This post contains paid for advertorial for Benefit Cosmetics.

One of the best things about Christmas is that it gives you plenty of excuses to feel a little bit fancy! Whether it’s getting ready for parties and celebrations, or just dressing up for a festive evening at home, it’s the perfect season to wear your favourite outfit and spend a little extra time on your hair and makeup, just for the fun of it.

In my most recent video I’m sharing my go-to look for the festive season. With glowy skin and a bold red lip, it’s perfect for parties and gatherings, or even just to dress up your favourite Christmas jumper!

Starting in the shower, I washed my hair with the Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner. I like to curl my hair so make sure to prep it before hand with a heat treatment, my favourite of which at the moment is the Davines OI All In One Milk. I blowdried my hair and then applied the Ouai Hair Oil, and then curled it using the NuMe 5 in 1 Curling Wand.

For my face, I started by prepping my skin with the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+, it’s perfect for keeping blemishes at bay and reducing any redness, and I followed that with the Tata Harper Clarifying Moisturiser.

 My current favourite base combination is the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, paired with the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer to brighten under my eyes and hide any blemishes. Together they add a lovely natural looking glow without being too heavy. For my cheeks I added a little bit of contour and warmth with the absolutely classic Hoola by Benefit, added a soft blush with Hourglass’s Ambient Lighting Blush in Incandescent Electra and highlighted with the Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Girl Next Door/Chic Freak.

For my brows, I used a number of Benefit products. Benefit are the reigning champions when it comes to brows as with 10 different products available in 6 different shades, there are plenty of options to create the perfect brow look! I started by shaping my brows using the Brow Zings kit and filled in any gaps using Precisely, My Brow Pencil. It has a tiny precise point which creates really natural looking strokes, and a spoolie on the other end which is always useful! To finish off, I set my brows with the 24 Hr Brow Setter, a clear setting gel which holds brows in place and keeps them neat and tidy.

If you’re unsure about doing your brows yourself, pop along to a Benefit BrowBar or Boutique to speak to a brow expert – all of their BrowBars around the UK offer tinting, to add colour and fullness, and waxing services, to shape, define and tidy your brows. Getting them styled professionally makes them much easier to maintain on a day-to-day basis, and if in doubt, it’s always worth getting some professional help! 

For eyes, I started with the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer, followed by the new Clover Palette by Too Faced, and used the shades Cuteness Overload, Puppy Eyes, Paw Print and Cuddle Buddy. I then used the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner to create a classic cat eye flick which works so well with bold lip colours as it adds definition without being too bold. For mascara I used Smith & Cult’s Lash Dance.

To finish off and complete the look, I applied the ColourPop Liquid Lip in Creeper. If you’re going for a bright or bold lip, I’d always recommend a matte liquid lip like this one as it stays in place for so much longer than a traditional cream lipstick. And there you go! You can watch the video to see how I applied each of the products. What are your must-haves for a festive makeup look?


  • Would love to see more posts like this Zoe, good to see you blogging again – love ’em!

    Becca x

  • Celestine Ruhmann

    I love that you’re back blogging again!!!! I’ve been waiting on the edge of my seat for a new post since March! Love you SO much!
    This is my friend’s blog, but she’s absolutely amazing; if you get a chance go check it out at:
    Celestine xxx

  • So excited so see you blogging again! As much as I enjoy watching your vlogs, there’s nothing quite like a good blog post.

  • It’s great to see your blog post again 😻🎄

  • Such a nice surprise this morning to see such a blog post from you, it made my morning actually! I love La Roche Posay, their products are so amazing – I am asking for their BB Blur for Christmas and can’t wait! I really want to try the Hourglass products, I have seen so many people lovin’ them and I just know that I’d love their Ambient Lighting Palette. So sparkly!!

    Holly from The Art of Being Holly xo

  • Kym

    Aw this is so cute and i think i loved this more than the vid
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  • Eva

    A new blogpost yaaaay!! I love this look! And the layouts you used in the pictures <3
    I still can't get over the fact that it's friggin snowing on your page!!
    Have a lovely sunday! (Can't wait to watch the new vlogmas)

  • Amazing photos! Love your new post soooo much! :D

  • Steph – Wanderlust Pulse

    Gorgeous look, wish I could pull off a bright red lip!!

    Steph x

  • LOVED this video Zoe! And love the festive theme on your blog at the minute!

    Ellie xx

  • Yayyy! I love these kind of posts! xxxx

  • You look so so beautiful Zoe! I love this makeup look and Benefit products are always amazing xx

  • Flo la vita

    The make-up looks absolutely stunning!! So happy that you’re finally posting on the blog again, too Xx

  • Love the lip colour Zoe, and I agree with you Benefit are the go-to brand for brows.

