Christmas with Caitlyn: Holiday makeup/ Reviews

Hi my beauties,

Merry Christmas!

It’s my favorite time of the year and I can’t wait to show you guys what I have planned for today.

This is a makeup tutorial for Christmas eve or even for any other special day. It’s really natural but still has a wow effect.

Let’s get started.

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My face

So to explain, on my right eye I’ve already done the makeup but my left is bare. By the way on my cheeks I have a this highlighter from Caltrice, a limited edition with I love and I think it matches the holiday theme.

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My eyes

Now I always tie my hair back and since I cut it it’s been hard, so I used this rubber which works really well.
As a highlighter for my eye I used this Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow by bobbi brown in the color Champagne 13. It belongs to my everyday makeup and it’s so easy to apply especially when I’m having a lazy day.

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Today however I will be using this medium shadow brush and I’ll be applying the eye shadow in the inner corner of my eye and under my brow.

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Next I’ll be using a palette.  It’s the Glam’eyes by Rimmel London in the color 002 English Oak.

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I really like this palette because it really opens your eyes and it also is a little bit glittery but still looks natural.

We’ll be using this color:
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No this color we’ll be applying all over our lid and under our brow. It’s optional what brush you want to use. You can use a medium shadow brush but I’ll be using an angle shadow brush.
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Now we choose the most darkest color on the palette:
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This we apply on our lid. Be sure to have some makeup remover around in case you make a mistake.
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Next we’ll be using a gold-brown eyeshadow an with it we’ll paint over the dark brown one. This will create a shimmery effect but you’ll still see the dark one shining through and around the edges.
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Then choose a color with a reddish undertone and spread it it your crease.
P.S I’m using an angle shadow brush for all these steps.
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This color has to be lighter than the colors you used before. If you want you can blend it in a bit using a fluffy brush.
The next color also has a reddish undertone. It’s darker then the other one but not as dark as the darkest shade that we used. This one you apply  in the corned of your eye and a tiny bit under your eye.
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So now we’re done with the eyeshadow part.
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As I said it’s a pretty natural look. What you don’t see so well is how glittery the eyeshadow is.
Now for my mascara routine I have to say it changes a lot. I try different mascaras each time and also don’t use them all in the same way.
First thing I usually do is curl my lashes.
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My little torture device;)
No , but seriously is it just me or does an eyelash curler look like some medieval torturing device?

Anyway after that I use my Winged mascara by Mabyelline on both my top and lower lashes.
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Review

I absolutely love this mascara. It has this clever little brush that helps you apply the mascara on one side and on the other it has a curved side so it fits perfectly in the curve of my lashes. It’s a little harder though to apply the mascara to your lower lashes but all together it’s a pretty good mascara.

The next mascara I use is the Lashblast Fusion by covergirl. I just use it to pile upon my top lashes so that it opens up my eye and makes my lashes appear longer.
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Review

It’s also a pretty good mascara but used alone it doesn’t really give you that Wow Effect. Quite subtle, but for younger girls that’s probabley good. If you’re not going for a subtle look it’s a good mascara that you can pile upon another so just use it with another mascara.

My lips

For my lips I went for a bold color. I also call it my Christmas lipstick because I used it as the statement piece for most of my Christmas outfits. It’s the Color Sensational Lipstick by Mabyelline in the color 180 Crazy Pink.
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Review

Now my camera didn’t capture the color so well but it’s this beautiful hot pink. I love the color, it has a reasonable price and it doesn’t dry my lips out like other lipsticks do. I also love the case it’s really smart.
The only thing I have to criticise is that if your lips are dry you see it. So before using it be sure to exfoliate your lips with your toothbrush or with a lip scrub. (To make your own lip scrub check out my DIY)

The look

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So that’s the look guys hope you like it. Be sure to check out all of my Christmas specials.

I’m not sure if I’ll be able to post tomorrow but I’ll try. Otherwise I will post my next post on the 26th. So be ready for that. If you do any of my posts and take a picture feel free to share it with us. Either via Instagram (#caitlynsentme) or via email (fashion4forfun@gmail.com) or via Twitter (@Fashion4forFun).
I’ll be choosing pictures out at random and they’ll get a shout out on my blog. So be sure to do that.

And that’s it. Merry Christmas everybody, enjoy the food and the time with your family.

Xoxox

Caitlyn

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