A Wearable Holiday Makeup Look


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Nothings screams “Merry Christmas” more than green and glitter, and this year, my holiday makeup look incorporates both. I typically avoid anything other than neutrals, but this shimmery green halo eye is beautifully subtle.


To achieve a photo-ready yet comfortable base, I layered one of my favorite drugstore foundations with my favorite affordable concealer in a lighter shade. After applying bronzer to the edges of my face, I used a damp sponge to apply setting powder underneath my cheekbones for a clean, carved out look. Today, I actually wanted my blush to be more bold, so I stippled on one of my favorite affordable blushes in the most beautiful shimmering peach shade. This will complement the green eyeshadow. For a subtle yet stunning highlight, I reached for my new Hourglass palette.

Maybelline Dream Urban Cover Flawless Coverage Foundation

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

City Airspun Loose Face Powder Translucent Extra Coverage

Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer in ‘Deep Bronzer’

Milani Baked Blush in ‘Luminoso’

Hourglass Mini Ambient Lighting Edit – Metallic Strobe Powder in ‘Champagne Strobe Light’


After filling in my brows and brushing them upwards, I reached for one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes. For my transition shade, I blended warm matte browns through my crease, focusing on the inner and outer corners for a halo eye rather than a cat eye. To make the green pop, I lightly applied ‘Candied Peach,’ a warm coral, in my crease. Using a damp brush, I patted ‘Bless Her Heart,’ a shimmery olive green, on the very center of my eyelid, softly blending out the edges. It is 2020 after all, so I skipped the liner and falsies and opted for my a tried-and-true drugstore mascara.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in ‘Dark Brown’

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette

L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara


To tie in the warm, peach tones of my cheeks, I layered three of my favorite lip products, which created a glossy, full, and multidimensional look.

KKW Nude Lip Liner in ‘Nude 3’

KKW Nude Crème Lipstick in ‘Nude 3’

Maybelline Lifter Gloss in ‘Amber’

Let me know if you enjoy this pop of color or if you recreate this look yourself, and please stay safe this holiday season!

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