    Sincerely, Sarah xx

  • That red lip looks STUNNING on you!

    Hope | Miss Hope Elizabeth

  • This is totally an everyday festive look I would wear! Your lipstick is gorgeous. Best shade of red at this time of year!

    Julia x
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  • The eyeshadow palette looks amazing!!!

    Olga from Myme

  • Love this look! The eyeshadow palette is so pretty! xx

  • Olivia☃️

    This look was absolutely stunning! Feeling so festive right now, vlogmas is amazing!! Love you Xx

  • I love this look! It is so stunning x

    The Lisa’s World

  • Loved watching this GRWM!

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  • iyan ashfaq

    zoe you look absolutely gorgeous in this look, red lip looks amazing on you!

  • I honestly have to try something from the Benefit brow range soon! It all sounds amazing! x

  • Elizabeth Hahn

    I’m so happy you’ve made a new post for your blog! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the vlogs and main channel videos, but blog posts are just so cozy! I love rereading some of your older posts after I’ve had a rough day and I’m all cozied up at home for the evening.
    You look lovely as always, Zoe! I loved watching this GRWM and ready the blog post! :)

  • Katie Lee

    Im so happy you have a new post, its made me very excited :)
    Check out my blog please

  • i hope you blog more during 2018 <3

  • Mandy Diamondbell

    Yay So happy you posted! Can’t wait for more blog posts in 2018. Also Loved the video about this GWRM and love this blog post!

  • Jackie O

    I can’t really rock a bright red lip as I don’t think the shade suits me, but I do love a rich berry lip at this time of year and skin that is really glowy and rosy. Your eyeshadow picks are definitely something I would go for though.

    I used to loves Benefit’s Gimme Brow. It was a staple in my collection for ages. I think it’s time for me to investigate Benefit’s brow products again!

    Jackie O xo

  • kittyjadeblog

    I’ve been waiting for a blog post in so long Zoe. You’re a real role-model for us teens!
    You’re so lucky that you can rock a red lip, I can’t I’m afraid!
    Benefit is the brow guru! It really helps me and my brows get a long! Thank you for a new blog post Zoe. I hope to see more blog posts in 2018.
    Erin, xx

  • Cat

    You look amazing with the red lip! I love the post and video


  • Amazing as always (So happpy you posted a new blog post!)

    • The video was fab too!x

  • Isha

    Yayayaay so happy you posted! You look amazing Zoe. Can’t wait for more blog posts in 2018! Hope you have a lot planned because i love absolutely love coming back here to see your photos!

  • Gorgeous look! You can’t beat a classic look for christmas. Neutral eyes and a popping red lip are always my go to for the festive period! Add Too Faced products into the mix and I’m sold <3

  • Phoebe L

    I will definitely try this beautiful look!! Thanks for sharing! Wondering where your dangly earrings are from?

  • ShaniaMUA

    Gorgeous 😍😍😍

  • Claudia

    Who else is jealous of that personalised hoola? 😍😍

  • Luisa H. 🕉

    beautiful make up look :) red lips do suit you so well! I really want the eyeshadowpallete too and play around with the yellow and purple :DD

  • I have to try the hair products you mentioned! I’m always looking for new products that will help my hair get by the hard water in London -.-

  • Keeley

    Love this post! This makeup look is gorgeous on you xx

  • Ylva Sørli

    I bought the benefit ka-brow pomade when I was in London this fall (we do not have benefit in Norway) and I love it, I change between using the benefit one and my anastasia one. Also I love a red lip!

  • Andie Cann

    Falling in love with these posts more and more.. All I need is some hot chocolate to make me feel more cosy :)

  • Monia Cagnazzo

    What a feeling to read from you again on your blog! Love it as much as your youtube. The look is so beautiful and red lips is the perfect color for this season! :3

    Enjoying Vlogmas sooo much btw!

    xx ♡

    Monia |

  • Just a Girl

    beauty! your blog is incredible xx

  • Tsu Erh

    Love your blog so much ❤

  • Girl Enters

    I’m so happy to read from you again! Absolutely adore your new photos, can’t wait to read more!!!

  • fantasy violet

    I love reading your blog and also the pictures are so nice!!

  • Kelsey & Kenecha

    Love the look!!! The eyeshadow palette is so cute!

  • alisha johnson

    Such a lovely cosmetics collection for christmas and new year. I would love to buy these shadows. Thanks for the post and keep sharing such stuff.
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  • Lina Cunningham

    I have read all girl online books and found them so great that I thought that I could stop by your website. Also, I started my own blog … He does not have that many (or hardly any) readers … Maybe you can all drop by this link and say what you think of the blog … if you do not speak German can you just copy it into Google translator 😂😅 … I love you super Zoella and from now on I’m a fan of you !!!

