10 days to go and it’s Christmas for those celebrating! I decided to create an effortless make up for us with hooded eyes that is, in my opinion, very christmas appropriate!
…and before! Gotta have strong selfie game on Christmas!
I’m using a Rimmel London Wake Me Up foundation, with light to medium coverage and shimmer that will somewhat help illuminate your skin.
I don’t want to go overboard since I want this make up look to be perfect for daytime, I avoided using any dark colors. I’m using Foxy from Urban Decay Naked Basics as it sits well with my skin tone.
I didn’t “contour” my eyes by putting something darker along my crease since it won’t be necessary anyway, for us with hooded eyelids. Instead, I put Venus of Urban Decay Naked Basics, a shimmery off-white eyeshadow, on the inner corners of my eye to make it appear light and awake!
Applying liquid liners can be tricky for some but practice makes progress, so don’t give up on that cat flick! For those with hooded eyes, it’s actually easier since our eyelids naturally covers most of our lid but leaves the flick to be seen, so whether you like it or not, you’ll end up having good flick! What I usually do is to start on the center of the lash line so I can have a guide as to how thick my liner should be. I then apply a thinner version connecting the center to the inner corner of my eye. As for the flick, I follow the natural curve of my lower lash line and extend it about half a centimeter from the most corner of my eye. I, then, pull the end of the flick back to either the center of my upper lash line or closer (about halfway to the center).
I lost my hyper curl after that last make up tutorial, lol. So I ended up having a reason to buy a new one. I wanted to try the other mascaras so I got The Falsies from Maybelline. Since this was my first time to use it, I wasn’t keen with the results, it made my lashes clumpy which I don’t prefer at all.
My lashes are super short, it’s invisible. You can skip this bit if you prefer it with just mascara but I like mine with falsies because you always want what you don’t have, eh? I have this lashes fro Forever 21 that is perfect for a cat’s eye type of eye make up because it’s very winged out at the outer corner.
You apply glue on to the seams of the falsies and let it almost-dry-but-not-really, just enough to make the glue stickier and less watery. It’s easier to apply lashes when the glue is sticky enough because it won’t move easily when adjusting it. You don’t stick the lashes to the center of your lash line and tug the outer and inner corners, following your natural eye shape.
As I’ve said, I wanted this look to be brightening so aside from my under eye circles, I applied concealer on top of my nose, philtrum, my chin and center of my forehead because that’s where the light naturally hits your face. We’re creating a slight illusion that it’s always light in those areas. Don’t go overboard though! We don’t want to make it too obvious! Blend it well!
I’ve always been curious with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow but it’s too pricey so I found this dupe from Milani and tried it. I can’t compare the two but I find it easier to apply on eyebrows over eyeshadows.
I’m also trying this for the first time, the LA Girl Velvet Bronzer contour stick in Suede. I was scared at first that it might be too harsh on my skin but it’s easy to blend and definitely buildable. I only applied it lightly and blended it with my fingers.
The star of the show! This shade from the Velvet Matte collection of Maybelline is gorgeous! I’ve been trying to find an orange shade that won’t make me look more tan and I’ve always been afraid to take risks with bright colors but this one suits my skin tone well. When applied lightly, it’s actually more orange than red so build it up if you’re going after that Christmassy shade. Also, it’s watery and almost glossy compared to Mat 12 which is surprising because it’s supposed to be matte but I guess you’ll have to wait a few minutes to make it so.
Ta da! I hope you found that helpful and simple enough. May you enjoy your Christmas day and send me your selfies if you did follow this tutorial!