Holiday makeup has always been a favourite of mine play with, creating fun looks for the season; it’s my favourite after all. There’s always something going on during the holidays; parties, dinner or time with the people in your life. Whether I’m going out with friends or dinner with the fam, I always like to create a look I can wear all day/night. Affordable options are always a good idea so this year I’m using Hard Candy’s 2017 Holiday Collection to help create my look! There are a few favourite go-to’s that I like to wear during the season.
The Red Lip
Drama. Fashion. Glamour – three words I’d use to describe a classic red lip during the holidays. I could wear a red lip any day of the year but it’s always extra nice around the holiday season, don’t you agree? For all those afraid to rock a bolder lip, don’t worry! There are so many ways to rock a red lip that there’s something for everyone. Weather it’s a light wash, a matte red or a burgundy metallic lip it’s always fun trying something out of the ordinary. This year, I opted to go the metallic route. So easy to apply on the go, as you can see, and lasted for a long time! It didn’t bleed either which is a deal breaker for me – great colour too!
A Smoky Eye
The smoky eye is one of my favourite makeup looks. Believe it or not, it’s totally daytime appropriate and can easily take you from day to night. Creating a smokey eye is possible with almost any colour palette and most come with a variation of mattes and shimmers to create a multi-dimensional look. Adding a pop of highlight in the middle of the helps to create more drama. After using a primer, I used gold shadows to create this look, adding a pop of highlight on the centre to create a halo effect.
Long Wearing Makeup
When you’ve got back to back events or just need your makeup to last all day long, a long wear setting spray is crucial to ensure everything looks good from 10am to 10pm or longer. Hard Candy’s Long Wear Setting Spray gives 12hr long wear power plus hydration. I don’t know if you guys know this, but I’m a little obsessed with setting sprays! This one is great to carry with you, touch up if you need to and feels great on the skin. I wore this makeup look from 2pm to 2am and it lasted!
What are your go-to looks? Let me know and thanks for reading!