Holiday favorites

 

Here are my top FAVORITES that I will be incorporating into my look for the holidays...

1.  A red lip- this Nyx matte lip in 'pure red' is one of my staples and is the perfect holiday red! 

2.  Gold shadow

3.  Extra highlighter on my cheeks

4.  Heels/booties (I love throwing heels or my favorite booties on with an otherwise simple outfit...it just elevates it a bit for the holidays!)

5.  A slip dress, leather dress, or floral dress (The leather dress is 50% off today only!!!)

6.  Dainty layered jewelry

7.  Black nails

8.  Simple hair.  Let your holiday makeup be the focus!

All photos:  Tiffany Redmon

 

What is strobing you ask?

 

Highlighters are huge right now.  The term "strobing" is basically just a fancy term for highlighting your face.  I sort of like to think of strobing as taking your highlight to the next level.  High end, low end, it is literally everywhere you look.  I like to layer a cream highlighter and powder one for an extreme and dewy look...(great for a night out!)  I've tried the powder highlighters alone, and they just don't do much.  You need both forms to really create a powerful sheen.   

Nyx liquid illuminator

Becca shimmering skin perfector

If you are trying out this bold look, keep your other products, ie powders, blushes or bronzers matte so that you don't look completely greasy or like you've overdone it.  Let the main shimmery cheeks be the star of the show.  Another way to bump up your strobing?  Add a little highlight in the corners of your eyes, down the bridge of your nose, and on your cupid's bow.

Don't like the extremely dewy cheek look?  Add a small pea size of the Nyx liquid illuminator to your foundation for a slight glow all over!  Whether you go for an extreme highlight or a dewiness all over, you really can't go wrong!

 

Contouring, bronzing, highlighting, oh my!

 

I bought a few new things at Sephora today and guess what???  My store points snagged me a Smashbox gift set including a contouring set!  I also purchased a Becca shimmering skin perfector and Urban Decay concealer, both of which I have been so excited to try!  Also, getting my Mary Kay lash love AND primer delivered this afternoon.  I loved my lash love results a few months back, so I can only imagine adding the primer underneath will make my lashes look that much better!  Stay tuned for reviews on all of these products tomorrow!!!