Minimal Holiday Glam Makeup Tutorial

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Welcome to a tutorial on my favorite way to do my makeup for he holidays! I am a bit of a minimalist when it comes to makeup. I like my own skin, so I don’t need to put a ton of foundation or anything on top. My main focus is my eyes and I do a soft, red lipgloss for some extra glamour. I also want to keep it subtle with my eyes, so I don’t go crazy on the shadow. Just enough to feel glittery for the holidays! Lets get into it!

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Before picture! Bed head and all!

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I first like to clip my hair up, that way it is out of my face. Also, so I don’t get mascara in it (been there done that)

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Concealor ~ I usually have some pretty dark circles or shadows under my eyes, and if I stayed up late the night before, then they are probably pretty puffy as well. I love concealer so much! It just totally brightens my eyes and evens out my skin tone without changing the shape of my face. I paint little triangles under my eyes, run it down the bridge of my nose and touch it to some of my blemishes. Then, I blend in with my fingers.

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After that, if my eyes are still a little dark, I put a few more dots right in the worst spot and blend that in.

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Because I am using eye-shadow for this look, I also touch a bit to my eyelids  as a primer so that the shadows stick. Smile

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On to the glitter! I share this “tartlette” palette with my mom because it was a little pricy and mom lets me use it.  She got it as a birthday gift. (thanks mom!), but any shadow will do as long as it has a lighter shade and a darker shade in it.

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I am going to start off with the shade “funny girl” which is kind of a soft, light, rose gold color. It is really pretty, and has just enough glitter to make this girly girl happy.

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I then put that all over my upper eyelid.

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Next, I go for some of the shade “firecracker” that is a darker brownish glittlery one. Notice I am not using the matted shades. Smile

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I just touch this color to the outer corner of my eye and barely blend it with the lighter shade. It is kind of just to add a bit of a shadow at the outer corner.

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Like so!

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I only use this shade if I mess up, but I use the color “charmer” which is the lightest matte shade in the palette. I use this to cleanup anything that may have gone overboard and also on the inner corners of my eyes where any shadow may have accidentally gotten.

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Now that we are done with the shadows, I go in with eyeliner. I use a grey shade called “pewter” by Maybelline. It is softer than black and I like the way it is a little more minimalist.

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I draw a thin line as close the lash line (or practically in it) as I can on the outer 2/3 of my eye. Then on the bottom lash line, I do a little dash the width of my finger in the middle but slightly off to the outside. I learned this trick a while ago that it really opens up my eyes. I don’t like to meet the liner all the way around because I want it to look more natural.

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Next is mascara. Mine is a black/brown, again, more subtle.

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Tada! That is pretty much it, but I am going to add this lip-gloss from Burts Bees that is my favorite! It is enough of a red to feel classy, but still subtle. And because it is a gloss, it is more minimalist than your average lipstick would be.

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Now, we are all done! I just love this effortless and natural, but classy look. DSC05896

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///What I used///
Maybelline Fit Me Concealor Fair 10

Tartlette Eyeshadow Palette

Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Pewter

Loreal Paris Voluminous Original in Black/Brown

Burt’s Bee’s Lip Gloss in Evening Glow

///What I’m Wearing//

Sweater: I love this sweater so much! $0.99 thrifted

Necklace: $1

Do you like this look? Are you a more subtle makeup girl? Or do you go for a glammed up look?

By God’s Grace, and Merry Christmas!

Victoria

4 thoughts on “Minimal Holiday Glam Makeup Tutorial

  1. I love the way your makeup looks! I’m the same way, I don’t like to wear a whole lot of makeup. But at the same time, there are occasions where I wish I had a little extra, but then I also don’t want to wear too much! So I think this is a perfect look 🙂 I love this lip gloss you used! I don’t know if that would be a good color for me, since my skin tone is lighter than yours, but I might try it out sometime!

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