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The holidays are here, and that means lots of parties and get togethers. With all the pictures that get taken, I always put a little extra effort into my makeup.
Today, I’m sharing an easy and pretty tutorial for classic holiday makeup with a pop of color. Keep reading for a step-by-step tutorial!
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The holidays are hectic, so my makeup has to look great and last all night. There is nothing worse than looking in the bathroom mirror midway through the night and noticing that your makeup has migrated!
It also has to be easy.
This classic holiday makeup is pretty and simple to create. It’s all about beautiful, defined eyes and bright, colorful lips.
To get this classic holiday makeup with a pop of color, I picked up my favorite NEUTROGENA cosmetics. I love the pretty shades these products come in, plus they help keep my skin healthy during this busy time of year (win win).
Start by applying foundation, concealer, and powder to your skin as you normally would.
Next, I used NEUTROGENA HEALTHY SKIN Blush in Pure on the apples of my cheeks and cheekbones. This light-weight blush is enriched with botanical conditioners that are designed to blend evenly. I love the natural looking, gorgeous glow I got from this pretty shade!
By the way, if you’re not sure which cosmetics to choose for your skin, NEUTROGENA’s shade finder is a great resource.
Eye shadow is next. I used NEUTROGENA Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built-In Primer in Soft Taupe. This eye shadow has serious staying power—up to 12 hours of rich, nourishing color—making it perfect for the holidays!
Start by applying the lightest color all over your lid from eye lashes to eyebrows.
Then, apply the second lightest shade from your lashes to your brown bone. Blend the area where the two colors meet with your fingers or a makeup brush.
Next, apply the second darkest color in a v-shape at the outer corner of your eye. A makeup brush with a slanted tip is ideal for this. Blend the edges well.
Finally, I used the small end of the applicator that came with the palette to apply the darkest color along my upper lash line (over the eye liner). This emphasizes your eyes and helps the liner stay put all night.
Tip: this eye tutorial will work with any NEUTROGENA eye shadow palette. Just use the shades—from lightest to darkest—as recommended above.
I used a NEUTROGENA MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Bright Berry. I love these Color Sticks! They are so easy to apply, plus they’re made with mango and shea butter, which continuously condition your lips so they are softer and smoother in just 3 days. Perfect for dry winter days, right?
The lips are so easy. Just outline them and then fill them in with the Color Stick. I love the vibrant, but totally wearable shade I chose!
Tip: worried about getting lipstick on your teeth? After applying the Color Stick, stick a finger in your mouth, then purse your lips around it and pull it out of your mouth. Your finger will catch any excess color that might have ended up on your teeth.