Simple is Sexy: A Holiday Makeup

In more ways than one, simplicity evokes sexiness. For this particular holiday look, I used copper/bronze/gold shades from Urban Decay’s Naked Palette 1 (Nope! I didn’t buy the sequel, impressions here) and my staple MAC Russian Red lipstick. No falsies, no glitters, nothing avant- garde.  Ready to rock this look for the holidays? 

In the tutorial video, I used copper shade from Cargo.
You can use Smog from Naked Palette 1, both are similar in shade

I swatched for comparison

As in usual, feel free to use your own makeups that are a close match to Naked Palette. Anything that is copper, bronze or gold will work out just fine.

1. Wash face, tone, moisturize. Oily-skin ladies, do we really need to moisturize? Read my previous post.

2. Apply face primer and proceed to your foundation routine. Seal foundation with setting powder.

3. Groom and line your brows as necessary. Apply eye primer to prevent smudging and creasing of eye makeup.

4. With a flat eyeshadow brush, apply Smog (copper-ish) all over the lids, and a little above the crease.

5. With a crease brush, apply and blend Buff (brown) on crease.  Apply light-handedly in a wind-wipe motion.

6.(Optional) Wipe off crease brush and apply Dark Horse on top of Buff, again very lightly just to give eyes a little dimension.

7. With a flat eyeshadow brush, pat Half-Baked (gold-brown) on the center of the lids. 

8. With a pencil or smudge brush (even q-tip), apply Dark Horse on lower lashline.

9. Wipe off pencil brush and apply Half Baked on inner corner up to mid section of lashline

10. Line upper lashline and waterline with black kohl pencil. To soften this, use smudge brush to push Creep (black) on top of the eyeliner.

11. Finally, highlight your brow area with Sin.

12. Curl eyelash and apply mascara.

13. For cheeks, you may use something shimmery. For this look, I used Candy Leopard from Too Faced. Review here

14. Line lips and fill in with red lip liner.

15. Complete the look with red lipstick.

Tweak as you wish!

xoxo

For the video version, click here


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