Today will be the exciting start to a series! I will be showing 5 holiday looks Between now and new years! Each post will include live up – to – date links of the makeup I’m wearing as well as the clothes. ( Please keep in mind some of the clothes and shoes I wear will not be available as I’ve had them for years). So, as we usher in the winter season and say goodbye to fall colors and Pumpkin lattes, I thought I’d do a look to end fall with a glittery farewell ( and we all know how much I love glitter).
I used fall fall colors with a bright purple pop for the outfit itself. I love cardigans and this one if probably my favorite. I did also wear ( not pictured) congac colored heeled booties with ruffled boot socks.
Shirt: Basic white V neck Tee from Torrid ( any white tee will do of course).
Cardigan: Mustard Cardigan from Rue21 ( Not currently available online, I bought this back in August )
Scarf: Apt. 9 Floral print Blanket scarf: (Christmas gift from 2 years ago)
Jeans: Rue21 High waist Flex Jeggings
Socks: Rue21 Ruffled Boot Sock
Shoes: Torrid Congac Lace Up Booties
For the makeup, I wanted something Natural with a punch of glitter. I chose not to do lashes or eyeliner ( Which would be an amazing addition to the look) so that all the focus went to that gold glitter inner corner. ( Excuse the photos, I’m currently in the works of creating a little corner for myself, but for now I’m improvising).
Now on to the products used! The only thing not pictured here would be the It cosmetics bye bye under eye. I don’t actually own this concealer, I got it as a sample in my mail call from Ulta ( My normal concealer is the makeup Revolution Concealer Palette). Anyways, on to the pictured products.
Smash box primers: I purchased the try it smash box primer authority try it kit. I used all four primers ( under eye, shadow, primer water, and foundation primer) for this look. Any primers will do the trick, and if you don’t have under eye primer, no problem! I just personally need some extra help in the under eye department
Foundation: I used a spray foundation from PUR in the color medium ( also comes in light, tan, and dark). A little goes a long way with this foundation, so I sprayed it on my cheeks and forehead blending it out to the rest of my face with a beauty blender.
Concealer: Like I said above, I did use a under eye primer, and after that I did go in with a color correcting concealer kit from Ulta. I focused specifically on my under eyes using yellow to even out and yellow to brighten.Then I went in with the bye bye under eye (link above), warming it up on my finger before dabbing it on and blending it all in. After that I patted some Nyx #nofilter finishing powder in the color medium olive. Before you say anything, I already know they make translucent setting powders for the under eye. my personal preference is a finishing powder, and there really is no wrong way to do makeup.
Brows: So, another set purchase I made was the Benefit bigger Bolder brows kit that comes with 3 full sized brow products and a brow stencil thing, It ended up being $34 for the whole set which is an awesome deal. Plus, it comes in a super cute tin.
Contour: When I bought this contour palette I didn’t have high expectations for the highlight shades. I was blown out of the water by all three of them. My favorite has to be the super pigmented opal highlight that I wore for my Vegas makeup look. for this look I did the warm gold shade and contoured with the two darkest shades
Eyes: Finally at the fun part! I had fun playing in my new palettes ( I almost didn’t want to stop) and when it finally came to put on the glitter I had to take a deep breath and think for a while to keep myself from going crazy. these past few days have been my first experience with cosmetic glitter, and I couldn’t have asked for a better more comfortable experience. I’ve been using NYX face and body glitter and I would totally recommend it!
Anyways, I started with the too faced Merry Macaroons palette, using the shade coconut as a base, then going in with a fluffy blender brush I used an Ulta single shadow in the color Camel as a transition shade. Dipping back into the too faced palette with the same brush, I used the shade Tiramisu to blend out the crease. Then taking a smaller crease brush I dipped into milk chocolate to blend out the crease and outer edge. Next I grabbed the naked basics palette, and dipped my detailer brush in Painter, defining the crease and c curve, then blended it out with a blending brush and more milk chocolate. Then I used a large shadow brush to pat Tiramisu over the entire lid and then used a small shadow brush to pat champagne kiss over the center. Using a slanted eyeliner brush I I patted cookies in cream on my lash line and praline on my inner corner. After blending the colors together with a flat eyeliner brush, I used that same slanted liner brush to pat primer and glitter at my inner corners.
Finishing touches: I swiped in a couple of coats of Too Faced’s better than sex mascara ( comes with the pallette). Then I used a coconut water finishing spray that I picked up from Walmart, I’m 90% sure it’s from hard candy cosmetics. After using my finishing spray I used Too faced melted chocolate ( another value set purchase. came with 4 lip products).
And their you have it, A natural makeup look with a pop of gold for the ( sad) impending end of the fall season. What are you guys doing for the holiday? Comment below and tell me how you plan to slay the holiday! As always thank you for reading and don’t forget to stalk me on social media.