Personally it will be a miracle if I even put moisturizer on for Christmas day (as I do not plan on leaving the house), but if you have a more social agenda on hand for the holidays, I’ve put together some makeup ideas so you can *cue the music* Deck the Halls with MAC and Bobbi.
You likely own a deep berry or red lip color so you’re already halfway there. Now add a sheer gold or silver shimmery shade on top for a festive and easy look. Try MAC Lustreglass in Lustrewhite or Instant Gold. Or try an all-in-one color plus shimmery gloss like Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Gloss in Raspberry.
You can never go wrong with a smoky eye (ok, well you can) but the look is classic and can be appropriate in almost any social setting. For more conservative events, go easy on the application and choose lighter colors like brown or bronze. For more informal events, experiment with color and go with a green, blue, or purple smoky eye.
Need some application tips? Check out How to Apply a Smoky Eye.
3. Metallic Eyeshadow.
Think the tinsel and ornaments are the only things that should shine? Nope! Adorn your eyes in a metallic eyeshadow. For cool undertones, try a silver color like Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Gunmetal. For warmer undertones, try a gold like MAC Eyeshadow in Bronze.
4. Neutral Eyes and Dramatic Lashes.
I love looks that are both natural yet dramatic at the same time. Open up your eye area and serve them doe eyes. If a volumizing and defining mascara just doesn’t do the trick for you, grab someArdell Fashion Lashes and Duo Lash Glue in Dark (works best for darker hair). Need some tips? Check out Big, Flirty Lashes.
Oh the joy of seeing a peach blush on various shades of brown. It looks good on all of us, but the trick is to get one pigmented enough to show up beautifully. NARS Blush in Gina or Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Excite are two that come to mind for every skin tone.
Wanna really knock ‘em out? Put some bronzer on your cheeks first and then apply the peach blush on top. Your cheeks will look INSANE. I’m currently in love with CoverGirl Queen Collection Bronzer in Ebony Bronze.