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When viewing television shows or commercials, especially ones with celebrities, or glancing at the magazines while checking out at the grocery stores I notice all the pretty people glammed up for the holidays. They all look so pretty and I can’t help but wish I looked like them just a little. Being a mom can sometimes make it difficult to always make my face up with makeup. If I am just hanging around the house you can almost be sure to see my bare selfie.
The holidays are a great reason to do yourself up the best you can and not feel bad about doing it. At least for a holiday party or for Christmas Day. No reason we can’t shine just as bright as the Christmas tree hanging out in the corner. Maybe even brighter. We have January to worry about retraining our eating habits and working out. No need to start just yet so indulge all your senses.
In the December issue of Mary Kay, “Vintage Holiday,” there are three vintage-inspired looks: The White-Hot Suit, Silver-Screen Siren, and the Flapper Chic. Beautiful, aren’t they?
Thanks to Mary Kay and Conde Nast I have been given the opportunity to try to recreate one of these fabulous looks. While I am not a super model nor a makeup artist I sure did have a blast trying on a ton of Mary Kay products.
Here is my interpretation of “The White-Hot Suit”. She looks like a strong, powerful woman that knows exactly what she wants. That’s not me but I can pretend.
Here’s my before MOM hanging around the house picture. After moisturizing I applied Mary Kay’s foundation primer. Let me tell you, this stuff feels like butter going on your face and makes your face SO soft. It’s one of my favorite Mary Kay products. I then put on my foundation and dusted it with Mary Kay’s translucent loose power using their powder brush. Now, the eyes. I attempted to do the winged eye look that The White-Hot Suit lady has but the Mary Kay liquid eyeliner wasn’t playing nice. Just user error. I could really tell the difference between this eyeliner and others I have used in the passed. Mary Kay’s seemed to be thicker and I could feel it dry on my eyelid. Much better quality.
Then I put on Mary Kay’s lash primer and love lash mascara. I loved that these two combined allowed me to curl my lashes with an eye lash curler after putting them on. Usually when I try to curl my lashes after applying products my lashes stick a bit to the curler (Can we say ouch?), but not with Mark Kay.
Beach blonde cream eye color went over my entire eyelids to right underneath my eyebrow as a primer (using the cream eye color brush). Then, using the eye color brush I sweeped copper glow mineral eye color over my lids, chocolate kiss in the creases (using the crease brush), and sweet cream underneath my eye brows. I love that each of the mineral eye colors, blushes, ect. are metal and magnetize to the Mary Kay compact. Allowing you to customize it to your liking with your favorite Mary Kay brush type products. It even has a lip stick holder! To top off the look desert sun mineral bronzing powder was applied in a 3 shaped on both sides of my face and shy blush mineral cheek color was applied to my cheeks using the Mark Kay cheek brush. . Mary Kay’s timewise age fighting lip primer, firecracker lip stick (love the case), clear lip liner, and nourishine plus lip gloss were added to my lips – to make them as red as Rudolph’s nose. The facial highlighting pen gave my tear ducts a nice shimmer to add to the festivities. To finish off my face it was spritz with makeup finishing spray and everything was placed into a nifty Mary Kay makeup bag.
I don’t look as confident as the The White-Hot Suit lady, but the feeling it gives me is better. I think it makes me feel like a combo of The White-Hot Suit lady and the Flapper Chick. Someone who knows what they want – and that’s a little fun!
Please check out all three looks: Flapper Chic, Silver Screen Siren, The White-Hot Suit and have a little fun this holiday season. Remember, Mary Kay products make great holiday gifts. You can use them for beauty baskets, secret Santa gifts, or even to give yourself a holiday makeover.
Woohoo, I’m ready for New Years! Are you? What are your plans for the New Year?
Disclosure: I received complimentary product from Mary Kay through Condé Nast. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.