Golden Holiday Makeup Look

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To me, the perfect holiday makeup look features warm, metallic tones and a classic red lip. I think this subtle gold eye with a hint of sparkle paired with delicate winged liner is the perfect look to wear to any holiday occasion, from a party to a family gathering. I will be using the Too Faced Natural Eye palette, but any other eyeshadows in similar colors will work. I hope you enjoy!

1. Begin by priming your eyes so the colors remain smooth and vibrant all night. I used Urban Decay’s Primer Potion, my all time favorite primer.

2. Apply a metallic base. I am using the Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow from Josie Maran in Playa del Pink. I applied this all over the lid, in the inner corner, and up to the crease.

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3. Apply a matte white shade over the metallic base. I am using Heaven from the Too Faced Natural Eye Palette. This will give a more subtle, pearly effect.

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4. Blend a cool, matte taupe shade into the crease to soften and define. I used the shade Velvet Revolver.

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5. This is the fun part! Wet your brush slightly using water or a makeup setting spray, if you have one. Lightly dip into a shimmery gold shadow. I used Honey Pot. Apply this to the lid with back and forth motions, keeping it out of the crease and inner corner. I love the dramatic effect applying eyeshadow wet brings to your eye makeup

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6. Return to the taupe blending shade and redefine the crease, softening any harsh lines so the gold blends seamlessly with the crease.

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7. For an extra pop of sparkle, take a glitter shadow and dot this into the inner corner of the eye, bringing it up slightly onto the inner portion of the lid. I am using the shade Nude Beach.

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8. Add a thin line of liquid eyeliner and a dainty wing to elongate the eyes and add a bit of flair. I am using the felt tipped liner from Sonia Kashuk. Curl the lashes and add mascara. I used the Volume Plumping mascara from Elf. Finish the eyes by setting your brows with a clear gel and fill them in if you wish. I used the brow gel from Anastasia.

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9. The finishing touch to the makeup look is the bright, bold red lip. I am using the Megaslicks Balmstain from Wet n Wild in Red-dy or Not. I love how long lasting and creamy this lipstick is.

Done! This is the completed look: (And yes, I got my septum pierced)

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I hope you enjoyed this Golden Holiday Makeup Look! If you try it out, I would love to know what you think. But no matter how you wear your makeup this holiday season, make sure it is cruelty free! Compassion is always in season. ❤ Happy Holidays!

Best,

Leila

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