Tis’ the season for parties and celebrations and even for those of us who may wear makeup infrequently, this is the time of year where you might just be tempted to drag out an old blush and slap on some foundation. I went out to dinner with some girlfriends last night (the sisterhood!) and decided to get in the spirit with a green and red eye look. If you are interested in the products I used to create my festive holiday makeup please read on!
Now before we begin, lets be clear: makeup artist…I am not. But I do love playing with makeup. This is in no way a tutorial, but hopefully it might inspire you to pull out some sparkles from your own collection for your next party look 🙂
So lets start at the very beginning – face primer.
Primers: Makeup Revolution Aqua Priming Base and Ultra Face Base Primer.
At the moment I am trying out the Aqua Priming Base from Makeup Revolution which I sprayed on my moisturised skin and then when dry I added a little of the Ultra Face Base Primer to my T-zone. I need all the help I can get with makeup longevity in the hot, humid summer weather!
Foundation: Australis ‘Stay put! Longwear Foundation’; Concealer: E.L.F. under eye concealer and highlighter.
Next I applied the Australis Stay Put! Longwear Foundation in ‘Nude’ using my Real Techniques sponge and then I added a little of the E.L.F. under eye concealer in ‘light’ in a (vain) attempt to hide my dark undereye circles.
Bronzer: Makeup Revolution – The One Blush Stick in Malibu.
The last of my cream base products is also new to my collection from Makeup Revolution and it is The One Blush Stick in ‘Malibu.’ This is not a matte bronzer but I am enjoying the, quite natural, bronze glow that it gives my skin. It looks super orange in the tube but, surprisingly, I am enjoying it on the face to warm up my complexion.
Setting Powders: Australis – fresh & flawless pressed powder; E.L.F. – HD undereye setting powder.
To help mattify my face and set everything in place I used the E.L.F. HD Undereye Setting Powder in ‘light’ followed by a dusting of the Australis Fresh & Flawless pressed powder in ‘Natural,’ over my face.
Coloured Face Products: Makeup Revolution – Radiant Lights and Powder blush.
Radiant Lights: Exahale and Blush: Love.
Because I intended to do something quite dramatic on the eyes I kept the coloured face products quite subtle. I did some soft highlighting on the tops of the cheeks with Exhale from the Makeup Revolution ‘Radiant Lights’ range. I then added a touch of nude blush with the colour Love.
Eyebrows: E.L.F. brow kit in medium and clear brow mascara.
Next up I used the E.L.F. brow kit in medium to lightly fill in my brows and then set them with the clear brow mascara.
Eyeshadow: ColourPop Super Shock Shadows, Essence Matte Effect shadow in ‘Blockbuster’ and the E.L.F. eyeshadow primer.
So – onto the exciting stuff: eyeshadow! I started with the E.L.F. eyeshadow primer and then put the Essence matte effect eyeshadow in Blockbuster onto the brow bone.
ColourPop shadows: Bill (matte) and Party Time (matte)
Swatches: Bill and Party Time.
I used the ColourPop matte Super Shock Shadow called Bill as a transition shade all through the crease and blended it out towards the brow bone. I then put Party Time more precisely into the crease and outer V of the eyelid to darken things up and smoke it out.
ColourPop Shadows: Drift, Partridge & Mirage (all pearlized finish).
Swatches: Drift, Partridge & Mirage.
Next I put Partridge, a gorgeous brown/green duo chrome, across the inner and middle sections of the eyelid with Drift on the outer third of the lid. I also blended a mix of these two colours on the lower lash line. Finally, I placed Mirage in the inner corner to brighten things up before lining my water line with the Essence eye pencil Berry Merry. (I forgot to take a picture of Berry Merry but you can see it in a previous review here).
Lashes: E.L.F. mascara primer and mineral infused mascara.
To finish off the eyes I used my E.L.F mascara primer and their mineral infused mascara.
I was pretty happy with the finished eye look.
So, to wrap up this festive holiday makeup a red matte lip seemed like the only logical option.
Lips: Essence lipliner and Colourpop Matte Lippie Stix.
Swatches: lippie stix – Dazed (top) and lipliner – Red Blush.
I selected the Essence lipliner in Red Blush topped with the matte ColourPop lippie stix in Dazed. Apologies for the lipliner swatch… it isn’t normally so thick but I stupidly left it on my table and softened it in the sun!
Finishing Spray: Makeup Revolution Oil Control Fixing Spray.
And because my makeup will melt off in the heat given half a chance, I complete the look with the Makeup Revolution Oil Control Fixing Spray. If you live in a humid climate this is a great product!
So – there you have it. A red and green festive holiday makeup look using all budget-friendly and cruelty-free makeup.
Not a very flattering picture in the harsh natural light, but you get the idea!
Have a wonderful festive season beautiful people!