LOTW: Dramatic Silvery Eyes + Classic Red Lips

I’m already trying to find my perfect holiday look.
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November 26, 2015
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mac, Urban Decay, red lips, lorac, look of the week, holiday makeup, holiday beauty

I’m attending/doing makeup for/singing at a fancy-schmancy New Year's Eve wedding this year, so I feel it's imperative that I figure out an appropriately glitzy-glam makeup look to wear. When I think of holiday makeup I often think of classic red lips and dramatic eyes, so although this look isn’t a contender for my NYE look (I’m reserving a classic red lip for the bride), it’s definitely getting me in the mood for finding the right one.

After I primed my lids, I applied a sparkly silver shadow with a dampened shadow brush all over the mobile lid.

Next, I applied a matte black shadow in the outer V of my lid, extended it into the crease, and let it fade out as I reached the inner corner of the crease.

To blend out the black, I took a fluffy blending brush and applied a cool gray shadow using windshield-wiper motions.

Using a makeup wipe, I sharpened the edges of my eye look to create a winged effect and then applied my foundation and concealer.

With a shimmery white shadow, I highlighted the area just below the brow bone and then lined my upper lash line with black liquid liner and applied three coats of black mascara to my upper lashes.

I smudged my lower lash line with a shimmery slate gray shadow to finish the eyes.


I used a light hand on the cheeks, applying a little soft pink blush and finished the look with a classic cool-toned red lip.

Here are my favorite looks from last week:

What comes to mind when you think about holiday makeup looks? Do you stick to bold eyes, bold lips, or both? Let me know in the comments below or on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.