Last year I posted a classic Christmas look with a shimmering smokey eye and bold red lip. This year I wanted to do something a little more atypical. As the title would suggest, this vibrant, but still holiday appropriate look, is inspired by sweet sugarplums and piney evergreens.
I used a variation of purples on the eyelid, with deeper tones blended throughout the crease and outer corner. A deep green, blown-out along the lower lash line really helps to make the eyes pop. I really love how the two tones contrast, yet still work together.
The eyes are quite colourful and bold already, but I wanted to make it even more interesting by doing a double winged liner. It was my first time trying this trick and I am impressed at how easy it was to achieve. I attacked it as if I were applying my liquid eyeliner as usual, but angled the first flick a little lower than I normally would so that it stuck out straight rather than angled up from my lower lash line. I then went above this line and used it as a guide to add another flick.
From a distance it looks like extra thick lashes on the outer corners, but up close and personal it’s pretty cool to look at as well!
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer
Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation in Creamy Natural
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Fair
Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder in Creamy Natural
Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer
NARS Blush in Sin
Mac Mineralize Skinfish in Soft & Gentle
Mac Prep + Prime Fix +
- Buff (all over lid)
- Plum (crease and outer corner)
- Snow (inner corner and brow bone)