Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holiday Party Hairstyles & Makeup

Happy Christmas Eve!  If you are still looking for some ideas on how to do your makeup or style your hair for the holiday festivities in the next two days, this post has got you covered!  I am going to show you three different hairstyles and a makeup look that is perfect for a holiday party, plus a video on each. Enjoy! 


Twist Back

This first style is called the Twist Back, I really love how intricate it looks even though it is super easy!


~Take one small piece of hair from each side of your head and twist them to the back of your hair

~Secure each piece with a bobby pin and cover the bobby pins with a bow

~Take one bigger section from each side of your head, twist them back and wrap them behind your bow

~Secure the bigger twists with bobby pins to complete the look 

Half Updo

Next is this Half undo, I literally wear my hair like this 80 percent of the time, but it is fun to play with hair accessories to make this style more festive!


~Take the top half of your hair and pull it into a high ponytail 

~Secure it with a hair tie and tie it with a ribbon to complete the look  

Braided pony 

The last hairstyle is this braided pony, the braid is a nice touch to the classic ponytail!


~Pull your hair into a high ponytail

~Take a small piece of the pony tail and braid it

~Wrap the braid around the ponytail holder and pin it into place to complete the look



For the makeup I am going to show you how to achieve this holiday party makeup look that I've been wearing non stop to every holiday event this year!  I just love the cut crease gold grey eye look and matte red lip pairing!  It looks so chic with a festive dress!  


~Roc daily moisturizer  

~Moisturizer/lotion is very important to apply, 
especially in the winter

~Neutrogena Healthy skin enhancer in Light to Neutral

 ~I've been using this foundation a lot recently because it has a nice medium coverage and soothes my dry skin.

~Maybelline Fit me concealer in Sand

~I used this concealer under and around my eyes to cover any discoloration 

~Maybelline Dream Wonder powder in Nude Chair

~I used this powder for some extra coverage ONLY where I put my concealer, so that it would not stick to any dry patches on my skin

~Bronzer from the Naked Flushed palette in Streak 

~I used this bronzer to heavily contour my cheek bones, jawline, and forehead 

~Maybelline Dream Bouncy blush in Orchid Hush

~I love cream blushes in the winter and this one gives off the most beautiful rosy glow

~Benefit girl meets pearl 

~This is a beautiful highlight product that gives the perfect glow


~Faint from the Naked Basics palette (Pictured second to right) 

~I used this shadow to fill in my brows


~Maybelline Color Tatoo in Barely Branded 

~ I used this as an eyeshadow base from my eyelid all the way up to my brow bone

~Gold Highlight shade from the Dior Holiday 2013 palette 

~I used this beautiful gold highlight shade to add some sparkle on top of the base

~L'oreal Infallible shadow in Iced latte

~I first wet my brush so that the loose powder would stick, then gently patted this golden shadow only on the lids of my eyes

~Mugshot from the Naked 3 palette (Pictured second from left)

~I used this shimmering gold grey shadow right above my crease to give the illusion of bigger eyes, then blended it up and smudged some along my lower lash line

~Gold Highlight shade from the Dior Holiday 2013 palette 

~I went back in with this shadow and used it to highlight my brow bone


~I begun by curling my lashes to give my eyes a bigger look 

~Maybelline Falsies mascara 

~This mascara gives my lashes a long voluminous look 

~Dior Iconic Overcurl mascara

~This mascara gives my lashes a darkened full effect 


~L'oreal liner in Forever rose

~This is such a beautiful rosey red liner and a great start to a red lip  

~Nyx soft matte lip cream in San Paulo

~Such a beautiful deep, matte, red, gloss that a is perfect for the holiday season

~Maybelline matte lipstick in Lust for Blush 

~I used this deep rose lipstick on the center of my lips to give them some definition 


~Nyx matte finish spray

~I used this setting spray to set my makeup 

Completed Look 


I hope I inspired you with these Hairstyle ideas and Makeup tutorial!  Be sure to tell me below which hairstyle is your favorite, and have a very Happy Holiday!


Pink Double Sketch Heart