Thursday, December 18, 2014

Beauty Secrets: Holiday Edition

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Overall, my beauty routine stays the same throughout the seasons. I've used the same bronzer for years, and though I've switched back and forth between foundations, I use the same types of products everyday. I mostly use the same products for a day at the office and a night out, but I just vary in how and how much I apply. 

All of these products are part of my everyday makeup routine, but I love the versatility of them. I recently started using Too Faced Amazing Face, and I love the coverage and the way it builds depending on the occasion. I've been using the Smashbox Eye Trio for over a year, and it's great for filling in brows as well. Bobbi Brown bronzer is my favorite, and I haven't tried many others because of how pleased I am with it, and I normally top off my cheeks with a dusting of blush, in a peachy tone. Throw on some mascara and lipgloss and I call it a day. Of course, my makeup bag is overflowing with products that I love, but these are the staples that go into creating my favorit elook.

For a holiday party, I do my same routine but change up the application. I have a great contour palette that I use to highlight, which makes a big difference, especially for an event where I know I'm taking pictures. I rarely wear eye shadow to work, but always use my trio palette when I'm all dressed up and use the darker colors again on my brows, just a bit more heavily than I do during the day. I also use more liner, bronzer, and blush to create a look that stays all night without having to reapply. An illuminating highlighter {I love theBalm's Cindy-Lou Manizer} can also really make a difference, and I add that once I've completed my bronzing and blushing routine. Though I do wear a lip color every day, I save the reds for special occasions and night-time events. Sephora Collection has this great color, and I love wearing it. What's great about a beauty routine is that once you establish your favorite products and techniques, you can create a holiday look with those things -- with a red lip to top it off. 


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  1. I'm with you, girl- a good highlighter can totally change up your look! I love the one you picked here by theBalm.

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. It really is! It adds a little something -- especially in photos! xo!

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  2. Your totally right that any normal routine can be taken from day to night buy just intensifying a few areas!! Really interested in the amazing face by too faced - need to check that one up!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  3. I'm the same way, my beauty routine stays pretty much the same throughout the year. I love that Bobbi Brown bronzer too but I haven't bought it in awhile, I totally need to again! And I think I need to try that Too Faced Amazing Face too!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. I love that BE makeup brush. I use mine all the time.

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  5. Never tried the Too Faced Amazing Face, I'm curious about it now! I love a good highlight :)

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  6. Seeing other girls make-up products makes me feel sooo behind...I really need to up my game!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  7. love a good red lipstick. such a staple piece year round!

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  8. This looks fantastic Zelle! I really like the Lou-Manizer line from The Balm. It adds just the right amount of sparkle. And red lipstick is always pretty :)

    <3 Daisy
    Simplicity Relished

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    1. It is such a great line! And you can never go wrong with red lipstick, that's for sure! xo!

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  9. I agree. I usually go with the same minimal yet bold lip look for the holidays. Love that contour palette!

    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

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  10. I always like to hear what other people do. Sounds liker we are similar. I stick to the same routine and have for years. I rarely wear much eye makeup to work (my poor coworkers!). I do like to add a little more for special occasions. A red lip and extra shadow always do the trick. L'Oreal voluminous is my jam!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  11. I am all about the bold lip especially around the holiday season!

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  12. What a gorgeous peachy shade of blush! Love that color on myself, too.

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  13. I am the same way except I'll go for a darker lip on occasion! Which I love that lip color!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  14. A good highlighter is a must - especially in the winter when our skin gets so dull! I'm going to have to check out that Sephora lipstick, tis the season for red lips!

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  15. Red lipstick is so crucial for the holidays! Your make-up routine is spot on!

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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  16. As much as I love makeup and love experimenting with new products, my regular routine pretty much always stays the same. And I'm fiercely loyal to products I really love!

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  17. Love that lip color! I may have to try a bold lip this holiday season!

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  18. Loving that lip color! I usually stray away from bright shades, but that shade is so amazing I think I'll have to try it!

    XO!

    Kaitlin
    Blonde Expeditions

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    1. Thanks, Kaitlin! I've found that as much as I love a nude lip on others, I have a hard time getting mine to show up, especially if I'm taking photos! xo

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