Good Morning Cupcakes!! Hope you've all been well. I'm bringing you another Holiday Look today, but unlike the others where I just flew by the seat of my pants creating whatever I thought was fun, I decided that I wanted to challenge myself to create a glam Holiday look using only one Eye Shadow Palette. It's really not that hard for most people, but when you have as many Eye Shadow Palettes as me sometimes you can be spoiled for choice so I decided I would challenge myself to pick one and stick with it for this look. Well Let's get into it :)
Face : I first primed my face with Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser. I then used a damp Beauty Blender to apply Maybelline FIT me! Matte and Poreless Foundation in Ivory. I used Nyx HD concealer and a damp beauty blender to highlight and conceal any imperfections or redness. Finally I set my face with Nyx #Nofilter Finishing Powder in Alabaster, and L'oreal Infallible Makeup Extending Setting Spray.
Cheeks: For my cheeks I used the shade paaarty from Tarte. This blush was part of a lippie / blush duo that VIB Rouge members with a December Birthday received this year. This shade is exclusive to the Rouge Birthday program so if you have Rouge to and a December Birthday I highly recommend you pick up this gift. I've been loving it.
Highlight: I did some base highlighting with the Nyx HD Concealer in Fair but I also added just a bit of my Kylie Cosmetics Kylighter in Cotton Candy Cream to my cheekbones and temples and blended it out so it didnt' leave a harsh highlight line.
Brows: For my brows I used an angled brow brush and the Nyx Tame and Frame Brow Pomade in Espresso. I just used the product with a light hand to fill in any sparse patches in the brow, working through with the angled brush. I did use a spoolie when I was finished just to run through them one final time and make them look as natural as possible and help tamp down any hairs that want to have their own eye brow party.
Eyes: After priming with Urban Decays Eye Primer Potion in Sin I wanted to use one palette only with this look so I gravitated instantly toward the Urban Decay Cosmetics Jean Michel Basquiat Gold Griot Palette. This palette has a good range of shades that I knew I could create a total look with no problem. I first ran Enigma all over the lid and brow bone area. I then blended Levitation and Not For Sale into the crease and alone the lower lash line. I then applied Pseudonym to my outer v and inner corner blending them into the crease but making sure they stay pigmented and dark on the outer v and inner corner. i also smudged this color along the lower lash line for a nice navy smoky look. I then dipped into the lighter shimmery brown shade Influence and applied this to my lid blending into Pseudonym slightly to marry them together nicely.
Eye Liner: For my standard black wing I used my tried and true Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper. I never deviate from this product. I have tried MANY an eye liner and nothing I've tried beats this baby in my price bracket ($25 and under yes don't shame me I will spend that much on an eyeliner if it's going to do what I want it to) I then used Urban Decay Cosmetics Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Midnight Cowboy to line the top of the black wing and add a little Festive pop! I know I do this step a lot in my looks but it's a really easy way for people of all makeup skill levels to add a little extra drama to any look.
Lips: Surprise Surprise I'm using a Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick. You may have noticed by now that he makes my favorite liquid lips seeing as I think I've used them in the majority of my looks :) This time I used one of my favorite shades Androgeny. I just love this color what do you guys think?
Well that's all for today Cupcakes! Super simple and easy for anyone to recreate! I hope you enjoyed this post and today's look and I hope you will join me for my next Holiday look on Sunday! I have so much fun creating these I hope you have just as much fun seeing them, and can take some inspiration from them! As always guys thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again next time!! Don't forget to leave a comment and tell me what you think and follow me on social media. Have a great Weekend guys!