Today I’m going to show you how I went from the left to the right. This simple glam holiday look is super easy to achieve, just follow my step by step tutorial below!
P.S. Links to all the products and shades I used are located at the bottom of the post.
Step 1: Apply an eye shadow primer, or if you’re like me and don’t have any (LOL), just use a little dot of concealer on your each eyelid. I used Tarte Shape Tape today.
Step 2: EYESHADOW. I used the Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette for most of this look. So for my base color I used the shade “Stark”.
Step 3: EYESHADOW. Using the same palette, using the shade ” apply it to your crease. It doesn’t have to be perfect, mine was actually quite messy. This gives you the slightest bit of dimension on your eye lids.
Step 4: EYESHADOW. I set the UD Naked 2 palette aside for a second and grabbed my ColourPop eye shadow pod in the color “Jinxie” and applied that just to my lid.
Step 5: EYESHADOW. Picking up my UD Naked 2 palette again, I went back into my crease and the outer corner of my eye lids with the shade “Primal”. This creates a little more dramatic look without going overboard.
Step 6: EYEBROWS. I do my eyebrows how I do them everyday. I use my NYX Brow Pencil and start off by making a line on the bottom outline of my eyebrow, then do the same to the top. Next, I fill it in and then blend it out with the brush end of the pencil. (Below I show you it with one done, then both done).
Step 7: FOUNDATION. I use my Burt’s Bees BB Cream in the shade “light/med” (honestly too dark for me, but I haven’t gotten a lighter shade for winter yet). I apply this to the back of my hand then take my beauty blender and make four dots on my face (both cheeks, chin, and forehead), then I blend it out.
Step 8: CONCEALER. I have been loving mixing these two concealers lately. I apply as below and then blend out with my fingers as much as possible. If I feel the need I will also blend it out with my beauty blender.
Step 9: SETTING POWDER. Now that my concealer is all blended out, I take my translucent powder and set everything with it. I use Dermablend Professional Loose Setting Powder, as pictured below.
Step 10: BRONZER. I take my little tiny LilyLolo Bronzer and apply that in a 3 formation on each side of my face. I start at my temple then bring it down to just under my cheekbone then bring it down one last time to my jaw line. (If you haven’t checked out Lily Lolo cosmetics, I highly recommend it and it’s all organic!!)
Step 11: BLUSH. I take my Avon Blush that I’ve literally had since high school and some how haven’t ran out of yet. Like seriously, I’ve had this same compact since high school.
Step 12: HIGHLIGHT. Next, I take my ELF highlight pod and apply it to the tippy top of my cheek bones using my EcoTools Fan Brush. (Seriously my favorite brush)
Step 13: MASCARA. Next you are going to apply mascara. I use a combo of Loreal’s Voluminous Primer and CoverGirl’s Lash Blast in shade “brown.”
(This combo is EVERYTHING!!!!!)
Step 14: & THE VERY LAST STEP!! LIPSTICK. Apply your favorite red lipstick to take this simple gold eye and launch the whole look into full on holiday mode! (I used ULTA Lip Crayon that they don’t sell any longer).
Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (Shade: Fair Neutral)
Urban Decay Naked Weightless Concealer (Shade: Light Neutral)
Burt’s Bees BB Cream (Shade: Light/Med)
DermaBlend Loose Setting Powder (Shade: Translucent)
NYX Micro Brow Pencil (Shade: Taupe)
L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer
CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara (Shade: Brown)
Lily Lolo Waikiki Bronzer and Simmer (Shade: Waikiki)
E.L.F. Baked Highlighter (Shade: Moonlight Pearls)
Avon Ideal Luminous Blush (Shade: Warm Flush)
EcoTools Highlight & Define Brush Duo
EcoTools Powder Brush
EcoTools Beauty Blender Duo