Get The Smoky Eye and Perfect Tan For The Party Season


If you want to know how to make a statement with your makeup look this holiday season for all of those fun and festive parties then you are in luck! We are giving you a step by step guide to achieving an eye catching smoky eye and tanned skin look!

Step 1: Primer

Many people don’t use a primer and this is a big mistake. If you want your makeup to last you need to start using a quality primer. It helps your foundation apply more evenly and easily, and it will also help your makeup stay on much longer.

The product: Hourglass Mineral Veil

Mineral Veil primer from Hourglass is an all-star primer. Beauty addicts love this product because it delivers tangible results. It is a primer that is oil free, water resistant, and fragrances. It is made with a mineral base that smooths the surface of the skin and provides a barrier shielding the skin.

Step 2: Foundation

Your foundation is a very important step. It provides the base for your makeup, perfects the skin, and you can choose what kind of finish that you want the skin to have. For this look we are going for a naturally flawless finish. You want the skin to be flawless but you don’t want it to look overdone.

The product: Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

This product is named appropriately. It evens out the skin without looking cakey or heavy. It is infused with coconut water to provide the skin with an extra boost of moisture, and it also comes in a wide variety of shades that suite a large range of skin tones. You should apply it with a brush or a beauty sponge for the best results.

Step 3: Bronzer & Blush

Bronzer & Blush

This is the step where the look starts to get really fun! Your bronzer and blush bring light and warmth into your face. The bronzer tans the skin and adds depth to you complexion, and the blush brings a pretty flush to your cheeks.

The product: NARS Blush/Bronzer Duo in Orgasm/Laguna

These shades are NARS cult favorites for a reason, and that reason is that they look fabulous on all skin tones. Laguna bronzer is great for contouring you jaw line and the hollows of your cheeks and tanning your entire face. The blush acts as another method to brighten your face. Orgasm blush has been loved for years because its pink/peach tone and bright shimmer flatters all skin types.

Step 4: Eyebrows

Your eyebrows start to really bring the look together. They frame your face and add structure to it. If you have naturally thick eyebrows and don’t want to fill them in then you can skip this step.

The product: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

Strong brows are in at the moment and Brow Wiz by Anastasia Beverly Hills is one of the best products for perfecting and sculpting your eyebrows. This product is also great because you can build it up to suit your needs. If you just want to add a little bit more definition you can and if you want to create a power brow you can keep adding product until you get the desired result.

Step 5: Eyeshadow

In order to create a smoky eye you are going to need a variety of shades. The key to creating the perfect smoky eye is to start gradually. Don’t jump in with a black eyeshadow. Start with a lighter shade, blend, and work your way up to the darker shades.

The product: Urban Decay Naked Palette
This palette is a staple for anyone who loves smoky eyes. It has an amazing variety of shades and includes both matte and shimmery shades in the palette. The shimmery shades will add a festive touch to your eyes and the matte shades will add depth and allure.

Step 6: Mascara


For this look it’s all about the smokiness so we’re skipping the eyeliner and going straight for the mascara. You want it to tie the look together and you also want it to continue to highlight and open up the eyes.

The product: Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

This mascara is great for lengthening and adding noticeable volume to the eyes. Add one coat of mascara, let it dry, and keep adding layers until you’re happy with how it looks. Don’t worry if you smudge mascara, all you have to do to fix it is dab it with your finger until it comes off and it doesn’t come off add a little bit of your foundation on top of it.

Step 7: Lipstick

Your lipstick is the finishing touch on your holiday part makeup look. Since this is a holiday look we are going for a festive red lipstick!

The products: MAC Russian Red

This lipstick is a flattering matte finish which means it will last throughout the night while you’re eating and drinking. It is opaque so you don’t have to apply many coats. This bright pop of color is the final step of your gorgeous look!


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