What pulls a Holiday look together? Is it the right pair of heels, a sparkly clutch or maybe some cute jewelry? Well..., if I had to name that one key ingredient, that perfect finishing touch, I'd say that nothing completes a great Holiday look quite like the right make up! No, really! Does a smoking jacket paired with slim trousers and stiletto heels make the same impact without that perfect red pout? Or a little black dress sans the classic cat eyeliner... Cute and pretty? Possibly! But the cat eyes add that dose of drama and polish to the look and complete it unlike anything else!
Though I certainly have a few favorite Holiday make up looks, lately it's been all about a dramatic, over-exaggerated cat eyeliner and red lips for me! Aside from the fact that it works with pretty much any outfit imaginable, the overall look is incredibly dramatic and polished, yet takes very little time to do! Seriously, under 5 minutes start to finish!:)
To create today's look I used Eve by Eve's products
, one of my latest discoveries! I've always been very conscious about product ingredients. As you may already know, when it comes to beauty, I opt for natural and pure whenever I can and constantly look for products made with natural ingredients that not only perform well but also won't harm my skin. What I like about Eve by Eve's products is the fact that they are not mass produced, but in fact made in small quantities to preserve the quality of the products and also the fact that they are made with natural ingredients from optimal locations, like water essence from Switzerland, algae from coast region of France and pigments from Italy. And finally, and this is perhaps one of the most important aspects for me, they perform absolutely beautifully!
Since the focus of this look is lips and eyes, I kept the rest of the face very simple and opted for just a bit of bronzer under the cheekbones. Next, I applied a coat of long-lasting matte Eve by Eve's lipstick
in Poppy Red, which is one of my favorite vibrant shades of red at the moment and followed by two coats of volumizing, hydrating Eve by Eve's lip gloss
in Eve Rouge for a beautiful glossy finish! To create that cat-eye look, I went with Eve by Eve's liquid eyeliner
in black. What I really like about this particular one is the fact that it's waterproof, so it doesn't smudge but also how precise the application is. When it comes to eye liner, I feel like most people love either liquid or pencil. Personally, I am definitely a liquid liner girl! Sure, you need a steady hand, but once you get the hang of it, it's actually really simple to do and the impact is much more dramatic! Final step, and my favorite one actually! Mascara! I am OBSESSED with this one! To be honest with you, I've worn false eye lashes a few times, but no matter how much I love the way they look, I hate the way they feel on. They make my eyes itch and burn, and fall out at the most inappropriate times. Well, this Eve by Eve's mascara
makes it look like I have really long eyelashes but feels amazing on! Basically a win, win kinda situation! I start by applying a primer, let it dry and apply two coats of lengthening mascara to create really long, full looking lashes!
And voila! All done! Pretty simple, huh? :)
P.S. As always, if you have any questions about products or application, email me any time! I'll be happy to answer!
Labels: beauty, Holiday Look, make up, red lips