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Holiday Hot Look #1 Glitter and Red Lips

December 7, 2014

Hi Everyone!

I have a holiday look for you today! I decided that this year I’m going to squeeze in as many holiday makeup looks as I can, these are so fun to create! The holidays are a time to bust out the glitter and bold lips and all that fun stuff so that’s what we’re doing today. So without further ado let’s get to it!

Okay so to begin I already put my base on (foundation, concealer) and my brows. We’re going to start with the eyes and then move onto the face and lastly lips.

Step One

For the eyes, I’m keeping the shadow very simple. I’m going to use the Lorac Pro Palette, but the shades are the most basic and can be found in tons of palettes.

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I primed my lids, then took the shade Taupe and used it as a transition shade. There won’t be tons going on with the shadows, so this was important to add dimension. Keeping it super simple, I took Cream and swept it across the lid. And finally for shadows I took Espresso into the outer V and into the crease to add some depth. That’s it for shadows, easy right?

Step One

Step Two

The next step will be the base for the glitter we’re going to use later. This is also very simple. Using the Essence Gel Liner in Midnight in Paris (Black) I drew a medium thick line across my upper lash line and then created a wing.

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Step Three

While this was drying, I went ahead and gave the lower lashline some colour. I took Espresso again on a flat definer brush and pressed it into my lower lashline about half way. I then took taupe on a pencil brush and blended it out from inner to outer corner.

Step Four

Now it’s GLITTER TIME! So to make this really fun for the holiday, I will be adding some sparkle to the eyes. I have chosen the Lit Cosmetics Glitter in Hot Chocolate for this, as it’s a really pretty dark bronze shade and would be flattering on all eye colours. To apply this I’m taking the tiniest angled eye liner brush I could find, dipping it in the Lit adhesive and then into the glitter which I tapped into the cap. I then just used the black liner as a guide and filled in with the glitter until it was mostly opaque. If you mess up and ‘draw’ outside the lines, don’t worry because once it dries it can be flaked off with a Q-tip and or some makeup remover.You could bring the glitter down onto your lower lashline as well if you’d like.

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Step Five

While that was drying before I curled my lashes, I did the rest of my face. I first warmed up my skin with Laguna Bronzer. contoured with Fawn from the ABH Contour Kit and then added Benefit Rockateur Blush and blended it all out seamlessly with a duo fiber. Lastly, I added some Becca Opal to highlight. I then went back and added mascara. You could of course add falsies to this look, but it would look best if the lashes had an invisible band, as the glitter covers up the black, so they’ll look pretty obvious. I didn’t have any in that style so I stuck with mascara.

Face and mascara

Step Six

Now onto the lips. For this I chose a holiday classic, a red. This red is a little unique since it has orange undertones, but you can pick whatever red you like best. I started by lining my lips with Milani’s Color Statement Lip Liner in True Red and shaded in the edges, as the liner isn’t an exact match with the lipstick, so this helps everything blend nicely. If you mess up with the liner, just clean it up with a q-tip.

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I then took the lipstick and filled everything in with the Nars Audacious Lipstick in Grace.

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Here is the finished look!

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I hope you enjoyed this holiday look and let me know in the comments what looks you’re loving for this holiday season!

Bye for now!

Chelsey

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6 Comments

  • Reply korolbeautyandmakeup December 7, 2014 at 5:14 am

    Love it! Looks gorgeous x

  • Reply Tiff December 7, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Cool look! The glitter is definitely good for the holidays!

    Tiff | AMtoPM

  • Reply Victoria D December 7, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Love the glitter!

    • Reply Chelsey December 7, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      Thank you, me too!

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