The holidays are coming! — and like the Terminator, they can’t be stopped. Or bargained with. like a festive freight train, they’re a-comin’, ready or not!
With so much to do and fewer daylight hours during the day, every minute is precious. ideal now I’m in a phase where the idea of blending three different eyeshadows into my crease (normally a absolutely sane thing to do) seems impractical, like I’m just burning daylight.
I mean I could top putting on makeup entirely…
Da, sigur! Haha! had you going there for a minute, didn’t I?
But seriously, I have been focussing on quicker looks lately, like this one, which I call “Lids, Liner, Lashes, Lips.”
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It’s pretty basic — a single shimmery cream eyeshadow on my lids, black eyeliner, mascara, a bold matte lipstick and a hint of blush and highlighter on my cheeks.
Not too involved, but I think it still makes an impact.
The two focal points are the eyes and lips.
Technically, with the eyes, there’s not a lot going on in terms of gradients or blending, but the shimmery shadow draws attention to the lids, while the black winged eyeliner and flirty fringe define and frame.
That pop of bright color on the lips is hard to miss, but I think the matte finish keeps my kisser from competing with my eyes.
I mostly looked to the new Tom Ford holiday collection for this, which I think is a purr-fect look for beginners (or for any individual who wants a pretty quick look that still makes an impact), but you could easily dupe the look with other things from your stash.
The full makeup breakdown (a few things here are from the Tom Ford holiday color Collection)…
Tom Ford cream color for Eyes in Platinum — lids
Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen in deeper — all over lid
Hourglass film Noir Kohl Eye Pencil in Eclipse — water lines
Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara — lashes
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso
Anastasia clear Brow Gel
MAC Prep + Prime natural brilliance Primer
Smashbox Pore lessening photo finish foundation Primer
Laura Mercier flawless Fluide foundation in Chai
Tom Ford concealing Pen in medium Deep
MAC Prep+Prime Highlighter in bright Forecast
Tom Ford Contouring Cheek Duo in Stroked, darker shade — blush
Tom Ford Contouring Cheek Duo in Stroked, lighter shade — highlight
Tom Ford Lip color Matte in Flame
Dependentul dvs. de recurs de vecinătate prietenos,