Two Pretty Holiday Makeup Looks



holiday makeup looks

The holidays are upon us and while we’ve briefly chatted about outfits, scents and gifts, we haven’t touched on makeup! I took a cue from my favorite silver screen sirens to create two holiday makeup looks with the ever glamorous and luxurious Charlotte Tilbury collection.

Let’s start with a glam holiday makeup look that would be perfect for the red carpet!

holiday makeup looks

Before applying any makeup, I started off my look with this incredible “Magic Cream.” It makes your skin smooth and moisturized, creating the perfect canvas for your makeup.

holiday makeup looks

Once the moisturizer was set, I applied this primer for a luminous effect. You can actually apply it under, over or instead of foundation but I prefer to apply it under to smooth my skin even more 😉

holiday makeup looks

After I prepped my skin with foundation, I applied these gorgeous hues from this eyeshadow palette. I know that some people prefer to put on their foundation after applying eye makeup, but I’ve just always done it this way and it’s a hard habit to break haha. I used the lighter shade (top left) to prep my entire lid up to the brow and then used the burgundy shade (top right) in my crease. I darkened my crease by layering the darkest shade ( bottom right) and added a hint of sparkle with the last shade (bottom left). One of these days, I’ll make a video so you can see it in action 🙂

holiday makeup looks

After applying eyeshadow, I added a wing across the top of each eye with this liquid eyeliner. I get a TON of compliments on my eyeliner and winged eyeliner is something I always wear (I never wear eyeliner on the bottom though). I have a very distinct way of doing it so I’ll save this for another video as well.

holiday makeup looks

Next, comes the mascara! I always get asked if I have false eyelashes but no… it’s just my mascara haha! I usually apply 2-4 coats depending on what type of look I’m doing – for this one, I applied three coats, allowing each to dry before reapplying. I only put one light coat on my bottom lashes.

holiday makeup looks

After completing my eye makeup, I moved on to “sculpting” my face and used the contour and highlighter  duo for this step. I used the contour just under my cheek bones and on the sides of each nose.

holiday makeup looks

After contouring, I used this gorgeous blush for a pretty, rosy glow! I should also note that I always use a vibrating makeup brush to seamlessly blend my contour and blush (separately). After applying my contour and blush, I then swept the highlighter over my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose for a hint of sheen.

holiday makeup looks

Before applying lipstick, I lined my lips with a nude lip pencil. I find that lining my lips tends to make my lipstick stay on better and look more true to the color.

holiday makeup looks

For my lipstick, I decided to go for a hue that would work perfect for the red carpet…or New Years..or Christmas. I call this one my “Marilyn” red as it’s the perfect classic Hollywood red lip color 😉

holiday makeup looks

holiday makeup looks

holiday makeup looks

holiday makeup looks

 

Red’s not your thing? No worries! I love this peachy nude lipstick  for a more natural and understated yet elegant look. Very Audrey Hepburn 😉 I started by filling in my lips with a nude lip pencil and applied a creamy, kissable nude lipstick on top.

holiday makeup looks

holiday makeup looks

holiday makeup looks

holiday makeup looks

Details: 

Leyden Bronze Dress c/o | Rose Gold Ring (old – similar here) | WAYF Floral Top c/o (dress version seen in this post!) | Herkimer Diamond Necklace (similar here) | Londontown Nail Polish | SimpleHuman Mirror | Rocksbox Necklace (on tray)

Charlotte Tilbury Makeup c/o – Magic Cream | Primer | Contour and Highlighter | Blush | Eyeshadow | Eyeliner | Mascara | Red Lipstick | Lip Liner | Nude Lipstick 

 

And there you have it: two pretty holiday makeup looks!

When it comes to lipsticks, do you prefer a bold, glamorous red or a pretty, understated nude? 

xo

 

Also, what do you guys think of these photos? We just got a new camera and lenses so we’ve been playing around with it. I’ve also been experimenting with my editing and decided to go a little darker with these – eek! Would love to know your honest thoughts <3

 

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