Saturday, December 13, 2014

My Holiday Makeup Plans!

Have you figured out what you're wearing for the holidays? More importantly, have you decided what you're wearing on your face? As much as people try to find the perfect outfit for Christmas, I am the type of person who focuses more on my makeup! I used to agonize over what type of look I was going to do for the holidays. Should I go smokey or neutral on my eyes? Berry or red lips? I find the holidays one of my favorite times to play and have fun with my makeup looks, but I also want to keep it festive and fun!

I picked up a few new kits and products during some great Black Friday sales, and shopped my stash to find some of my all-star products for holiday makeup looks. I like to do a deeper, nighttime look for Christmas Eve, and then a lighter, more fresh-faced look for Christmas Day. Let's take a look at what I'll be wearing this year!


 Like an effervescent cocktail, Laura Geller's Plum Fizz Collection adds a touch of sparkle and shine to celebrate your most happiful mood! 
This kit includes a mini Spackle Makeup Primer in "Supercharged", full sized Baked Brulee Shadow in "Chestnut", full sized Waterproof I-Care Eyeliner in Caffee Mocha, mini GlamLASH Dramatic Volumizing Mascara in "Black", and a full sized Love Me Dew Lip Crayon in "Plum Freeze."
I picked up this kit during the Ulta Black Friday sale, however I paid the full $20 for it. It's an amazing deal for a complete look, and has a retail value of $90! I love the super sexy brown/bronze eye with a deep plum lip, so this set was made for me! Not only is it great for the holiday, but it's a fantastic kit to use all winter long!

2. Dior Addict Eau de Parfum (1.7 oz $82)
 A vibrant oriental, Dior Addict Eau de Parfum indulges the senses with sumptuous silk tree flower, voluptuous night queen flower, and luscious bourbon vanilla combined with sandalwood and tonka bean to evoke a feeling of passion in the daringly sexy woman who wears it.
Notes:
Silk Tree Flower, Mandarin Leaf, Orange Blossom, Queen of the Night Flower, Bulgarian Rose, Bourbon Vanilla Absolute, Mysore Sandalwood, Tonka Bean.
I'm kind of cheating by putting this product on my list, because it's my all-time favorite perfume. I wear it constantly, although I do think it makes an absolutely perfect Fall/Winter scent. It's a such a smoky, warm oriental scent. The notes of sandalwood and bourbon vanilla really shine through. It's one of the sexiest scents ever created. There is nothing I get complimented on more than this perfume. People have stopped me everywhere (the doctor's office, gas stations, Target- you name it) and ask me what I'm wearing. It's that good. Yes, it's expensive, but it's absolutely worth the splurge for a truly decadent and sexy perfume!

 This lip color delivers super antioxidant resveratrol, which fights free radicals with potent long-term antiaging benefits. Each lipstick contains the amount of resveratrol found in five glasses of red wine. Formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.
I love Bite Beauty lipsticks. The colors are always beautiful and unique, but they're also long-wearing, pigmented and super moisturizing. One of my go-to shades is "Pepper", however "Rhone" is an absolutely stunning pink/berry shade that is such a festive tone if you're not into red lips. It looks super sexy without being too much.

 Vivid pigments blend with nourishing natural oils and superfruit extracts for petal‐soft lips that feel, look and taste amazing.
Jane Iredale creates some of the most gorgeous lip products ever. If I could afford it, I would buy her entire PureMoist lipstick line! Margi is a beautiful and wearable brick red. I have strayed from brick-toned reds in the past because they tend to make my teeth look yellow, but this one is incredibly flattering, and not "too much." I think it's one of my favorite reds for the holiday season. Even better- it is long-wearing and smells deliciously fruity!

Treat your lips to luscious lip gloss shades that soothe, hydrate and nourish your lips for a fresh, pretty look.
The perfect pairing to the "Margi" lipstick is the PureGloss Lip Gloss in "Crabapple." This is another wearable brick red shade that has the slightest touch of shimmer to it. It's barely noticeable once it's on, but when the light hits your lips just right, it's gorgeous! I find these to be pigmented, but not completely opaque, so you can wear this alone for a glossy red tint, or over a red lipstick to give it some shine!

