Blogmas Day Ten: Holiday Makeup Looks

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Ten! Today I thought it would be fun to share some festive makeup looks that I’ve done during December. This is in the style of my Recent Looks posts and you know I always love to do those. For these looks I wanted a theme, so I went with festive colors and decided on green, red, gold and silver.

The first look I did was the green one and this has very Christmas tree/Grinch vibes depending on how you want to look at it, but I really love how this came out and it was fun to play around with green because I don’t always do that. The first thing I did was prime my face and to do that I used the Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Primer. Then I applied my Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set everything with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder.

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For the rest of my face, the first thing I did was bronze using the Hanalei Beauty Company Matte Bronzer. I then used the e.l.f. Bite Size Face Duo Blush in Lychee and highlighted with a mix of the first two shades from the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glowdient Palette

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime using the Ace Beaute Eyeshadow Amplifying Base in Light. Then I went into the Anastasia Beverly Hills/Norvina Mini Pro Pigment Vol 2 Palette and put the light green shadow from the top row, middle, in the crease. Then I went into the Ace Beaute Nostalgia Palette and packed the shade Theme Park on the outer corner of my eye, into the crease a little, and onto the lid a little more than I normally would. I then went back to the Vol 2 palette and took the green shimmer from the bottom row, middle, putting it on the rest of my lid. I then took Theme Park and ran it about 3/4 of the way under my eye, putting the green shimmer the other 1/4 of the way and into the inner corner of my eye. I lined my eyes with the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. For my lips I lined them with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Lip Liner Pencil and filled them in with the MAC Matte Lipstick in Russian Red. I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray

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For the red look I went for candy cane vibes without being super candy cane and I really like how it turned out. The first thing I did was prime my face with the Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Primer. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Primer in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set everything with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder. 

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For the rest of my face, I used the Ofra Mini Mix Palette in Good To Go. I first bronzed with the Current Bronzer. I then applied the Intentions Blush and highlighted with a mix of the top and bottom shades from the All of the Lights Highlighter. 

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime using the Ace Beaute Eyeshadow Amplifying Base in Light. Then I went into the Ace Beaute Nostalgia Palette and took the shade Camping and packed it onto the outer corner of my eye and the inner corner of my eye, bringing it into the crease in both cases, and left a space in the middle of my lid. To fill that middle space I went into the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette and used the shade Bitter Start. I then took Camping and brought it about 3/4 of the way under my eye and for the rest and in the inner corner I applied Bitter Start. I lined my eyes with the BellaPierre Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner in Black and topped it off with the Sephora Collection LashCraft Big Volume Mascara. For my lips, I lined them with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Lip Liner Pencil and filled them in with a mix of the MAC Matte Lipstick in Red Rock and the Sephora Collection #LipStories Lipstick in 23 Cabin Fever/After Hours. I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray. 

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The second to last look, the gold look, is one that if you red my Dito Cosmetics post or follow me on Instagram you would have seen because I did it quite a bit during college football season. The first thing I did was prime my face using the Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Primer. Then I applied the Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set everything with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder. 

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For the rest of my face, I first bronzed with the Too Faced Extra Toasty Bronzer. I then applied the Too Faced Daydreamer Blush and the Too Faced Angel Kisses Highlighter. 

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime them using the Ace Beaute Eyeshadow Amplifying Base in Light. Then I went into the Dito Cosmetics Venus Palette and took Phobos and put it in the crease, making sure to blend it. For the rest of my lid I applied the shade Jupiter. I then took Phobos and put it about 3/4 of the way under my eye and for other 1/4 and in the inner corner of my eye I applied Jupiter. I lined my eyes with the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off with the Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara. For my lips, I lined them with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Lip Liner Pencil and filled them in with the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Famous Red. I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray. 

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For the last look, the silver look, I wore this for a neighborhood Christmas party so I wanted to be more glam and I love this one. It’s so cute. The first thing I did was prime my face with the Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Primer. Then I applied the Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set everything with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Loose Setting Powder in Translucent Peach

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For the rest of my face, I first bronzed with the Hanalei Beauty Company Matte Bronzer. Then I applied the e.l.f. Bite Size Face Duo Blush in Lychee and highlighted with a mix of the first two shades in the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glowdient Palette. 

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime them with the Ace Beaute Eyeshadow Amplifying Base in Light. Then I went into the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Palette. I took the shade Slate and put that in the crease, then I took Noir and packed that onto the outer corner of my eye, bringing it into the crease just a little bit. For the rest of my lid I applied Cyborg. I then took Noir and put it about halfway under my eye, then I took Cyborg and put it the rest of the way. For the inner corner of my eye I wanted a little bit of brightness, so I applied the shade Pearl. I lined my eyes with the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. For my lips, I lined them with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Lip Liner Pencil and filled them in with the MAC Matte lipstick in Russian Red. I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you’ve done any festive looks this season I’d love to see them and if you haven’t I’d love to know what your favorite look is that I did. 

Until next time, have fun creating different looks and I’m glad you’re enjoying Blogmas :). 

-K 

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Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette Looks

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday! Today I thought it would be fun to share with you a couple of looks I’ve did recently with the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette. I’m gonna be honest, I did do an additional look and completely forgot to take a picture of it, but the next time I use this palette I’ll recreate the look and put it on Instagram. That being said, let’s get into it.

