a holiday makeup tutorial

December 14, 2014

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holiday makeup look with dolce and gabbana via M Loves M @marmar
Doing your makeup for holiday parties can be so fun! You can be more dramatic than usual, add shimmer, a strong eye, a bold lip, almost anything goes! My typical holiday makeup routine includes a more simple eye with a bright red lipstick, but I wanted to do something a little different for this post. I decided to use some of Dolce & Gabbana’s latest beauty products from Nordstrom to create a look that includes a deep-winged cat-eye, lightly bronzed cheeks, and a nude lip. Since I didn’t include any holiday red on my face, I decided to include it on my nails! Keep reading to learn how I did it!
dolce and gabbana beauty products via M Loves M @marmar
applying primer via M Loves M @marmar
applying primer and foundation via M Loves M @marmar

I have been using Dolce & Gabbana’s primer and foundation combo for the last few months and I’m such a fan! The primer is easy to apply and doesn’t feel sticky at all. The foundation is creamy, blends so well, and I barely need a half a pump to cover my face.

mascara wand @marmar
eyeshadow palettes @marmar
eyeshadow palettes @marmar
applying cat eye liner @marmar
I used colors from this eyeshadow palette and this one. I like using a lighter color on the base and then adding in a darker hue along the crease. Then, I added a cat eye.
dolce and gabbana bronzer duo @marmar
applying bronzer @marmar
 During the winter my skin gets so pale {ok to be real, it’s like this year round which is kind of sad considering I live in LA}. To combat that a little bit I always have to add a little bit of bronzer. The lighter shade in the bronzer duo is great for highlighting and the darker shade can help you contour. In my opinion bronzer is a must for getting a nice, healthy glow!
dolce and gabbana lipstick options @marmar
applying dolce and gabbana mandorla lipstick @marmar

For someone who wears bright lipstick quite regularly, it can take a little bit of adjustment to wear a nude lip. I usually feel like I look deathly ill! This Dolce & Gabbana shade in Mandorla is my favorite though {since way back when} because it has a nice pink undertone to it. It’s very moisturizing and great for everyday wear as well.

ruby red nail polish @marmar
Ruby nails are a great way to add a little festive touch to your holiday outfits. I finished my look with this pretty hue in Fiamma!
holiday beauty look via M Loves M @marmar

 

Who else is ready for all the holiday parties? What’s your go-to makeup look?
xox
the friday five

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