Hi ladies!!!

So the holiday season is now in full swing and  I am sure that many of you are very busy shopping, partying, fete-in’ and parang-in’!! So here is a simple, festive holiday makeup look.

Not too bright, but there is a pop of burgundy colour.  Bright burgundy can s be difficult to wear as it can make you look ill, but adding some neutrals make this very wearable.  This can be worn in the daytime and intensified for night as well…Hope you enjoy!

Tools

  • TFSI
  • OCC Loose Colour in Auric (light yellow gold)
  • Paula Dorf Eye Colour Gimmers in Wild Fire (midtone burgundy) (good substitue: M.A.C. eyeshadow in Cranberry)
  • M.A.C. MES in Illusionary/Burning Ambition (shimmery chocolate side)
  • Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Mascara in Very Black
  • M.A.C. Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Raven (blackened reddish brown)
  • Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink
  • M.A.C. brushes in # 224, 227, 266

Details….

  • Apply TFSI to entire eyelid area using ring finger
  • Starting with the  crease, OCC Loose Colour in Auric to the entire crease area from inner to outer eye, blending upwards towards the browbone using the #224.  Blend well using soft circular motions.
  • Next apply the Paula Dorf colour to the entire eyelid, from lashline to the crease, using the 227 brush.  Concentrate the colour in the middle of the eyelid and blend outward.  The idea here is the make the colour most intense in the centre of the eyelid and the colour softens towards the crease, inner and outer lids.  To blend, use soft circular motions.
  • To soften the Wild Fire even more, using the 224 brush, apply the chocolate brown shade from the MES duo (I think that’s the Burning Ambition colour) to the inner third of the eye.  Blend into the crease.
  • Apply the gel liner to the upper lashline using t 266 brush.  Apply a little of the gel liner to the outer half the of lower lashline.
  • Apply Raven liner to the entire  lower waterline
  • Apply mascara to the upper and lower lashes

To complete this look, use a soft pink blush, with a low shimmer and a soft pink or nude lipgloss/lipstick.

An island girl living in the Big Apple. She hails from the twin island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago but currently reside in the beauty/fashion capital of the world, New York City (Harlem to be exact!). She is passionate - well, obsessed - about beauty and in addition to blogging, she is also a corporate beauty professional and a budding web designer/developer. She loves combining her in-depth, practical knowledge with her chemist/scientific training to make your cosmetic choices fun and easy. She likes to take the guesswork out of beauty, separate the hype from what really works, to help you bring out the most beautiful you! She loves colour, and makeup, and she has been natural for years! She also loves great food, culture, sports and laid back vibes! Check out some more about me here and if you like this post, sign up to my newsletter to get updates on what I am craving right now.