Holiday Looks for Day and Night!

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Every holiday season I turn to my favorite fashion magazines for inspiration on holiday gifts, fashion and beauty. Marie Claire magazine is a fabulous resource for fashion trends, tips, and must-have pieces as well as a constant fashion guide for me. I appreciate Marie Claire’s editorial content, fashion coverage, and how-to guides. The December issue is filled with holiday style, gift guides and pretty party makeup. Marie Claire is offering 2 subscriptions for the price of 1! Get one for yourself and give one to a friend!

I did my own version of “Gilty Party” shown on page 143. This party look is for those that want a subtle but glowing rosy gold look. I would wear for a day party, like a work party.

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Rosy Gold Day Look 

Holiday Day Look 2

Face: I started with my favorite foundation then brightened my under eye area with BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector, warmed up my pale complexion with bareMinerals The Magic Moment bronzer, and added a pretty peach blush with Milani Awakening Rose blush.

Eyes: I used MAC Vapour as an overall wash from the lash line to the brow bone, then used Ardency Inn Rose Gold on the lid and up into the crease. I lined my upper lid with Pixi eyeliner in Café Gold, a bronzy antique gold and made a little wing like the model on page 143. Marc Jacobs liner is Sunset, a peachy gold went on the lower lash line and tarte Inner Rim liner in black went on the waterline. Two coats of Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara completes the look.

  • MAC Vapour Eyeshadow
  • Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey Pigment in Rose Gold (reviewed here)
  • Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Café Gold
  • Marc Jacobs Highliner in Sunset
  • tarte Inner Rim Liner in Black
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (reviewed here)

Holiday day eye

Lips: to complete the gilded look, I used Mirabella gloss in luminosity as a base and then topped it with LORAC peach lustre gloss.

  • Mirabella Luminosity
  • LORAC Lip Lustre Gloss in Peach Lustre

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Holiday day 1

For a night time holiday look I was inspired by the bold lip and heavily lined eyes of Amber Heard on the Marie Claire cover. Incidentally, the December issue has two cover–one side of the magazine is formatted one way and the other cover is flipped.

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Sparkly Night Look

Holiday Night 2

Face: I started with the same products as the day look but I added the Josie Maran Argan Elightenment Illuminizing Wand on my brow bone, above my eyebrows and on top of my cheek bones.

  • Too Faced Born The Way Foundation
  • BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector
  • bareMinerals The Magic Moment Bronzer
  • Milani Awakening Rose Powder blush
  • Josie Maran Argan Elightenment Illuminizing Wand

Eyes: I used the Josie Maran highlighter under the brow bone, Eddie Funkhouser eyeshadow in silver lining on lid with the sparkly ColourPop cream eyeshadow in Prickly Pear. Prickly Pear is a frosty mauve with silver sparkles. I lined with the Mirabella eyeliner and smudged it under the lower lash line too. Again, tarte Inner Rim liner to make sure it lasts all night! Lastly, two coats of my fav Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara.

  • Josie Maran Argan Elightenment Illuminizing Wand
  • Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Eye Color In Silver Lining
  • ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Prickly Pear
  • Mirabella Blackmail Eye Crayon Liner
  • tarte Inner Rim Liner in Black
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

Holiday Night Eye

Lips: I am a smitten kitten over this new La Créme lipstick from Too Faced. WHAM! is the exclusive shade in the Le Petit Tresor Lipstick Set from the Christmas in Paris Collection. It’s a metallic berry and has become my jam! That’s it–no liner, no base shade…nothin’ but WHAM!

  • Too Faced La Créme Lipstick in WHAM!

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Sparkly Holiday Night Look:

Holiday Night

What holiday look will be rocking this season?

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  1. I don’t need makeup, so I always go au natural 😉

  2. Lisa - BetweentheKids says

    You are so beautiful! I love the subtle look, and I think it’s definitely the look I would go for. It goes well with any occasion.

  3. Allison @neversaydiebeauty says

    I love ’em both! That La Creme holiday set is calling to me! Love the shade Wham that you chose for the evening look

  4. Girl, you nailed that look! I love everything about it 🙂

  5. You look gorgeous, I think I own that scarf 🙂 Is it from a Popsugar box? heheh

  6. I’m loving both of the sparkly looks for the holidays. I can see those being perfect for get-togethers or date nights.

  7. Your eye makeup is gorgeous! I also love the lip color.

  8. Norah Salazar says

    Love your makeup LOTD! Stunning.

  9. I love the Gold Day Look but the night look is also very beautiful! Definitely perfect for the Holidays!

  10. Gorgeous looks. I just love your makeup look. I just resubscribed to Marie Claire over the weekend. I had stopped getting it and missed it.

  11. FabZilla_Kath says

    You look elegant!!! love your makeup

  12. You just officially convinced me to buy Ardency Inn Rose Gold. That is SO pretty!

  13. Karlyn Flores says

    You look really gorgeous. I love your make up especially the eye shadow looks good on you

  14. wow, you created two beautiful looks!! Your skin is impeccible. I want it!!! You look fantastic!! I think ima gonna need that Eddie Funkhouser. Shoot, I always say Funkmeister and then I have to change it. Anyway, I like how you swatched your look on your arm, too. It really shows how well it all goes together.

  15. You look beautiful! I love to use my shimmery bronze from Loreal with a liquid eyeliner and plum lip tint.

  16. I need to get a Marie Claire subscription!

  17. I love both the day and night looks! You have amazing eyelashes and skin!

  18. rika agustini says

    You look so beautiful and elegant. I love the gold color on you.

  19. So pretty! I love the day look especially.

  20. MyTeenGuide says

    You look gorgeous! I love the shades in this palette. My daughter will love this.

  21. Aleya Bamdad says

    Loving the transformation- especially the night look.

  22. Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey says

    I absolutely love the Rosy Gold Day look, very elegant and looks so perfect. Both day and night look looks great on you though!

  23. I love your look for day, it looks simple but gorgeous. I love your stuff now.

  24. Gorgeous look!

  25. Such a great look – I love the pop of that Rose Gold.

  26. I love these natural colors! Beautiful.

  27. Nicole Cochingco Escat says

    I love both day and night for you, both looks pretty, I love it.

  28. You look really nice. I need to walk through these and see what will work for me.

  29. Such A Time Blog says

    Love the ideas for holiday make up. You look great! Love the eye makeup.

  30. Lisa Marie Heath says

    Great ideas! You look so amazing!

  31. I like the pop of color in the Sparkly Night look!

  32. You look beautiful in all the looks but I think the Sparkly Night Look is my favorite on you!

  33. Chantal Bernard says

    You look absolutely beautiful! These seems like great products, I love the sparkle!

  34. adriana nudo says

    Love these shades! I love shimmer especially during the holidays : )
    xo Adriana – Daily Dose of Design

  35. Dhemz Apdian - Dias says

    how lovely! You look ravishing. I love the neutral pallets.


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