Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Holiday Makeup Ideas, Part II

Subtle, cool-edged neutrals are another way to define eyes and still wear a bolder lip color. The black eyeliner on both the top and upper lash lines (but note you can always modify this!) really give eyes more definition and make them *pop* without being too much. I’d pair this with a bronzy plum, bright blue-based red, or a deep berry for the holidays.

Taupe-y browns also work well when you want a bolder, more holiday-esque lip (which always have a tendency to be bold, bright, or deep). I never thought such a smoky brown eye would really work with a darker lip, but this worked fabulously (IMO, obviously!) with an ultra rich, magenta-pink lip.

Soft gold with amber work together to create a muted sunset-ish kind of look that’s got the holidays written all over it without it being in bright lights. I’d pair this with either a deep bronzy red or a bronzy nude.

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7 thoughts on “Holiday Makeup Ideas, Part II

  1. Roxanne

    I love love LOVE that last look on you! Keep ‘em coming! :)

  2. latindolll4

    I love this mini guide ! Thanks , it is very helpful and a beautiful twist on the neutral look :)

  3. amy

    My favourite is the Taupey brown and the magenta lip! All of these are subtle and pretty and perfect for going from after work to party :).

  4. Wow!! These are very pretty looks…natural, almost nude looks…one of my favorites, though I am beginning to like colors more.

  5. Luisafer

    Taupe browns!!!! vote for that one on this page LOL
    Very pretty again!!!