With Christmas around the corner, I wanted to do a quick trial run of my Christmas dinner makeup. I knew I wanted something wearable and festive with a pop of red. I ended up keeping the eyes pretty subtle favoring shimmery, neutral shades and went all out on the lips. I ditched the traditional lip liner and carefully filled in my lips using a lip brush and my lipstick. I used the below tricks to get my lipstick to last longer and lips looking fuller:

Tip 1: To get fuller looking lips, line or apply color to your lips while smiling with your mouth closed. You end up lining more lip this way giving the illusion of bigger, fuller lips!


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Tip 2: Apply multiple layers of your red lipstick making sure to blot in between each layer.


Base: MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot – Constructivist
Eyelid: Too Faced Eyeshadow – Push Up
Crease: theBalm – Silly
Upper Crease: NARS – Grenadines
Outer-V: theBalm – Sleek
Inner Corner: Too Faced – Honeypot
Lower Lash Line: theBalm – Sleek
Highlight: Too Faced – Heaven


Foundation: Urban Decay Naked Foundation – 8
Powder: Mac Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish – Medium/Deep
Blush: MAC Cosmetics Blush – Raizin
Contour: MAC Cosmetics Blush – Blunt


Nars Lipstick – Red Lizard