a simple festive day

i hope everyone had a great christmas!

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i planned to do a festive christmas themed makeup today. like greens and reds on my eyes. however, i did the brows first and it looked too strong. i wasn’t sure it would look good with greens or reds, or even with a bolder eye look. i kept the eye makeup minimal to play safe.

i colored my hair red a week ago. it turned out dark plum on my naturally dark hair, but quite red under the sun. i wanted some red tones in the brows but most of my brow products don’t have reds in it. i ended up trying out detrivore‘s livor mortis eyeshadow. the color is described as “black based pink eyeshadow”. i was really into really thick brows recently, but because the color is very dark and bold, i ended up just slightly thicker than my natural brows.

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products used on the eyes:

  • urban decay primer potion – all around the eyes and on the brows
  • detrivore eyeshadow in livor mortis – on the brows
  • black rose minerals eyeshadow in red earth – about 1/4 at the start of the brows to tone down the above eyeshadow slightly
  • black rose minerals eyeshadow in isela – all around the eyes
  • essence gel liner in london baby – along the top lashline
  • djv beautenizer fiberwig lx mascara


simple festive makeup

other products used:

  • invisible zinc stick foundation in light and medium – light along the center of the face and medium on rest of the face
  • catalina geo skin cover in rose beige * – under eyes and blemishes
  • laura mercier secret brightening powder – under eyes
  • revlon cream blush in berry flirtatious – a light layer before foundation and another layer after foundation
  • shiro intertubes in why not zoidberg?
simple festive makeup

while it’s not showing in photos, i love how naturally flushy my cheeks look. blush application has always been my weakness and hence i often skipped it. i love how it brings color to my face yet not overpowering.

simple, natural and peachy. i like how the look turned out today.

products marked with * were sent for consideration.

3 thoughts on “a simple festive day

  1. Norlin Reply

    You look good with the natural make up look, especially with stronger eye brows. Helps to frame the face too! I went with a bold red lip today…for the festive season even though it was just us for Christmas.

  2. kerker Reply

    Looks good! I wish my eyebrows was like yours. For some reason my eyebrows seem to go in all sorts of direction. I need to learn how to maintain them.

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