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I always tell you girls how an outfit isn’t complete without the right beauty look. As a fashion girl, I love using makeup as that finishing touch- that last accessory that makes my outfit. I love how beauty is about expressing yourself and having fun with the trends.

This Holiday season, there is one trend I’m ABSOLUTELY LOVING: METALLICS LUSTER. You can add this trend to your lips, your eyes, or your nails. My first advice is to focus on one metallic at a time- let them sparkle (literally and figuratively).

So today I’m going to share 2 Holiday Makeup Looks with this trend. All the products I’m using are available at Ulta Beauty; and you are definitely going to add them to your Santa’s wishlist. Then at the end, I’m going to share some perfect gifts you can find at Ulta Beauty for all the 
ladies in your life.



Let’s get started:



1. EYE METALLIC LUSTER * Using Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette
  • You can go for a dramatic metallic cat eye (wet your favorite metallic shade, and using an eyeliner brush you can turn your favorite eyeshadow into a liner). The colors in this palette are so pigmented and perfect that this will be a breeze to do.
  • Metallics can also mean pastels. Don’t be afraid to play with metallic pastels.

See? The possibilities are endless.

So what’s MY take on the trend? A Smoky metallic eye!


- I started by dabbing the shade “Maiden” all over my upper eyelid.
- I added “Roadie” into my crease.
- I added “Scream” in the center of my eyelid and “Glory” (the perfect gold) in my inner corners to add even more light
- Then on my lower eyelid: I added “Roadie” in the outer corner, “Starfire in the middle” and “Glory in the inner corner”. I made sure the 3 colors blended out.


To make sure the focus was my sparkly eyes, I also recommend adding false eyelashes AND using the best concealer ever a.k.a Shape Tape from Tarte. A close friend who’s a makeup artist recommended it to me and I’m OBSESSED.  For reference, I got it in light-medium honey.

I would wear metallic eyes to night-time Holiday parties with friends or for the New Year. Keep the focus on the eyes. Here I added a perfect shade of nude Sogno Liquid Lipstick by Stila




2. LIP METALLIC LUSTER *Using Stila Start Studded Eight Liquid Lipstick Set


There are no rules, but I’m loving metallic lips so much that I would keep the rest of the look as simple as possible: polished eyebrows, a bit of eyeshadow, LOTS of mascara (or falsies), and a WOW foil finish on the lips. Ok, maybe I’ll add a bit of a primastic glow on the cheekbones for a more dramatic effect. Again, the Holidays are the TIME to shine.

This Stila set is perfect for the gals in your life that love lipstick. It comes with 8 shades (Patina Shimmer, Beso Shimmer, Perla, Patina, Aria, Chianti, Rubino, and Sogno). I’m super picky with liquid lipstick and this one exceeded my expectations. The colors are beautiful and full 
coverage. After drying it out, I had to triple-check if they were transferring because they did not feel dry on my lips at all. On the contrary, they have a creamy feeling but they are LONG-LASTING!




Out of the 8 shades, Patina Shimmer and Beso Shimmer have an extra dose of metallic vibe. Because it is the HOLIDAYS, I went for the red shade (Beso Shimmer). Ok girls, this is it!  For that foil finish, I added a bit of the Afterparty eyeshadow (also from the Urban Decay Heavy 
Metals Palette)  while it was drying out. To make the look cohesive, I also added a bit of this 
Afterparty eyeshadow all over my eyelid. Since it is beautifully pigmented, make sure to add just a little bit!

Because of this long-lasting lipstick, I would wear this look to a Holiday dinner or work party.



QUICK GIFT IDEAS FOR:

- The fragrance + shoe lover: Carolina Herrera Good Girl. The shape is of the coolest high heel ever, so definitely extra points if besides collecting fragrances, she also loves shoes.




- Stocking Stuffer: The Stila Star Studded Eight.  I tried two of the shades of these liquid lipsticks and I recommend it, they are the perfect stocking stuffer.





- For the life of the party: make her shine by giving her the Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette. Like I said, the 20 shades are gorgeous and she will be so happy with it.




- For the makeup lover that seems to have it all: if your friend is the one you go to for makeup advice, give her the IT BRUSHES FOR ULTA All That Shimmers. It comes with 5 brushes and a case. 


Ready to add a bit of metallic luster to your Holiday looks?

You are going to be the life of the party in any of these looks.

Whether you are gifting or glamming this Holiday season, Ulta Beauty will help you bring the beauty all season long.