Sunday, December 1, 2013

Holiday Eye Look

On Tuesday, I will be sharing my holiday party dress, and today I'll be showing you my holiday makeup.  Studio Gear sent me their Holiday Smokey Eye Palette to create a makeup look.  My husband and I have one event to attend during the holidays.  It was so much fun to put this together for you!

Since my eyes were the main focus of this look, I kept the rest of my face fresh and simple.  For my face, I used my favorite Pur Minerals CC Cream and Revlon Color Stay Whipped Cream Makeup.  The combination of those two products create an even canvas for the rest of the colors in the look.  I used my usual Bobbi Brown Corrector, Rimmel Match Perfect Concealer, and Bare Minerals Well Rested under my eyes.  For my lips, I used a Revlon Lacquer Balm and a Revlon Matte Balm to create a custom pinky nude.

The Studio Gear Holiday Smokey Eye palette has every eye color and cheek color you'll need to do your makeup for your holiday parties.  The great thing about this palette is it also includes directions for the makeup application.  The colors in the palette (starting at the top left and going clockwise) are Frost, Coal, Glimmer, Platinum, and the blush is Snowy Glow.  All of these colors are gorgeous, the formulations are extremely pigmented, and they are easy to blend out.  I am extremely impressed with this palette!

To start my eye look, I applied the Coal color all over my lid and blended it into my crease.  I then took Platinum and blended it into my crease to soften the Coal color.  The Frost was placed on my brow bone as a highlight, and Glimmer was my highlight shade for the inner 1/3 of my eyelids.  For my eyeliner, I used Jordana's Fabuliner in black and then smudged Sumita's Color Contrast eyeliner in Black on top of it.  This added to the smokey look.

For my mascara, I layered Revlon Lash Potion by Grow Luscious over Maybelline Falsies Big Eyes Mascara for my upper lashes, and I used my ever-faithful Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara on well... my bottom lashes.    I then did something I rarely do, and that is to apply fake eyelashes!  Keeping in theme with the smokey eye look and not wanting to overwhelm everything with some majorly fake lashes, I stuck with an accent pair from Ardell.  They are half the size of regular fake eyelashes, so they accentuate the outer part of the eye without taking away from the eyeshadow!  They polish off the look amazingly.

If you'd like to see these products in action (and a holiday party outfit), watch the video below.

Studio Gear has generously supplied my readers with a discount code to use on their website.  Use the code SGHOLIDAY for 10% off your order.  This palette is a new addition and is being offered at an introductory price of $25.

Thank you to Brandbacker and Studio Gear for sponsoring this post and providing me with the palette!

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