7 Days of Holiday Looks: Day 2

holiday look day2

Today was kind of a hair fiasco for me. I had to get Janey off to school earlier than usual this morning so I quickly crimped my hair and threw it into a messy bun.

This worked for the first few hours of my day but when it came time to update the 7 Days of Holiday Looks feature, I realized it was just NOT the look I was going for:

day 2 holiday

I pulled my hair down, parted it on the side and fluffed it up with hairspray. The girls said I look like a “freakshow” and my hair is “frizzy and out of control”— but I am totally fine with this hair. It’s the messy, flyaway look, right?

Totally appropriate for the holidays!
day two holiday looks

MAC Party Line Lipstick ($14)

The highlight of my second holiday look (aside from the hair, obv) is this gorgeous plum-red lipstick from MAC called Party Line. It’s a cremesheen finish and is a great cool-toned holiday red.

Le Blanc De CHANEL Sheer Illuminating Base ($45)

This primer by CHANEL is white in color but don’t be afraid. I brush a light layer of this on my skin with a foundation brush and then mix a drop of it with my regular foundation for a really pretty glow. It’s kind of a pain to take an additional step with primer, but it truly helps to keep foundation looking fresh longer. For special occasions, like the holidays, it’s totally worth the extra effort in my opinion.

NYX Smokey Look Kit ($8)

Can I just say that this little smoky eye palette from NYX is the best $8 you’ll ever spend on makeup? I am so impressed with the color selection and I truly love how my eyes turned out. I used the two matte colors, a dark brown and a black, to create my smoky eyes today. With most of the color concentrated near my lash line, it’s just enough drama to make my eyes stand out without competing with the red lips.

Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Mascara

This mascara remains one of my favorite beauty finds of the year. If you’ve heard me say it once, you’ve heard me say it a gazillion times: I LOVE HYPNÔSE DRAMA.

Bree’s Look, Day 2:

bree holiday day2

Bree opted for a less bold, shimmery gold and plum hued-eyes for her second holiday look. It’s hard to see in this photo but her skin is glowing from this pretty highlighting powder.

Estée Lauder Opulent Shimmer Powder

This golden shimmer powder is so light and pretty. Bree brushed it over her cheek bones and across her forehead and chin for a subtle holiday glow.

Estée Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Quad with Lattice Pattern in Lavish Plum

These plummy neutrals warm up Bree’s face without looking too “done.” These shadows can be layered for a stronger intensity and more vibrant color.

CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara

LashBlast remains Bree’s favorite mascara (the waterproof formula) and I’m hard pressed to even suggest she try anything else. Whatever works, right?

Bailey’s Look, Day 2:

bailey holiday day 2 scarf

Bailey dressed up her eyes today in shimmery green shadow to match her forest green scarf. She wanted to duplicate the same hairstyle she received at the salon yesterday—big flowy waves with lots of volume.

bailey day 2

bareMinerals Eyecolors in Soiree and Freedom

These green eye shadow glimmers are so easy to apply and super pretty. Bailey used the bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer to create an emollient base before applying the loose shadows.

NYX Goddess of the Night Lip Gloss in Perfect

I can’t believe I haven’t tried NYX glosses before this week. The colors are so glossy and pretty, and not sticky at all (a MUST for me). The yummy scent of these glosses remind me of a favorite gloss I used to wear as a kid but I just can’t put my finger on it. Any ideas?

Sue Devitt Eye Illuminator Pencil in Epernay

Bailey used this highlighter pencil in the corner of her eyes and along her brow bone. The creamy formula blends easily and can be layered for more intensity. This season, Sue Devitt has a limited-edition Holiday Kit that includes THREE eye intensifier pencils (including the one Bailey used today).

sue devitt holiday

Thanks to our friends at Sue Devitt, we have FIVE of these sets that we’ll be giving away! Leave comments here and be automatically entered to win (enter as many times as you’d like). Winners will be randomly drawn at the end of our 7 Days of Holiday Looks feature.

