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!
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.
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 😉
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 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 😉
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.
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)
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?
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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