The Holidays are creeping up so quickly and in MN with no snow on the ground, it doesn’t quite look like Christmas time. (Not that I’m complaining that it’s like still 40 degrees, but I do love a white Christmas).
Everyone wants to look their best during this season and in the most effortless way. I’m going to share with you my quick day to night Holiday Look with a few NEUTROGENA products I picked up at Walmart. I’ve been using the NEUTROGENA HEALTHY SKIN Liquid Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 20 for sometime now, I got hooked when I was looking for a lighter liquid makeup that I could apply with a brush. (And SPF is a bonus in my book). I’d heard something about not touching my face when applying makeup and it stuck, but I’ll get to my application shortly. This foundation has worked wonders, it makes my skin look light and radiant.
For my day time Holiday look, I love the “no makeup” makeup and NEUTROGENA has great products like their NEUTROGENA Nourishing Long Wear Eyeshadow + Built-In Primer palette and the NEUTROGENA MoistureSmooth Color Sticks to achieve this day look and then build to bring your look into the evening.
To create my day time look, I start with a clean and moisturized face and on top of my moisturizer I apply a cream primer. Next, I take a cotton swap and dip into my foundation and dot all over my face, I blend in the dots with what I call my “airbrush brush.” It’s honestly the best, run to your local beauty department and pick one up.
After my foundation is blended, I add a little bit of bronzer to my cheek bones and nose. Next, I move to my eyes. For my day look, I go a little more simple, I picked up the color palette nude in the eyeshadow and used the top two colors. First, the tan color and on top of that the pinkish color, I blend, apply mascara, only on top lashes, and done with eyes! This palette is great because the primer is build in, there will be no need to touch up base colors later. Lastly, and certainly not least, Lips! Three things that are so important in lip products: color, moisture & longevity. I love colors that have the added bonus of a lip balm, makes your lips feel so soft! For this look I went with the Lip Plum Perfect. To make this a more day time look, I applied only 1-2 layers of the color. And DONE!
Alright, you’ve been with the fam all day and you need to freshen for an evening get together. SO easy. You need only a few products, not the whole make up bag. In under 10 mins, I touch up my bronzer and make my lip a little darker by adding a few more layers of the MoistureSmooth Color Stick. Then I want to add a little more dimension to my eye, first I use the second two colors of my Nourishing Long Wear Eyeshadow + Built-In Primer. I blend these together (to your desired darkness/dimension) then I add some gel eyeliner only to the top of my eyelids. I like to add a little more mascara to the top and now the bottom lashes and READY to hit the town!
What do you think? How do you take your Holiday beauty from day to night?