Modern Pinup Makeup Look for the Holidays

This eye look is one of my staple looks for those occasions in which I want to look put together and pretty, like family occasions and work dinners, but is kept interesting by a bright pop of color on the lips! I will probably be wearing version of this look for all the family functions coming up in the holiday season. The key to this look is fresh looking skin, a highlight in the inner corner, bright lips and the unmissable winged liner.

Face:

  • L’Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint 140 Pure Beige applied with my fingers
  • L’Oreal Lumi Magique Highlighting Pen 3 Dark to conceal dark circles and highlight the face
  • MAC Blot Powder in Medium Dark to set the concealer
  • Kiko Golden Game Sculpting Bronzer and Highlighter to contour and highlight
  • The Body Shop Brush on Bronze to warm up the complexion and give a healthy glow
  • GOSH Natural Touch Cream Blusher in 005 Lusty Pink 

Eyes:

  • Maybelline Color Tattoo 45 Infinite White as base on the lid
  • Makeup Geek Creme Brulee eyeshadow in the crease
  • Urban Decay Verve on the lid ans YDK on the lower lash line. both from the Naked 2 palette
  • Inglot AMG Gel Liner n.77 for the wing
  • Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Black
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara as first coat for separation and volume
  • L’Oreal Telescopic Waterproof mascara as second coat for length and waterproof power

Lips and Brows:

  • L’Oreal Color Riche Collection Exclusive Julianne’s Pure Red
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate to shape and fill in the brows
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel to keep the hairs in place

This look is one of my favorite and I wear it often!
What is your go to look for special occasions?
xo
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The Christmas Advent Challenge: The Perfect Red

This year I am going to take part of a lovely Tag called The Christmas Advent Challenge organized by the lovely girls over at What’s in my bag and Consigli di Makeup to celebrate this month leading up to the holidays with some Christmas themed blog posts. The first challenge is to show your perfect red, and for me that’s undeniably lipstick!!!

This time last year I bought myself my first MAC lipstick and that was Diva, the perfect dark red with a purple undertone matte lipstick, do I have to say more? LOVE! Now I’m not one for getting a 19€ lipstick everyday, so up to that moment i was surviving (and very happily) with my Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate matte 107 which is a very similar shade, just a tad lighter on the lips, same matte texture and for 10€ and the drugstore discounts, definitely a super affordable dupe!

And now for my absolute favorite of the bunch, the one that i wear the most over even my MAC Diva, is the new L’Oreal Collection Exclusive Letitia’s Red. I raved about this line here and I do believe I found my perfect red in this deep warm toned lipstick. Goes on like a charm (excuse my chapped lips), lasts all day with a bit of a stain left over and has a very comfortable demi-matte finish that doesn’t dry out the lips like the MAC mattes do. A pleasure to wear, a show stopper for day and night and my favorite red for winter!
So here are three options for my perfect red lips for the festive season. If you want to join the challenge, you can find the presentation here (only in italian sorry). There are 3 more installments to accompany us to Christmas, so I hope you’ll enjoy this journey.
Have you found your perfect red? Is it a lipstick, nail polish or a dress?
Let me know in the comments below!
xo
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The pinup red lip with Sephora Cream Lip Stain

sephora cream lip stain 01 always red pinup makeup

Good morning beauties! Those of you who know me in person have seen me go through my rockabilly/pinup phase when I had betty bangs, wore bandanas in my hair and wore red lipstick pretty much every day. Since then I moved on, but I am still a really big fan of a matte bright red lipstick and my obsession has been fueled some more when I got my hands on the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always red

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