Good luck and check back tomorrow for more holiday looks!

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Dec 16th UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Here are the winners of our Sue Devitt Contest–

#1-Delyana
#27-Dana
#29-Crystal P.
#76-Carolina
#115-Maggie S.

Your names were randomly selected to win these Sue Devitt eye pencils!

Please send me an email to beautyeditor@makeupbag.net with your mailing address.

Happy Holidays!

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Comments

  • I’d love to win one of those sets. Thanks for the chance!

    Delyana
    11.24.09
  • oooh no Janey today? :-P have a happy thanksgiving you guys! keep looking gorgeous as ever.

    PauFM
    11.24.09
  • That pencil set looks NICE!!!

    11.24.09
  • I love the holiday looks feature! The pencil set looks pretty good, too.

    Paula C
    11.24.09
  • I especially love your look and I have that palette so I can try to reproduce it. Your daughters are gorgeous as ever!

    Sarita
    11.24.09
    • Thank you Sarita! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!! xoxo

      11.24.09
  • Oh my goodness, I love those pencils! I have a blue one, but it’s slowly shrinking… I’d love to win for sure!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • Oops, I forgot to ask, what nail color are you wearing? I’m in the market for a good dark polish…

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • I’ve never tried Sue Devitt products before, they look beautiful!!

    Monica
    11.24.09
  • I have been debating on trying these-would love the chance! Thank you!

    KM13
    11.24.09
  • I just discovered makeupbag.net and am totally ADDICTED! Thank you so much for this amazing blog!

    Stacy
    11.24.09
  • Wow, I love the packaging for those pencils! The little holly berries are so cute!

    Amanda
    11.24.09
  • Everyone looks so pretty! I’d love to try out these products. Happy Thankgiving!

    Emily
    11.24.09
  • I received a Sue Devitt eye pencil in a freebie kit and love it! Thanks for the giveaway

    hofken
    11.24.09
  • You girls look so pretty! But where’s Janey? :( I’d love to try the Sue Devitt pencils, please enter me for the drawing! :)

    Ellie
    11.24.09
  • I think your hair looks fabulous. Don’t listen to those crazy children of yours.

    Auntie
    11.24.09
  • Loooove free stuff especially around Xmas! Think this would make a really cute stocking stuffer.

    Xcessa
    11.24.09
  • All 3 looks are so pretty! Look forward to seeing the rest!

    11.24.09
  • Those pencils look awesome, I would love to try them.
    I also liked the hair BTW ^_^

    Sara
    11.24.09
  • I love Bailey’s eyes in the photos! Think she can do a step by step on how she achieved such a great eye look? Thanks & have a Happy Thanksgiving! :)

    Sara
    11.24.09
  • I love this series! It’s so fun to see the looks you come and the girls come up with! I wish you would show steps and swatches though. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • PS. I would still love to win! :)

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • I love all of the make up looks. I will definitly be trying them.

    Holly
    11.24.09
  • Happy Thanksgiving! I’m stopping by the CCO for Black Friday, I hope you and the family have fun too!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • What kind of blush, if any, are each of you wearing?

    Angie
    11.24.09
  • Hi Angie, Bree isn’t wearing any blush but Bailey and I are both wearing the Jouer blush I wrote about in Day 1. Thanks for stopping by!!

    11.24.09
  • Whatever foundations you all use makes your faces look perfect!

    Dana
    11.24.09
  • Thank you – pick me! xoxoxooxoxoxoox Happy Thanksgiving with love. ps – pick me.

    Carolina
    11.24.09
  • Here I am, entering again…

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • That’s sooo awesome that you’re giving them away, Bailey- you look GORGEOUS, honey :)

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • all the looks are hot! I’d love to try those sue devitt pencils.

    11.24.09
  • one more shot at winning those pencils :)

    11.24.09
  • It’s almost a routine now, lol! I’m entering again. I really do adore those pencils. They smudge amazingly!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • Here I am, entering twice. Those pencils look too good to miss. [if you know what I mean, haha.]

