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:
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 HYPNÃ”SE DRAMA.
Bree’s Look, Day 2:
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
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).
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!
Dec 16th UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Here are the winners of our Sue Devitt Contest–
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