holiday makeup look

Go Glam For The Holidays – FOR FREE!!!

Easy Classic Holiday Makeup Tutorial

Easy Classic Holiday Makeup Tutorial

How would you like a celebrity makeup artist to create a timeless glam makeup look for all your holiday functions and get all the products she used for free!?! Sounds like a Christmas wish… well, just call me Santa Clause because that’s exactly what I have for you!  First watch this tutorial, then read on to see the details and how you can get it for free!

Celebrity makeup artist Lauren Anderson created this holiday party ready look.  This look is an easy way to get a metallic eye, glowing skin and a classic red lip perfect for any holiday party occasion.

Lauren Anderson's Product Picks!

Lauren Anderson’s Product Picks!

Start the holiday look with Avon Mega Metals Cream Eyeshadow in Copper Metallic and apply all over the eye lids. Then use the #3 shade from the Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Naked Truth and blend into the crease. To create a gold metallic look, add the #4 shadow shade from the quad and pack the color on the lids. You can also take the same #4 gold eyeshadow shade and apply under the eyes. Finish the eyes with Avon True Color Wide Awake Mascara in black on the top and bottom lashes.

Easy Copper Glam Eyes with Avon Mega Metals and Eye Quad

Easy Copper Glam Eyes with Avon Mega Metals and Eye Quad

To warm up the complexion and create glowing skin, use Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Warm Flush on the apples of the cheeks, the temples and the chin and neck. To finish the holiday makeup look, apply Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Red 2000, a classic red lipstick shade.

Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Warm Flush

Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Warm Flush

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Red 2000

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Red 2000

Ok, so I totally screen capped the video for this post, whatev’s… but you get a real look at the products on that way.  But how do you get them for free!?  Place and order for at least $50 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and use promo code GETGLAM and you can get all the exact products used FOR FREE!  And those stunning earrings are also from mark. so you can get those too at my eBoutique which already gets you toward that $50.  Or do some of your holiday shopping with some gifting ready (bow and go!) gift sets, or shop the Avon Living section for some unique holiday decor items.  Regardless, you don’t have to think about your holiday makeup look during the hustle and bustle because Lauren has figured that out for you and I’m bringing it to you for free!

Shop Avon and mark. at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Promo code ends Nov 16 at midnight.

Christmas Makeup – Emerald Eyes

Under a week until Christmas and the excitement is building!  I CAN’T WAIT for that warm and fuzzy feeling that only Christmas Eve magic can achieve!  I still have shopping to do and gifts to wrap but one thing for sure is I have plenty of inspiration for my Christmas look.  I have ideas on what to wear (here, here, here, and here!.. whew!), what to do with my nails (here and here) and now a makeup look perfect for Christmas through New Years!

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Emerald Eyes and Melon Lip

Emerald Eyes and Melon Lip with mark. On The Dot Smokey Pallet

Inspired by Chloe Morello’s look I recreated an emerald eye with a melon lip, perfect for this holiday season!  I’m completely different tone than Chloe, plus I like a winged liner and don’t want to spend $30 on a single eyeshadow (that I can’t even find by the way, I looked).  Instead, I rather spend $16 on a whole pallet to recreate the look using mark. On The Dot Smokey Pallet.  Here’s my take on recreating an emerald eye for the holidays.

Eyes:  With a smokey dark eye, its best to do the eyes first, before the rest of the face for easy cleanup of any fall out.  Start with a primer, Avon Eyeshadow Primer.  Then using the included sponge applicator use shade 1 from the mark. On The Dot Smokey Pallet (top left) all over your lid.  Use an eyeshadow brush and blend in shade 2 (top middle).  Use a stiff brush (I used the mark eyeliner brush) in shade 3 (top right) and accent the outer v in the darkest green shade.  Use a soft blending brush to blend in the socket and right outside of it so there are no harsh lines (I used Avon’s Pro Crease Brush).  This next step is optional, but dab on a little gold eyeshadow concentrating in the middle of the eye ( I used mark. Eye Dream Of Glam pallet for this).  Like I said, I like a winged eyeliner so I used that same eyeliner brush that I used in my outer v for my eyeliner by wetting the brush and dipping it in shade 3 (top right) and shade 9 (bottom right) in that same mark. On The Dot Smokey Pallet to line my eyes and wing it out.  Under my eyes I used a little bit of shade 2 smoked out around my bottom lashes.  For the last finishing tough I highlighted my inner corner and brow bone with shade 7 (bottom left, white).

Face:  Avon Ideal Flawless Liquid Foundation ($12) with a little conturing using Avon Glow Bronzing Powder and mark. Just Blushing in Cameo.  For a highlighter, mark. Touch and Glow just on the high points of my cheeks.

Lips:  A more matte or creamy natural lip with melon tones looks really good with this eye.  Plus if you’re wearing black it really makes the whole look pop!  Use Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Creamy Melon.

All it takes is a little inspiration for the perfect look to come together.  I love love love the look Chloe created but my take works for me.  Are you inspired to re-create this look?  $16 for a whole pallet to re-create this look and more!  You can get the mark. On The Dot Smokey Pallet and all the mark. and Avon products I used here:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  and don’t forget about that FREE 2 DAY SHIPPING promo code 2DAYSHIP going on now!  Get the products you need to finish out your holiday beauty look!

Thanksgiving Day Makeup – Subtle Smokey Eye and Nude Lip

mark. Gimmie A Look Brush Kit - the ultimate tool set!

mark. Gimmie A Look Brush Kit – the ultimate tool set!

