Friday, December 20, 2013
Hey beautiful! Who's ready for Christmas? My fiance and I have been so stressed and gearing up for our house closing on the 23rd (AHHHHH!) that we kind of pushed Christmas shopping and all that fun stuff to the last minute. BUT it's finally all done and thank God for online shopping, right? Phew. 

Anyway, I might not be able to help you wrap all your presents but I do have your back on an easy and fun holiday look! Let's check it out!

This is my srs bizness face apparently.

I used one palette for this entire look (including bronzer and blush) from one of my favorite palettes - Too Faced Loves Sephora 15 Years of Beauty Palette. I did a review on this palette a few months ago if you want to check it out here. This palette has everything needed to make an gorgeous holiday look - the gold, the shimmer. It's all there!

Starting with my face, I used my Kiehs Ultra Facial Moisturizer because mama needs moisture with this crazy New England weather and rubbed in some Benefit The Porefessional Primer. For foundation, I used L'Oreal True Match Lumi in Porcelain / Light Ivory and buffed it all out with a beauty blender. For my eyebrows (that are getting completely unruly) I used Benefit gimmeBrow.

Eyes - This is so quick and easy! For a base, I used MAC Paint Pot in Painterly. That basically makes my lids a nice canvas to work on without my veins or uneven skin tone popping through. I started with Behind The Counter and popped it into my crease using my Sigma Beauty E40 crease brush. Than I took TF <3's The Cast (ugh, SO pretty!) and put it all over my lid using my Sigma E55 lid brush. Using a blending brush (I used Sigma's E25), blend together so there's no hard edges. Now, taking MAC's Fix+, spray some onto your lid brush and grab some more TF <3's The Cast. I love using this spray with eyeshadows because it creates an intensity and boldness that you sometimes just can't achieve otherwise. Pat this into the middle of your eyelid to give it an extra bold gold look. On the bottom lash, I used 525 Market and smudged that out. Line your water line and tight line with a black eyeliner. Then, using your favorite gel eyeliner, wing out that cat eye, baby!

Bronzer / Blush - I used Chocolate Soleil for my bronzer which comes in this palette. It smells SO yummy. Blush is Who's Your Poppy? from the same palette.

Lips -  Wet N Wild Sugar Plum Fairy which is a nice, cheap dupe for MAC Rebel!

So what do you think? Would you wear this? Do you want to see more tutorials like this? Let me know! I love doing these but I can't tell if they're easier or harder through pictures. Until next time! Xx