Simple Holiday 2016 Makeup Look


December has arrived, and that means it’s time to break out the bright red lips and gold eyeshadows and put together some fun holiday makeup looks! I love a look that only takes one eyeshadow palette to complete, and that’s exactly what I’m sharing with you today: something super simple, neutral, and festive.


The Too Faced Natural Eyes palette is totally underrated. It’s a handy little makeup tin that holds nine beautiful neutral eyeshadows. Its small size is deceiving; you can totally create several different looks with this palette for both day and night. It’s one of my OG high-end eyeshadow palettes, so it holds a special place in my heart.

Here is how I created this look:

Eye Primer
First I primed my eyes with the Prestige Primed & Ready Eye Primer ($9). I originally bought this primer at Ulta, but it seems they have stopped selling it. You can still get it on Amazon. It’s a trusty, affordable primer that I’ve been using for years.

Eye Shadow
From the Too Faced Natural Eyes palette ($36), I first applied the shades “Nudie” and “Cashmere Bunny” to my crease. “Nudie” went on first as a transition shade, and I used “Cashmere Bunny” to add a little more depth to my crease.

I then took the shade “Honey Pot” and applied it all over the lid. I also used this color generously along my lower lash line. I really wanted this shade to be the most prominent because I love the color gold.

For the outer corners, I used “Chocolate Martini.” This creates an elongating effect to the eye. I also took a small amount of this color and applied it to the outer corners of my lower lash lines to tie everything together.

Lastly, – a step I regrettably forget to include sometimes – I applied the shade “Silk Teddy” to my brow bone and inner corners to highlight.

I’ve been loving brown eyeliner in place of black for the waterline. I use the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail eyeliner in Brown ($9). For the top lash line (to add a guide for the falsies), I used the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper ($20).

For lashes (and this is totally optional by the way), I used the Ardell Demi Wispies ($4). These are great lashes. Since my eyebrows are set close to my eyes, it’s real easy for me to look like Snuffaluffagus if I wear eyelashes that are too thick and/or too long. These are the perfect amount of thickness and length to add a little volume to your lashes without being too dramatic.

Now it’s time for the red lipstick. I used ColourPop’s Lippie Stix in “Frenchie” ($5). It is the perfect holiday red. Not to mention I absolutely adore the Lippie Stix formula from ColourPop! It’s very pigmented and comfortable to wear. Even though it says matte finish, you can see that it’s not %100 matte. There is a tiny bit of shine, but I personally like that.


And that’s all there is to it! See? So simple. I may try to come up with a more dramatic/colorful holiday look later on in the month, but for now I’m enjoying keeping things simple.

What are your favorite holiday looks to rock? Do you like going more simple or more dramatic? Let me know in the comments!

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