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • P.S. And thanks for saying we can enter as much as we want… or else I’d feel terribly guilty (:

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • What are the odds that I’d win? :)

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • Could you do a bronze/red holiday style look? I think that’d look sooo cute.

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • Hi again to my favorite beauty blog with love xoxoxoxoxo pick me!! xoxoxoxoxo – Carolina

    Carolina
    11.24.09
  • Hypnose seems awesome for volume + length, but are there any mascaras out there especially for length and curl? I have the Asian eye fold, and I tend to have problems with curl [like, w/ or w/o an eyelash curler]. I’ve never tried any of Devitt’s products… if I win, I think they’d be a great intro to the line (:

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • I was looking at the blog’s archives, and I was thinking that it would be great if you could do more FOTDs like this one. I didn’t see much in your archives. I know that you’re running your series right now, but it would be great to see more FOTDs regularly!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • Does it count as entering if you comment in other posts?

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • I was just looking at this post for the hundreth time lol. But I really love Bailey’s hair! I’m so jealous of the big, bouncy curls! I wish my stick-straight hair would curl that beautifully!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • I was looking at Day 1, and I noticed that you included what perfume you were wearing. Can you please do that for the other days? :) I’m loving MJ Lola right now.

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • Crystal P.- I’m lovvinggg Eau de Fleur de magnolia. It’s floral and such…. unless you’re a must kind of gal. Ohh la la, MJ Lola? I wanna try some (:

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • I love that we get the holiday looks times three, it makes it so we get such a variety of styles and everything, gotta love a mix of color and style… from smokey to bronze to au natural colors. Lovvee it!

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • OMG Maggie S! MJ Lola is amazing! If you’ve tried Harajuka Lovers Music, it’s like a more chic, sophisticated blend of that!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • I’m personally hoping to see more smoky looks, but in colors that aren’t black. Like a deep blue, navy smoky eye look would be amazing!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • Hopefully, there will be a look using the Clinique Holiday Collection! I love purples so those are calling out to me.

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • I went to Macy’s yesterday and was looking at the Estee Lauder Holiday collection, I really like the gold packaging! I know that some might call it tacky, but I think it looks festive. The shimmer powder is really pretty too!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • 50th to comment!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • Crystal P: Ahh, I’m going to the mall today, I can’t wait to try the MJ (: Yes, I do quite like the Harajuka Music, I keep a bit of that on hand at all times, haha.

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • I do adore the holidays for that the packagings and advertisements and ahhhh it’s just awesome. Who can resist sparkles?? Especially ones in silver and gold… those are fabulous.

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • How do those eyeliners blend? That’s always of immense importance (esp. for the corner and underneath the eye) to me.

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • We can’t always have good hair days… no worries (: The MAC lipstick… is it more of a matte, shimmer, creamy… etc. sort of formula? I love one that’s light and shiny, rather than a heavy, bold one.

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • Referring back to comment thirty-six (by Crystal P), I do wonder what the odds are… but I’m too lazy to get out my calculator, haha. (times one has entered)/(amount of entries) = eyeliner love.

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • Would love to see a hair tutorial of Bailey’s hair! It looks amazing and luxurious.

    Elaina Chu
    11.24.09
  • (Referencing Elaina Chu-) Oh MY Goodness, yes!! Her hair looks amazing! Tutorial, pretty please!

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • I would love the chance to win this set! :)

    All of the looks are beautiful!!!

    11.24.09
  • Okay, I am back because I love your evolving looks. And I kind of seriously love the thought of those pencils arriving at my doorstep. Love (pick me!), Carolina xoxoxo

    Carolina
    11.24.09
  • Love this site! It has helped me out on many a date-night! I found this video on creating the “smokey eyes” look. Plus, I love the song in the background…

    http://josephinesdayspa.com/content/view/29/46/

    Alexis
    11.24.09
  • Please in the name of the makeup gods, let me win!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • Maggie S.-There are five sets to giveaway, so the odds are a little more hard to calculate! Still that’s good for us, becuase more chance that someone will win!(referring to comment 55)

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • If I win…I will smudge the pencils onto my top lashline for simple smoky eyes.