As you’re planning your menu, guests and shopping list for Thanksgiving… or Friendsgivng… you should also be thinking about your look!  “OH how vain!”  But nobody wants too look like they’ve been slaving over a hot stove all day even though they have been.  Aaaaaand it’s a reason to put a little more sparkle in your step!  Let’s start with your makeup look!

Thanksgiving Day Makeup - Subtle Smokey Eye and Nude Lips

Thanksgiving Day Makeup – Subtle Smokey Eye and Nude Lips

NUDE LIP:  mark. All Butter Now in Bare All ($11)
Since you’ll be shoveling, errrr gracefully placing delicious food in your mouth all day going with a simple lip and a bolder eye is a good idea.  A nude lip doesn’t need to be reapplied all day long to keep the integrity of the look, just at the start and after you eat!   mark. All Butter Now is like a balm but with full color, it’s the perfect choice!

Subtle Smokey Eye with mark. Eye Dream Of Glam Eye Pallet

Subtle Smokey Eye with mark. Eye Dream Of Glam Eye Pallet

SUBTLE SMOKEY EYE:  mark. Eye Dream Of Glam Eyeshadow Pallet ($40) with Gimmie A Look Brush Kit ($28).

Since your lips are neutral go bold on the eye, but not like “I’m going out!” bold, just daytime bold!  The mark. Eye Dream Of Glam pallet is the perfect glimmering shades that aren’t too shocking.  Go with shade 2 (top row, 2nd pan) as your base color all over the lid.  Dab shade 12 (third row, 4th pan) with an eyeshadow brush to the center of your lid and out.  Use the same eyeshadow brush to use shade 15 (row 4, 3rd pan) to accent your outer corner in a v shape and into the crease.  Since these are marbleized shades they aren’t too heavy and blend perfectly!

Subtle Smokey Eye and Nude Lip Look for Fall

Subtle Smokey Eye and Nude Lip Look for Fall

Use a little bronzer to define your cheeks and as your blush and you’ve got a look that’s perfect for fall!  This look can easily work for the day, and keep you look great all day long with the killer formula in the Eye Dream of Glam pallet.  And it looks great with the perfect fall sweater, mark. Chain of Command Cardi ($50) (as seen here)!

mark. Eye Dream of Glam and Gimme A Look Brush Kit

mark. Eye Dream of Glam and Gimme A Look Brush Kit

You can shop the mark. Eye Dream of Glam Pallet, Gimme A Look Brush Kit and All Butter Now Lip Treat in Bare All at my eboutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger PLUS get a free holiday bundle with a $50 order!

 

Makeup Monday – Ice Princess

The holiday’s are upon us!  This month we’ll have Thanksgiving, holiday shopping, maybe a few extra nights out and definitely a lot more cheer and thankfulness!  To make this time a little easier here’s a killer makeup look that will work for all the fun occasions coming up in November through January (and beyond)!  This Ice Princess look is not only really pretty its also really easy to recreate and make your own!

Lucy Hale's Ice Princess Look by make up artist Jamie Greenberg

Lucy Hale’s Ice Princess Look by make up artist Jamie Greenberg

GET Lucy’s Ice Princess LOOK
Created by mark. Celebrity Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg
EYES:
Sweep eye dream of glam shade 9 over the lids. Apply shade 4 on top, starting mid-lids and extending beyond the outer corners of the eyes in a V shape. Run what a line max in shade electric cobalt along the upper and lower lash lines. Brush two coats of lash act in shade blackest black onto lashes
CHEEKS:
Blend touch & glow over the apples of the cheeks and up the cheekbones
LIPS:
Apply on the dot lip shade 3.
Recreated the Ice Princess Look

Get The Look: Ice Princess

Get The Look:  Ice Princess

Get The Look: Ice Princess

First let me just comment on the awesomeness that is the mark. Eye Dream of Glam eye pallet!  This pallet is HUGE, and I mean HUGE!  It comes with 16 gorgeous marbleized shades that are so pretty you’ll want to use them all year, and you can with the size of this guy!  They wear so nicely and blend amazingly and give you the best shimmer!  I was really excited to use it to recreate this Ice Princess look and just loved the results! Since I was wearing this for day I went more subtle and  didn’t do the outside V as deep and dark as a blue as Jamie.

mark. Eye Dream of Glam Eye Pallet ($40)

mark. Eye Dream of Glam Eye Pallet ($40)

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Icy Eye, Shimmering Cheeks and a Pretty Pale Pout!

Icy Eye, Shimmering Cheeks and a Pretty Pale Pout!

See the tutorial with makeup artist Jamie Greenberg (and few more looks with the mark. Eye Dream of Glam Pallet!)


To finish off the look you definitely need some icy accessories!  The mark. Ice Cold Collar Necklace ($40) and mark. Icy Gaze Bracelet ($34) not only do these compliment the look but are must-have pieces for the holiday season!  Pair this duo with the Ice Princess look and you’re set for whatever holiday brings, especially if you’re wearing an icy white top!  (like the mark. Flow With It Blouse!).

mark. Ice Cold Collar Necklace and Icy Gaze Bracelet

mark. Ice Cold Collar Necklace and Icy Gaze Bracelet

Shopping List:

mark. Eye Dream of Glam Eye Pallet ($40) / mark. Touch and Glow ($16) /  mark. What A Line Max Eyeliner in Electric Cobalt ($12) / mark. Lash Act Build and Define Mascara ($12) / mark On The Dot Lip Pallet ($16) / mark. Iced Collar Necklace ($40) / mark. Icy Gaze Bracelet ($34)

Shop all these items at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

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