Face of the Day: Holiday Smoky Eye

I know I’m over a week late for this (that week off was nice), but I have pictures of my makeup from Christmas Eve.

While my family celebrates on both Christmas Eve and Christmas, this year, the Eve was the bigger celebration. Of course, I wanted to look nice. In addition to a super adorable dress I got at Nordstrom Rack, I rocked a smoky purple eye shadow look for the occasion.

fotd01032013-01Yeah, I was unwrapping presents in style. Mad, mad style.

Face-wise, I used Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation in N25 around my eyes and on my nose. I don’t do full-face foundation if I can help it.

I also used the Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cream Blush & Pressed Sparklicity blush duo for some color, even though I look super pale in this picture. Blame it on my Irish/German heritage.


Urban Decay eye shadow in Perversion and Purple Haze created the dark purple smoke. Then, L’Oreal Wear Infinite Eye Shadow in Satin Tutu added a shimmery pink at the inside corner of the eyelid to soften everything up.

I lined my eyes with Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray and coated my top and bottom lashes with NYX Doll Eye Volume Mascara.

How was your holiday?

If you celebrate Christmas, did you have a good time? Mine was a blast. Lots of family fun time. And, I came away with a bunch of food-related stuff from Santa, including a super cute apron and the Hungry Girl to the Max low-calorie cookbook.

I’m going to be cooking up a storm!


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  1. I love this look, purple really suits you!

  2. Mad, mad style indeed! I love this look on you, purple really seems to bring out your eyes. I had a good Christmas. LOTS of food for sure hahaha

  3. I like Bare Minerals a lot! I have used it for myself and my Pro kit for years! Great coverage in their base & nice pigment in their eyeshadows.

    I find Bare Minerals last me a long time & when I do have to pay for my own products, like for my own personal use, I don’t mind the prices because they last! I am interested in trying their lip products. I have not tried them yet. I have so many kits as it is, but still there is never enough new & exciting makeup products for me to try

    Love makeup!

  4. wow what an adorable look , it suits well

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