Thursday, December 26, 2019

Holiday Makeup Look: My Favorite Things

holiday makeup look
It's time to sparkle and shine for that New Year's party, romantic dinner, or to just look fun and festive now or any time of year! I want to show you some of my favorite makeup items to add a little glamour and glitz to yourself.

I have lots of favorite brands. All cruelty free of course! Today I will show you some things from Laura Geller, Too Faced and Zoya.
makeup products

Let's start with the Laura Geller's Baked Gelato Swirl Iluminator in Gilded Honey. 
laura geller baked gelato swirl illuminator
This remains one of my favorite things year after year. It can be used as an eye shadow or as a highlighter on the cheeks or on the cupid's bow for a gentle gold shimmer. I use this product all the time not just holiday time. It looks especially amazing in the summertime!

I used it on my eyelids and cheekbones for my holiday look. 


laura geller blush n brighten
I also love Laura Geller's Baked Blush n Brighten in Pink Grapefruit. This is a great color. It is a multi colored powdered blush in peach and pink shades with a soft shimmer that create a fabulous glow on my cheeks. I sometimes dust it on my eyelids as well. 

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too faced razzle dazzle berry eyeshadow palette
too faced razzle dazzle berry eyes hadow palette color names

I adore the colors in the Too Faced Razzle Dazzle Berry Eye Shadow Palette and it smells yummy too! I find that this shadow goes on smooth and stays bright and beautiful all through the day.


pink gold eyeshadow look
For my pink gold eye shadow look, I started by applying Dazzle to my entire eye area, the lid, the crease and the brow. 

I applied the Laura Geller Guilded Honey to the inner corners of my eyelids.

Next, I applied Razzle to the outer half of the eyelids. I love the silky texture of this particular color.

Pink Suede went in the outer half of the crease and was blended inwards.

I love the deep blue Bad to the Berry! I used it as a smoky liner and to accent the outer corners of my eyelids.

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too faced better than sex waterproof mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara is the best waterproof mascara! Not only does it make your lashes look great, it won't budge or smudge all day long, at all.  It's really my favorite mascara. It stays beautifully all day and helps keep my lashes curled. 

It is a bugger to remove though, so only wear it when want to take the time to tackle the removal process. 

Another tip I have is to buy the small travel size. It cost less and it's great to have the smaller size for a mascara you are not going to use everyday.

Read my Better than Sex Waterproof Mascara Review

This is a mascara I love to use on my brides and wear on beachy vacations because it's so waterproof and smudge proof. Good stuff!

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Zoya matte velvet red lipstick
For my lips I used my all time favorite holiday time red, Zoya Matte Red Velvet. It's matte finish is soft, sort of satiny. The color is a bluey red that is just perfect for me. 
zoya matte velvet red lipstick
I find some mattes too matte, almost dry and chalky, which can look really great on younger people but not so great on us older people!  We need a matte that has a bit of a satin finish like this Zoya red. 

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zoya hot lips glossy balm
If you want a glossier finish, Zoya's Hot Lips Glossy Balm in Starlet adds some nice shimmery gloss over the Matte Velvet Red. The combination looks gorgeous! I am wearing both the Matte Velvet Red Lipstick and the Hot Lips gloss in my full face makeup look at the top of this post.

Shop for Zoya Hot Lips Glossy Balm in Starlet

I hope this post sparks some makeup inspiration for you so you look glowing and fabulous this New Year's Eve! You can see me at the salon if you need your makeup done for New Year's Eve!



       Have a Beautiful, Colorful Day! 

xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Zoya Twinkling Holiday 2019 Nail Polish Collection Swatches

zoya twinkling collection
As usual, Zoya never disappoints! The Zoya Twinkling Holiday 2019 Nail Polish Collection has a variety of beautiful colors to suit everyone's taste. There are creamy nudes, deep shiny creams, a glossy red, and sparkling metallics to get your nails twinkling in the holiday lights.
zoya twinkling holiday 2019
They are perfect colors for the holiday season with all our parties, get-togethers and celebrations. You can wear a sophisticated nude that would look gorgeous with a black outfit or choose a flashy metallic, a classic creamy red or a rich glossy cream. I have my favorites.... you know I'm partial to the blues!

Here are all the beautiful colors so you can choose which ones you want to see under your tree or in your stocking!

The Zoya Twinkling 2019 
Holiday Collection

Kaede
zoya kaede
Kaede is a sheer holographic glitter topper. It looks beautiful on top of colors or it can be worn alone for a flash of 
gold glitz.

Enza
zoya enza
Enza is a soft warm toned nude cream. Glossy and sophisticated.

Steph
zoya steph
Steph is a nude pink cream with a warm undertone. It's soft and creamy.

Mai
zoya mai
Mai is a medium toned mauve rose cream. A flattering color for many skin tones.

Tieran
zoya tieran
Tieran is a medium toned cool gray cream. It has a bluey tone to me.

Tanya
zoya tanya
Tanya is a bright creamy candy red with warm tones. Yummy!🍬

Rosa
zoya rosa
Rosa is a bright micro pearl metallic fuchsia. This looks like New Year's Eve to me!🎉

Gabi
zoya gabi
Gabi is a deep rich purple cream. It's deep and glossy!

Sedona
zoya sedona
Sedona is a rich brown with a gold micro pearl shimmer. It's warm and spicy.

Jen
zoya jen
Jen is a beautiful sapphire with a subtle metallic finish. 
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Alessia
zoya alessia
Alessia is a glittery turquoise with metallic hints of silver. My choice to wear to Jamaica! My toes were glistening in the sunshine!
Beach

Jett
zoya jett
Jett is a glittery silver that dries with a flaky matte finish.
zoay jett
The glitter pieces have a variety of shapes and sizes.

zoya jett
Add a glossy top coat if you prefer a shiny finish.



zoya alessia and zoya jett
Alessia with Jett accent nails

Zoya professional nail lacquer wears quite well on natural nails and is free of the harmful ingredients formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, camphor, TPHP, parabens, xylene, ethyl tosylamide and lead. 

You can find Zoya products at salons, spas, zoya.com and on Amazon.  We carry Zoya nail polish at Styling Point in Media, Pa. Come see me to get your nails party ready with a beautiful Zoya nail polish color.

       Have a Beautiful, Colorful Day! 
xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

 Wedding, special occasion or everyday makeup and skin care services available in the Philadelphia, Pa. area. Visit my makeup page for more information!

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