Makeup Wars Holiday Look ~ My Festive Face of the Day

This week, for the Makeup Wars, we are featuring a holiday look. I love the holidays because it’s a time where you can go over the top with your makeup and it is totally acceptable. Not that I really care what anyone else thinks but it’s fun to know that the holidays mean blingy, amazing makeup and that going a little over the top is a little more “acceptable”.

So the following look didn’t actually make it to a holiday party. It did make it too an early family Christmas dinner though. I was super happy with how this turned out. I have been REALLY loving all the LIT Cosmetic glitters I ordered during their Cyber Monday sale. I need to get reviews up for you on these. Actually, there are so many amazing, go to products in this post that I still need to review for you. I’m sorry for holding out on you. Why is it sometimes that our most favourite, everyday items get forgotten for new, and of the moment, pieces? Such is our fickle nature I suppose.

Products Used

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in Shade 1
Givenchy Mister Light Shade 2
Yves Saint Laurent Touch Eclat
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Fresh Face Lustre in Fair Isle

Chanel Notorious Sculpting Veil
Benefit Dallas
Chanel Rose Ecrin Joues Contraste Blush
Snow Face Highlighting Powder from the Giorgio Armani Moonlight White Palette

Make Up For Ever Eye Prime
Edward Bess Nude eyeshadow from crease to brow as base.
Giorgio Armani Moonlight White Palette light and dark greys in the crease.
Yves Saint Laurent Boreal Palette Arctic Night used wet. Light blue on inner 2/3 of lid and dark blue on outer third into crease and repeated under the eye. Icy blue white on inner corner.
LIT Cosmetics S2 Solid Glitter in Miami Vice
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 0L Black to tightline upper waterline.
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Sabbath winged out on upper lash line and smudged on outer part of lower lash line.
Annabelle Smoothliner in Meteorite on lower waterline.
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Excess Mascara in Black
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in 01 Le Rouge








Make sure to check out the holiday looks of the other Makeup Wars members. Just click on the thumbnails below or use the Previous and Next buttons at the top of this post. If you have missed out on the previous Makeup Wars be sure to check them out, including some of my favourites like our  Holiday WishlistsFavourite MascarasFavourite Fall LookFavourite Red LipFavourite Makeup BrushFavourite Fall Nail Polish, and Most Expensive Makeup Look.

Oh and I would love to know if you like me posting these ginormous pictures so you can see the details of my looks or if you prefer when I do the smaller collages? Please let me know in the comments! Thanks!

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  • Christine
    December 21, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    You always pull off such amazing eye looks! The blues are so pretty on you.
    Christine recently posted..Makeup Wars: Holiday Night Out LookMy Profile

    • Christa
      December 21, 2012 at 6:34 PM

      Thanks Christine! I never used to wear blues and now I love them!

  • Brooke @ BlushingNoir
    December 21, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    You look AMAZING! I love that blue on you!
    Brooke @ BlushingNoir recently posted..Makeup Wars – My Festive Holiday FaceMy Profile

    • Christa
      December 21, 2012 at 6:34 PM

      Thank you Brooke!

  • Carleen
    December 21, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    I love the look!!! You always do such gorgeous eyes, and your photos are awesome too!
    Carleen recently posted..End of the World BeautyMy Profile

    • Christa
      December 21, 2012 at 6:35 PM

      Thank you so much Carleen! Eyes are always my favourite part of any look. So glad I got LASIK!

  • Sunny
    December 21, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Whoaa this is definitely a look with maximum impact! I don’t look too good with blue most of the time, but I need your lipstick!
    Sunny recently posted..Are you Mad(ly) about KENZO for Christmas? Madly by KENZO Eau de Toilette Christmas Set 2012My Profile

    • Christa
      December 21, 2012 at 6:35 PM

      Hope it’s a good impact not a “whoa, what the heck was she thinking?” LOL Thanks!

  • Taylor
    December 21, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Those eyes are incredible! Very festive look, I’m suddenly craving blues 🙂
    Taylor recently posted..YOUNGBLOOD On-The-Go Beauty SetMy Profile

    • Christa
      December 21, 2012 at 6:36 PM

      Thank you Taylor! What are your favourite blues?

  • Melissa
    December 21, 2012 at 1:24 PM


    • Christa
      December 21, 2012 at 6:36 PM

      Thanks Melissa!

  • bellyhead
    December 21, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Wow! that is an incredible look and it is so festive. The sparkly blues on your eyes are amazing!!
    bellyhead recently posted..Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color in Black OrchidMy Profile

    • Christa
      December 21, 2012 at 6:37 PM

      Thank you bellyhead. I am all about the sparkles these days! 😉

  • Kate
    December 21, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    I’m completely mad for that lip colour, despite the fact that I have 762 reds already (ok, maybe not that many- but a lot!) Love the way you incorporated the sparkle on the eyes!!
    Kate recently posted..making faces :: the completely indecisive, random guide to holiday party looksMy Profile

    • Christa
      December 21, 2012 at 6:37 PM

      It is a great red Kate. I am in LOVE with the stain it leaves. So much it’s worth putting it on just to take it off again. LOL

  • Kimberly
    December 21, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    You are a classic beauty!

    • Christa
      December 21, 2012 at 6:38 PM

      You are so kind Kimberly! Thank you.

  • MarciaF (beauty info zone)
    December 21, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Christa I’m in awe! Those colors are just so beautiful. All the other ladies at your gatherings are going to be so jealous. That blue is so perfect for your eyes and that red lipstick is a total WOW on you.
    MarciaF (beauty info zone) recently posted..Makeup Wars shows a favorite holiday lookMy Profile

    • Christa
      December 21, 2012 at 7:36 PM

      Your too sweet Marcia! Thank you!

  • Tara
    December 21, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    I love your look and I love the ginormous pictures. I love to see every little detail!

    • Christa
      December 22, 2012 at 8:30 AM

      Thank you so much for the feedback Tara!

  • Joanna
    December 22, 2012 at 7:31 AM

    Love the look! Absolutely amazingly Gorgeous! The glitter blue eyes….You look like the Queen of winter 🙂

    • Christa
      December 22, 2012 at 7:56 AM

      OOhhh Queen of Winter. I like that! Thanks!

  • Ammie
    December 22, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    I love your look and love the big pics.

    • Christa
      December 23, 2012 at 8:30 AM

      Thank you Ammie!

  • Lizajane
    December 22, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    I love seeing the close ups. I am just a little too old to like the small pics anymore. You don’t want to make me squint, do you? LOL.

    • Christa
      December 23, 2012 at 8:29 AM

      Thanks Lizajane! Definitely don’t want that!

  • Iris
    December 23, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    This is a truly gorgeous look. Both eye and lip colours compliment your skintone, eyes, and hair.
    Iris recently posted..Moon Rabbit CosmeticsMy Profile

    • Christa
      December 23, 2012 at 8:31 AM

      Thank you so much Iris!

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections
    December 24, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    You look gorgeous! Happy Christmas Christa!
    Tracy@Beauty Reflections recently posted..Happy Christmas Eve! A Few Of My Favourite ThingsMy Profile


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