The food, generosity and general merriment in the air make the holidays a great excuse to par-tay!
In keeping with that spirit, tomorrow I’m meeting some good friends from college for grub in the city (we try to meet around this time every year).
Because we can’t hang out that often, I kinda feel like getting all dolled up.
I’m thinking of going with something sassy, like this shimmery teal and peach look I tried today using Urban Decay’s Show Pony Palette.
It’s one of four holiday 2009 looks the Urban Decay geniuses cooked up in their yummy makeup kitchen.
A few things occurred to me while I was working my way through the look…
- Snatch eyeshadow causes glitter blizzards! The glitter fallout got all over my brown bone and crease. If you decide to give it a try, consider applying your eye makeup first, and clean up any stray glitter before applying concealer and/or foundation.
- Try a variation of this look using a golden brown shadow in the crease. Getting the teal shadow, Painkiller, to blend into Snatch was a big pain in the you-know-what; I think it might have to do with how much the colors contrast. Next time I try this look, I plan to pop a golden brown into my crease — maybe one like NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna or MAC Eyeshadow in Soba. Either one should smooth the transition from the teal to pink.
- Applying Naked Lipstick with a lip brush is pure genius! Most of the time I slap this rosy pink lipstick on straight from the tube, but that can look thick and heavy. After seeing it today, Naked looks so much prettier when applied with a lip brush. I think it’s worth the extra time it takes to do, resulting in a lighter, more natural lip.
Are you planning any holiday makeup looks? Let me know what you’ve got brewing in the hopper.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,