Christmas Day is a bit of a marathon and between all the commuting and eating and pressie opening, you don’t really want to be worrying about your makeup wearing off.

Global Makeup Artist for Napoleon Perdis, Shev Kelly, has pulled together an easy festive makeup look, that’ll go the long yards.

Step one: Prep and prime

Start the look off with some extra TLC, using a serum which boosts hydration levels. Then, apply a mattifying primer all over the skin to keep your base in place.

Step two: Lashes and brows

Open the eyes and add drama by applying jet black mascara to the upper and lower lashes. Blend a brow pencil through the brows to add shape and texture.

Step three: Base

Give the skin a flawless finish using a matte foundation and creamy concealer, then set with a pressed powder to keep your look on for longer.

Step four: Cheeks

Sculpt and define the cheekbones, temples and hairline using a matte bronzer. Add luminosity and highlight the skin using Light Switch Luminizer Palette.

Step five: Eyes

Add warmth to the eye with a light application of bronzer through the sockets of the eye, blending upwards and outwards for a fused finish. Next, add a touch of sparkle to the eyelid using a gold metallic shadow – the trick is to pat and press the eyeshadow for an opaque finish. Line and lift your eyes using a black liquid liner on the top lash line.

Step six: Lips

Create a classic red pout by generously coating your lips with a creamy red lipstick, then to ensure the edge is crisp and clean, line lips last using a matching red lip pencil


Give your eyes a flirty finish by adding a set of lashes to your eyes.

Photography: Jessica Apap
Hair: Ben Martin @ Salon XVI
Makeup: Shev Kelly, Global Makeup Artist for Napoleon Perdis
Styling: Kookai 
Model: Sarah Burns @ Chadwick Models

Leave a comment


With a very comprehensive nine shades per palette.
I’m not even sure if we’re doing it to appease the patriarchy anymore.
Red and yellow and pink and green…
Spanning sheet masks, cleansers, moisturisers and more.
The hair director of Australia's Next Top Model knows what's up.
We know what you're getting for your next birthday.
ModiFace will help you browse, try and buy.
The rope braid is where it’s at.
Time to give your regular pony a serious shake up.
Breath some new life into your locks.
A matcha made in heaven.
From the perspective of a young writer, who encounters it all the time.
The possibilities are endless.
For those of you who share in this weird fascination.
Learn from one of the best make-up artists in the biz.
What it’s really like growing up in a cosmetics empire.
Another starlet joins the MAC family.
Time to meet the make-up king.
Goodies from ghd, Morrocanoil, Guinot, Ecova, asap, Dermalogica and Loreal. Agh.
No, they are not the same as a moisturiser.
Could this be bigger than their Alexander Wang collab?
Makes sense when you’ve got those killer cheekbones.
Thinking of chopping off all your hair? Try this tutorial first.
Because lipstick is the best accessory.
Nathan from Toni&Guy Parramatta shows us how to create a simple blowdry that oozes effortless volume.
Nathan from TONI&GUY Parramatta shows us how to create the ultimate ponytail.
Beauty blog Into The Gloss launch their beauty line, Glossier, and they’re on a mission to redefine the beauty game.
New look for the British It Girl.
Ladies and gents of FJ, we’ve got good news. Beauty destinations of choice, Mecca Cosmetica and Mecca Maxima, are officially...
A foray into fragrance can be damaging, but when J. Crew take the plunge, you know it’s going to be good.
Champagne flowed, a nail polish collaboration was launched and most importantly, there were donuts.
Rihanna has teamed up with beauty magnate MAC once again.
Hair stylist Katherine Silulu shows us the easiest way ever to curl your hair.
Learn how to create a beautiful winged eye in four easy steps PLUS win a Benefit gift pack
Bobbi Brown picks Kate Upton as the face of Sand and Surf.
We hit up Joey and Rob from ELEVEN Australia for some insider tips, nifty tricks and picked their brains on how they made it in...
Bobbi Brown has opened their first stand-alone store. Cosmetics lovers rejoice!
We review The NARS Matte Multiple - use it on your lips, cheeks and eyes
FJ fave Victoria Martin shows us her top five red lipsticks and teaches us how to apply them like a pro
Hair stylist Adlena Dignam shows us how to style an effortless, messy bun in five easy steps.
Curling your eyelashes is one of the most simple beauty steps and yet, people so often skip it when doing their makeup.
Benefit Cosmetics summoned beauty bloggers court - for being too sexy
We've rounded up five of the best highlighters and illuminators to help you achieve a perfect winter glow