Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Holiday-Ready in 1-2-3!

Bonjour mes amis! With all the major holidays right around the corner, I thought I'd create a holiday beauty guide / collaborative post focusing on style, hair and makeup for the season and featuring some of my favorite brands and products. I get a lot of requests for makeup styling tips, so in this post, I'm sharing some of my favorite tips and tricks to looking festive and well put-together in any setting and environment!

Read more for holidays makeup, hair and style!

1. Makeup
THE LOOK: Sparkly Golden Eyes, Full Lashes, Crimson Lips, and Highlighted Skin

PERFECT FOR: Office Parties, Family Dinners, and Date-Nights

  • SKIN:
    • Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream #27 (Honey Beige) #31 (Golden Beige) -- this BB cream covers imperfections, protects and regenerates the skin. The original Blemish Balm is perfect for all skin types, works great in cold weather months, and makes a terrific gift. Click on the link to shop!
    • Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Natural Lighting Powder -- uses soft refined pearls to minimize pores and gives the skin a luminescent glow. This is an essential item for holiday makeup!
    • MAC Gingerly Blush -- gives the cheeks a nice spicy flush!
  • EYES: 
    • Urban Decay Primer Potion
    • Missha Signature Velvet Art Shadow in Feminine Grace Combination -- this 6-shade palette is versatile and wearable, including shimmery, sparkly and matte shades. Missha's soft velvet shadows are easily blendable and are perfect for creating sparkly smokey eyes for the holidays.
    • Red Cherry Lashes #43 -- this is the perfect pair of lashes for any occasion and just might be my favorite false lash of all time. The wispy, full swoop design and tapered cut of the lash is flattering to any eye shape, and help create the illusion of a bigger, brighter eye. I love the flexibility of the band, which makes for easy, no-fuss application every time. Get this pair and many more for a fraction of its cost at my Cherry Lashes supplier
    • Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner in Shimmer Black 
    • Lime Crime Uniliner in Rhyme -- add a touch of festive Gold to your look with this bright liner! 
  • LIPS:
 Sparkly Eyes, Luscious Lashes, Crimsom Lips

2. Hair
With a little help from EasiVolume HD Heat Defiant Clip In Volumizer 18" extension, my hair is looking thicker and longer than ever -- besides, you'd never know it wasn't mine! This easy-to-wear, one-piece volumizer blends in seamlessly and gives the illusion of fuller, thicker and longer hair in an instant. This extension is made with heat-defiant fiber that can be blow-dryed, flat-ironed, crimped and curled to match any look and style. The sliver-thin base of the piece lies flat against the scalp without adding any bulk at the roots and firmly secures with four flexible clips for comfortable wear all day long! I absolutely love this piece and the perfect V-shape it forms with my natural hair. I'm really looking forward to creating holiday up-dos and funky braids with my new extra hair :)

My Color: Medium / Dark Brown

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3. Style & Accessories
THE LOOK: Feminine Festive Business Casual

PERFECT FOR: Office Parties, Family Dinners, Date-Nights

  • Gray Peplum Dress from item sku: YM0200701
    • This gray long sleeve v-neck Peplum dress is great for the office when worn with dark opaque tights and can easily transform from day to night with a few accessories. It is a must-have dress for every closet and can easily be styled up or down for any occasion. I love Peplum style dresses and skirts because they are body conscious and flattering at the same time. The smart ruched ruffle at the waist emphasizes the silhouette and adds a wearable factor to an otherwise tight fitting dress. The long sleeves and thicker material of this dress make it perfect for cold weather months!
    • Size: Free Size (see measurements) -- this dress fits like a S/M, but may need tailoring depending on your figure. To achieve a perfect fit, I went to my local seamstress and paid $8 to have this dress taken in the waist. 
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Last, but not least, adorn your holidays look with festive chunky jewelry and modern sparkly details!

  • Caviar Noir London Chain 
    • I've worn this this piece about a dozen times -- with heels & dresses and sneaks & sweaters -- and every time I'm amazed at its versatility and wow-factor. This necklace is eye catchy and bold, but feminine and graceful at the same time. The raw turquoise plays up the classic red lip in my makeup and the gold-plated heavy chain adds toughness and modernity to my lady-like ensemble. 
    • Visit Caviar Noir Jewelry to find an avant garde statement piece of your own and don't forget to tell 'em who sent ya ;)
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Happy Holidays Everyone!


Maryam Maquillage

Photos: Le Var (merci!)


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