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.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Holiday Makeup Ideas, Part I

Bright gold, soft coppers complement coppery, bronzy red lips well for the holiday season. This kind of look lets you have plenty of color on the lid while still wearing a bolder lip color.

Bronzy golds, subtle green is festive, holiday appropriate, and yet not the typical gold/neutral/smoky eye either. It can work with a light or medium lip color, depending on what kind of look you want to go for.

Soft, warmed-up neutrals are not only appropriate during the summertime, but they’re the perfect way to dress-up eyes and wear a bold, bright red lip color. They’re soft, natural, and don’t take any attention away from the beautiful red lip that would make this a great holiday look.

Friday, November 9th, 2007

This tutorial is designed to walk you through, step-by-step, a gold with red accent eye that is perfect for many occasions, including the winter holiday season.

Skill Level: Beginner

Eyes: Uppity fluidline (true gold), Goldmine eyeshadow (true gold), Creme Royal eyeshadow (frosty white gold), Honeylust eyeshadow (light bronze), Mi’lady eyeshadow (violet and red duo), Ricepaper eyeshadow (highlight), Graphblack technakohl (black kohl liner), and black mascara.
Face: If you’d like to compliment the eyes, use Margin blush (rich coral) on apples of cheeks with Peach Haze beauty powder to highlight and Sculpt sculpting powder to contour cheeks.
Lips: For matching lips, Antiquitease lipstick with Red Romp lipglass
Tools: MAC 249 firm shadow brush, 239 shadow brush, 219 detailed crease brush

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