Holiday Glam Makeup Look // Blogmas 9

Every girl deserves a night to put on glam makeup and hit the town. I thought I would throw on some falsies and a red lip and share my current favorite glam makeup look with ya’ll! I rarely wear full glam makeup, but when I do- I love it! It might be time consuming, or at least more time consuming than a normal look, but it is so worth it sometimes.

I’ll be sharing with you a few steps in the products, process/tricks to achieve it, and the final look! I’m not into doing videos yet, so you just get words and photos! I had never done a post quite like this and it was so much fun. I have been extremely excited to share this look with ya’ll!

The Products!

Keep in mind that most of these products can be swapped out for whatever you have on hand. The only “key” products to achieve this look are the Stila Magnificent Metals liquid shadow in Molten Midnight & the Stila Liquid lipstick in Beso. BUT, these can technically be swapped for any dark, glittery liquid shadow and a classic red lip color.

Here is a rundown of some of the other key products I used! KISS Posh LashesPUR No Filter Primer, Laura Mercier foundation & translucent powder, Urban Decay Primer Potion, and Flexitarian highlighter from Colourpop

To achieve this glam look, here are the basics you must have, no matter what brand you use or prefer! Don’t worry if you don’t have the exact products I have used…just get these basics and you’ll be ready to go!

  • Face and eye-shadow primer
  • Good, long-wear foundation
  • Various shades of grey eye-shadow
  • liquid glitter eye-shadow preferably black or silver
  • Full shimmer highlighter 
  • classic red lipstick or liquid lipstick 
  • and if you wear them, grab a pair of lashes!

The process/tricks to achieve the look!

The first tip I would give you to achieve this look, is to do the eye-shadow before anything else! Because of the dark grays and the glitter, it will most likely have some fall out. I always prefer to do my shadow before my foundation when I am using darker colors. I apply my liner, mascara, lashes, etc. after my face makeup is done but I highly suggest you apply your shadow first! That way if you have any fall out, or you mess the liquid glitter up- there’s no harm done…just wipe it off and start again!

Second tipis to apply the gray shadows in a halo around the eye. I started with the base color all over the lid, and then took various shades of gray and buffed it into the crease and inner corner of the eye. I slowly built the color up to as dark as I wanted. I ended with a little black to the outer corner to smoke it out a little more. Make sure the halo is obvious…your goal is to leave the very middle of the eye nude which is where you will apply the glitter liquid shadow!

Third tip would be to apply the liquid shadow in the very middle of the eyelid with the brush and then carefully blend out the glitter with your finger. Keeping it centered on the middle of the lid. 

Last tip would be, bring out the good stuff and have fun! That good foundation you rarely use because it’s expensive? Grab it! Your favorite lashes and mascara, go for it! Don’t be afraid to have fun with this look! I rarely will wear such a bold eye with a bold lip, but every once in a while, I go for a full glam look. Use your good products and enjoy the look! 

The Finished Look

Please ignore my brows, I need them done desperately

What do you think about my holiday glam look? If you recreate it, tag me! I’d love to see it. And remember, you can always swap for products you have on hand! Enjoy! XX

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  • Reply Hanna

    I love that you shot all the product shots in front of the tree, so festive! I’m also super in love with that red lip, you go girl you look beautiful! perfect for any holiday party!

    December 15, 2017 at 4:35 pm
    • Reply

      Thank you! I loved the tree in the back too, I love a festive feel!

      December 15, 2017 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply Georgia

    I love every single one of these products and actually own them! Love your blog and I can’t wait to try this look! Perfect for the holidays!

    December 18, 2017 at 11:31 pm
    • Reply

      Let me know if you do this look! I’m sure it’ll look fab on you!

      December 19, 2017 at 7:04 pm
  • Reply Sarah Davis

    This is the perfect look for the holidays! Lovely tutorial— thank you!

    December 19, 2017 at 12:19 am
  • Reply sarah

    get it girl! You pull of the glam look so well! You are beautiful!

    December 19, 2017 at 2:00 am
    • Reply

      Oh thank you so much, how sweet of you!

      December 19, 2017 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply Meg

    I love the glitter eyelids! Super glam and funky! I can’t wait to try some of these products!

    December 19, 2017 at 3:04 am
  • Reply Alyssa Kellert

    I’ve never thought of doing the eyes first, that’s totally genius! You should definitely do videos!! I think you’d do a great job.

    December 19, 2017 at 3:40 am
    • Reply

      Yes! I do eyes first all the time if it’s very colored or deep tones. Let me honest, even high end palettes give fall out so it’s easy to remove if you do eyes first.

      December 19, 2017 at 7:02 pm
  • Reply fran

    This is a great makeup for the holidays!! I would love to see a video tutorial! you should totally try those! Thank you for sharing your makeup tips with us!

    December 19, 2017 at 10:00 am
    • Reply

      Many people want a video, I’m just so nervous to try! I might have to.

      December 19, 2017 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth

    Ohhhh this is amazing! I am terrible at putting makeup on and need all the help I can get. Thank you for this makeup tutorial!

    December 19, 2017 at 1:09 pm
    • Reply

      Thanks for stopping by!

      December 19, 2017 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply Melissa Batzer

    Such a great makeup tutorial and just in time for the sparkliest holidays of all! Merry Christmas!

    December 19, 2017 at 4:29 pm
    • Reply

      Merry Christmas!!!

      December 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • Reply Twinspirational

    We love taking pictures by a Christmas tree. The bokeh effects from a tree always look fab. Thanks for the makeup tutorial.

    December 19, 2017 at 5:22 pm
    • Reply

      Yes! It’s my favorite thing to photograph at Christmas!

      December 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • Reply Brittany Slaughter

    Wow! Such a pretty holiday look!

    December 19, 2017 at 5:58 pm
  • Reply Alyssa Bouma

    i love this look! it’s so christmasy and fun. and stila liquid lip is my absolute favorite lipstick!

    December 19, 2017 at 8:37 pm
  • Reply EJ

    Great look, love this info! I will check out some of these products!

    December 19, 2017 at 10:07 pm
  • Reply Lynn Marie

    Gorgeous holiday makeup! Love the photos and tips too! I had NO idea I should be applying my shadow first! Haha! Whoops! Great post!

    December 20, 2017 at 1:42 am
  • Reply Emily Moore

    This is PERFECT makeup for the holidays!! I love that glittery eyeshadow, and I’ve been looking for some great false eyelashes to try. I’m definitely going to check these out! Thanks for sharing!

    December 20, 2017 at 4:28 am
  • Reply jiyeon

    ahhhh this make up is so perf fo holiday parties! the glam just kills me. I need to try this for the holiday party I’m going to!

    December 20, 2017 at 5:59 am
  • Reply Sarah M Holladay

    Girl, look at you and that glitter shadow!! So brave!! This is such a fun, bold Christmas look and I love that you incorporated the tree and lights into your imagery!

    December 22, 2017 at 5:32 am
  • Reply Kusum

    You look simply gorgeous! That glittery eye look is totally my kinda look and so perfect for the holidays!

    xx, Kusum |

    December 22, 2017 at 3:05 pm
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