Subtle Festive Make-Up

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The season of festivities and parties is upon us and while everybody seems to be whipping out a bold, sparkly make-up look I thought I’d go a bit more subtle. My grandma generally likes to point out how much nicer we all look when make-up is kept to a minimum and the natural beauty shows through (her words, not mine), so whenever we have family gatherings I keep it quite simple. Also, previously mentioned friend Emma requested a look for Hanukkah and I thought out of respect for religious traditions let’s skip the bold lips.

On my face I applied the Chanel Vitalumière Acqua, probably my most lightweight foundation that still evens out the skin tone quite beautifully. I use the shade B10. Then I used some NARS Creamy Concealer in Vanilla under my eyes, the nose and any blemishes around my chin. I filled in my eyebrows using my Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe, did a light contour with my Contour Kit by Sleek in Light and applied some of the Bobbi Brown Peony blush that seems to have been discontinued. That’s all for the base!

On the eyes I used, again, my trusty Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. I always like to go in with a matte shadow first before applying any glitter, so I went for a light wash of limit all over the mobile lid and the tiniest bit of nooner in the outer corner. Then I packed on burnout in the middle, buzz on the outer corner and dust as an inner corner highlight and voila! I used my L’Oréal Super Liner to draw a fine eyeliner, this stuff is seriously the most amazing liner I have ever tried, it simply does not move, no matter how much you’re rubbing your eyes. Give your lashes a few coats of mascara, I used an Artdeco sample that I have to say I’m not too impressed with and you’re ready to go.

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