Holiday party season is officially here, and if you’re opting to go the subtle route fashion-wise by avoiding ultra-sparkly cocktail dresses and glitter heels at all costs, there’s still plenty of ways to add some celebratory glitz to your seasonal party look! Instead, try focusing the festiveness on your makeup. Metallic silver liner adds just the slightest dash of holiday vixen appeal that makes a surprisingly gorgeous impact. It’s like tinsel for your eyes… which is way less painful than it sounds!
Try not to go too 90s-fabulous with the trend (that whole frosty lid look might make you look dated), and instead stick to just the corners of your eye and the inner rim. Similar to how white pencil makes peepers appear wider and brighter, silver liner will make eyes sparkle with a sexy metallic sheen. Also, make sure you pick an easy-glide, extra-bright chrome silver – darker gunmetal shades just won’t have the same tinselly effect!
Pictured above: Milani Liquif’Eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil in Silver, L’Oreal HiP Chrome Eyeliner in Silver Lightning, Stila Smudge Stick in Silverdollar, and Bobbi Brown Dual Ended Eyeliner in Jet/Chrome.
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Limited Edition Luxe Colour Portfolio
Beauty kits are my go-to gift for the holiday season. Since most pallets provide a Â compact sampling of the seasonâ€™s hottest color trends, itâ€™s always a guaranteed hit.
With color schemes that will transition seamlessly from crisp autumn days to cozy winter nights, Laura Mercierâ€™s Limited Edition Luxe Colour Portfolio has everything you need for a flawless face. The kit includes six eyeshadow color combinations, two blush options, three powder eyeliners, and three brushes for proper application.
The eyeshadow palettes are broken down into two color schemes: a standardÂ nude and a pinkish-plum selection. I love the plum color combination best â€“ it creates an incredibly soft, romantic look.Â While both are fabulous when worn independently, I also like mixing them together and getting a little creative.
Here I am after applying the plum shades to my lids and "City Pink" to my cheeks.
What I loved most about the kit was the eyeliner. You have three options â€“ standard black, a softer brown, and uber-trendy plum. The kitâ€™s flat eyeliner brush that makes application a cinch, too. Hint: For longer lasting wear, I like to wet the eyeliner brush before pressing into the powder. It seals the makeup and creates a bolder line. If only this kit included concealer and lip gloss, I wouldnâ€™t even need to throw a makeup bag in my purse!
Buy one for yourself, and one for a friend. Whatever gal-pal you treat to this holiday set is sure to be pleased.Â Find the portfolio online here for $98.00.
Have you tried a holiday kit this season that you love? Tell us about it in the comments!