The holidays are just around the corner, quite literally. And even though it’s my favorite time of the year, it can get stressful at times. I usually don’t have time to come up with makeup looks, with all of the madness going on, but I still need to look good. #Thestruggleisreal
That’s why I created a look that’s very festive and that works with everything. Even though the look requires a lot of steps, it’s fairly simple. And everyone can do it.
If you want to see how to recreate it, all you have to do is keep reading.
For this look you’ll only need a few key makeup items. A shimmery/glittery shadow, transition and crease colors, and a pop of color (optional).
The first step -after applying your primer- is to apply your transition shade. I chose MUG Creme Brûlée eyeshadow. You don’t need to be super precise since it’s just a transition color so that the rest blend smoothly.
After that I applied Cocoa Bear, also by MUG to deepen the crease. I applied this color more precisely since I do want it to be exactly in the crease. Remember you can substitute any color that I’m using in order to fit your needs.
In the upper crease I blended a very small amount of Rosewood by Morphe. It’s a burgundy/fuchsia color and it compliments my lid shade as you’ll be able to se in a moment. I only used a little bit though because it’s very pigmented and I don’t want it to overpower my lid shade.
When you’re done blending and you’re satisfied with how your crease looks, you can move onto the lid. The lid color I chose for this look is ColourPop’s eyeshadow in Amira. It’s a gold/khaki base with gold, green, and pink glitters running through it. When you’ve applied the lid color make sure that there are no harsh edges and that everything is blended and cohesive.
After blending for a lifetime, it’s time to add more depth to the look. And of course more blending. I went in with Mocha from MUG and with a small blending brush, I applied it only to the outer half of my lid and crease. You can leave it like that if you want but I wanted more depth so I went in with Corrupt from MUG, which is a black. I used a very small pencil brush and only applied it to the outer corners and blended it out with Mocha. Make sure that when you work with black shadow, you use small amounts and build it up so that you don’t create a mess.
It’s time to move on to the lower lash line. This is where I decided to add a pop of color, but it’s completely optional. I used the Rosewood color I used in the upper crease and concentrated it all over the lower lash line. I smoked it out a little but I wanted the color to be very prominent. I added a bit of Mocha but only on the outer corner. I used the Stila Smudge Stick in Gilded on my waterline to tie the look together. After that just apply mascara and the eye look is done.
Time to move on to the rest of the face. I used the MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Foundation in N120 and the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Light Neutral as a base. After setting everything I went in with the MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Bronze Fusion bronzer to warm up the skin and I contoured with Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer. For blush I used the Studio Makeup Soft Blend Blush that has no name. But it’s a very soft pink, almost none existent color, which is just what I wanted for the look. And to highlight I actually used the MUG eyeshadow in Shimma Shimma. I also popped that color in the inner corners of the eye.
Last but not least, the lips. I wanted a berry lip to compliment the eyes but just remember you can do whatever your little heart desires when it comes to colors. I went in with the NYX Retractable Lip Pencil in Nude Pink. On top of that I applied the Maybelline ColorSensational Matte Lipstick in Touch Of Spice to get the perfect shade.
And that’s it! We’re finally done. Make sure to share what you think about the look. And if you recreate the look, show me, I would love to see them!
Lot’s of love ❤