Beauty

3 Holiday Makeup Looks

It’s that time of year again when you constantly have holiday parties and events to go to where you get dressed up a little bit more than usual. So, I wanted to share some holiday make up looks that are good for any occasion. When I’m not sure what to wear or I’m not totally happy with my outfit, I usually take that opportunity to play around with my makeup and do something a little more fun. Here’s 3 holiday make up looks for you!

Look #1

For the first look, I wanted stick with something a little bit more classic and what’s more holiday classic than gold eye shadow and a bright red lip? I did the same face routine as my Thanksgiving Makeup Look. I switched out my blush for the BECCA blush in Song Bird and used my BECCA highlighter in Prosecco Pop to keep things festive. For my eye shadow, I went into my Naked 2 Palette and picked up Half Baked and placed that all over my eyelid. Then I used my Maybelline Line Stiletto liquid liner to line my lash line and did a very small flick. For my lips, I used my favorite red lipstick by Smashbox in the color Bawse.

Look #2

Using the gold shadow that was already on my lids as a base, I went back in with my Naked 2 Palette and covered my lid again with Snakebite which is pretty bronze shimmer color. For my crease, I just used my Naked Heat Palette and the color Low Blow which is a matte brown. Since the eyeshadow is a little bit darker and dramatic, I thought a pretty glossy nude lip would be pretty so I used my Kylie Lip Gloss in the color Exposed.

Look #3

For my final look, I wanted to try something a little bit different. I thought I would try a pretty reddish brown look to warm up my holiday makeup. I used my Naked Heat Palette again for this one and kept the same lip gloss on from Look #2. I used Low Blow in my crease again and then I went over my crease again with En Fuego which is a pretty red color. For my outer corner, I used Ashes to darken things up and add more dimension. On my lid, I wanted to do a really shimmery pretty red color so I used Dirty Talk.

I would use my Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara and my L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black or I’d throw on some false lashes depending on where I was going to finish all of these looks. And that’s it for my holiday make up looks!

P.S. Keep up with me on instagram: @karenmauritzenn

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Fashion

Casual Holiday Outfits

It’s almost Christmas time and that means there’s lots of holiday happenings! Whether it’s an office holiday party or a casual night out with friends, there’s plenty to do and you probably need to wear clothes for it. So today, I’m sharing some easy holiday outfits that aren’t overly festive so you can wear them for pretty much any occasion.

Outfit #1:

I love a pretty dress and patchwork print is VERY in for the fall/winter. So Zara combined two of my favorite things and made them into a pretty satin dress. Bonus points because it’s also pretty shades of red and burgundy which is very festive. I paired it with these leather burgundy knee high boots because I also love a monochromatic look. I finished the look off with a white sherpa overcoat.

Dress: Zara / Boots: Zara / Coat: Something Navy

Outfit #2:

Every one loves camel and black together so it’s definitely an appropriate combo for the holidays. If you’re looking for something a little bit more laid back and less festive, neutrals should be your go-to. I took this camel color turtleneck sweater and paired it with some plain black jeans, threw on some black suede booties and we have a look. And if you don’t have a camel coat, GO BUY ONE.

Top: Urban Outfitters / Jeans: American Eagle / Boots: Public Desire / Coat: Something Navy

Outfit #3:

Ya’ll know how I feel about leather so I’m gonna skip that part. We all know it’s an essential for fall and winter. However, so is this pretty emerald green color! Jewel tones are perfect for the holidays, but as a casual sweater it’s less Ho-Ho-Ho and more I-can-also-wear-this-in-January. Again, things I’ve mentioned before that are here again are: knee high boots & camel coat. Go get them. You deserve them.

Sweater: Mango / Leggings: Topshop / Boots: Something Navy / Coat: Something Navy

Outfit #4:

Again a burgundy top is so pretty for this time of year, and the high neck and ruffles are very feminine are girly. Perfect for a date night or a night out with the girls. Pair with some gray jeans to keep things interesting and some heels you’re good to go! Also, let’s talk about this leather trench coat…how good is it!!! If you love leather as much as I do, I highly recommend investing in a leather trench.

Top: Something Navy / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden / Coat: Something Navy

Outfit #5:

To keep things super casual, you can always go for a simple button down and some distressed jeans. We all know I love these mom jeans so much and I especially love them with a striped button down for just about any occasion.  White loafers keep things casual but still interesting and again the white sherpa coat and burgundy scarf add a little bit of holiday flare!

Top: Something Navy / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden / Coat: Something Navy / Scarf: Zara

P.S. keep up with me on instagram @karenmauritzenn

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