Happy almost Christmas!! Look, we all know that this year has SUCKED and that Christmas for most of us is looking really different this year. My family usually has 20 people for Christmas morning (I have 4 siblings and 8 nieces and nephews!) and so this year in lockdown will be tough for sure. That said, I am trying my best to look on the bright side (my family and friends are all safe and healthy) and find moments of “Christmas normalcy”.
One of those moments for me has been doing my hair and makeup and playing with Christmas looks. Despite how weird things are this year, I’m still going to be getting dolled up and feeling festive because why the heck not?! I wanted to share this easy holiday makeup look with you because it’s one that I find is classic, timeless and uses makeup you’ll use all year long.
Foundation: You’ve heard me rave about this foundation before. I only trust two foundations, and this one is my go-to for winter. I love the full-coverage and really does last all day long. I wear the shade Ecru and it’s a perfect match. The earlier link is for Sephora US, for my fellow Canadians, shop here. You can also get it here!
Concealer: I have been using this concealer for a while and love it. People swear by Shape Tape, but I find this one lasts longer without creasing and is half the price! Especially around the holidays when my skin is drier and I’m usually extra tired I use this under my eyes and blend down into my upper cheekbone to make me look refreshed and awake!
Highlighter: I avoid bronzer and contour around the holidays as I try to keep my makeup look softer and let any shimmer really stand out. This highlighter was recommended by my instagram followers and it lives up to hype! For this look I’m wearing the color “champagne pop” but “opal” is also amazing! No holiday look is complete with highlight on your upper cheekbones! For my fellow Canadians here’s the Canadian link.
Gold/Bronze Eyeshadow Palette: I wanted the focus of this holiday makeup look to be my red lips so I wanted to keep my eyeshadow subtle, but still have a hint of shimmer. This eyeshadow palette of nudes, golds and bronzes is perfect for creating a smokey eye in brown/gold shades that have only a touch of shimmer.
Liquid Eyeliner: I hope you’re not sick of hearing me talk about this eyeliner; I can’t get enough. If you are a beginner or in anyway nervous about liquid eyeliner you NEED this. The shape of the liner goes on so easily, it’s foolproof. I wanted black liquid liner for this holiday makeup look in order to channel a vintage vibe. The holidays always remind me of older era’s and I love how makeup can be used to create that feeling.
Mascara Primer / Mascara: The key to dramatic eyelashes is primer. If you’re not using a primer, you need to try one asap. This one is my personal favorite because it doesn’t get dry/flaky and it’s actually nourishing for your lashes. I did one coat of primer and then two coats of my current favorite drugstore mascara to get long wispy lashes for this look. Once again those are US links (sorry!) so if you’re Canadian shop the primer here and mascara here.
Longwear Red Lipstick: This lipstick is the best, best, best longwear lipstick I’ve found. So much so that I know of two brides who wore it for their weddings and both said it lasted the whole time! The color I’m wearing here is “Pioneer” which is a red with blue-y undertones so it’s amazing if you’re fair. If you have darker or olive skin there is also “Heroine” which is a more bright red with orange tones and it would look amazing!
Rhinestone Headband: This may not be part of the makeup look but I had to share because this headband is old and every time I wear it I get asked about it and i have FINALLY found a nearly identical one! This one is alo Plus it’s under $20, so it’s a great deal!
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This is my last post before Christmas so I want to wish you all a very merry Christmas! I hope you find little ways to bring some joy and Christmas spirit to your day. We plan on doing a walk in the woods, drinking a LOT of festive coffees (check out my holiday coffee drinks to try at home), and reading by the fireplace.