3 x Christmas lip makeup (and three promises to myself)

winter lip makeup

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I adore lip art makeup, so this year I wanted to try my hand at it.  I created three different looks suitable for my favorite season. It was really fun to play with makeup this way and apply colors and textures to my lip, where I normally just add a red lip or a quick gloss.

But as it turns out, my perfectionism almost stopped me from publishing these. To be honest, I got into a bit of a rut. So I decided to share the photos along with three promises to myself. These work as my new year’s resolutions too. If you struggle with perfectionism, demanding always the best, always giving your 100%, even if you were exhausted and never giving yourself a break – well, maybe you need to hear these things too.

3 x Christmas/winter lip art makeup

winter snowflake lip makeup

 

Winter snowflake lip makeup

This wintery lip makeup is my favorite out of all these, even though the snowflakes turned out to be a bit of a mess. But still, I love how cute this looked! Weirdly, I love blue lipsticks and blue lips, even though I rarely wear that. It’s just such an unconventional color, so powerful and cool. Here I used blue face paint though, since I currently don’t have blue lipsticks (now there’s a mistake that needs to be fixed).

Get the look:

*Face paints
*Fine white glitter
*Chunky silver glitter

winter christmas lip makeup art

Promise #1: Stop comparing yourself to others and be on your side.

This one just seems impossible, yet it’s probably the most important one on this list. Life is not a competition. You’ll never be like someone else, because that’s not you. Try and turn that comparison into awe and inspiration. Try and be happy for other people. Think of it this way: isn’t it great that there’s only one you? Only one person to compete with, and she/he is on your side? Make sure you are on your side. Life opens up to you differently, once you have a clean canvas – one where you’re the only one making strokes.

I know this one is tough, but every time you find yourself comparing yourself to others, stop and remind yourself of this promise. No one is you and that is your super power.

 

Green Christmas lip makeup

 

Christmas tree inspired lip – Green with colorful diamonds

This look makes me think of a christmas tree with colorful baubles. It also makes me think of christmas lights and presents. I always take out green eyeshadow this time of year.  It was fun to experiment with green lips too.

Get the look:

*Face paints
*Rhinestone stickers (or rhinestones with some glue)

green christmas lip makeup

Promise #2: Try to let go of the little worries.

When you start worrying about little things, try and look a bit further. Does it really matter or is it an “unneccessary” worry? Try and think with your brain and look further ahead. Does it matter five years from now? Does it even matter a year, a month from now? If you can’t seem to let it go,  give yourself five minutes to mope about it, then move on.

Let go of the little worries. Because life does gives you actual big worries too. Try to be relaxed when you can.

Red glitter lip makeup for Christmas

Now this final look is quite simple, but powerful, as red lips tend to be. I chose one of my fave reds, which is Jane Iredale Gwen lipstick. I topped that off with glitter primer and glitter from my glitter palette. Now when it comes to red lipsticks, I have listed all my favorite classic reds here, and all my favorite orange reds here!

Get the look:
*Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick, Gwen
*Red makeup glitter (& glitter primer)

Promise #3: Talk nicely to yourself and treat yourself like you would treat a friend.

It’s natural to have negative thoughts and feel bad about yourself every now and then. But you wouldn’t call a friend lazy, dumb, ugly or fat – would you? Every time you hear yourself saying a bad thing about yourself, stop and fix your thinking. Say a positive thing instead.

Talk nicely to yourself.

 

What was your favorite lip? And did any of my resolutions resonate with you?



Christmas lights makeup 2.0 – tutorial

christmas lights makeup tutorial

 

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Happy first of December! Today’s post is about this fun Christmas lights makeup. If you’ve been a follower of this blog for longer than a year, you might remember the first version of this look.

Back then I actually made a little promise to myself. Reading it now – a year later – puts a smile on my face. I’m quite proud of myself. I managed to keep the promise (maybe you’ve seen my weekly #fullfacefriday tutorials on Instagram?) and I can also see the progress looking at those older photos.

Step one: create christmas lights makeup. Step two: throw your actual christmas lights on your head and try to act cool.

Christmas lights makeup tutorial

This year I wanted to capture the “light” of real christmas lights by using glitter in my light bulbs. It turned out cool!

christmas lights makeup tutorial

How to:

You could draw the lights anywhere on your face, but I like them in the area, where you would have freckles. First just draw the string and then add your light bulbs in different colors. To add the glitter, use glitter primer or something sticky first, so that the glitter has something to stick to. And that’s pretty much it!

 

Christmas lights on the face makeupThe most important products for this look are glitter palette, glitter glue and colorful eyeshadows. For the “string”, I used a dark gold eyeliner, but you could also use just black liner or pencil. I think red lipstick looks great with this look and somehow that balances the look. I chose an orange red shade from YSL – Tatouage Couture shade 2.

Products:

Smashit cosmetics glitter palette / *Glitter makeup palette
*NYX Glitter Primer
IsaDora Eyeliner, Vintage gold
NYX Off Tropic Eyeshadow Palette
*YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain, 2

When it comes to the rest of the makeup, most of the products I used are listed here!

 

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