 Put a twinkle in your eyes with this exclusive set of 5 full size skinny smolderEYES waterproof liners. Each Amazonian clay-infused formula delivers intense, long-wearing color for you to mix and match and create a variety of looks, from smoldering and sultry to romantic and doe-eyed. With the included sharpener and gorgeous, whimsical gift box, this 5-piece collection also makes an ideal “bow and go” gift for your favorite tartelette.
This is a limited-edition set of tarte's best-selling, easy-glide eyeliners all dressed up for the holidays in a gorgeous, giftable box. Includes 5 best-selling shades: onyx (black), bronze agate (bronze), smoky quartz (grey taupe), peridot green (olive green), plum tanzanite (dark plum). Tarte liners are some of the best in the business for me, and I always jump on these sets every year. $27 for 5 full sized high-end liners is just way too good to pass up. While I normally don't stray from my brown/black liners, I find that Tarte's colored liners are always super sexy and wearable. I have green eyes, so their plum shades have always been super flattering. I love how easy these glide on too! They are smudgeable, however they do set within a minute if you don't want them to stray!

Six stunning limited edition items cast a soft, luminescent glō with a touch of whimsy; tones of violet, rose and bronze enhanced with subtle shimmer create a timeless look to celebrate special occasions and make lasting memories.  
This kit includes:
 2 Cream Stay Shadow Sticks in "Gold Blush", which is a lilac with gold shimmer, and "Keepsake", which is an antique bronze.
     Blush Duo in "Garland" which incldues a matte, light pink and a light shimmering gold highlight.
    Precise Micro Eyeliner in "Violet"
    Lipstick in "Confetti" which is a beautiful pink with a peachy undertone.
    Liquid Ink Eyeliner in "Black."
I'm relatively new to this line, so I thought the Keepsake Collection would be a great place to start. This kit has the perfect shades for a bright and airy "Christmas Day" look for me. My green eyes look amazing offset by the beautiful lilac and bronze-toned shadow sticks, and purple eyeliner. The best part is that the shadow sticks is that they don't crease on my oily lids. Score! The blush is subtle, yet festive with the gentle golden glow, and the pink lipstick isn't totally opaque, so you won't be looking at weird, chalky pepto lips, but more of a warm, pink-nude tone that really wakes up the face and brightens the rest of the look. I am loving the quality of this kit, and if you haven't checked out this brand yet, you absolutely must!

Created backstage at fashion week for the world’s top fashion designers, Butter LONDON’s lacquers are rich in color, giving your nails a look that is more vibrant. The vitamin-enriched formula promotes nail strength and provides beautifully consistent coverage. Butter LONDON does not add formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP to any of its nail formulas.
While many people tend to go for deep reds and shimmery bronze shades on their nails for the holidays, I wanted to go a bit different, and pink something that was inspired by the new "Color of the Year" Marsala. While this is a bit more pink-toned than Marsala, it's definitely in the same family. I love this dusty rose shade because it really goes beautifully with any outfit or makeup look, and butter LONDON is of course, my all-time favorite polish brand! They're so luxe and long-lasting, and you really only need one coat to opacity!

 Add a touch of luxe to your eye look! 12 party-perfect shades of Smashbox's best-selling, super blendable Photo Op Eye Shadows - from runway-inspired jewel tones to lush neutrals.
Shades include: Vanilla (matte), Opus (matte), Obsidian (shimmer), Blacktop (shimmer), Mist (shimmer), Coronation (shimmer), Confectionette (shimmer), Bourbon (shimmer), Midnight Emerald (shimmer), Chianti (shimmer), Sapphires (shimmer), and Nutmeg (shimmer).
So if you're not into the whole neutral smokey eye and you want something more dramatic and colorful for your holiday eye look, this is the palette for you! It's currently on sale for only $18 at Ulta, and it's one that I just couldn't resist during the Black Friday sale. It's small and is slightly larger than the palm of my hand, however the shadows really pack a punch! There are mostly shimmery jewel tones in this palette, which are perfect for a festive look! They are soft, pigmented and blendable, which is everything I look for in a great palette. I love how versatile this is, and how many looks can be created! this is also wonderfully travel friendly, so if you're going to stay with family members, you can take this palette and leave the rest of your shadows at home! Definitely a holiday must-have for me this season!

Hope my list has given you some inspiration for your holiday makeup looks! There are so many holiday palettes and gift sets out there as well, and I'm so overwhelmed! I definitely want to make another order at Ulta or Sephora before the limited edition set are gone forever! Which ones have you purchased, or are on your wishlist? Let me know!

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4 comments:

  1. ohhh babe, you made me crave the smashbox palette! it's so pretty!:)

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    1. It is STUNNING! And Ulta has it on sale for half price! Only $18! You need to jump on that haha :) It's the most gorgeous jewel-tones I've ever seen. I couldn't resit ;)

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  2. That Bite lipstick and Smashbox palette are so darn pretty. WANT.

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    1. Ok the Bite lipstick is AMAZING. like the most gorgeous color ever and super unique. And the Smashbox palette is only $18 at Ulta. The larger version (I think it's more than twice the size of this one) is only $28 I believe. SO worth it to pick up for yourself and the colors are super gorgeous!

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