Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Make Up Looks

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It is almost time for Christmas and most of you will surely be spending time with your loved ones, be it family and/or friends. I certainly hope it will be a joyous time for you all and not something stressful or forced. For me and my family, it is just a reason for us all to be together, eat food and open gifts. If that is not reason enough to be festive, then I do not know! To take away some of the stress, I created some easy beauty looks you could go for that were inspired by this holiday! 

When I think of Christmas colors red, gold, green and silver come to my mind rightaway! So, these are the colors I am working with in this post. I tried to create three different beauty looks for you, but it was limited to the eyes. Putting on green lipstick is rather strange for Christmas (or any other pragmatic occassion), unless you are dressing up. Well, let's quickly have a look at my simple creations.

Look # 1 

I am not a fan of wearing red on your eyes, because it tends to make you look ill or like you have some sort of weird rash on your eyes. So, I really had to think about how I was going to create this look. Because I am not a fan of red eyeshadows, I obviously do not have a lot of them. I did find this one beautiful dark red-brown toned eyeshadow and decided to use that one. Because the eyes are quite colorful, I wanted to keep the lips soft and sweet, and the same goes for the cheeks. Please forgive me, it was quite dark when I took the pictures for this look (see the full picture later on). 

1: "Uzi" by Urban Decay "Book of Shadows 3"
2: "Snatch" by Urban Decay "Book of Shadows 3"
3: dark red-brown eyeshadow from an old and unknown palette (sorry)
4: "Kush" by Urban Decay "Book of Shadows 3"
5: "Loaded" by Urban Decay "Book of Shadows 3"
6:  cream eyeliner "Secret Garden" by Zoeva

Look # 2
I wanted to create a classy and very wearable look that was still a bit dramatic, so I went for burgundy lips and brown-toned eyeshadows (remember my post about beauty items I love for the colder seasons?). I think it is a very wearable look, but the glitter eyeshadow and natural sparkles in the other eyeshadow really stand out.

1: "Cement" by Bobbi Brown (glitter eyeshadow)
2: "Half baked" by Urban Decay "Naked Palette"
3: "Dark Horse" by Urban Decay "Naked Palette"
4: "Creep" by Urban Decay "Naked Palette"
base eyesdadow:"naked" by Urban Decay "Naked Palette
liquid eyeliner "black" by Sephora


Look # 3
My final look, which was the quickest. I just combined eyeliners together. I chose green together with black eyeliner. I do this on regular days too, when I feel like changing it up, but I felt that it went perfectly fine with the Christmas theme as well. If you'd like to know more about the products I used, click here to read my review. I added a bit of shimmer as a base; just to make it a bit more special. I combined this with a bright orange lipstick.

1: Liquid Shimmer Eyeshadow by Cargo
2: Aqua Liner "green" by Make Up For Ever
3: liquid eyeliner "black" by Sephora

Here are all the looks together. Forgive me for the difference in the lighting. I took the photos on different days at different times, but I hope all the pictures are clear enough. As you can see my smile (apparently) grew from look 1 all the way to look 3! I think the second look is the classiest one, the third is the most playful one and the first I can't place yet. What do you think?



If you love a white Christmas, you could try to create a frosty look! I did not attempt that for this post, because I do not have that many frosty colors.. and I wonder if that would suit my skin tone! Well, these were the three looks I wanted to share with you. I hope I was able to inspire you a bit and if you are going to create a look yourself, do share them with me on twitterinstagram or facebookWhat do you come up with when you combine beauty + christmas? And which look is your favorite? Merry Christmas!


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43 comments

  1. Wowsa! Vooral van de tweede look ben ik echt fan, zeker met die mooie lipkleur erbij <3

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    1. Dank je wel! Ja, ik ben echt verliefd op die lippenstift!

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  2. Mooie looks! De tweede is mijn favoriet :)

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  3. kben ook het meest fan van de 2e look O:)

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  4. Wat een mooie looks! Ik zou look 2 dragen met kerst & look 3 vind ik iets meer een mooie winter look! :D

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  5. Ik vind look 3 het mooist! ondanks dat blauw een koele kleur is, vind ik deze ooglook héél mooi.

