We’re basically on the cusp of December, so from here on out it’s all holidays, all the time, and that definitely means more holiday makeup.
This purple smoky eye might look more complicated than it really is, but you can totally handle it. If you can blend even just a wee bit, you can follow along with this tutorial, which shows how to do the eyes, complexion makeup and cheeks. And there are also four different ideas for lip combos.
The 20-piece $75 LORAC 20th Anniversary Collection set
It takes a doozy of a bodacious Black Friday deal to lure me away from leftover Thanksgiving pie.
Dude, seriously, nine times out of 10, I’d rather stay home in the comfort of my living room in a pair of flannel jammies than contend with the Black Friday shopping crowds.
You feel me?
Join me, and let’s stand together! — or, rather, lie horizontally — in our pajama-clad solidarity.
That said, if we choose to stay home cocooned on our couches on Black Friday this year, it doesn’t mean we still can’t take advantage of great beauty deals, like this one here. It’s one of the best Black Friday-ish deals I’ve ever seen in my life.
The LORAC 20th Anniversary Collection Lipsticks from the left in Bombshell, Visionary, Secret Agent, Free Spirit, Beauty Guru, Party Girl, Hot Shot, Celebrity, Dominatrix and MUA
This is one of those once-in-a-blue-moon kind of things, and it literally made my jaw drop.
It comes with a staggering 20 full-size LORAC lippies for what works out to $3.75 each (!), which is INCREDIBLE for LORAC. There are 10 Alter Ego Lipsticks (which usually go for $16 each) and 10 Alter Ego Lip Glosses (which sell for $15). Considering the quality you get with LORAC, that’s a steal.
The LORAC 20th Anniversary Collection Lipglosses from the left in Bombshell, Visionary, Secret Agent, Free Spirit and Beauty Guru
LORAC 20th Anniversary Collection Lipglosses from the left in Party Girl, Hot Shot, Celebrity, Dominatrix and MUA
Love this so much that I’m talking about it again! — because I will not stop until the whole world knows how awesome Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer is (it’s only $14) and, coincidentally, this is just in time for the VIB sale.
I’m just sayin’. 🙂
I’m wearing it right now, and these are great because they’re not just for concealing. You can also use them as a full-coverage foundation, which I also like to do.
Highlights from the Buxom and bareMinerals Holiday 2015 collections…
Buxom, bareMinerals and the phrase “Bay Area,” which is where both of the aforementioned companies are headquartered (in San Francisco), all start with the letter “B,” as does the word “bad@ss,” which is what you probably are if you’ve already finished your holiday shopping.
Have you?! Because if you have, I bow down!
For the rest of us penitent procrastinators, there are fewer than 10 weeks left till Christmas! We’re in the single digits now, so if you need help with gift ideas for the makeup lovers in yo’ life, consider these new holiday sets from Buxom and bareMinerals.
Both lines launched their limited edition holiday collections last month, and here are some of the best gifting options, IMO. 🙂
Hey, sweets! Take out your palettes and your brushes, and let's do some makeup. :) It's not gonna be hard (I promise). All you need is some patience, some practice and a little guidance. I've got a couple of tutorials here that will help you along, like this one for a pretty cocktail party look, a shimmery mermaid, or this one here I like for picture occasions.