Holiday Makeup: Chapter 1 , A Tilbury Affair

My Holiday looks Chapter One A Tilbury Affair!!


A Tilbury Affair Holiday Look
Holiday looks chapter one

Hey Beauties,

Just as a special for this holiday season I will be posting one holiday look per week to help give you guys some ideas for the holidays and into new years looks. This first look I love for those office parties that we all want to shine at. Its time for our co workers to see that we aren’t just that girl or guy is the office, but at the same time we don’t want to be so far out there that your sacrifice your reputation.

Charlotte Tilbury luxury Palette in vintage vamp


On my eyes I am using this beautiful palette that was sent to me from ByCharlotte Tilbury Luxury eyeshadow palette in Vintage Vamp $64 at You have probably see 2 of her lipsticks in my top 5 holiday red lipsticks and if you haven’t I will Link it for you here.

Now this eye shadow palette is really gorgeous I love the colours but if you want to use shimmers or any eye shadow look that you want to last please please please make sure to prime your eyes with a good eye shadow primer. For this look I used the Urban decay eyeshadow primer potion $26 at but there are other good ones that you may prefer just make sure it’s a good primer.

Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow palette in vintage vamp $64 and lip gloss in red vixen $28

This eye shadow quad has 4 very luxurious shadows all housed in a Gold compact case that is so pretty it’s a shame you have to put it in your bag.   (spoiler alert this palette made my holiday list that’s coming out later this week!).   I used Prime and pop on my lid and I used enhance and Smoke in the crease blending it all together.

Foundation, Concealer:

Now foundation is by MAC Cosmetics pro longwear in NW20 at which has been my winter ride or die for some time does exactly as the name suggests it does give you great all day wear and mac has so many shades you really can find a great match for your skin. Concealer is by urban decay naked weightless complete coverage in shade light warm $35 at .I used the Tweezerman pointed foundation brush and a beauty blender pro for blending.


On my lips I used Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre in Red Vixen $28 at for a more  subtle red and I really love that it’s a vibrant luxurious feel to it. Her line is really great , it is always something special when a makeup artist creates a line because they know how much of a pain it is to find things that go the distance.

The liner on my lips is by Nyx Cosmetics lip pencil in the shade plum $5 at just to deepen the tone and help prevent it from moving as glosses tend to do.( Artist tip : warm the liner up by applying a little to your hand before going to your lips for a smoother/ easier application).

Eye Liner:

My eyeliner for this look is by Mary Kay Cosmetics Liquid eyeliner pen $20 at  and for the price of this liner is it quickly becoming a favourite of mine.

Mary Kay cosmetics liquid eyeliner

And contour is the Kat Von D contour palette in sombre and lucid ( I also used lucid to help set my under eye ) and my highlight is from a palette by Lord & Taylor but it doesn’t tell me the colour name .

Charlotte Tilbury luxury eyeshadow palette in Vintage Vamp $64 at

Final tip I love mac fix and prime spray for this time of year I usually spray it before and after my makeup application to stop my skin from looking dry so if you have dryer skin like me it makes a difference. I used smashbox oil primer underneath ( as I said my skin gets dryer then a bounce sheet in the winter) and urban decay all nighter setting spray on top .

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre in Rev Vixen

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I hope you all shine this holiday season ( send me some pictures I want to see your creations )


Xoxo Mandi


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Mandi Dawson Is a 26 year old Makeup Artist and Beauty Blogger . A dual citizen calling both Toronto, Canada and The United Kingdom home.