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Holiday Looks: Good Ol’ Red & Gold

I wore this look one day while on vacation in Italy. I had only brought a NARS eyeshadow trio to use for a month (AH!) so when we came across cheap Italian brand, Kiko Milano, I wore a look that’s almost entirely made up of the products I had picked up in Venice.

Featured are the Eyetech Look (automatic eyeshadow) in 03 Oro, or gold, and the Water Eyeshadow in 203 Borgogna, or Burgundy, a combination which pretty much screams “Holiday Look!” to me. Both eye products were bought on the cheap (especially cheap in Italy), but the quality is pretty good.

On the cheeks is NARS Orgasm, aka the only blush I brought with me, and on the lips: another KIKO product, the Shiny Pearl Lipstick in 193 Beige Nudo.

For this post, I decided to recreate the look and post the same eye with a different lip, more suited for holiday festivities. 🙂

Holiday Looks: Red & Gold Pardon the haphazardly way this look was “recreated.” By the time I had done enough work for me to not feel bad to take a break for my BB (lol beauty blog), the sun had set and I was left with artificial light.

Anyway, here’s what’s on my face:

Eyes: KIKO Milano Water Eyeshadow (203 Borgogna), KIKO Milano Eyetech Look (03 Oro), The Body Shop Brow Kit

How-To: Pat a gold cream shadow on the entire eyelid. (Use a base/primer if you are using a powder shadow). Add a burgundy or deep red on the outer v and inner corner. Blend everything together. That’s pretty much it, actually!

Cheeks: Physician’s Formula Healthy Wear Bronzer (Tan), Fanny Serrano Blush (no name; very pale frosty pink)

Lips: Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick (Supreme Sienna)

As you can see, I opted for a darker lip! This is one of the four I bought from Revlon earlier this week and I quite like it. I had been shying away from lip shades that aren’t neutral or “tame,” but I think it’s time to start wearing a bolder lip. The holidays, for whatever reason, seem to be the perfect time to start doing so. 🙂

Here’s a close-up of the lip. It looks somewhat pinky-blue, but it’s really more of a brown-based medium red. I’m trying to figure out if it’s too deep to wear out in the office or during the day time, but then I figure that sometimes, you just have to break some rules in the name of fun and festivities!

If you’re not feeling all that bold, use a pinky nude for the day and swipe this deeper red color just in time to party!

Holiday Looks: Red & Gold

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