How to Do Holiday Make-Up Like a Pro….
I am so happy to have a Guest Feature, Hollywood Make up Artist (and my Sister) Tiana Holiday
The excitement for the Holidays can put your makeup routine on the back burner or least zap your energy when it comes to getting ready for that dreaded company Christmas party or neighbors fancy block party. But with some festive and easy ideas you will be ready to show off your Good ‘Ole Saint Nick Ho Ho Ho vibes.
This festive season pairs great with a perfect red lip. My favorite cult go to for the Holidays is M.A.C Cosmetic’s very first retro matte lipstick that is still a worldwide favorite, Ruby Woo. A True red lip that will stay all night especially if you make sure not to skip the lipliner. Using a lipliner will make your lipstick look neat, not sloppy, and it will help keep it where we want it to stay. The easiest way to achieve this is by lining the whole lip line with Cherry Lipliner from M.A.C Cosmetics than fill in the whole lip with the pencil. This is an easy way to make your lips a little fuller by going just a tad over the natural lip line. Lip liners are also a great way to make the lip even on both sides, makeup is great for optical illusions. Any true red lipstick and lip liner combo can work, I just like to use my tried and tested favs.
To add more spice to this bold lip you can add a red, gold or silver glitter on top, just pat the glitter into the freshly applied lipstick, than blot a little with a kleenex. Just dab a small amount at first and remember that glitter is the gift that keeps on giving. If the glitter gets on your skin, you can use some scotch tape to remove the little unwanted glitter flecks. For an even bolder lip use a darker lipliner such as burgundy, dark purple or black. but only outline the natural lip line than apply the lipstick and finally use a lip brush to blend the lipliner into the red lipstick. We call this an ombre lip and please have fun with different combos of colors. Makeup is suppose to be fun and to show off your confidence. Rock that bold lip at your Holiday Party!
When I do a red lip on myself or my clients, I like to finish the look off with pretty skin and to get that try Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, a little contour try Hoola Bronzer by Benefit or Sculpt Contour Powder by M.A.C Cosmetics, a pretty highlight try Hourglass highlights or Wet & Wild Highlights at your nearest drugstore, a peachy tone blush like Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso sold at Drugstores, a well groomed brow try using Anastasia Brow Powder Duo, a black eyeliner on top try Blacktrack or Boot Black Liquid eyeliner both by M.A.C Cosmetics or bottom eyeliner try Revlon Colorstay pencil in black and complete with a pretty set of lashes I love M.A.C Cosmetics lashes in #48, #36 and #35 or try House of Lashes.
If a bold lip is not in the cards for you or you want to put more focus on your eyes, than go for a dark emerald green smokey eye. I love this look all over the lid and blended up into the crease. I use a soft brown matte eyeshadow to blend it out, than add a touch of a light shimmery eyeshadow just under the brow bone and inner corner of eye. I use a black eyeliner on lower lash line and than blend that out with the dark green eyeshadow. Add lashes to increase the dramatic effect or lots of mascara. A fun way to draw attention to the eye is to embrace metallic in your eyeshadow. This isn’t as messy as using glitter. Bronze, gold, and silver are a great option for a metallic eye.
Adding volume to your Holiday cheer this season with a ruby red lip, glitter, smokey sexy eyes and a lush lash will put you in a jolly mood. You want to stand out for having an ultra-chic look not a messy over the top one. When you focus on one feature on your face and keep the others polished, you will have winning Holiday look.
Written by, Tiana Holiday
I hope you enjoyed my little guest feature and learned some helpful tips for the Holiday’s, OX D’Arcy
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