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I’m going way out of my comfort zone today and sharing a few easy holiday makeup looks using my favorite Pixi palette!
I know. I’m a mommy blogger. What am I doing talking about makeup??
Well, I’ve decided I want to venture out a bit. Do things a little differently. And with that comes finally sharing just how I create some of my makeup looks ya’ll love!
Over on IG you guys ask me all of the time to finally share just how I put my makeup looks together so I’m hoping you are here for it today!
I am no master makeup artist. I’m simply a girl who watches way too many makeup videos on Youtube and have built up a little bit of skill in the area.
But I’ve always loved makeup. I remember one year for Christmas my mom bought me an entire set of colors and such from Bare Minerals and it was one of my favorite gifts ever!
Ever since I was young I’ve loved putting makeup looks together, but what I love most about them is keeping them simple.
I’m not here today to show you how to create and over the top holiday looks. No we’re about the easy holiday makeup looks. Something anyone can achieve with the right makeup and right brushes.
For these holiday makeup looks, this is what I used:
My all time favorite affordable makeup brushes. They’re super simple to use, hold up well, and create a killer look!
Then the Pixi Palette of course!
Let me just tell you straight off- this palette is everything.
You can create so many simple makeup looks with it- including holiday makeup looks.
It’s become a staple in my collection and I am living for it.
Now for the looks.
I have four different eyeshadow looks to share with you today, all of which build off of each other and are simple enough to recreate yourself!
Simply start by building up your base. I do this with a bit of concealer blended all over the eye, and then use a big fluffy brush with a matte neutral shade all over the lid.
Then you’re going to use a caramel-y brown shade to define your crease. Do this by using a crease brush, one of the tapered fluffy brushes, and dip into the caramel-y color. From there you’re going to place it along the curve of your eyeball in a windshield wiper motion. Sounds odd, I know, but that is the best way to define the crease of your eyelid I think!
Check out the image for just where I placed it.
From there, you’re going to use your finger to dip into one of the light shimmery shades and dab that all over the lid. Keep it below the crease shade.
And that is look number 1!
Now we’re going to build up to the following looks.
For look number 2, you’re going to grab a smaller crease brush than you used for your actual crease and you’ll want to dip into a matte chocolate shade. You’re going to place that on your “outer V” or the outer 1/3 of your lid. Check out the picture below for where I placed it.
To deepen the look for holiday makeup look number 3, use that same brush as the previous step, dip back into the deep chocolate shade and carve out your crease further by placing the shadow a little bit below your original crease shade in a windshield wiper motion.
And for the final look number four, you’re going to move to the bottom lid with a flat top brush packed with the original caramel-y shade and pat the color along your bottom lash line. This defines the eye look just a bit more.
Now add some mascara, maybe a lash if you’re feeling confident, and you’ve got your makeup look!
I hope these steps were easy enough for you to follow, and that you’re able to create one or more of these simple holiday makeup looks yourself!
This was kind of fun! Maybe I’ll put out some makeup tutorials more often. What do you guys think?