Makeup Wars shows a favorite holiday look

It’s holiday time and some of the Makeup Wars bloggers are ready to celebrate. Today’s Makeup Wars is all about our holiday looks. Everyone loves looking extraordinary on special days and December is filled with those. Since I’m babysitting on New Year’s Eve (yes!! our first sleepover!!) my holiday look took place at a recent party.

As usual I started with my eyes and for this party I pulled out an eyeshadow that I don’t wear that often Makeup Geek Envy. This isn’t an everyday color for me but I so love this blue-green that I was excited to have an occasion to wear geek  envy panmakeup geek envy finger panI applied it very heavily along my upper lashline and it was very intense so out came my MAC 219 brush and I started smudging. I blended upwards so that I had the darkness along my lashes and an ombre look as it went up. My favorite browbone shade is the (unfortunately discontinued) Rock & Republic Skintone because it’s absolutely my skintone. I lined with MAC Dark Envy Fluidline and used Diorshow Iconic mascara. I absolutely loved this eye look and felt sexy – a rarity for me! makeup geek teal eye lookmakeup geek teal eyes
After applying my eyes and cleaning up all these little blips of black you see, I applied Tarte Waterproof Maracuja Waterproof Concealer along with an eye cream. My foundation of the evening was one I need to review still, Sunday Riley Creme Radiance Breathable Ageless Foundation. I then used my beloved Mally Evercolor Poreless Face Defender to set my foundation and keep the oilies at bay. sunday riley foundation jarMy blush and lips had to be subtle since my eyes were dramatic. Subtle lips aren’t a problem for me – I can go eeny, meeny, miny, moe with my eyes closed and pick out a YLLB lipstick. For this look though it was important that my blush and lips were in sync. I recently bought my first ever Dior lipstick. I had resisted them for so long because of fragrance but I went to a Dior counter and the amazing makeup artist introduced me to Dior Addict Lipstick. A Dior lipstick with no fragrance. Now I can be a part of the ‘ladies club’. The shade she picked for me is 535 Talleur Bar. This is a sheer mauve that is only slightly darker than my lips. It’s extremely moisturizing but because it’s sheer it wears off quickly. For blush I combined two Youngblood cream blushes – Taffeta (rose iridescence) and Pink Champagne (warm pink).

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Last but not least I applied It Cosmetics Hello Light, the most amazing illuminating powder I’ve ever tried. I feel magical when wearing this. A true review is upcoming by I love that this powder gives my face a luminosity that isn’t glittery or shimmery, that looks natural while illuminating my face so that I glow. it cosmetics hello light powder qvcit hello light back

My nails are an important part of my cosmetic life and I had fun with this. I was wearing a beautiful emerald polish from Color Me Monthly: Emerald City (review upcoming). To spice it up I wore Color Club’s Snow Flakes polish over it. My nails looked like twinkling Christmas lights on a tree.  colormemonthly green and colorclub nails2

So there you have my Holiday Face and Nails without my face. Every product used is a favorite and will continue to be in 2013. I hope you find some inspiration for New Year’s Eve from this version of Makeup Wars. Click on these icons to see what the other warriors have chosen to do for their Holiday Look. If you have one to share, I’m ready, willing and able to hear what you’ve used. — Marcia



  1. I love that Dior lippie! I bet it looked amazing on you!

  2. omg I am dying over that eye shadow! SO gorgeous!

  3. Love the color choice. That polish looks awesome!

  4. @Christine, thanks. When I remember to use a lipliner it takes on different tones too.

  5. @Brooke, you’d look fabulous in this Makeup Geek Envy eyeshadow. I was so excited to find a look I loved with it since it’s out of my normal range of colors.

  6. @Carleen, I have a review on 12/24 for the polish. It’s a fabulous color that I can use again and again.

  7. Perilously Pale says:

    Love that eye shadow! Really need to try Sunday Riley too. Actually the number of brands in this post I haven’t tried is disturbing me!

  8. What a pretty eyeshadow, I love that look. Your nails look beautiful.

  9. Thanks @Nancy. I’m crazy about everything in this look.

  10. @Perilously Pale – Sunday Riley is a funny line with some amazing products and some not so amazing ones. Surprisingly the foundation in the post is quite lightweight even though it appears to be full coverage. We need to get you some IT Cosmetics.

  11. Wow! Great holiday look and the eyes are so pretty on you! BTW… welcome to the “ladies club” with your Dior Addict Lipstick! I love them too cause they are fragrance free, shiny, glossy and very hydrating! Can’t wait to read you review of that highlighter! I am obsessed with non glittery highlighters and this looks beautiful!

  12. @Carol, you must be looking at my Nordstrom bills!! I do love my Dior Addict Lipstick. At last a Dior without fragrance.


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