Holiday parties are all the rage these days- I have like four on my calendar (three of which are on the same day). I like to spruce up my makeup a bit for parties- my day time makeup keeps things natural and subtle (with maybe just a little wing on my eyeliner).
I’ve gathered up all my staples and extra fun things for a whole party look in this little guide for you.
1 | invisiblur perfecting shield | shop
Primer is super important, no matter the occasion- and this one (even though its a wee bit pricey) is killer. It has SPF in it, anti-aging magic, and of course locks your makeup in place. This one has a fantastic powdery finish and has done everything it promises.
2 | complexion rescue tinted hydrating gel cream | shop
I don’t know about you guys but I need extra moisture during the winter months- plus I don’t like to cake on to much foundation when I’m doing a more bold look everywhere else. I want a even, smooth, flawless finish… but I want it to be light and moisturizing at the same time. This particular foundation from BareMinerals is awesome on all those fronts.
You can also get the brush that which is $28 and great- but my fingers have been used to the apply this in the past and they worked fine.
3 | mineral veil finishing powder | shop
Just as important as your primer is a finishing powder- I only apply it over my foundation. I just wait a few moments until my foundation feels dry to the touch and do a couple quick sweeps of BareMinerals finishing powder to help seal the deal.
4 | the balm cindy lou manizer | shop
When I do a bolder lip or eye I like to keep my cheeks a little more subtle. I’ve talked about this highlighter before, but I love it (and it lasts forever). It has a subtle pink color and also adds that great highlighting glow.
5 | naked eye palette | shop
I’m not one for crazy eye shadow colors. I don’t mind a few blues and a sparkles, but that’s about all I do. I love Urban Decay’s naked palettes- they have a couple different sets. They’re basic one is my everyday one and then this crazier one is what I reach for on a party night. :)
6 | 100% pure mascara | shop
This is the best natural mascara I have found hands down- doesn’t get to flakey, smells like berries as you put it on and has great pigmentation. I highly recommend it.
7 | intense i-color liquid eyeliner | shop
I have been using Almay liquid eyeliner for years now- it works really well for me. I have their straight black as well as this pearlized black (it has a bit of sparkle in it). Love it.
8 | liquid suede cream lipstick | shop
The other day I went into Ulta to replace my used stila lipstick stain- and when my color was sold out the gal there directed me to this much more cost effective (yet just has pretty and effective) product by NYX. I was floored by how great it worked for the price. I even grabbed a lip liner as well.
9 | facial spray with aloe, herb and rosewater | shop
Once I’m all glamoured up- I spritz a bit of my facial spray by Mario Badescu. Again a great way to just lock everything in place one last time before heading out for the party.