We can finally say that the winter is here, and with it, comes the holiday season!! This time of year is full of festivities and events; there is always some family dinner to attend or some holiday party organized by our friends. As women, we always have our outfits ready in advanced for those dates, but we also know that no outfit is complete without a good hair and make up look that goes in tune with the trends of the season. We want to share with you some our top tips and a step-by-step tutorial on how to achieve soft waves and a trendy make up look perfect for the season.
Lets start with the hair!
Soft waves have become a very trendy hairstyle along the last years; it creates a very sophisticated yet effortless look. First, it is recommended that you wait at least a day after you have washed your hair to make them last longer.
Then, start doing your waves with the Bio Ionic GoldPro Curling Iron 1.25″ ($85.99). This iron contains 24-carat gold barrel smoothest and curls hair leaving it feeling soft to the touch. The 24-carat gold barrel help distribute heat evenly through hair while the mineral complex seals moisture in. The digital temperature control makes it easy to regulate to desired heat levels.
If you want to give a more daring touch to your waves, try spraying some Big Sexy Hair Flip It Over Full & Wild Hairspray 4.4 oz ($15.89) this product is designed to give volume and texture to your hair, without leaving it stiff, heavy or sticky.
Now that the hair is done, lets do our make up!
First, the primer: it is important to always remember all the benefits of the primer as it helps to cover the pores and it gives a good texture to the skin. We recommend using the bareMinerals Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer ($19.99). This product prepares skin for flawless coverage and adds luminous glow. Conceal enlarged pores, uneven texture, and dryness while creating a silky, smooth canvas.
Then, lets apply some foundation: when shopping for foundation, always make sure that the shade is very similar or almost the same as the skin tone of your neck. If you are looking for a product that not only serves as a foundation, but it also cares for your skin, check out the Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals A Foundation ($30.99) which contains ingredients specially designed to minimize lines of expression, pores and more! In addition, they have a great variety of tones so you can find the perfect one for you. For a more professional and complete coverage, use a special brush like bareMinerals Perfecting Face Brush ($24.99) and apply the base evenly.
Say good-bye the dark circles! If you want full coverage of those dark circles, but at the same time you don’t want it to look heavy, don’t doubt on wearing the bareMinerals Blemish Remedy Concealer ($20.99) trust me, it looks natural on the skin! This product not only covers the imperfections but also promotes clearer, healthier-looking skin.
Now, the powder! A good powder is the key to make your makeup stays in place. It also removes all that oily appearance of the face. It is important that when choosing a powder we can evaluate if it is going to stay in our face for long time. That’s why we recommend the Dermablend Setting Powder 1 oz ($22.99) that guarantees that the effect will last for 16 hours without staining your clothes and it will stay with you from the morning until you get home.
Define your eyebrows: Unfortunately, not everyone has hairy and perfect eyebrows, but don’t worry, we got you! The Tigi Cosmetics Brow Sculpting Duo-Brunette ($13.99) serves to fill those blank spaces. In addition, this mineral makeup comes with two tones that can be combined so you can get the perfect tone for your eyebrows. Don’t forget that you’ll need an angular brush like the Jane Iredale Angle Liner Brow Brush ($12.99) to achieve a more accurate way to have your eyebrows on fleek!
It is time for some contour! The Youngblood Mineral Radiance – Sunshine ($28.99) is a bronzer that will help you to make yourself look like you were touched by the sun this winter season. Now, lets apply some pink touches to our cheeks! For this, we love to use the Tigi Cosmetics Glow Blush – Awaken ($15.99) They have great slip, are silky smooth, and can be used wet or dry!
Then, lets wear the eye shadows of the season! Because it is a makeup for the Christmas season, we recommend using darker shades. The Jane Iredale Eyeshadow Kit ($36.99) comes in different shades and brings colors like brown and black that will help you create a perfect winter look. Mix colors and apply shadows to your crest and eyelids. Plus, if you use different brushes you can create different styles, some brushes that will facilitate the process of makeup are the Glo Minerals Brush – Eye Definer ($7.49), TIGI Cosmetics Brush – Blending Brush ($10.99) and TIGI Cosmetics Brush – Shading Brush ($10.99). Play with them and create your own style!
Eyeliner: This step is crucial to enhance your look. With the idea of the holidays in mind, we think that the TIGI Cosmetics Precision Black Eyeliner ($12.99) is the perfect option since it’s a waterproof long-wearing formula.
The last step to finish our eyes makeup is some mascara. We chose the Glo Minerals Volumizing Mascara – Black ($13.99), since it gives a lot of volume to our eyelashes while it nourish them at the same time.
Now that our hair looks perfect and our skin and eyes are ready, it is time for the lipstick! Don’t doubt on wearing red! It is definitely the color of the season. The “Live It Up” tone from bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick ($16.99) goes perfect with the Holiday Look we have shown you!