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  6. Mooie looks! Vooral die tweede vind ik heel classy ;)

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  7. Totally love the second one! Looks nice on you!

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  8. Mooie looks heb je gemaakt! Ik vind de tweede look het mooist; ik houd wel van mooie classy looks :)

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  9. Wat een mooie looks heb je gemaakt! De tweede vind ik het mooist (: Liefs

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  10. Aah leuk! Vind vooral de eerste look mooi. X

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  11. Heel mooie looks, ik vind de tweede het leukst!
    x

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  12. Natasja, you have the perfect eyes for eye make up. I love all three looks, and my favorite is definitely number 2 :). I do not really celebrate christmas, but I think I can use your tips for any other occasion. xx Zohal

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    1. Aww, Zohal! You're too kind! Thank you so much :) Well, I wish you lots of relaxation and fun during the holidays!xx

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  13. I do love a white Christmas, but I gotta say I like that last look the most! That agua liner's perfect, it looks really fun and gorgeous. Great looks, babe, all of them.;) And they suit you all so well!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Peet! Yeah, I hope we get a white christmas this year too :D! Either way, do enjoy!

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  14. ik vind ze alledrie prachtig, maar look 2 is mijn grote favoriet, die sparkles <3

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  15. Ik vind alledrie de looks heel mooi!
    Alles staat je gewoon goed ^^

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  16. Ik ben niet de enige, maar ook ik ben fan van look nr 2! :) De kleuren zijn gewoon erg mooi en de klassieke uitstraling bevalt me wel

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  17. Oh mooi hoor, die laatste is tof! Echt een eyecatcher. Maar ook nummer 1 vind ik fantastisch, hele mooie kleurencombinatie.

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    1. Ah, goed om te lezen! Ik ben blij dat ook look nummer 1 bevalt, dank je wel!

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  18. Look 2 is ook mijn favoriet! Leukje blog heb je!

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  19. Wat mooi gedaan Natasja, alle drie en die laatste vind ik het allermooist staan bij je bruine ogen(oh en wat heb je prachtige wimpers *jaloers*)

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    1. Hihi, dank je wel, Stella! Soms zien mijn wimpers er uit als spinnenpoten ofzo haha. xD

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  20. Vooral die tweede is mooi! Mooie looks hoor!

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  21. Look 2 vind ik echt fantastisch mooi! Zou ik ook wel eens willen doen ;)

    Liefs,
    Karlien

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  22. Look 3! Look 3! Echt héél mooi gedaan met dat dubbele lijntje :) xo

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  23. Super mooie looks, vooral de tweede!

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  24. Ahhh the sheer amount of eyelashes you have! So jealous! I like your second look the most! I put my Christmas outfit together already, but I have no idea what makeup/nail polish I'll wear yet! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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    1. Aw, thank you. Though I haven't found my perfect (volumizing) mascara yet! Any suggestions? Oh, are you going to share your outfit with us? I'm quite curious :) and happy to help :)x

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  25. Wauw wat een mooie looks! Look 2 is mijn persoonlijke favoriet! :)

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  26. Ik ben van alles fan! Mag ik u inhuren voor de feestdagen? Je bent hier zo goed in! ;)

    Liefs,
    Marlies (www.goldenmirrorsandpinkbows.be)

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    1. Haha, als ik nou een auto had :P Dank je wel, Marlies! Dat is heel lief :) xx

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  27. Waaw wat een mooie looks! Ik heb ook nog een beetje inspiratie nodig voor nieuwjaar ;)

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  28. Hello Natasja,

    Firstly, let me say your lashes are amazing!! I'm really loving Look 2..a very modern classic look with a splash of Old Hollywood…Love it!
    Now, I have to revist those BB Sparkle shadows..I'm offically tempted :)

    -Maria

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    1. Aw, thank you, Maria! I appreciate that.. yeah, those sparkle eyeshadows are really worth it!

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