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • If I win…I will give my sister one of the pencils in the trio, since she’s never tried nice makeup. I want her to have the darkest one, since she likes dark liners/smudgers.

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • Where’s today’s holiday look? I didn’t see it…

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • I’m hoping for a look using the Shu Uemura Holiday collection tomorrow! :)

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • These pencils are beautiful!

    Stacy
    11.24.09
  • Love the looks! So pretty!

    Romey
    11.24.09
  • I visited the blog to see THAT TODAY’S LOOK WAS POSTED! It was a glorious moment (:

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday.

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • I love that smokey eye Pixi palette you featured… I’m going to go sprint to the nearest Target to get it right *now.*

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • Ahh, the holidays are the best days of the year (: What with store sales and make up holiday features and family and holidays and it’s just lovely.

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • I know what you mean- Bailey’s hair is just, like, not normal. It’s too glossy and bouncy and beautiful and full and amazing to be normal.

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • Maybe I can show the medium eyeliner to my bestie, Mia… hers is always smudging wayyy too much for me to not be bothered by it (: I can give her a crash course in proper eyeliner technique… that’d be such a fun holiday event, a beauty/spa for 5 select BFFs.

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • ^ Like, the girl who has the flawless complexion refer everyone to her cleanser she uses… and the one who seems to spot all the newest trends can trade gossip… and the girl who NEEDS a new set of make up can get a new bag started by all her friends! Ohh, I may go actually try that this year (:

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • Back again because I love your holiday looks (and I am still loving those pencils!! :) xoxoxoo Love, Carolina

    Carolina
    11.24.09
  • Personally, I would rather win these pencils than the Lancome gift box, because I know that I’d get more use out of this set! I love eyeliners!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • I’m still hoping to win!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • Today, I’m actually wearing the CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara Waterproof! I purchased it yesterday, based on your review and some other reviews from makeupalley!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • I have to say that so far, it’s pretty waterproof! It lasts very well. I also like the volumizing factor, but wish it was more curling. It’s a nice mascara for the price though.

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • My HG Mascara is Stila MAJOR Major Lash Mascara, which I was comparing it to. Still, CoverGirl LashBlast is vey good when compared. Just a touch of curling and it would be perfect! I am definitely going to repurchase!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • Just another comment for luck! (Hopefully, I’ll win!)

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • Our school gym class is in the swimming period, which is horrible, because I have gym early on in the day, so I can’t do my make-up at home, where I have the full arsenal on hand. It is so frustrating!

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • The Lancome White Box seems like quite the prize… but I think a box of eyeliners is a much more simple, practical type of giveaway and/or gift.

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • Thank you SO MUCH for posting the hair curling tutorial… I’m definitely trying it as soon as possible!

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • We can’t all have amazing hair… er… weeks…. as Bailey does, the flyaway look is much more realistic. Love it (: Definitely what mine would end up looking like, if I tried to “experiment” a little bit. [Trust me… my ‘experiments’ don’t turn out so well, haha. At least in the hair department.]

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • I can’t wait to see more looks using the holiday collections! I would love to see a gold look.

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • I can’t wait to see who the winners are for this giveaway. I hope I’m one of them! :)

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • I have to say that CoverGirl LashBlast, which I’m wearing again today, is proving to be a great mascara. I can’t wait to try it in the rain. I hate when rain ruins my eye makeup, so hopefully, my lashes will hold up!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • 90th to comment! I’ll bet that the comments will go past 100.

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • Another comment for luck!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • I love these 7 days of looks you do! Please enter me to win! thanks!

    Alexis
    11.24.09
  • I really liked today’s look! Purple is my fave color. Still, it would have been nice to see a gold look, but that’s fine.

