Light & Luminous - Festive Makeup Tutorial

Are you looking to achieve a radiant and luminous makeup look that's perfect for festive occasions, from day to night? In this makeup tutorial, we'll show you how to create a light and luminous appearance using the jane iredale Limited-Edition Reflections Holiday Collection. This makeup look will enhance your natural beauty while giving you a healthy glow. 

Light & Luminous - Festive Makeup Tutorial

Step 1: Start with a Fresh Canvas

To achieve a flawless makeup application, it's not only about the products you use but also how you apply them. Follow these steps to create the perfect makeup canvas:

  1. Skincare Preparation: Begin by thoroughly cleansing and moisturising your face. Tailor your skincare routine to address your skin's specific needs, whether it's hydration, anti-aging, or acne control. Allow your moisturiser to fully absorb into your skin before moving on.

  2. Primer Application: Gently dispense a small pea-sized amount of the Smooth Affair Illuminating Glow Face Primer from the Reflections Makeup Kit onto your fingertips. Apply it in a gentle, upward motion all over your face, focusing on areas with uneven texture or large pores. This primer not only provides a smooth surface for makeup but also imparts a radiant glow.

  3. Tinted Moisturiser: For an even skin tone and a natural finish, use the Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser. Dispense a small amount onto your fingertips, a makeup sponge, or a foundation brush. Begin by dotting it onto your forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. Then, blend it outwards using gentle, upward and outward strokes. Be sure to blend well into your hairline and jawline to avoid harsh lines. If additional coverage is desired, you can build up in areas that need extra attention, such as blemishes or redness with the PureMatch Liquid Concealer.

  4. Dewy Finish: Achieve a radiant, blurred appearance while minimising excess shine. Using a large makeup brush, like the Chisel Powder Brush, carefully apply Elegance Finishing Powder from the Reflections Face Palette to areas with slight excess shine, such as the t-zone.

Step 2: Define and Sculpt

  1. For a subtle and natural-looking contour, use the PureMatch Liquid Concealer in a few shades darker than your natural complexion shade. Apply the PureMatch Liquid Concealer directly to areas like the hollows of your cheeks, jawline, and sides of your nose using the concealer doe-foot applicator for a smooth finish. To achieve a seamless blend, use a Blending/Contouring Brush.

  2. Gently swirl the Blending/Contouring Brush over the applied concealer on your skin, ensuring you pick up just the right amount of product. It's essential to start with a small amount and build up if needed to avoid over-applying the concealer.

  3. With a light hand, begin blending the concealer by making soft, sweeping motions. The Blending/Contouring Brush will help distribute the product evenly and seamlessly, preventing harsh lines or visible makeup edges.

  4. Focus on seamlessly blending the PureMatch Liquid Concealer into your skin, working in upward motions to enhance your features while keeping the contour looking natural and luminous.

Quick Tip: Using a Blending/Contouring Brush can improve the precision and smoothness of your contouring, making your makeup appear more skin-like and natural.

Light & Luminous - Festive Makeup Tutorial

Step 3: Brighten Your Eyes with the Reflections Face Palette

  1. Apply the Kindness Eye Shadow with the Deluxe Shader Brush to the entirety of your eyelids; this will not only create a soft, even base but it will also be used to blend the eye look together.

  2. Define your outer eyelid and crease with Curiosity Eye Shadow to add depth and a subtle touch of smokiness with the Sculpting Brush.

  3. To achieve a subtle glimmer in your eyes, pay close attention to the inner eyelid when applying Courage Eye Shadow. If you're looking for an added festive touch of golden sparkle, consider layering this eye shadow with the 24K Gold Dust Powder, which is featured in the Reflections Makeup Kit.

  4. Line your upper lash line utilising the Angle Liner / Brow Brush with the Tenacity Eye Shadow to make your eyes pop. When completing this step, you'll notice any fallout land on your lower waterline, which adds a fierce pop to the eye look.

  5. Apply the Tenacity shade to your lower lash line utilising the Smudge Brush, then add a subtle layer of Curiosity Eye Shadow just below it. Gently blend for a soft and diffused under-eye effect.

 Light & Luminous - Festive Makeup Tutorial

Step 4: Rosy Cheeks and Luminous Skin

To attain a flawless, radiant complexion, it's essential to focus on your cheeks and skin. This step involves adding dimension and a healthy glow to your face.

Blush for a Natural Flush: Begin by using the Passion Blush from the Reflections Face Palette, a delightful product that imparts a naturally flushed appearance to your cheeks. To get the best results, follow these steps:

    1. Gently swirl the White Fan Brush in the product and tap off any excess to avoid applying too much colour at once.

    2. This Passion Blush is PIGMENTED! Smooth into the skin with the warmth of your fingertips.

    3. Smile softly to locate the "apples" of your cheeks, which are the round, fleshy parts that appear when you smile.

    4. Apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend it upward along your cheekbones. The idea is to create a soft, natural flush that mimics a healthy, radiant complexion.

Light & Luminous - Festive Makeup Tutorial

Highlighting for Radiance: The next step involves using the Champagne Glow Time Highlighter Stick from the Reflections Makeup Kit to add a luminous touch to your face. Highlighter is excellent for accentuating your features and creating a radiant, dewy effect. Here's how to do it:

    1. Identify the high points of your face, which naturally catch and reflect light. These areas typically include your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, your brow bone, and your temple areas.

    2. To apply the highlighter, gently swipe the stick over these areas, and use your fingertip to blend the product in for a more precise application.

    3. To intensify your radiance, combine the Champagne Glow Time Highlighter Stick with the 24K Gold Dust Powder to achieve an enhanced, golden festive glow.

Quick Tip: You can also apply a touch of highlighter to the inner corners of your eyes, the Cupid's bow (the curve of your upper lip), and the chin.


Step 6: Luscious Lips 

Achieving a perfect pout is all about the details. Here's how to make your lips defined, colourful, and gorgeously glossy:

  1. Begin by outlining your lips with precision using the Rose Lip Pencil. This step helps define the contours of your lips, creating a neat and polished appearance. Start by tracing along the natural lip line, beginning at the cupid's bow, ensuring a clean and sharp outline.

  2. After outlining, gently fill in your lips with the lip pencil. This not only enhances the longevity of your lip colour but also provides a base for the lip gloss, making it adhere better and the colour appear more vibrant.

  3. To finish off your look with a subtle pop of colour and a glossy, luminous finish, reach for your favourite colour from the Reflections Mini Lip Gloss Kit. The hyaluronic acid in this lip gloss will hydrate your lips, giving them a plump appearance.

  4. For extra precision, you can use a define small brush, and a small amount of concealer to clean up the edges.

  5. By following these detailed steps, you can achieve beautifully defined lips with a touch of colour and a glossy finish that will make your smile the center of attention. 

Light & Luminous - Festive Makeup Tutorial

Step 7: Set Your Look 

To set your light and luminous makeup in place, finish with the Calming Lavender Hydration Spray, which will leave you looking fresh and radiant. This versatile product also offers the added benefits of deep hydration, soothing redness, reducing the appearance of fine lines with Myramaze Extracts, and delivering the aromatherapy benefits of Lavender. To apply, close your eyes and mist the setting spray over your face from a distance. Allow it to dry naturally!

There you have it, a light and luminous makeup look that enhances your natural beauty while providing a healthy glow. With jane iredale's skincare-meets-makeup products, you can achieve a radiant appearance suitable for various occasions. Enjoy your festive celebrations, day or night with this versatile and luminous makeup look.