The first look we have is something I did based off of a couple different looks I saw on Pinterest. The first thing I did was prime my face using the GlamGlow GlowStarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. This is one of my favorite primers and it gives a great glow under foundation. Then I went in with my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory. I applied my Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 5, Ivory under my eyes and a few other places and set my face with the KVD Lock-It Translucent setting powder.

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For the rest of my face I went in first with the Too Faced Extra Toasty bronzer, then I applied the Model Co blush in Peach Bellini and I topped it off with the Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Rose Gold.

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When it came to my eyes I wanted to do something I hadn’t done before and I’m super happy with the way this came out. The first thing I did was prime my eyes with the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. Then I went in to the Cocoa Blend palette and the first shadow I used is Substitute For Love. This is a lighter brown and I lightly applied that in the crease. Then I went in with Freshly Toasted, a rusty matte brown and lightly applied that in the crease as well. Then to build some depth I did a light layer of Beans Are White, a matte black that isn’t too deep and when you do a little amount like I did the gray in it comes through. On the outer corner of my eye and about halfway on the lid I applied Warm Notes which is berry-ish sparkly pink, a really pretty shadow. Then on the other half of my lid I applied Bitter Start which is a light matte nude. I lined my eyes using the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped off the eyes using the Urban Decay Perversion mascara. I wanted a nude lip, so I went in first with the Model Co Illusion Lip Liner then used the KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Muneca and I set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. I will say that I messed up my swatches because I was trying to do them lightly and they ended up looking weird.

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The second look is actually the first one I did when I got the palette and I’ve done a few times since because it’s so good. The first thing I did was prime my face using the First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Pores Be Gone Matte Primer. Then I went in with my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, applied my Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 5, Ivory and set it with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder in Translucent Peach Whisper.

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For the rest of my face I first went in with the Benefit Hoola bronzer, then I applied the Too Faced Daydreamer blush and topped it off with the Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Rose Gold.

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For my eyes I first primed them with the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. The first shadow I used from the Cocoa Blend palette was Substitute For Love and I put that in the crease. Then on the outer corner and in the crease a bit I pack on Freshly Toasted. On the rest of my lid I applied Pure Ganache, this is such a gorgeous shadow. It’s a sparkly copper and it’s super pigmented. It might be my favorite shadow in the palette. I lined my eyes with the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner and topped off the eyes with the Benefit BADgal Bang! mascara. I wanted a neutral/brown lip so I first lined my lips with the Beauty Vaulte Lip Liner in Kozy Kira then applied the Too Faced Peach Kiss Comfort Matte Long Wear Lipstick in the shade Sex On The Peach. I set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. I did almost forget to take a picture of this look so I grabbed the one that was on my Insta Story so ignore the random caption.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if any of you guys have the Cocoa Blend palette I’d love to know what your favorite look is that you’ve created with it.

Until next time, have fun creating different looks and you can never have too many eyeshadow palettes :).

-K

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Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette Review

Hi everyone,

During the most recent BoxyCharm Pop Up I had a little look around and while I found quite a few things that I liked, I wanted to use this to try a brand I hadn’t tried before, so I picked up a Zoeva palette at a great price. The palette I bought is the Cocoa Blend palette. 

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This is a 10 pan palette with a mostly brown/neutral shade range with a couple of pops of color. You get mattes, mattes with glitter, metallic and satin finishes. This palette was inspired by a box of chocolates and you can clearly see that theme throughout. When you open it the top says ‘Selected With Love, With Superb Ingredients, For The Taste Of Temptation’. The shade names are also box of chocolate inspired.

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I swatched these on my arm and did two rows of five like the layout of the palette. I noticed when swatching that all of these are really nicely pigmented shadows. The metallics are creamy and the mattes and satins go on really smooth and aren’t powdery or chalky. So the first shadow, Bitter Start, is a light matte nude. Next to that is Sweeter End, and that’s what I would call a nice satin taupe. Then there’s Warm Notes, which is a sparkly pinky red that is almost berry like, a very pretty shadow. The second to last shadow in the first row is Subtle Blend and it’s a sparkly medium brown that has gold undertones. And the last shadow in the first row is Beans Are White, a matte black shadow. On my initial swatch you could see the gray in it and it appears to be very buildable without being too harsh.

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The second row starts with Pure Ganache. When I put this on my arm my reaction was ‘holy crap’ because it’s so, so pigmented, such a pretty coppery shade and when the light hits it it really shines. Next to that is Substitute For Love, a lighter brown in a satin finish. Then there’s Freshly Toasted, a matte rusty brown. The second to last shadow in this row is Infusion, which is very similar to Beans Are White, but this has multiple colors of glitter in it. And the last shadow is Delicate Acidity, this is a sparkly purple and you can tell it has a gray or maybe brownish undertone.

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That about wraps it up for this post, overall I think this is a really great, versatile palette and I’m excited to try it out. If you guys have any recommendations for other Zoeva palettes I should try, please let me know.

Until next time, have fun creating different looks and you can never have too many eyeshadow palettes :).

-K

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