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • There are so many holiday giveaways everywhere! There’s a ton going on in almost every beauty blog I read. There’s one from Musings of a Muse, The Daily Cookie, Spoiled Pretty, and The Beauty of Life!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • One more comment for luck!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • The holiday looks are going by so quickly! If only they could last longer (:

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • Today’s look was really pretty, I loved it… but I do wish there had been a little more gold than the blues and purples.

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • Purple is such an amazing color, it looks so amazing with, like, all eye colors.

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • Your hair will come to some day soon… this spell can’t last forever (: Keep spirits up, that darn hair. Unmanageable. You can do it (:

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • W00t, comment #100. Thanks so much for the giveaway, we love your blog!

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • I can’t wait to go to the mall tomorrow! I’m going to Sephora and am going to swatch up the Urban Decay Super Stash like crazy! I also want to check out the Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara.

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • I curled my hair today using the tutorial Bailey made. I didn’t set with hairspray though, because I don’t like it. Still, my hair looked really great!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • Oh, and the reason I think it looked better than ever was because I followed her directions, by clipping away half my hair and doing the underside of my hair. I also started from the back and worked forward and curled away from my face, like she said. I think it really works! My hair was looking fab, and I got so many compliments!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • I couldn’t get over the fact that my hair was curly today! I have stick straight hair and I LOVE big, bouncy curls. So, today was a great day for me! :)

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • I think that I might have to purchase a hairspray, because my hair looked so great today, that I really want it to look great always. I know that hair stays in its style longer when used in conjunction with hairspray, so I’ll try some.

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • I know that Planet Beauty is having a sale right now with Sebastian Shaper Hairspray for $5.99! That’s super cheap, so I’ll try that one even though Bailey said in the video that the only reason she used that one was because it was the one in the bathroom! :)

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • Just to clarify, the only reason I don’t like hairspray is because when I was young, the hairspray I used was disgusting. It made my hair stiff, crunchy, and just horribly hard. Plus it gave me that slicked back, too tight look. However, I think I might try the one Bailey used, just because her hair looks great. So, hopefully it’ll work on me too!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • Just another comment for luck!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • Okay, I am back one last time to say YOU GIRLS ARE GORGEOUS and may I please win a Sue Devitt pencil — gorgeous pencil – kit…..pick me! xoxoxoxoxo Happy Glossing, Carolina xoxoxoxox

    Carolina
    11.24.09
  • I just heard today that if you went to the Estee Lauder counter yesterday, they were giving out free glosses! I’m so upset, but at least I know that I have enough glosses already to keep my pout shiny for the next ten years!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • I would have been so upset if they were giving out free mascaras or blushes or eyeshadows! Those, are worth waiting in line for; considering that Estee Lauder makes great ones.

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • I’m super excited to go spend my Sephora coupon. I know exactly what I want. The Urban Decay Super Stash. I’m obsessed with eyeliners, especially Urban Decay’s ones!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • I also have a $10 coupon for Victorias Secret that I’m hoping to use to buy some products from Heidi Klum collaboration line. I really like the look of that glittery liquid purple liner!

    Crystal P
    11.24.09
  • I am officially shameless – entering one last time for those pretty pencils. And you girls are GORGEOUS!
    please, pretty please I mean, pick me! xoxooxox Carolina

    Carolina
    11.24.09
  • Entering once for luck :) Aaaandd, I’m done. Thanks so much for this contest, we love you sooo much!! xo

    Maggie S.
    11.24.09
  • not even sure if your contest includes your international readers, or even if it is still open (there are only 5 days up yet, so i hope it is…), but i just NEED to tell you how much i love those looks! even ran out and bought a couple of your featured products (hello midnight madness <3 <3…)

    svennika
    11.24.09
  • Sorry for the delay in announcing these winners! Congrats to the following commenters:

    #1–Delyana
    #27–Dana
    #29–Crystal P.
    #76–Carolina
    #115–Maggie S.

    Your names were randomly selected to win these Sue Devitt eye pencils!

    Please send me an email to beautyeditor@makeupbag.net with your mailing address.

    Happy Holidays!

    11.24.09