by: Mz. Red Carpet
It’s that time again!!! The holidays are approaching and the festivities are beginning. The smell of chicken and dressing, mac & cheese and peach cobbler in the oven. Omg, is anybody else just as excited about Thanksgiving like I am? Christmas food, maybe? Okay, inner fat girl kicking in, #DontJudgeMe. Some of you may be attending holiday parties and want to step that makeup game up just a little bit more than normal. Well, you’re in luck! I decided to give u a couple of makeup looks that you could recreate on your own. Let’s get started!
My brows were done using the Nyx pencil in “Dark Brown.” I used Mac’s NC40 concealer to sculpt my brow and it gave me a natural highlight. For my eyes I used the gold “get lucky” color from my friends over at Colourpop (www.colourpop.com) on my lid and in the crease (to smoke it out) I used color “straight Trippin” also from Colourpop. For the lashes I used the number 747M in the blue and clear case, you can purchase these from your local beauty supply. I primed my face with benefits “porefessional.” It helps to minimize those large pores. I also used my “calamine lotion” because it helps to keep my face matte. I have very oily skin and I hate looking like I just had someone pouring canola oil on me. As for my foundation, I used my Nars in “sheer glow” and for my highlight I simply used my favorite go to “Carnaval in Rio” by Fergie. That’s just to give me that dewey glow. When it comes to my lips I used Mac’s “Ruby Woo” partnered with Mac’s lip liner “Currant.” You can also change your lips to a nude color if you want depending on how festive you are feeling. I decided to go with the red for the holiday season. I topped off the look with my setting spray from Hard candy which can be found at your local Walmart. There you have it. Your day time holiday party look.
For the night time look I switched it up a bit. As you can see I kept everything the same except my eyes, highlight and contour. Night time is a bit different. You want to stand out and make a statement, or maybe that’s just me. On my eyes I used a “deep green” from my Bh Cosmetics 88 Matte Pallette. To give me a little shimmer I used my finger and dappled my “Get lucky” gold color from Colourpop in the middle of my lid. For my eyeliner I used “Stila,” nothing major, but it can be purchased from Sephora. I highlighted under my eye and down the bridge of my nose (to give me that sleek and chiseled look) using LA Girl pro concealer in “Fawn”. To contour my face I used Mac’s “Blunt” which is actually a blush but it’s great for contouring. To set my under eye concealer I mixed my Ben Nye’s “Banana Powder and Camel” together. I did this because it gives me just the right coverage without causing a dusty appearance as if I just left the morgue or something. I let it ‘bake’ on my face for about 15-20 minutes. You don’t have to let it sit that long, ten minutes is enough time. Once the baking process completed I took my makeup brush and dusted the remaining powder away and used a bronzer to top it off. For my overall face setting powder I used Black Opal’s “Medium.” I sprayed my Fix Plus setting spray to top everything off and there you have it.