Hello Rae Everyday readers! I'm Tess from Winsome, a beauty blog based in Chicago. I am so excited to share one of my favorite holiday beauty looks with you, I hope you enjoy! Winter makeup has always been one of my favorites because you can get away with wearing a little bit more makeup without feeling like it’s going to melt off. Bold, daring colors are welcomed while the sparkle of holiday lights are mimicked in shimmering eye shadows and bright highlights. With a velvety, garnet lip and a festive, sparkling eye, this look is perfect for any holiday party. 1Holiday Beauty

1.)  Start with a matte, medium coverage foundation, like Smashbox Studio Skin, for an even complexion that doesn’t look cakey. Then, lightly fill in your brows for a natural look, feathery look.

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2.)  Using a dome brush, lightly define the crease with a warm, matte brown shadow like Wander from the Tartelette pallette. Then, with a smaller crease brush, go in with a darker shimmer brown like Makeup Forever’s Graphite Brown. Finish by using a stiff shadow brush and apply a bold, shimmery gold shadow to the lid with a product like Stila’s Magnificent Metal’s Foil Finish Shadow in Metallic Gilded Gold.

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3.)  Next, lightly line the top lid with a black liquid liner. You can add a wing if you’d like, but the goal here is just to define the lash line. Then, using a black kohl liner, line the bottom waterline to add definition and create a sultry effect.

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4.) Warm up the complexion with a golden bronzer like Nars’ Laguna Bronzing Powder.

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5.)  Conceal and brighten under eyes, below the cheek contour, and down the bridge of the nose with a brightening pen and blend with a Beauty Blender. YSL Touche Eclat is one of the best products to use for this technique because it is bendable, aptly conceals, and never creases. For a lasting finish, apply powder over the top.

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6.) After using a scrub to assure that the lips are free of any dry skin, line the lips with a dark red pencil. Then, fill in with a similar wine-colored, matte lipstick. I love Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution in Glastonberry because it is more of a purple-red and is more wearable than many dark lipsticks. It can be tricky to apply because it is so matte, so make sure you use a lip scrub and lip balm prior to applying it.

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7.)  Finish by applying natural, flirty eyelashes on the top lash line. Because this look it so bold, you want to make sure you don’t go too crazy on the falsies or else risk looking like a cast member on the Real Housewives. Once the glue is dried, lightly coat the lashes in mascara for a more natural look.