Sunday, December 12, 2010

Glowy Holiday Party Makeup

Hey everyone! Today I have for you a glowy, soft and smokey holiday look. Perfect for a party or other formal occasion. Let's get started!

1) Foundation. Be sure to either use longlasting products or set with a powder so your makeup stays all night. (Stila Perfecting Concealer in 'C', gloMinerals Loose Base in Natural Light)
2) Start off the eyes with your best base, to create a tacky surface for the shadows. (MAC Painterly Paint Pot)
3) Apply a light, golden color all over the lid and into the crease. (Lancome Suntouched)
4) Apply a matte brown into the outer corner. Work into the crease and sweep some onto the lower lash line. Blend! (Lancome Lézard)
5) Using a pencil liner, line your upper lash line and inner rims for a smokey affect. (Wet N Wild pencil liner in Black)
6) Curl your lashes...
 7) And apply your best mascara! Use false lashes here if you desire; I don't own any. (Lancome Hypnose Drama)
8) For the cheeks, start off with a rosy blush, then apply shimmery highlighter to the tops of the apples. (Nars Dolce Vita, Physician's Formula Shimmer Strip in Sunset Strip)
9) Complete the look with a neutral lip! Follow this sequence for your  lipstick: apply, blot, apply, blot, apply. This will create a long-lasting "stain" on your lips. (L'Oreal Lipstick in Gilded Pink)
10) Done!
Enjoy your holiday parties, everyone! What do you think of the look?

Love, Val


  1. I love this look! Also love your new blog layout!

  2. absolutely love that lipstick on you. i think loreal makes great lipsticks & luckily they're super inexpensive.

  3. u look so cute!!! nice makeup tutorial!!!

    xoxo jenna

  4. Ohmigosh your eyes look so incredibly pretty. I love love the bronze-ish shadow!! :)

  5. so pretty. i love the tutorial style of the post as well

  6. What a fun look! I love the shimmery eye makeup.
    xo Josie

  7. Hi Val,
    What's the brush you are using in Picture8?

  8. @Ra, UK: Unfortunately the brush is not available anymore - it's very old!


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