3 FESTIVE MAKE-UP IDEAS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

3 festive make-up ideas for the holiday season w. Armani Beauty I Up on viennawedekind.com #festivemakeup #holidaymakeup

The festive season is fast approaching and I’m so ready for some Eye Drama! As you guys might remember, a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to star in a huge Beauty Editorial together with Armani Beauty  and Woman Magazine and I can finally show you the results!

With the recent launch of Giorgio Armani’s amazing new Eye Shadow Palettes and gorgeous Matte Lipsticks (I’m a converted lipstick lover now) the shoot focused on glamorous looks for Fall/Winter and how you can achieve a festive make-up with a few little products. So here are 3 festive make-up ideas for the holiday season:

1. THE SOPHISTICATED CLASSIC
Nothing beats an eyeliner + bold red lips! This classic make-up is the epitome of french chic and just works on every occasion. From cocktail parties to Christmas Eve celebrations, this look will always make you feel beautiful and strong. The Eyes to Kill Lacquered Eyeliner will enhance the eyes and make the red lipstick pop even more. I always prefer Eyeliner pens since they’re much easier to handle. By the way: my favorite Armani Lipstick is the iconic Rouge D’Armani in 400. This is such a classic red, I think every woman should own!

3 festive make-up ideas for the holiday season w. Armani Beauty I Up on viennawedekind.com #festivemakeup #holidaymakeup
3 festive make-up ideas for the holiday season w. Armani Beauty I Up on viennawedekind.com #festivemakeup #holidaymakeup

2. DARK CHOCOLATE
I’d never thought I’d say this but I’m so into dark brown lips right now! Especially the matte chocolaty lip-color from our shoot won me over. It’s the Rouge D’Armani Matte in 200 and it has a coppery matte finish which looks soooo glamorous with smokey eyes. That’s definitely the make- up I’m going for this holiday season! For all smokey-eyes lovers I can highly recommend the new Eye Quattro Eyeshadow Palette in Notorious. Love the decent sparkle and the almost creamy texture! Another absolute favorite of yours truly is the Eyes to Kill Stellar Mono Eyeshadow in Nr. 4/Stardust. I think I’ve never been more obsessed with an eyeshadow than with this one! I wore this at the Venice Film Festival (with the above mentioned red lipstick) and it’s such a simple but effective way to glam up a little…

3 festive make-up ideas for the holiday season w. Armani Beauty I Up on viennawedekind.com #festivemakeup #holidaymakeup
3 festive make-up ideas for the holiday season w. Armani Beauty I Up on viennawedekind.com #festivemakeup #holidaymakeup
3 festive make-up ideas for the holiday season w. Armani Beauty I Up on viennawedekind.com #festivemakeup #holidaymakeup

3. BLUE EYE DRAMA
Another major surprise for me was this Smokey Blue Eyes Look – which really blue (pun inteneded) me away. Usually blue eyeshadow has a pretty old-fashioned stigma but this look is so modern and festive, I’ll definitely try this for New Year’s Eve! Armani Beauty Artist Michael Latus chose the Eye Quattro Palette in Hollywood + the Eyes to Kill Stellar Eyeshadow in Midnight to create a sparkly cat-eye look which turned out to be my favorite. This is the perfect festive Eye Drama that will definitely impress the party crowd – just make sure to keep the rest of the make-up simple!

3 festive make-up ideas for the holiday season w. Armani Beauty I Up on viennawedekind.com #festivemakeup #holidaymakeup
3 festive make-up ideas for the holiday season w. Armani Beauty I Up on viennawedekind.com #festivemakeup #holidaymakeup
3 festive make-up ideas for the holiday season w. Armani Beauty I Up on viennawedekind.com #festivemakeup #holidaymakeup

Which one of the 3 looks would you choose for the festive season? I’m dying to know! And hey, there’s more: Grab a copy of the new Woman Magazin to see all the looks (4, to be precise) we’ve created!

MAKE-UP by Armani Beauty Face Designer Michael Latus HAIR Alice Retzl
STYLING Barbara Zach
PHOTOGRAPHY Philipp Jelenska
EDITOR Kaya Sermin for Woman Magazine

5 COMMENTS
Jen said...

Oh mein Gott Carola, diese Bilder sind UMWERFEND schön. Jeder Look ist bezaubernd und atemberaubend. Aber wenn ich mich entscheiden müsste, wäre es für mich Nummer 2.
Liebe Grüße Jennifer

Sonay said...

Wow, you look absolutely amazing in all of those photos! I have been following your blog for some years (…!) now and I know you rarely (never before?!) go for the “full on” make up look… but these are just stunning. Such a nice styling in every photo – I am blown away.

I’d also love to read more “build a capsule wardrobe” posts – keep up the good work!

    aww thank you Sonay for your lovely feedback! You are right, I usually prefer the barely there makeup but for the festive season I’m quite keen on leaving my comfort zone :) xx, Carola

HappyFace313 said...

:-) Wow, das sind ganz fantastische Fotos von Dir, Carola!
Ich habe sie schon in der WOMAN bewundert.
Liebe Grüße
Claudia :-)