  • Zara McIntosh

    No one does brows like Benefit does! My festive face featured many Benefit products, my favourite being the Brow Zind kit and the cream highlighting stick. I’m also admiring the Ouai hair oil. Such lovely photos too,
    Zara xx /

  • Chloe

    Your brow look great, I’m definitely going to be picking up some benefit products!

    It’s lovely to see a new post of your blog – I hope you continue blogging in 2018!


  • Rebekah

    This gave some great advice thanks

  • Love it something would wear minus the foundation and red lips lol. New year – new look. Defo will go for red lips more.

  • Zoe Lason

    Love seeing you posting! I will totally try this makeup because it seems so amazing!! Also I got some of your merch for xmas and I love it so much. I expeshally love your perfumes – they are beautiful!! Love you lots as I say keep posting, Zoe x

  • Georgina Makeup

    Love the pictures, everything looks so cute !

  • You’re seriously so beautiful! I want to try Benefits brow products but I can’t afford to buy anything.
    Xoxo Lulu |

  • Sofia Elizabeth

    Amazing festive look! I love it so much and might try it out myself. Thank you so much Zoella! I’m so gonna try out some of these products. xx

  • Brianna Higdon

    Love the look! So many great products :)

  • Amber Ghei

    Love this Zoe! If you could take the time to read my blog that would mean a lot:

  • Jessica Montanari

    Does anybody know where can I find those earrings she wears in the pic?

  • Xoxox

    What website do you use to create your blog

  • Maruschka

    love to read new posts from you <3

  • Kelsey Kennedy

    You’re the reason I started my blog! You’re so inspirational! :)

  • Amazing products! You look too cute!

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  • tellastory

    Love the pictures in this post <3
    My blog if anyone wants to look at it for some strange reason.

  • The Too Faced Clover Palette looks so so good!! XO ZOE

  • I have wanted to try out the Collection concealer, but no shops around men sell it and I can’t find it near me online!

    Kylee Decelle |

  • Shannon

    Loving the look! You always do your makeup so well. I wish you would blog more, I remember reading post after post on here back in the day.

    Shann Eileen |

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  • Sam Hammonds

    Love this Zoe! Where can I get this!

  • I love your hair …. benefit is my favorite brand and I can’t live without their brow products.

  • gailfail

    I didn’t mean to post this! Looks great!

  • So happy to see another blog post from you :D I love your glam festive look Zoe.

    – Taylor

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  • Love the look girl! I love my NuMe curling wand as well, always does suuuuch a great job. i’ve also been loving Fenty everything xx ♥

  • These pictures are so beautiful Zoe 😍

  • Jam Jam ❤️

    Love this post…..can’t wait for all to come ❤️❤️

  • Florence Toplis

    I am so happy that you have started posting again! Great post, so excited for the makeover!!

  • Abelle

    Love your blog so much, your my inspiration!!

  • thehollywoodloner

    LOVEEEEE!!!!! I want to have a blog so well thought out as urs. SO EXCITED for when u employ more people and make ur blog BIGGER AND BETTER!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

  • Love this makeup look ! x

  • Alicia Xo

    love you zoe

  • Sharmaine Lim

    I just got here after watching your vlog, i’m so freaking excited for the blog makeover I always come back here hoping for updates! I love your personal content so much. I wish I could work for zoella!

  • Jaimie Gordon

    So excited for the new and improved blog posts. As much as I love your Youtube videos, reading your blog is so calming for me and I think it shows a side of you that maybe the videos can’t capture. Keep up the work Zoe xx

  • Afshan Mubashar

    1 question do u use primer???

  • Hannah Ra

    I’ve been wanting to try Tata Harper products for some time now 🤔 Are they really that good ?

  • Your pictures are too amazing!

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  • Gené Bester

    Living for this look!!!!❤️😘🍉💕

  • George

    The Benefit Precisely My Brow pencil literally used to be my go to! It’s so good.
    Great post Zoella!! Gorgeous as always.
    X. Georgie |

  • ollie Thrower

    i live by the brow setter benefit make, it’s a miracle !! Xx

  • Afshan Mubashar

    hi Zoe i love your blog so much.
    You have inspired me to start my own please check it out.

  • Music Charm

    Zoella I love this post and you have inspired me to do somethings that I have never done before.
    Thank you for being my inspiration.

