I had the itch to film an IG video yesterday and realized I hadn’t shared a holiday look in a while! Before I dive into this post can I just say how good it felt to put on a full face of makeup?! Fun outfits and fun outings are far and few between these days (forget about makeup)! But wow, there is definitely power in getting dolled up. I highly recommend you do so …just for the heck of it.

Don’t get me wrong, by the end of the day I was ready to wash it all off and rub my eyes with ease again, but I truly enjoyed the look while it lasted! I wanted to break down this holiday look and highlight a few products more in-depth than IG captions allow.

First things first – the Il Makiage Woke Up Like This Foundation has become my go-to for special events that require full coverage and phenomenal all day wear! I love my history with this product and love even more that it’s still something I reach for (you can check out my first …and second impressions of the product here). They have a shade matching quiz that you can take, they’ll ship you a full size bottle (for $5) to try for 1 or 2 weeks and if you don’t like it…send it back. It’s worth a shot!

Before I began, I was looking to feature one of the new palettes I received in recent PR packages but nothing was really speaking to me. So I thumbed through some of my older palettes and set my sights on a tried & true favorite – the Profusion Cosmetics Chocolates Palette. If you’ve followed me for a while, you know I love their shadows! I really like when “influencers” return to older products. Many times it’s all about what’s NEW, but sometimes you just love what you love. It’s ok to be a makeup repeater. 🙂 This particular palette has a variety of greens that I knew I wanted to work with.

The Ardell Magnetic Lashes are my latest obsession. These things are incredible! They attach to a gel liner, look insanely natural, will-not-budge, and are reusable! They’re fabulous. I have the demi-wispies but they have bolder and more natural options to suit your style. Magnetic lashes kind of had a bad rap, but these are so well done and SO worth it. Trust me, give them a try!

I have tiny little lips and I do plan to explore lip injections one day (the only cosmetic procedure I’d seriously consider at this point). But in the mean time, I love trying to make them look a bit larger. I do this by over-lining just a smidge (the KKW Beauty Lip Liners are great), then filling with a lighter matte lip stick (the Bare Minerals Gen Nude Matte Lipsticks are amazing). After that, add a touch of a lighter lip right in the middle to give a fuller effect. It doesn’t work miracles, but it certainly gives the illusion of plumper lips! A little highlight on the cupids bow helps too. 😉

Hot Rollers have been such a secret weapon of mine since college. They allow your hair to style itself while you get the rest of yourself ready. It’s a win-win! I finished this look with a cute pearl hair clip from Amazon – trying to work with more hair accessories these days!

I think that’s all I really wanted to call out from this video! I’m going to link everything I used below so you can check out the products in more detail.

Il Makiage Woke Up Like This Foundation (60)
$4 Beauty Sponge
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (05 & 15)
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer (3 Tan)
Bare Minerals Bounce & Blur Blush (Pink Sky)
Profusion Cosmetics Chocolates Palette
Joah Brow Down To Me Pencil (Light Brunette)
Ardell Magnetic Lashes (Demi Wispies)
PIXI Endless Silky Eye Pencil
KKW Beauty Lip Liner (Nude 2)
Bare Minerals Matte Lip (BO$$)
Laura Mercier Lipstick (Nude Naturel)
Hot Rollers (similar set)
Pearl Hair Clips
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dewy Set Spray

What’s your go-to holiday look? Are you a fan of green eyes or do you go for bronzes or plums? So many options!

PS: just a reminder that I have a giveaway going down on my YouTube channel right now! There is a new giveaway every week until Christmas so make sure you’re subbed! 🙂


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