How to Quickly Turn Your Everyday Makeup Into a Holiday Look

Since we are in the holiday season, there are usually a lot of events and parties to attend, but sometimes you may not have a lot of time to get ready or you need to go straight to a party from work and won’t have time to redo your entire makeup. Here are some tips, tricks, and ideas to amp up your daily makeup to a more holiday look. All of these are super quick to do and will save you a lot of time. All the items I talk about are small and easy to throw in your purse with no hassle. 

One quick tip: Besides makeup, it’s also a good idea to keep an extra outfit and handbag in your car so you can change on the go without having to stop at home. Also take a bag, even if it’s a ziplock bag that you can put your jewelry in it and put it in your purse so you can quickly take your work jewelry off and replace it with some sexy diamond and bling.

 

 

 

Feel free to use one of these ideas or all of them together. Whatever suits your fancy and will make you feel festive and fabulous!

1. Highlight: Even if you wear highlighter during the day, you can layer it to make it more blinding and beautiful. Use one that has more sparkle to it. You can also intensify you regular highlighter by wetting your brush with a makeup spray such as MAC Prime and Prep Fix or Studio Fix or and then apply it.  The highlighter shown here is “Gator Wings,” from Tarte’s “Swamp Queen” palette.

2. Pigments: Shimmery and glittery pigments are perfect for a glamorous holiday look. There are tons of pigments out there, pressed and loose, and come in every color you can imagine. Just make sure you get pigments that are for the face instead of just going to the craft store to buy a jar of glitter. You obviously don’t want anything to irritate your skin. You can wear and play around with pigments. What I like to do is to take a detail brush, wet it, and apply it over your regular eyeshadow. I think it’s a cool look to also apply a tiny bit on top of your lipstick. 

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3. Metallic Eyeshadows: Metallic shadows, especially liquid metallic shadows are very popular and come in a huge variety of colors. You can get very creative with these. I find that the liquid helps you control your application better. You can use them as eyeliner, put a little in the inner corners of your eye to brighten and make them pop more, or cover your entire lid. However creative you are feeling you should do.

Another thing I like is roll on eyeshadows. Especially when they have a little shimmer. Like liquid shadows, I feel the roller helps you control where you want to place your shadow. You can even use them as a highlighter.  

For metallic eyeshadows, I love Stila’s Magnificent Metals. I love rose gold so of course, my favorite metallic shade is “Rose Gold Retro.” I also like the roll on eye shadows by NYX, especially in the “Nude” color.

4. Waterline: This is the easiest tip to do. Applying eyeliner to your waterline instantly changes your day look into a smoldering sexy look. For this, I like “Waterline 24/7” by Urban Decay.

5. Lip Toppers: These are pretty to wear on top of your lipstick or even just by itself. It’s a two second way to glam up your makeup. Just apply a little to just the center of your lips to give them dimension. I love the lip toppers by Jouer cosmetics. The colors are lovely and smell delicious like vanilla. My favorite is again the rose gold. 

These  are again just ideas.

I hope you enjoyed these ideas and that everyone has a very happy holiday!

December Hits, Misses, and Holiday Sets

Here is my monthly hits and misses video.  Since we are in December and all the holidays are coming up, I also included some cute holiday gift sets that I got and that can be great gift ideas. As in every review video I do, if I don’t like something, that’s just my opinion and doesn’t mean that I dislike that particular brand in general.

Enjoy!

 

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October/November Hits or Misses

Here is my latest Hit or Miss video for both the month of October and November since I didn’t do a video last month. Enjoy. If you have any questions about any of the products mentioned, leave them here in the comments or on my youtube channel. Also if you haven’t already, please subscribe to my youtube channel. Thank you and enjoy!

Why So Serious?

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This is something that I wanted to quickly talk about. I’ve mentioned this briefly before in the past videos that I’ve done but had never really gotten into it. This is just an observation I’ve had for awhile when it comes to the craziness with social media and the beauty world.

   Nowadays online, especially on youtube, I’ve noticed that many people get so wrapped up in the bullshit and drama in the makeup and beauty industry. It seems that they love to complain or get in a tizzy over things that really aren’t important or they harp on something that happened over a decade ago.

   Because social media is so big in today’s society, the drama is more prevalent. That’s why there are so many drama channels out there, a lot of which don’t know or speak of actual facts and just create false facts and bullshit. I admit that I watch some drama channels and have befriended a few of the creators, but the ones that I pay attention to have actual truth behind them and sources to back them up. They don’t make up stories or lie just to hurt others or try to bring them down.

   I believe when people say or make videos about lies about makeup gurus, especially when they are successful and huge makeup gurus, I think a lot it stems from jealousy. There are a lot of people who don’t want others to be successful. It’s like that old saying, “Misery loves Company.” It’s so unnecessary and instead of wasting your energy in putting people down, you should use your energy for positive things, like helping people or making someone smile.

  Why should there by any unnecessary negative feedback about beauty or makeup? Especially when there are so many serious things in the world. IT’S MAKEUP FOR GOD’S SAKE! Makeup is supposed to be fun and a platform for people to be artistic and to show off their creativity. You shouldn’t have to worry about being criticized or judged for liking certain makeup brands or creators.

  I don’t want to get into, believe, or follow the drama. I’ll just be on the side playing with my makeup and being my creative self.

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*The photos here were not taken by me.

Star Family Collection Velour Liquid Lipstick Colors

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As promised in my last post, here the new liquid lipstick colors from the Star Family Collection.

When it comes to lipstick, as most of you know, my go to color is a beautiful classic red but sometimes it’s fun to change it up, whether it be a sensual nude or a more funky different color like a barbie pink or periwinkle blue.

I love Jeffree’s liquid lip formula and was very excited to get these new colors to play and have fun with. I believe makeup should always be fun.

Here is me with all the shades and the color names in order from top to bottom as well as swatches from left to right.

1. Nathan

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2.Wifey

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3. Diva

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4. Diamond

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5. Delicious

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6. Baby Daddy

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Oh p.s, the Star Family collection box set is priced at $75.00 dollars which I think is a great price for six lipsticks or you can of course buy the lipsticks separately for $18.00. Jeffree and Nathan also came out with a new skin frost highlighter and a lip scrub which will definitely be my next purchase. Check it out at jeffreestarcosmetics.com or beautylish.com.

Jeffree Star Family Collection

Just got my fabulous and amazing Jeffree Star Cosmetic Collection and I’m so excited! Check out my video here with me describing the makeup inside the Family Collection. I can’t wait to try out all the lipsticks and stay tuned for pictures of me trying out all the new colors! Enjoy!!!!! And subscribe to my youtube channel, CarlieMichelle if you haven’t already. Thank you and again ENJOY!!!!!