Christmas Party Makeup Tutorial

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I named this makeup Christmas Party Makeup since it’s December and there are a lot of pre-Christmas parties right now. Now is the time of glitter, silver, gold and red! In this makeup I used silver and glitter on my eyes but you could replace the colors with brown and gold. I usually do my brows using a different color, but here I wanted to try a new product on them and it ended up being a warm brown. Works amazingly well with greyish eyeshadow though, doesn’t it?

The classic red lip is made with a new lipstick from Holika Holika. It might just be the cutest thing ever since the applicator is heart-shaped! I haven’t tried Holika Holika products before but I’m convinced now that I’ve tried this amazing, really pigmented lipstick and their brow pen as well as the eyeliner. All the products used are listed below as usual.

On to the tutorial! Or pictorial. I made small collages so that this post wouldn’t drown on pictures. If you want to skip the face part, just roll down to the eyeshadow pictorial.

FACE

I wanted to take a photo of each step to make this tutorial extra easy to follow. Let me know if you find these helpful or if they’re totally useless.

First picture is before makeup. Then I applied the primer. Then I applied my BB-cream in two different shades. First is the lighter one which goes all over my face and especially on the center of my face. I actually applied a bit too much here (the struggle of taking photos and doing your makeup at the same time is real!) but you can see clearly where I applied it. After that I was a bit pale so I warmed my face and did a bit of a contouring with a darker shade. Then I set the foundation with powder – again you can see how much (or how little) I used the powder.  Last picture is after primer, foundation and powder.

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I wanted to use the same shade on my cheeks as I did on my lips. So I applied the lipstick as blush using my fingers. Whenever you’re using a cream blush you should apply it before powdering the face – just to get it to blend easier. I actually forgot this and powdered my face before but I managed to work it out. I always smile when applying blush so I can see the highest point of my cheek and then I apply the color right there. I have a square face so that’s where the blush goes on my face.

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I did my brows a bit differently since I tried a new product. The Holika Holika brow pen applies quite heavily so I softened the lines using a brow brush.  The difference between before and after brows is huge!

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is magic.

LIPS

I lined my lips first to help with the lipstick application and to make it stay on longer. Then I applied the lipstick using a lip brush.

EYES
– THE CLASSIC HALO EYE

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Here is a small pictorial made with paint to show you exactly what we’re trying to do. We’re creating a halo eye which means the center of the eye is where the lightest shade goes. So you actually apply dark shadow not only to the outer edge of your eye but also just above your inner corners.  And with my eye shape I wanted to blend the outer edge a bit but if you want the shape to be more round you can skip that.

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I used the black eye pencil as a base for my halo eye. You want to blend that out quite quickly ’cause it dries out fast. However it’s just a base so don’t worry too much about it being perfect. I applied a dark grey eye shadow to the same areas I applied the black pen. Then I blended carefully.
I applied a grey eye shadow on top of the dark grey shadow and blended it out so it goes on higher than the dark base (check the paint version if you feel lost). Then I applied the same grey shades on my lower lashline – leaving a gap right in the middle for the silver and glitter. Then I applied the silver at the center of my eye using just my finger and a tapping motion. Then I applied the glitter on top of that. Then it’s up to you if you want to use just mascara or add lashes!

I have pictures below with both versions if you’re curious how it works without lashes.

With lashes and all ready!

Without lashes or the sensitive eyes version. I don’t know why big lashes tend to irritate my eyes so much I always end up taking them off after pictures.

Thanks for visiting my blog and checking this post out. Let me know your thoughts on the comments below! Oh – and happy December the first.

PRODUCTS (adlinks)

MISSHA M BB Boomer
MISSHA M Perfect Cover BB Cream 21, Light Beige
Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Holika Holika Jewel-light Waterproof Eyeliner 01
Zuii Organic Bombshell Palette
Sleek Vintage Romance Palette (the silver shade)
Zuii Organic Shimmering Powder in Blossom (glitter)
Missha Fan Volume Mascara
Eylure lashes 157

Holika Holika Wonder Drawing Skinny Eyebrow 02

Rimmel Lipliner 007
Holika Holika Heartful Moisture Lipstick RD808

Surprises in a box / unboxing Bearel Beauty Box

I love a good surprise. Especially if it contains cosmetics.

I know of three beauty boxes that are available in Finland – Livbox (which is very inexpensive but not very thrilling), JolieBox (which includes only eco products so it should be nice) and this beauty box that I got from Bearel. Bearel is this Finnish webshop that offers South-Korean skincare and makeup products. I’m interested in Asian skincare so it’s been exciting to test products and their beauty box is a great way to try out new products and get to know new things.

This box costs 45 euros which sounds like a lot but – let me tell you – it’s worth it. It’s actual worth is 60-80 euros and it contains awesome products with great content. Asian skincare products use a good amount of natural ingredients in them (like all cosmetics really) combined with high technology. All new skincare things seem to come from Asia, am I right? I’ve looked through the products’ INCI-lists and I am convinced. Most of the products don’t include mineral oils, parabens or alcohol.

Anyway – let’s unbox and see what South-Korean products there are here!

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These were the products:

COSRX – AHA/BHA Clarifying Toner

A toner that suits all skin types. I love a good AHA/BHA product and think that they really help with clearing up the skin and making it look younger and brighter. A chemical exfoliator keeps your pores clean and helps to prevent blackheads or spots. I’m still on tretinoin so I can’t use this yet but I can’t wait to try this out!

Benton – Snail Bee Mask

I love sheet masks. They’re a wonderful luxury to my skin regime. They don’t need rinsing off so all the ingredients can just absorb to the skin and work their magic. The sheet dries out after 10-20 minutes and you can just throw it out and pat the excess product into the skin. This particular mask was lovely – it was really refreshing on a monday after a long weekend. It left my skin moisturized, soft, glowy and it evened out my redness.

Innisfree – No-Sebum Mineral Powder
A mineral powder that has mint in it. This made it to my favourites quickly! I  love the packaging – it’s cute and handy. The powder is really fine and feels amazingly soft on the skin. It’s easy to apply, it works great and I love the scent.

Missha – Super Aqua Snail Hand Cream

A very light and quickly absorbing hand cream that includes snail extract. My hands get irritated of the constant washing  and sometimes develops rash and I’ve noticed that snail serum helps them to heal quicker. This hand cream keeps my hands healthy and soft. I use it every evening. I love the packaging of this also – Missha seems to have good products and nice packaging!

Missha – Perfect Deep Cleansing Oil travel size

A good makeup cleanser is very important in skincare. An oil cleanser is a really good option ’cause oil dissolves makeup and sunscreen effectively. Oil cleansers work for all skin types from dry to oily. This oil cleanser contains for example tea tree oil which is antibacterial and calming. I love this product and I’m gonna buy the full size as soon as I run out of philosophy’s purity. It’s been my holy grail makeup cleanser but this is just as good and it’s cheaper!

2 x colourful hair donuts

.. I mean hair donuts can be cool, right? I’m bringing them back! I think these are pretty and I’ve used them every day ever since I got them. My sisters said that they don’t even look that bad on me. I’m sure they’re secretly jealous. These feel super comfortable and soft. Please tell me I’m not the only hair donut fan out there? The more colourful the better?

+ samples for example that super sweet panda hand cream!

Bearel’s beauty box is only available in Finland so I will not get into that any more but if you live in Finland and are interested – you can find more info by clicking here.