Everyone needs to have a go-to holiday makeup look in their collection, and it's even better when it doesn't break the bank! This look is perfect for a holiday party with friends, a work event or even New Year's Eve. This gold, smoky eye adds an extra touch of glam and is simple to achieve. I chose three lip colors so there is a little something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a neutral look, a bright holiday look or a dramatic evening look- all pair perfectly with the gold!
Gold glam smoky eye...
1. Dip a flat shadow brush into your pigment (loose, concentrated shadow) and lightly spray the brush with the Mist & Set ( this helps the powder stick) and pat all over the lid up to the crease.
2. Apply a light brown shadow (or even bronzer) into the crease using a large fluffy brush to blend everything together.
2. Line the upper and lower lash line with your favorite black eyeliner- I chose the L'Oreal Smoldering eye pencil because it smudges nicely so you don't have to worry about making a perfect line- just run a pencil brush over the liner to create a smoky look.
3. Apply several coats of your favorite mascara and if you're feeling extra glam- apply some false lashes!
The holidays are upon us! Not only is this a joyous time of year filled with celebration and cheer, but beautiful makeup palettes too! I have picked my top 5 palettes for the season and love that all of them are perfect for year round looks.
Top pick... Urban Decay Naked on the Run palette. If you don't own any of the Naked palettes, do yourself favor and pick up this limited edition version before it's gone. All of the Naked palettes are amazing, especially if you love neutrals, but this one doesn't only have eyeshadows, but everything you need for a complete look- even mascara! It's a one stop shop for the perfect day or night look!
Runner up... Too Faced Everything Nice Set. This palette also features a little bit of everything, well a lot of everything! I especially love the variety of looks you can create with the shadows and the bronzer in this palette is one of my favorites.
All about the eyes... Urban Decay Vice 3. If you're ready to step up your eye game, this palette is for you. Not only is the color variety aaaamazing but the color payoff and eyeshadow quality is great too!
Overall glow... Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette. These are so gorgeous I couldn't choose a favorite. The highlighting palette gives any look the perfect, natural looking glow and the blush combines the luminous highlighter with a flush of color for your cheeks. If you've been searching for the perfect highlighter, look no further, it doesn't get better than this!