Holiday makeup is extremely fun, and has endless possibilities. From sparkles, glitter and shimmer, to red lips, warm skin, berry tones, and more. While there’s a lot of modern trends and no shortage of creativity amongst the makeup artistry community season, I do truly love the “classic” holiday look – gold, shimmery eyes, paired with a bold lip. Some think it’s overdone and cliche, but I however think it’s a timeless look. It can be tweaked for all skin tones, ethnicities, and age groups.
For today’s Blogmas post, I’m sharing one of my first holiday-inpsired makeup looks. This is actually the makeup I’m wearing in my Drugstore Favourites & Giveaway video, which will be going up after this for Blogmas Day 15!
My entire makeup look was created with products from the drugstore!
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To read my full review on the new Naked Smoky palette, click here! Or you can see my quick, soft neutral look!
With this look and my previous look, I wanted to show how versatile this palette is. For this look, I wanted to use the cooler tones of the palette.
This look was very quick and easy to create.
I started by blending “Password” into the crease as a transition shade. I applied “Slanted” all over the lid, with a splash of “Armor” over top. I added “Dagger” and “Blackmarket” in the outer corner and crease, blending it inwards to meet Slanted. I focused Blackmarket on the outer v of the crease, just deepening it slightly to add some dimension. I added “Thirteen” to the inner corner and browbone as a highlight! On the lower lash, I blended “Blackmarket” on the outer corner, “Dagger” in the middle, and faded it inwards with “Slanted.”
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade “Dark Brown”
- Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Concealer
- Kat Von D Tattoo Liquid Liner
- Benefit Rollerlash mascara
- Lise Watier Smokey Kohl Velours Liner – “Noir”
By now I’m sure you’ve heard of Urban Decay’s most recent palette launch – the Naked Smoky! You can read all about it and see swatches here!
Some of the negative feedback I’ve heard for this palette is usually something along the lines of “It’s great for a smoky eye….but what else can you do with it?” I wanted to create a quick and simple look to showcase that you can do more with this palette than just a dark, smoky eye.
*Update: this palette has sadly recently been discontinued. You can create almost an identical look with the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette, the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, The Smashbox Full Exposure Mini palette, or really any neutral eyeshadow palette.
A neutral/warm shimmery look is my favourite and go-to, especially when trying out a new product. It adds definition but still highlights the eye.
For this look, I started with blending “Combust” into the crease and below the brow bone as a transition shade. Then I blended “Whiskey” into the outer crease lightly. On the lid, I used my finger to apply “High” over the majority of the lid, meeting up with Whiskey but not really overlapping it. To blend the two shades, I applied “Radar”, starting at the outer corner and blending it inwards. I also added Whiskey to the lower lash line, using the smaller end of the brush to soften and blend. I applied “Thirteen” to the inner corner and the brow bone as a highlight shade. I finished with “Blackmarket” along my lash line to fake eyeliner!
This look is super quick and easy to create, and can be worn for all occasions! You can dress it up with a cat eye and false lashes, or apply less Whiskey to make it softer!
I also created this smoky bronze look, using the same palette! It’s super easy, and you can see a tutorial on it here!
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One of my favourite looks for the summer is a warm, shimmery shadow with a peachy/pink lip.
For this look, I used:
- Mac “Soft Ochre” Paint Pot
- Mac “Wedge” shadow
- Mac “Tan” Pigment
- Mac “She Sparkles” Dazzle shadow
- Stila Smudge Stick “Damsel”
- Benefit Roller Lash mascara
- Quo false lashes
- Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Nourishing Primer
- Maybelline Fit Me Foundation mixed with L’Oreal Infallible foundation Pro-Matte Foundation
- Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer
- Cover FX Illuminating Setting powder
- Mac Mineralize Skin Finish Natural
- Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette “Naked” for bronzer, soft contour, and blush
- Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Opal” with a bit of “Moonstone” over top
- Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray
- NYX “Nude” retractable lip liner
- Clinique “Melon Pop” Lip Colour + Primer
If you’ve read my previous posts, then you know how utterly obsessed I am with the Smashbox Crush On Blush Palette (you can read my full review with swatches here!)
For this post, I wanted to show how one palette can be used for both the eyes and the cheeks to create a soft yet glowy look.
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