Holiday Glam | An Affordable and Cruelty Free Makeup Tutorial.


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 photo Tis the Season  Gold_zpsk4obexlt.pngTis the season alright! The season for Holiday Glam! Today, we’re going to get glam using only drugstore/affordable products that are all cruelty-free! This look features a rose gold smoky eye with winged liner, a golden highlight for the gods and a bold burgundy matte lip, perfect for slaying that holiday party with ease.  photo tumblr_nz74qqj6kj1qlcaaeo1_500_zpsvklzrbla.jpgSo, if you want to see how I got this look, just keep reading below!

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First things first, I primed my eyes using ELF’s Eyelid Primer. I applied it all over the lid and into my brows. I like to put it in my brows before I fill them in because I feel like it gives the product something to cling to and they stay put better throughout the day.

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ELF Eyelid Primer

Speaking of brows, I used ELF Brow Pencil in Taupe and set it with a  brown shadow from the Makeup Revolution Affirmation Palette and used the matte white shade all over the lid and browbone.

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ELF Brow Pencil

Next up is eyeshadow, I always do my eyes before my face incases of any fallout and clean up that may be needed.
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Makeup Revolution Affirmation Palette

The first palette I reached for was the Makeup Revolution Affirmation Palette. I had to so a bit of research but I found out that Makeup Revolution is a cruelty-free to the best of my knowledge. The Affirmation palette is beautiful and pretty good quality. Tons of shades with a mix of finishes for an excellent price.

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I marked the 3 shades I used from the palette with their names aside from what I used in my brows and the matte white I used as a base on my lid. (because I forgot)

Anyway, I took the shade Hope (mauve cool toned brown – matte) into the crease and blended out as a transition shade.

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Then with the shade Time, (warm toffee – matte) I deepened the crease.  Concentrating the pigment into the crease and the outer corner, coming down on the lid just a bit in the outer v.

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On a flat eyeshadow brush, I took Advance  (rose gold – metallic) onto the lid

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Next, up, I grabbed one of the best drugstore finds of the fall, the Velour Vixen trio from Wet N Wild. While not all Wet N Wild eyeshadows are created equally, this one is bad ass. Great pigmentation, smooth and all around good.

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Wet N Wild Velour Vixen Trio

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On a fluffy brush, I took the cranberry shade from the center of the palette and lightly blended it in the transition area. I mean lightly. I just wanted a hint of cranberry as a halo around the lid. This shade has a satin finish but it’s not super shiny so I feel like I can get away with putting it into the transition area with a light hand.

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Next, on a small pencil brush, I took the “liner” shade which is a warm off-black with cranberry micro glitter. I used this shade in the outer corner to bring in some drama.

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Then, I added a bit of highlight to the inner corner, I used a combination of the light shimmer shade from the Makeup Revolution Palette.

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Moving on to liner I grabbed my trusty ELF Cream Liner.

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ELF Cream Liner in Black

I decided to go with a short but thick wing that I feel flatters my hooded eyes the best. Then I set the cream liner with the “Liner” shade from the Velour Vixen trio. The glitters didn’t really translate in the pictures but there are some cranberry micro glitters in the liner.

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On the lower lashline, I took just the cranberry shade from the Wet N Wild Velour Vixen Trio and softly blended it from the outer corner to inner, letting it fade into my inner corner highlight shade. At the very outer portion, I added a touch of the “Liner” shade of the same Wet n Wild trio. 
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With a few coats of mascara, we’re done! I didn’t have a cruelty free drugstore mascara in hand so I used Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint.

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And that’s the finished eye.

Now for the skin! I started with priming my face using ELF Mineral Face Primer in the redness correct formula.

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ELF Mineral Face Primer

Next, I did some color correcting and cream contouring.

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For the color correcting I used the Makeup Revolution Color Correcting Palette.

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NYX Highlight and Contour Palette

And the NYX Cream Highlight and Contour Palette. I have a full review of and demo of this here: NYX CREAM HIGHLIGHT & CONTOUR PALETTE Review + Demo

I prefer applying the cream contour under my foundation because it blends it in perfectly and looks more natural.

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Next, up I used my favorite foundation from the drugstore right now, the ELF Flawless Finish Foundation. I’m in the lightest shade. For my concealer, I used a combination of Nyx Gotcha Covered Concealer and the ELF Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter

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ELF Flawless Finish Foundation
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NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer
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ELF Undereye Concealer and Highlighter

Review here: e.l.f. Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter

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And now I layer on a stupid amount of powder products. LOL. I set my undereye with the ELF HD powder and then the rest of my face with the Wet N Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana. Yep, that’s supposed to be a bronzer… I’m crazy pale and this makes a lovely finishing powder on me. It has a slight sheen to it so it gives a nice radiance.

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Wet N Wild Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana

Next, I contoured with the Wet N Wild Coloricon Contouring Palette which is now sold under the MegaGlow line, I think it’s the same, though. I’ll do some checking and let you know because this is the best pale girl contour at the drugstore since NYX Blush in Taupe (RIP) .  I see Nyx has these cute Cheek Contour Duo Palettes, anyone tried the taupe shade?

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Next, I took the ELF Illuminating Palette and used it as I would the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders and brushed off my undereye bake, and dusted it around my face with a light hand. These are a great dupe for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders but they are more powdery and a tad more shiny so I use a light hand and knock my brush off.

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ELF Illuminating Palette

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For blush, I used Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore. My ride of die favorite blush from the drugstore, also very similar the Hourglass blushes.

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Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore.

I warmed up my skin with the Physicians Formula BB Bronzer in light

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Physicians Formula BB  Bronzer in Light

Then I highlighted the cheekbones and all the usual areas with my new favorite highlighter ever. The Wet N Wild Highlighting Gold Bar. Seriously, this one is a treasure.

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Wet N Wild Highlighting Gold Bar
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Wet N Wild Highlighting Gold Bar

Finally, the face is done, now for lips.
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I used the Wet N Wild Liquid Lipstick in “Don’t Be a Plum Plum”. Not a bad liquid lipstick at all, but the wand sucks.

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Wet N Wild Liquid Lipstick in “Don’t be a Plum Plum”

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I used a few spritzes of NYX Setting Spray in the Dewy formula and I was done!

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12 thoughts on “Holiday Glam | An Affordable and Cruelty Free Makeup Tutorial.

    1. It’s hit or miss sometimes with ELF and Wet N Wild but, the products I used work excellent. Those are ones I go to on a regular basis because they work. The primer is a dead on dupe for the Smashbox photo finish primer, and the setting powder is pretty nice, not MUFE HD powder nice but pretty close. I can’t get over how well the ELF foundation performs. ELF has been stepping up there game.

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