  • Erin Hoban

    Really love your blog posts, please do more in 2018 x

  • I hope you get back to blogging soon, I love reading you posts!! xx

  • Anastasia Alice

    😍 I love you Zoe So much!!! 💓

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  • Tiana Besnard

    I love your books

  • PennyAndNoahLover

    I know this is unrelated but does anyone know if there will be a girl online 4, or a girl online movie. There has been talk of both but no official announcements and I am dying to know. Thanks to anyone who responds.❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

    • Ellie White

      yes I have been really looking forward to it too! Its my favourite thing everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! My dog told me that its coming out in may next year!!!!! Very excited me and my dog have been waiting for ages!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxx

      • PennyAndNoahLover

        Your dog told you? I don’t really care who told you though I’m just so excited for it. Also we’re you taking about the movie or fourth book

        • Ellie White

          Yes my dog told me, and it’s the movie that’s coming out, Lets go and watch it together!!! Il have to bring my dog though or he’ll get mad at me but if you have a dog bring yours too and they can be buddies!! I’m so excited to have made a new friend!!! Xxxxxx

          • PennyAndNoahLover

            What is your dogs name? And just out of curiosity how could a dog talk to you.

          • Ellie White

            Il cling mountains and swim through oceans for you! You can get a dog translate app where they bark into the microphone and it translates it to English

          • PennyAndNoahLover

            Very cool 😎. What’s your dogs name

          • moti

  • Alexandra Gaming

    Hi Zoe your still beautiful as ever and you make me so happy!! You entertain all of us who watch your videos, I love your products they are so pretty and helpful. In the past 4 years I have been watching you I have loved all your creative ideas! Joe Mark Alfie Louise and poppy and Shaun and nails are the people that I enjoy seeing you hang out with! I know you won’t read this and I’m just a fan but I like you and your friends not only that your all so beautiful but that your so funny and generous and wouldn’t dream of being mean to someone we love you lots and hope you to become so successful and have an even better life than it already is we love you Zoe and your my fave

  • Claire Hastings

    Girl, you look beautiful. I love that red matte lipstick and your hair is on point. I will definitely channel your look for my friend’s upcoming wedding, and combine it with the red gown by Love Honor ( ). It would be lovely to see what did you wear with this wonderful makeup.

  • Annabelle Wardle

    I love all your posts they are so much fun to read I hope you keep doing them

  • Ellie White

    Zoella, your make up is shit

  • Lady Secret

    You’re sooo pretty omg

  • Cocoa&chats

    You are so so pretty Zoe❤️

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  • Queen

    Omg on the third girl online book and im lovin it!! Rlly love ur blogs and even thinking of maybe starting my own☺

  • Lost Student

    I love this! Although this is a festive look, I feel as if it could be worn all year long😍

  • Hope to see a new blog post from you soon <3

  • The Beauty Roadmap

    All goodies! I love Effaclar too, it’s my holy grail skincare product. Love your tutorials too, you should do them more often!

  • Alia Tregellis

    This is the first video I have ever watched by Zoe and it’s amazing. Will definitely be watching lots more!

  • Jone Lacite

    I love your makeup💄. You look so amazing😉

  • Sarah Stewart

    Re-reading this has made me so (prematurely) excited for the festive make-up season to be back!! ❤️❤️

    Everyone check out my first post on my new blog and tell me what you think!

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  • TheFashionnBlogger

    Love this post and your photos! Love you so much Zoe xx

  • Charl Mcx
  • Love you so much Zoe! ❤️

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  • Coconut._.dots

    I really like your books!!! They are amazing!!! You are such a great writer!!! Luv u!!!!💕💕💕I hope you will post this summer…❤️

  • The Blogging Auburn 7

    Loved this can’t wait to use it

  • Always love seeing when your blogpost comes up. Can’t wait till you start writing again. Lots of love, xx Aria

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  • sarah🍒

    loved this post, such good products!

    sarah x //

  • PegasusGirl

    I like you Books so much…♡♡♡ go on with you blog. I love it!!♡♡♡♡

  • Great classic look! You look pretty!

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    Love this post so much. Im so ready for christmas. I would love if anyone wants to check my friends and I’s new blog that we made. We would really appreciate it.

  • Molly Aston

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  • Anonymous Teen

    Hope your blogging soon!

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  • Lisa Carmen

    You look so pretty! xx

    Lisa | Lisa Carmen

  • You create a beautiful makeup. Did you study it specifically? I’m only at the beginning

  • Loving all these products! I have the same fenty highlighter and i absolutely love it!!

  • i love reading your posts. As always you look pretty dear. i always prefer to buy products from Nykaa because by using Nykaa coupons you can get biggest discounts on cosmetics.

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  • Giovanna Moguel

    Love this look! It is very versatile. Goes with anything.

  • dylannewnham

    worked a part time job for a few months to save up enough to buy ALL this makeup and i feel so pretty now! my coworkers dont like me taking mid-shift eyeliner application breaks, but nothing gets in the way of true beauty! if i get fired im walking out in style girl!
    i love u zoella u are my biggest aspiraton i hope i can be as pretty as you someday xoxo

  • You are looking so beautiful. Your post is very nice. Thanks for this post.

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