Happy Holidays! This week is Thanksgiving in the United States, and pretty much the second Thanksgiving ends, Christmas music begins playing on the radio. If you are like most busy Americans I know, you'll likely be attending at least one holiday party this year. One of the things I love most about the holidays is holiday makeup. This is the time of year, where you can be a little extra festive, put on an extra swipe of blush, take that shimmery eyeshadow out from it's hiding place, and of course rock a red lip.
Below are details on how to create a fun, festive makeup look appropriate for just about any holiday party. Like all of my posts, all of the products used in this look are cruelty-free, meaning I only use brands that do not test on animals.
Here's how to get the look:
- Urban Decay Guardian Angel Spray Moisturizer
- Nuance Anti-Aging Super Eye Treatment
- Hourglass Mineral Veil
- Urban Decay Primer Potion Eye Primer
- Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in 2.0
- Christopher Drummond Duo Phase Concealer in Fair
- Too Faced Chocolate Soleil
- Stila Mesmer-Eyes Set: Eyeshadows in Karat and Bronze
- Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes in Dollface & Adventurous
- Elf Complexion Perfection
- Too Faced Brow Envy Brunette Brow Powder
- Nuance Mascara in Black
- Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero
- Stila Smudge Stick in Lionfish
- Urbanbrow Brow Gel
- Stila Allover Shimmer in Kitten
- Urban Decay Sin Cream Highlight
- OCC NSFW Lip Tar
- Stila Passionate Lip Liner
- Urban Decay Dew Me Setting Spray
Here are some products that help with a flawless face:
Once the eyes were done, I cleaned up any fallout with my Hourglass Mineral Veil face primer, and primed the rest of my face. When you attend a holiday party, it's likely that someone will be taking pictures. Keeping your skin dewy, but not shiny will prevent any embarrassing photos of you from surfacing on your friend's Facebook page. The primer helps keep your foundation on, but it also helps control shine where you don't want it. Highlighter can be placed strategically in the areas where you do want a little gleam. Next, I applied my foundation with a pointed foundation brush. Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation photographs beautifully, and has a demi-matte finish, so that your skin doesn't look flat or overly shiny.
I then applied a cream highlighter from Urban Decay in the color Sin (champagne) to the high points of my face, paying special attention to the tops of my cheekbones. I applied the product using a flat foundation brush.
I also filled in brows using a Brunette brow powder from the Too Faced Brow Envy kit. I used a very small angled brush from Bdellium Tools Green Bambu line so that I could get the most natural looking hair like strokes before blending with a spoolie.
Here is the completed look:
Wishing everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving!