As winter’s chill sets in, we’re partnering with our favorite style bloggers to show us how they wear the season’s hottest trends. From style tips to makeup trends to home décor, we’re excited to see how these fashionistas gear up for winter weather.
This week, we’re welcoming Tawny of Glamorously Mommy to share three essential makeup looks to try this holiday season, no matter how casual or elegant the event!
During the holiday season there are so many things to get excited about, such as giving gifts and the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping. But nothing – I mean NOTHING – gets me more excited than a holiday party! As a lady who loves a good glam makeup session, I understand not everyone is up for all the glitz and glitter like me, so I’m going to show you three holiday makeup looks you can take from a daytime office holiday party to a nighttime black tie event.
For these looks, I wanted to create a basic foundation for the face, and an eye look that I could build upon. So good news! All of these looks were created with ONE eye shadow palette. I know that not everyone has more than one eye shadow palette so it was important that I didn’t use too many products. Of course, all of these amazing products can be found at your local Meijer.
In the first look, I kept it simple. I started by prepping my skin with the Maybelline Master Prime Blur + Illuminate primer for hydrated, illuminated, healthy-looking skin.
After applying foundation, color correct with Maybelline DreamLUMI Touch concealer in Honey.
I started this simple eye look by applying the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cashmere all over the lid.
Next, I blend out the hard lines, using the light bronze eye shadow from the NYX Dream Catcher Palette for some dimension. Then, I used my favorite mascara Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black.
To finish off the look I popped on a bright pink lip liner from NXY in the color pinky. For a bit of shine, simply add NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu.
The next look is just a bit more elevated. I already had the basic eye look down, so I really didn’t have to do a lot to bump up the drama just a bit.
Using the NYX Dream Catcher Palette in Dusk til Dawn, I placed shade #6 in the outer corner of the eye for more of a smoky look.
Liner is the key to defining any eye look and adding lots of drama. I used the NYX Two Timer Kohl Pencil to line the top lash line. This eyeliner is really cool because it has two sides: one with a kohl liner great for smoking out any eye look, and one felt tip liner for a more precise application. Next, I popped on a bit of blush and highlighter for color.
Adding a bold lip is the perfect way to turn a simple look into a head-turning one. I used a berry lip liner and added this NYX Intense Butter Gloss in toasted marshmallow for a bold berry lip that’s sure to get you noticed at any holiday party.
This next look is for your fancy parties… or if you’re just a “fancy pants” like me. Hey, there is nothing wrong with having a little formal in your life, right?
For this look, I wanted it to be something that wasn’t too over-the-top glitzy. Start by creating a deeper crease using the black eye shadow in the palette (shown above), darkening the outer crease of the eye and the lower lash line. This will give the effect of a more defined, smoky look. Using a small definer brush, lightly apply a small amount of black to the outer corner, blending it very lightly.
Next, use the NYX Two Timeron felt tip side to create winged eyeliner on the outer corner of the eye.
Ladies, lashes are where it’s at! You can add a pair of eyelashes to elevate any eye look, but especially a smoky eye. I used the KISS #11 lashes for this look.
After that, I used Milani High Voltage red lipstick to jazz up the look!
Well… There you have it! Three simple holiday looks perfect for any occasion this season. Which was your favorite?