Tuesday, November 24, 2015

DRUGSTORE Thanksgiving & Christmas Makeup!

This post is sponsored by Target.

Hi, my loves!

Today I'm going to show you how to take Pixi's new holiday sets and create a Thanksgiving & Christmas look. Both of these looks were created with minimal products and everything shown is from Target

  The packaging is gorgeous and so festive (#thatssofest) and you can create so many different looks with just these three sets. 

For me, Thanksgiving makeup is warm and natural. Nothing overly sparkly or shimmery but still pretty. I like using natural colors that remind me of the colors of Fall. Christmas makeup is much more glam in my opinion. More shimmer and sparkle and, of course a berry-toned red or burgundy lip. I wanted to keep both of these looks suitable for people who like to keep it easy and budget-friendly, as well as quick (for those busy Mama's out there). The holidays can be pretty hectic for us, so it's nice to feel glamorous, and pretty without having to take tons of time to do it. By adding just a few more products, and five more minutes, you can take your natural, earthy, Thanksgiving makeup to glamorous, shimmery Christmas makeup.

Let's get started!

Thanksgiving Makeup - Earthy, natural & warm tones.

I wanted to keep the eyes warm but very natural with a soft plum liner. The cheeks are contoured and the blush is a nice, subtle dusty rose color – and I couldn't not have a highlight shade haha! You still gotta glow in that area, ladies. The lips are a nice warm; coral nude is perfect for Thanksgiving if you are not into darker colors on your lips.

Here's what I used:

 Physician's Formula Argan Wear BB Cream Light/Medium: Apply this all over your face using a damp beauty blender to even out your skin tone.
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer Light: Apply this in a triangle shape under the eyes and blend out with a damp beauty blender.
No7 Translucent Perfect Light Loose Powder: With a small fluffy brush, work this in circular motions under the eye to set your concealer, as well as on your forehead, smile lines, upper lip and chin. Then take a big fluffy brush and buff a small amount on the rest of your face to set your foundation.
Pixi by Petra Natural Contour Kit: Take #1 with a small fluffy brush and apply under your eyes to brighten. Take #4 with an angled contour brush and apply to the hollows of your cheeks, temples, sides of nose, below your bottom lip and jaw line to contour your face. Take #3 and apply to cheeks and follow with #2 and a small fluffy brush and highlight the tops of your cheek bones, bridge and tip of your nose and Cupid's bow.
Pixi Endless Brow Gen Pen Medium: Shape your brows how you like them.
Pixi Natural Brow Duo Natural Brown: Take the gel and brush end and lightly sweep over brows to comb them down and set brows.
Pixi by Petra Natural Contour Kit: Take #6 with a fluffy brush and apply to the crease. Then take #11 and apply to the brow bone and tear duct. Take #12 and pat onto your lid. Take #3 and apply to the outer corner of your crease and lower lash line.
Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen Quartette (Deep Plum): Apply to upper lash line 1/4 of the way in and make a slight wing at the end.
Loreal Telescopic Carbon Black: Apply 2 coats to your lashes.
 Pixi by Petra Mattelustre Lipstick Quartette (Honey Bare): Apply to lips.

Voila! There's Thanksgiving taken care of.

Now onto Christmas. Here're the items I added to my Thanksgiving look. I just added them right on top of what I had on already.

First I changed out my lip color. I used the Rose Naturelle out of the same Pixi quartette. I also took some of the NYX Hot Red lip liner on top of that to add a little more red, to make it extra festive. Then I added the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blush in 30 Flushed to add more of a flushed, rosy glow to the cheeks. Take the Sonia Kashuk Grand Bazaar Exotic Crystal Illuminating Loose Powder with a fluffy brush to the high points of your cheekbones and nose. This is super shimmery and adds that extra glow to the skin. I also added this to my tear duct and on the inner half of my lid. For the eyes I added #8 to the crease and blended #10 above the plum liner and up into the crease to create a soft smoky eye. I also added #8 to my lower lash line. Finish the eyes with the Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Black/Noir over the upper lash line creating a slightly bigger flick at the end and this look is complete.

There's the finished look for Christmas makeup. You can see it's just a little more glamorous and has a little more sparkle. The lip is a nice soft, berry red in case bright red isn't your thing.

Don't forget to check out Target for all of the items shown in this blog post. They have so many awesome holiday sets right now. If you are starting your Christmas shopping, be sure to check out the beauty section for makeup, hair, and skin-care sets! They have so many! Like I always say, get your Target Red Card (it's a debit) and save 5 percent on EVERYTHING and get free shipping if you are an online shopper.

I hope you found this helpful. Don't forget to tag me on Instagram or Twitter using my handle @samschuerman and #TargetStyle if you decide to purchase any of these items.

Thanks so much for reading!


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