Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Make-Up Inspiration

I'm a bit late to the holiday blog posting. Some of you may be wondering why I've missed my Tuesday blogging. Most of you didn't even know I usually blog on Tuesdays, seeing as how I am far from a consistent blogger. ;) This Christmas has kept me pretty busy with various outings, giving me a little bit of - albeit late - Christmas post inspiration.
Whatever style of pre-Christmas activities you may prefer, there are usually at least a few gatherings that encourage a bit of dressing up for the holiday fun. Between parties, performances, social gatherings, present shopping, and Christmas day being on Sunday, there are a myriad of opportunities to brighten up your basic make-up routine.  Here are a few of my favorite Christmas Inspired make-up pieces this year.

* First, I am so in love with eyeliner. I think it is my favorite make-up piece, as you put a little of that on and it manages to brighten up your eyes and draw the focus away from flyaway hair and dark circles. Getting a soft liner gives you the precision, while keeping you from pressing too hard on your eyes. A good eyeliner gives a lovely definition to your face, pulling the focus where you want it.

* Second, a shimmering gold eyeshadow gives and extra sparkle for a special occasion.  I don't wear eyeshadow very much, both due to lack of time and talent, but a nice gold shade is easy enough to put on and compliments most Christmas outfits. This time of year, a little extra shine is just so nice.

* Finally, we come to my friend and nemesis the red lipstick. Festive and vintage, bold and classic, this look is one of my favorites - especially during the holidays! Of course, I'm still learning the application process, but between all of the lip-liners, sticks, glosses, and stains, there is surely a way to keep this on all through a party. I'm still struggling a little bit with the exact products to use (if you know how to make this work, let me know! <3 ) but nonetheless, I so definitely love this look. It makes a statement while remaining classy, and the red gives off such a lovely Christmas vibe. 

And there you have it! My simple, basic, but effective Christmas make-up inspiration pieces. I have a lot more to learn about make-up, but I'm hoping to try some new products soon.  Maybe we'll see more of that around the blog in the coming New Year! 

Do you have any make-up tips specifically for the holidays? Any favorite looks this time of year?

Saturday, December 10, 2016