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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.

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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! 

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