I am participating in 12 Days of Blogmas, where myself and amazing bloggers have teamed up to bring you a blog post every day up to Christmas. What does this mean for you? Not only will you be introduced to 12 amazing bloggers, but there will also be a giveaway EVERY DAY, including Christmas!!!! I will always have the day's giveaway linked below.
Today's post is something right up my alley, and may be my favorite day of Blogmas! Okay, okay I am a little biased, because today is my giveaway day and one of you lucky readers will win a Lipsense Starter Kit, which includes a lip color, glossy gloss, and ooops remover (if you already have a kit I will do a lip color and gift instead!)
I am so happy to be able to share my 'go to' holiday look. I love doing a full face of makeup and the holiday time usually inspires for shimmery eye-shadow, I decided I would keep things more simple and focus more on having a subtle eye and a bold lip and all of my products fit into this little makeup bag. I know a lot of people travel during the holidays so I wanted to share how you can still look glam while using minimal products.
I have been using this NYX full coverage foundation lately, and I'm questioning why I ever stopped using it! I've tried a variety of different foundations, and while normally I use my MAC water weight foundation, I have been drawn to my NYX one more. It is not joking when it says full coverage and a little goes a long way. Because it can look a bit cakey if you use too much, I recommend using a damp beauty blender to lighten it up a little. If you are in a winter-y wonderland like I am, I strongly recommend starting with a moisturizer, like the yes to tomatoes moisturizer; it is my favorite!
I then apply my NYX wonder stick. (Also I am just now realized how much NYX I use in this look!) I highlight my cheek bones, below the hollows of my cheeks, bridge of my nose, and forehead. I then turn it over and use the contour on my hollows of my cheeks, temples of my forehead, and sides of my nose.
I also decided to use it as my eyeshadow and used the highlight all over the lid, and added in the contour on the outer edge and blended up to my crease.
I have yet to find the perfect blush shade for me, but I have found a great alternative! I use this NYX lipstick in tea rose and dab it on my cheeks and blend it in.
I have been vacationing here in Utah, so I travelled very light! Lately I have just been using my beauty blender to apply my foundation, wonderstick, and blush.
I know my brows are in need of a lot of help, but I am currently loving my new routine! I comb them out and then fill in a line above and below my eyebrow shape. I then comb it out again to make the line less harsh. This spooly is the end of a milani eyebrow pencil, and I use a NYC eyebrow pencil in brown.
If you have been reading my blog, you know this ELF liquid eyeliner is my holy grail eyeliner! I swear by it and it is the only one I've truly loved! I just did a smaller wing, but lately I have been loving doing thicker cat eye liner! If you'd like a tutorial on how to do eyeliner let me know, I have some great tips I'd love to share with ya.
I usually am a huge fan of Maybelline mascara, but I have loved this Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara more than I thought I ever would! It goes on so much less clumpy, and brings length and volume to my lashes. I highly recommend if you are looking for a new mascara!
I sell Lipsense because after receiving my first one I became hooked and knew I needed more! Today I wore berry which is such a great holiday color. Lipsense lasts all day and is kiss, eat, drink, and smudge proof! I even did a smudge test down below, which I realized is a lot easier to show in a video than pictures. I applied this in the morning and it lasted all day, even through my meals. Y'ALL. This stuff is the real deal! And, one of you will be able to try it out for yourself, the giveaway is linked below as mentioned.
And that is my final look! A perfect holiday beauty look for any parties, family events, or date nights you may be attending. (this lipstick will really come in handy then, it's kiss proof!) This is perfect if you are like me and travelling a bit, or if you are just into lighter/less time consuming makeup looks.
I am giving away a Lipsense Bundle and you can enter down below! The giveaway winner will be announced on my Facebook page + will close in 2 days so hurry and get your entries in!!!
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