I find nothing more evocative of holiday spirit than the perennial ballet favorite, The Nutcracker. This year, instead of using the usual holiday reds, greens, and metallics, I used scenes from The Nutcracker as my inspiration for a series of wearable looks suitable for day and evening. Enjoy!
Happy birthday to all the December lovelies!
L’Oreal True Match foundation – Classic Tan (N7)
MAC Flirt & Tease powder blush
MAC Greenstoke paint pot
HiP Exhilarating shadow stick
MAC Freshwater eyeshadow
NYX Hippie Chic eyeshadow trio (white shadow)
MAC Carbon eyeshadow
HiP Black eyeliner pencil
Maybelline XXL Extensions mascara – Very Black
MAC Hodgepodge lip pencil
MAC Fresh Brew lipstick
MAC Naked Space lipglass (LE)
Here’s the free stuff for this month at Allure.com:
A nine-time Best of Beauty winner, Nars Blush in Orgasm inspired a mini peachy pink dynasty: a gloss, ahighlighter, and, most recently, a nail polish. Starting November 1, enter for your chance to win them all, plus Nars’s entire fall collection (shadows, blush, lipsticks, and more) and a set of brushes, all worth $739.
Makeup lovers may be interested in these smaller November 5th and November 7th giveaways:
Four shimmery shadows, a brush, and a mini mascara, this [Bourjois Paris Holiday Soiree Kit] has everything you need to amp up your look. The first 500 Allure readers to enter at noon EST will win a kit.
The first 25 Allure readers to sign up at noon EST will win one Shiseido eye shadow in Proenza Schouler Blue, created y makeup artist Dick Page for the designers’ fall show.
Happy birthday to all the lovely August babies!
MAC Studio Tech foundation – NC43
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish – Medium Dark
MAC Tantone powder blush
HiP Witty paint
MAC Pharoah paint pot
CoverGirl Tropical Fusion eyeshadow quad (yellow-green)
HiP Foxy eyeshadow duo (dark brown)
NYX Kiwi eyeshadow
HiP Brown cream liner
Styli-Style Smoky Quartz eyeliner
L’Oreal Telescopic Clean Definition mascara – Blackest Black
MAC Apres Sol lipstick (discontinued LE)
MAC Pas de Deux lipglass (discontinued LE)