Makeup for Family Christmas Pictures

Makeup for Family Christmas Pictures

Only one week until Christmas!  I hope everyone is farther along on their Christmas shopping than I am.  Last night I met up with my family with the intention of getting a Christmas card picture.  In an effort to avoid this I like to tell my mom that her friends do not care what’s going on in my life or what I look like (and that’s what Facebook is for if they do) but she doesn’t believe me.  Last year I looked horrible in our family picture that was sent out to about sixtyish people in the mail, so I tried to make sure I was picture ready this time.  I did some extra contouring- especially on my nose- and did a simple eyeshadow look that just gave definition to the outer corners with some brightening on the waterline… my usual look basically.  

Complexion | CERAVE moisturizer, MAC yellow radiance primer, FENTY foundation, URBAN DECAY pink concealer, WET N WILD where’s walnut? Cream contour, COTY airspun powder, TARTE park ave princess chisel palette, MAC darkly my dearest blush (discontinued), BARE MINERALS mineral veil, ABH nicole glow kit 143

Eyes | MAC primer, MORPHE butter, MAKEUP GEEK mirage,  wild west & corrupt, NARS himalia lid, TOO FACED black liner pencil, LOREAL voluminous primer, ESSENCE i <3 extreme mascara, NYX control freak brow gel to set lower lash mascara

Brow | ABH chocolate dipbrow pomade, ULTA brow gel

LIP | TOO FACED melted chihuahua

We went out for dinner too, so I skipped a liquid lip for one that I could easily re- apply without a mirror.  Too Faced Melted Chihuahua is a bright mauve that I like to pat in with my finger to make it a little more matte.  I used to be obsessed with the formula of these but I find them SO shiny now that I’m used to more matte formulas.  If you like shine you need these liquified lipsticks because they are very comfortable and pigmented. I chose this one over a nude that could wash me out since I went pretty heavy on my base makeup and I wanted to look alive for the picture. 

I was happy with how our family picture turned out except for I find the Coty Airspun powder that I love for setting my cream products has a lot of flashback.  Because of this I forced my mom to use the picture without flash because I’m high maintenance even though “no one cares what I look like” that these go out to like I stated above.  I was happy to get some Instagrammable pictures with my family though since that can be a rare occasion these days. 

I was having a lazy Sunday and didn’t feel like putting on fake lashes so I also skipped that.  Now that I’m so used to taking makeup pictures with false lashes on, I feel like these pictures look so drab with just my natural lashes.  This is why it’s so easy to get addicted to using them.  I want to focus on getting my lashes in tip top shape so that I actually love how they look on their own.  After I took this makeup off I moisturized with Bio Oil and made sure to swipe a little over my lashes to give them some love.

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As for outfit, my cardigan is from Urban Outfitters, jeans from Express, white cami tank from Forever21, and these booties from Amazon (so comfy and I wear them at least twice a week).  That’s it for this post.  Thank you for reading and happy holidays! 🙂

-Kim

1 Comment

  1. December 18, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    your smile in that first pic! you look truly happy – nothing is more beautiful than that! happy holidays xoxo

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