Monday, December 16, 2013

Red And Green Makeup That Doesn't Resemble A Tacky Christmas Sweater

When you think red and green makeup together, I'm sure it conjures up scary thoughts of ugly Christmas sweaters and scrunchies.  Well it doesn't have to, and can actually look quite sophisticated!  Here's how I sport these traditional holiday colors on my face.

 How to eyes (exact products listed at bottom).  The key to keeping this look tasteful instead of tacky, is to go olive green or spruce green - not lime green! Go as red as you like for the lips:)

  • I applied an all over matte ivory shadow on entire lid, 
  • then a matte tan in the crease, 
  • followed by a small sideways V shape (< >) on the outside of the crease with my green shadow for definition, 
  • plus finished up with green eyeliner (winged slightly upwards) and same green shadow on top of the eyeliner on upper and lower lashes to set and blur.  
  • A shimmery white shadow was placed along the tear duct area to add a slight highlight.
  • Then of course 2 coats of black mascara.

Sorry for the grainy iPhone pic - but wanted to show how I also wore red & green in my outfit! 
Red pants and boots with an olive green vest to pull off those holiday colors without looking tacky! I broke it all up with a denim top which is my go to wardrobe staple.  
Similar western styled denim top here from J.Crew.  

Makeup products used:

Eyes - MAC shadows in "vanilla," (all over lid) "shroom," (to highlight tear duct) "cork," (in crease of lid) and "club" (on top of green eyeliner on upper and lower lash line). All shadows found HERE.

Skin - Mary Kay Skin Primer (my new fave!), Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse, Benefit erase paste concealer in "fair."

Cheeks - L'Oreal true match blush in "apricot kiss"

Lips - Mary Kay lipstick in "firecracker." Previously blogged here.

Would you decorate your face with this Christmas color combo?

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