Makeup of the Week: Holiday Edition.

Makeup of the Week: Holiday Edition.

Makeup of the Week: Holiday Edition.

The holiday season is one of the most exciting times of the year.  However, the stress of organizing a dinner party can also be overwhelming and exhausting.  Fortunately, my sister is the brave soul that bares the responsibility of cooking Thanksgiving dinner (out of all the foods I can cook, why does baking a turkey elude me?).  For this Makeup of the Week: Holiday Edition, I have put together two quick and easy looks, using long-wearing products that can be worn without any need for touch-ups.  I hope you enjoy!

Makeup of the Week: Holiday Edition.

Makeup of the Week: Holiday Edition.
Giorgio Armani Eye and Brow Maestro 9 Gold and Givenchy 9 Brun Cachmeire.

Makeup of the Week: Holiday Edition. Giorgio Armani Eye and Brow Maestro 9 Gold mixed with Givenchy 9 Brun Cachmeire.

Makeup of the Week: Holiday Edition.
Giorgio Armani Eye and Brow Maestro 9 Gold mixed with Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire.

Makeup of the Week: Holiday Edition.

Makeup of the Week: Holiday Edition.

Makeup of the Week: Holiday Edition.

Makeup of the Week: Holiday Edition.

Makeup of the Week: Holiday Edition Eye Makeup:

  1. Prime eyes with Nars Eyeshadow Primer.
  2. Fill and shape the brows (Giorgio Armani Eye and Brow 2 Wenge Wood).
  3. Using the back of your hand, combine equal parts (amount will vary) of Giorgio Armnai Eye and Brow 9 Gold with Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire (reviewed here) and apply the mixture to the mobile lid using a synthetic brush.
  4. Use a warm brown shade in the crease (MUFE M-600) to blend out the edges of the lid color.
  5. Apply a lighter gold shade to the inner corners of the eye (MUFE ME-512).
  6. Line the lower lash line with Givenchy Brun Cachemire and then lightly pat Giorgio Armani 9 Gold directly over.
  7. Line the inner waterline, with a flesh tone pencil (Merle Norman Inner Liner), extending the color out and under the winged liner, to lighten the look and make eyes appear larger.
  8. Tightline the upper waterline with any gel liner of your choosing (Inglot AMC #90).
  9. Add your favorite mascara (Clinique High Impact Mascara) and black liner (Milani Liquid Liner) and your look is complete.
  10. This step is opitional:  I like to add a bit more of 9 Gold over the lid for a little extra pizzazz. 

Makeup of the Week: Holiday Edition Look 2:

Makeup of the Week: Holiday Edition. Slightly different look using blue tones on top of the brown/golden combo.

Makeup of the Week: Holiday Edition.
Slightly different look using blue tones in addition to the brown/golden combo.

Makeup of the Week: Holiday Edition.

Makeup of the Week: Holiday Edition.
Slightly different look using blue tones in addition to the brown/golden combo.

For the above photos, the same steps were used as the previous look with the obvious difference being the addition of Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo 2 Armani Navy (reviewed here) applied to the outer corner and in the crease.  Guerlain Liquid Liner in 02 BLEU OUTREMER (review coming soon) was also used in place of a black liner.

Makeup of the Week: Holiday Edition Face Makeup:

  1. Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation in 3 Beige Naturel and 4 Beige Moyan (reviewed here).
  2. Diorskin Star Concealer in 003 Sable/Sand (reviewed here).
  3. Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer.
  4. Vincent Longo Sandalwood Blush (reviewed here).
  5. Cle de Peau Luminizing Face Enhancer in 14 (review coming soon).

Makeup of the Week: Holiday Edition Lip Combo:

  1. Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint used as a base (reviewed here).
  2. Chanel 20 Audace Rouge Allure Gloss (reviewed here).
Makeup of the Week: Holiday Edition.

Makeup of the Week: Holiday Edition.
Slightly different look using blue tones in addition to the brown/golden combo.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you these two looks lasted perfectly all day, with the exception of the lip color.  What look are you planning to wear for the upcoming holidays?

Since Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks, a special thanks to my hubby who always supports my insanity; to my children who always accompany me (reluctantly, but sweet about it) to the cosmetics counters; and last, but certainly not least, to all of my wonderful readers who always provide inspiration and joy.  Happy Thanksgiving…warm wishes and big hugs from my home to yours.  Be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.

Comments

  1. Oh, wow. Maria. I did not see that coming. When I saw the combination of Giorgio Armani Eye and Brow Maestro 9 Gold with Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire, you just blew me away. Such pigment. Such color. Such beauty. It just looks so beautiful on your eyes and the looks feels magical.. I’m feeling the sparkle 🙂 A perfect holiday look (also the one with blue in it)! Now I want to mix and match my creamy eyeshadows too.. though I doubt I’ll be able to create such beauty! Just wow!

    • Hello Natasja,

      Thank you so much sweetie. I have been really into mixing my cream shadows and the results have been amazing. I’m sure you can come up with some stellar combinations as well and I would love to see you post some of your looks—say yes 🙂

      -Maria

  2. You are just so gorgeous! I love your smile. And that combination of gold and brown is just amazing. I still haven’t checked out those armani brow products but they look great. I have Anastasia’s Dipbrow, but that is completely unusable as eyeshadow (it works on brows though)

    • Hello Aldona,

      Thank you for such a lovely compliment. I love gold and brown, so I thought why not mix them together. These Armani Eye and Brow Maestros are so creamy and versitile. Anastasia’s Dipbrow has garnered some fantastic press, but the use of parabens in her products deters me from taking the plunge.

      -Maria

  3. You are just too gorgeous!!!!

  4. Hey Maria, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I love how you mixed those two eyeshadows: I have never ever mixed any cream shadows together! It’s so hard to play hostess without looking like you actually really labored in the kitchen for a couple of days. I’m glad to hear your sister took on the challenge!

    • Hello Sunny,

      Thank you so much. We had a lovely holiday and I hope you had a memorable day as well. Hosting and looking fabulous is very hard, but I suppose one can cater the meal; however, in my Italian household that would be sacrilege 🙂

      -Maria

  5. Beautiful! I love the navy accent, and adore the mix of the two shadows on the lid! Your makeup is always so flawless, I love it! 🙂 xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

    • Hello Gyudy,

      Thank you so much. I agree a [dark] navy does add a little something, something to any look. This one happens to be one of the prettiest I have seen 🙂

      -Maria

  6. Combining the blue with the gold looks beautiful. Loved all the holiday looks 🙂

    • Hello Dollie,

      Thank you so much. I was inspired by a YSL palette that housed bronze, gold and blue…so I figured I would give it a go with what I had in my collection. Sometimes you need not buy more, just utilize what you have.

      -Maria

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