Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but shades of Emerald and Amethyst are the dazzling jewels that make this holiday makeup shine! And in case you missed the news, Pantone just revealed Emerald as "thee color" of 2013, so let this gem of a look kick off your holiday and carry you gorgeously through the year.
Start with a duo destined to give you a naturally flawless-looking complexion, Diorskin Nude Foundation applied with the Dior Fluid Foundation Brush. Then correct, cover and brighten any imperfections with Benefit Perk Up Artist.
Apply Shiseido Moss Shimmering Cream Eye Color starting at the inner corner of the eye and blending over 3/4 of the lid from lash line to crease. Set the shadow and create a perfect shimmering green by gently pressing Estee Lauder Pop Pistachio Shadow over the Moss.
Blend Estee Lauder Magenta at the outer corner of the eye, carrying the color slightly above the crease. Deepen the color by applying Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Psychedelic Sister in the crease and blending under the lower lashes. For a completely polished finish, line along the lower lashes using Estee Laduer Shadow in Cyber Lilac.
Cheeks & Lips
Add a soft flush by dusting cheeks with Benefit Hervana. Then remedy any cold weather blahs by adding instant glow to your complexion with one of my personal product obsessions - Bobbi Brown Brightening Powder. Dust it over your cheeks, across the forehead and along the bridge of the nose.
Kiss lips with Clarins Rouge Prodige in Lilac Pink topped with clear gloss.
Beauty Bonus: Polish & Perfume
At the moment, no look is complete without 10 perfectly polished nails. And I can't think of anything more appropriate for a royal finish than painting your tips with shades of precious metals like essie's Good as Gold or Nothing Else Metals.
For fragrance, I say strike the perfect balance between sweet and seductive! Spray Prada Candy on your wrists and neck before leaving the house, and you're sure to get only the best type of attention at your next holiday soiree.