you into a fat-burning furnace.

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                                            7. Drink Caffeine

                                            No, drinking loads of coffee is not bad for you. The sugar and heavy cream you could be inclined to chase it down with might be though. Caffeine helps mobilize—that is, get rid of—adipose tissue, or fat. It also helps athletic performance, and some individuals report it to have appetite-curbing effects. If you’re very sensitive to stimulants, try not to have caffeine too close to bedtime though, as it can mess with your sleep.

                                            8. Plan Your Meals Around Exercise

                                            I know the title of this post says “…Without Working Out” but this trick technically is more a nutritional trick than an exercise-related one. When you’ve exerted yourself and, hopefully, broken down some muscle fibers, your protein synthesis, or the rate at which you build muscle, increases. So, having heavy meals after a workout will make sure those calories get stored in the right places. This is one of the reasons it’s a good idea to get a heavy session in before the Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

                                            9. Do Intermittent Fasting

                                            It’s long been said you should always eat a heavy breakfast as it kick starts your metabolic rate. There hasn’t been any study proving this though. There have only been behavioral studies correlating obesity with breakfast skippers, but it’s always been a case of confusing correlation with causation. It’s not the fact that you skip breakfast that makes you fat; it’s the poor food choices you make throughout the rest of your day. Studies have shown that fat burning increases the longer you get into a fast, obviously depending on the body fat level of the individual. In fact, in one study lowered metabolic rate did not occur until 60 hours into a fast. Intermittent fasting is very much one of the bigger wins when it comes to increasing your metabolism.

                                            10. Use Cold Exposure

                                            For some reason it’s been common knowledge for a while that sweating increases metabolic rate. Scientist have known for a while though that the opposite is actually true; exposing yourself to cold temperatures increase your calorie burn significantly. Just slight shifts in your home temperature can mean pounds lost or gained when you gather the numbers yearly. How else do you think swimmer Michael Phelps is able to eat 12,000 calories a day? Obviously, he swims hours each day, but it’s not just the exercise he gets from swimming that allows him to consume such quantities of food, it’s also the amount of energy the body has to expend to keep itself at its baseline temperature in the cold water. So, taking ice-cold showers, decreasing the temperature of your home, or swimming in cool pools will help you burn a lot more calories.

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