Beauty Look of the Day: Gold and Bold for the Holidays

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Five Days until Christmas!  *doing my little holiday dance*

If you’re holiday celebration includes a glitzy night out than a super glam beauty look is what you need!  I was inspired by this picture on my Facebook Page.  I can never resist a bold red lip on a night out and glittery gold shadow screams of holiday cheer.  In order to recreate the look I immediately went for my Maybelline Eye Studio Palette in Give Me Gold.  It’s one of the best shadows I have that gives me the deep gold color I need.  For the red lip color I got a little adventurous and combined two of my favorite shades. J

 Red Lipstick


  • Avon Cream to Powder Foundation*
  • Sheer Cover Concealer* – (Here’s a neat little trick:  To get really smooth coverage under my eyes, I used a small paintbrush to apply)
  • Pixi Beauty Face Powder*
  • Stila Convertible Color in Poppy on Cheeks


  • For my highlighter shade, I chose the shimmery gold color in the Maybelline palette, applying with my small, shadow brush.
  • To make sure the gold stood out, I swept the dark matte brown shadow on the creases and browbone.
  • For a little shimmer, I dabbed the white powder under my eyebrow arches.
  • Now for some black liner!  Using my ScandalEyes kohl eyeliner from Rimmel London*, I lined my upper lash line, making the liner bigger as I made my way to the outer corner.  I lined my lower lash line until the middle of my eye.
  • To create a soft, smoky look, I went over the liner with a black, glittery shadow from Rimmel London’s Glam Eyes Quad in Black Cab*.
  • For big lashes I used NYC’s Big and Bold Mascara.


I was a bit torn in what I wanted to use as my red lip color.  I loved the boldness of the CoverGirl LipPerfection in Tempted but the Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick in Sizzling Red* was the shade of red I wanted.  So I figured, why not use both?  I filled in my lips with Tempted and then, using a small paint brush, went over the middle of my lips with the Sizzling Red.  Who says a girl can’t get what she wants?  Especially at Christmas time!

What’s your go-to look for the holidays?


*FTC Disclosure:  Product was received previously as a sample for review.  All opinions are my own.

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