Hey everyone! I’m still MIA for a little while longer, but I’ve got some lovely bloggers from the CBB to keep the content rolling while I’m away. Mizz J has put together a beautiful holiday part makeup look for you that I hope you enjoy! – Jodi
Hi lovelies! This is MizzJ of JustJ.ca coming at you as today’s guest blogger for Jodi. For those who haven’t come across my little corner of the Interwebz before, I’m a beauty blogger from Vancouver, Canada and I love to write about all things skincare and makeup related as well as sprinklings of food, fashion and local events. One of my favourite types of posts to write, and which I need to do more of (New Year resolution!) is makeup looks, so when Jodi threw this out idea out there to do a holiday party makeup look, I jumped at the chance!
For this look, I wanted to create something easy, yet glamourous, so of course I opted for a soft, smoky eye with a bright lip! Blended, smoky eyes are my specialty and especially with Asian eyes, it can be tricky to do really dramatic looks like cut creases as we just don’t have enough eyelid to do such things!
To create this look you’ll need:
- Primer (on me: Paul + Joe Moisturizing Foundation Primer in 03 N)
- Your best glowy foundation (on me: Guerlain Meteorites Baby Glow foundation in Light)
- A satiny setting powder (on me: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light)
- Concealer (on me: NYX Color Correcting palette)
- Eye primer (on me: The Body Shop All-in-One Tinted Concealer + Primer)
- Two green eye shadows – one shade should be darker than the other. Look for darker greens, like a khaki or evergreen color preferably with gold undertones (on me: Rocia shadow in Safari and the green shade from Lise Watier’s Tartantastique palette)
- A shimmery gold eye shadow (on me: Rocia shadow in Gold Lame)
- A gold eyeliner
- Black liquid eyeliner (on me: Make Up Forever Graphic Ink Liner)
- Mascara (on me: Stila Lash Stunner lash primer and L’Oreal Voluminous Power Collagen)
- Brow gel or powder (on me: Tarte emphasEyes in Rich Brown)
- Bronzer and highlighter (on me: Charlotte Tillbury Filmstar Bronze & Gold)
- Blush – a light nude beige and a rose shade (on me: Tarte Pinup Girl blush palette)
- Red lipstick (on me: Lise Watier Baiser Velours in Passion Kiss)
Start off with freshly moisturized skin and primer. Since you’ll be partying to the wee hours, a hydrating primer will keep your skin plump, soft and your makeup set. Then apply foundation over your entire face to eliminate redness and any unevenness. Next, apply concealer over any blemishes and also apply a brightening concealer color under the eyes to light them up. A pale yellow concealer a shade lighter than your skin is a perfect shade for this. Lastly, set it all with a mattifying setting powder or if you have drier skin, a soft highlighting finishing powder.
Since eye shadows always crease on me, an eye primer is a must, but it also helps makes your shadows more vibrant! Apply the gold shade all over lids, really layering on the color so your eyes pop. Make sure you get some gold all up in your brow bone and the inner corners too!
Then, take your khaki or lighter green color and with a fluffy blending brush, sweep it across your lid, stopping just above your crease. If you have hooded eyes like me, you may think you shouldn’t apply color so high on your lids, but as I learned from a MUA, you really should because otherwise you’re just hiding all your hard work! Blend out any harsh lines. Then with a small crease brush, apply the darker green shade from the lash line to the crease line, smudging out all lines and making a gradient of color.
Take your gold eyeliner and smudge a thick line of gold along the lower lash line. Using a contrasting shade like this adds visual interest and awakens eyes. On the top lashline, apply a thick swooping line of black eyeliner, extending it just a bit past what you think of as normal. Don’t worry, you’re going to look weird, but once it’s all done, it will be worth it!
Finish off your eyes by framing those brows with your go-to brow pencil/shadow/gel. Make your brows a little heavier and more defined than normal to balance your eyes and also the loads of mascara you’re going to pile after this! If you have falsies, do it up. I couldn’t find any lash glue so I didn’t bother this time.
Originally I was just going to make this a green and gold look, but once I got to my lips, I knew a nude or pink just was not going to do. There are only so many occasions that call for dramatic makeup so dig out those reds and live it up! To get a crisp outline, first line your lips with a red lipliner that matches your lipstick before applying your lipstick. Since the eyes are so shimmery, balance things out a bit by keeping your lips matte. You’ll be pretty busy eating and smiling for cameras at your party, so opting for a long-wearing lipstick is a must so you can enjoy yourself instead of worrying about your lipstick.
Finally the finishing touch – your cheeks! It’s always best to do your cheeks last so then you can match your cheeks to your finished eyes and lips. Keep up the drama by heavily contouring your cheekbones. Don’t forget to also apply bronzer to the hairline and jawline. In order to keep the focus on your eyes and to give off that candlelit glow, apply your highlighter before blush so that the highlight will just peek through instead of giving that harsher cut cheekbones look.
For blush, apply a very slight flush by mixing two different shades together and applying it to just the apples of the cheeks; here I chose a pink-beige and a plum-rose. The point of the blush is to give your face dimension, but not distract from your eyes and lips.
And that’s it! I think this look could actually be doable for daytime, depending on what clothes and hair you wear or if you just did part of this look like the eyes OR the lips and not both together. I hope you find this a fun, easy look to do and that this will entice you to venture away from brown or gray smoky eyes!