Obsessing Over: Shimmery Neutrals for Holiday

Holiday Makeup Ideas

It's no secret I love makeup.  This is the time of year where getting extra glam becomes almost a daily requirement, thanks to the endless array of holiday parties. I live for a classic red or dark lip, but have been playing with shimmery neutrals and I love the effect. Here are some of the products I've been using to get the glow!

If you haven't heard of Kiko get familiar! I discovered this brand when I lived in Milan and on my recent trip to Rome I had to stock up on their amazing and affordable color cosmetics. For the look above I'm wearing their water eyeshadow in champagne and layered their brown matte lipstick and glitter pencil lipgloss. I am usually nervous about doubling up on shimmer products, but I love how this combination turned out. 

I've also been really into Julep's Skip the Brush Cream to Powder Blush Sticks. The creamy formulas go on smooth, but work well with my oily skin. The desert rose and warm bronze are my favorites, and they have a subtle shimmer that's great for highlighting your cheekbones. 

Another favorite from Julep! Their full coverage eyeshadows are all amazing, but I especially love the shimmery shade in the 5th Avenue & Broadway duo. It's really great for highlighting the inner corner of your eyes, which I do pretty much every time I want to make my eyes pop. 

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The ultimate in shimmer is Pat McGrath's Metamorphosis Kit. Since she debuted glitter lips on the runway, Pat has been blowing minds with her shimmer, glittery creations and this kit is a holiday must-have. I haven't tried it, but I'm really hoping it ends up under my Christmas tree!