Get on Santa’s 'nice' list with this fresh-faced makeup look

With holidays just around the corner, you need a makeup look you can wear to some of the more low-key occasions. From the obligatory office party to dinner with all your extended relatives, this “nice girl” makeup look works wonders. Its fresh-faced approach appears stunning in photos and might even land a compliment from your nitpicky aunt.
When you’re ready to ditch dinner and head out for dancing with your friends, simply slip on a glossy lipstick in a bold color. Finish it off with a sweep of shimmery eye shadow, and you’ve got a look that transitions seamlessly from day to night. Given how packed calendars tend to get around the holidays, flexibility is crucial when it comes to choosing your look, and this “nice girl” makeup certainly delivers.
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Materials
- Smashbox Photo Finish Reduce Redness Primer
- Blending brush
- Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
- Foundation brush
- L’Oreal Paris Infallible Full Wear Waterproof Concealer
- Blending sponge
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Setting Powder
- NYX Tame & Frame Brow Pomade
- Angled brow brush
- Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer in “Private Island”
- Bronzer brush
- PUR Cosmetics 4-1 Blush Book in “Honest”
- Blush brush
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette in “Rustic”
- Eye shadow detail brush
- Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Mascara
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Instructions
1. Apply primer to your face with a blending brush to give yourself an even, luminous glow and a blank canvas for your makeup.
2. Apply foundation evenly with a foundation brush.
3. Apply five stripes of concealer beneath your eyes and three stripes between your eyebrows. Apply concealer to your chin, above your Cupid’s bow and along the bridge of your nose. Blend it in with the tapered end of a blending sponge.
4. Use the blending sponge to apply setting powder to your cheeks above where you applied the concealer.
5. Fill in your brows with brow pomade and an angled brow brush.
6. Swirl bronzer on beneath your cheekbones.
7. Swirling blush onto the apples of your cheeks with a blush brush.
8. Apply “Rustic” or a matte clay eye shadow to your upper lash line near the outside of your lid with an eye shadow detail brush, .
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9. Apply mascara to your upper lashes.
Your “nice girl” makeup look is complete!
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