Now that the holidays are rapidly approaching, it's time to talk holiday looks. Personally, I'm a big fan of keeping the outfit simple (and warm!), so that I can play up my makeup. I've learned the trick to great, modern-looking makeup is choosing to play up the eyes or the lips; dramatic eyes and lips can be harsh. Lately, I've been sticking to very basic eye looks, so that I can make my lips as bold as I want. I think lipstick can easily elevate your look for the holidays, and honestly, swiping on a lipstick is so much easier than dealing with a smokey eye, so it's a foolproof way to look great in no time. Lately, I've been loving the lipsticks from Makeup Meltdown's 2015 holiday line! Since I'm a red lipstick fiend, I'm immediately drawn to Serrano, which is a gorgeous brick red shade—I'm wearing it in this post. I like it because it's not too bright, so you can actually get away with wearing this in the daytime, and by switching up your eye makeup, you can easily transition it to a nighttime glam look. The second shade is a gorgeous fuschia color called Grenada—it's such a great color for a holiday look! Red is always my go to shade for the holidays (all days, actually), but fuchia is such a great alternative, because it's so fun and vibrant! Also apart of the holiday line, is a yummy green apple scented lip scrub, which is crucial for getting perfectly smooth lips before applying your color!
What makes this collection so special, is that $5 from the $20 retail price of each lipstick will be going directly to charity --- namely The Beauty Bus Foundation, a non-profit that provides "Bags of Beauty" to terminally ill people and their caretakers nationwide.
If in the DC/Northern Virginia area, lipstick lovers will have an exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal with the Makeup Meltdown Holiday 2015 collection --- as well as create their OWN custom lip color at their pop-up "lip bar", and all for a good cause onThursday, Dec. 10th from 6-8pm at the Kendra Scott boutique in the Mosaic District. Hosted by Sarah Fraser of "Hey Frase", that evening 20% of all Kendra Scott and Makeup Meltdown sales will go to benefit Active Minds.
The entire collection will be available on the Makeup Meltdown online Etsy store (www.etsy.com/shop/MakeupMeltdown) from December 1st-January 31st ONLY.
Photography by Christopher Cain, Hey Bulldog Studios
Featured products were sent for review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.