Featured Friends – “Holiday Face Decor”

Well, hello there Christmas party season!!! To celebrate December festivities I’ve asked my make up guru friend, Sarah Marchlewski, to write up a holiday look tutorial for us, and I’m so excited to share her recommendations. Not only is she offering step-by-step directions for a lovely Christmas/New Years look, but she’s also providing an amazing giveaway! Check out her beautiful tutorial below!
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Hi everyone! For this look I wanted to go easy on the eyes, and bold on the lips. Follow my steps to achieve a classy holiday look!
Eyes: Step 1: Using The Nudes Maybelline pallet, I first applied color #8 in my crease.
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Step 2: I applied color #11 on my brow bone. Step 3: Apply color #7 on the lid.
Now it’s time for eyeliner, mascara, and brows!
Step 4: Apply black pencil liner (I used elf Shimmer Eyeliner, Black). Step 5: Carefully apply liquid liner across the tight line (again, I used elf Liquid Eyeliner, Black).  Step 6: I went ahead and lightly filled in my brows (my brow filler of choice is Mary Kay brow definer pencil, Brunette). Step 7: The last step for the eyes is to apply mascara (I used the elf mascara, Black)
Here’s a photo montage for steps 1-7.
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Okay, lets do our lips now!
Step 8: I like to stain my lips when using reds, it holds the color so much longer. I used the elf Crimson Crush Lip Stain. Step 9: Line the lips with a similar color lip liner (I used Sonia Kashuk Lip Definer, China Red). Step 10: Apply the lipstick (my color is elf Luscious Liquid Lipstick, Ruby Slipper). Step 11: This is the last step. Make your red lips shine with some gloss! I used the elf studio Glossy Gloss in Merry Cherry.
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And voila! You’re ready to get your holiday party on!!! Pass the sangria, please! 🙂
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Here’s a photo featuring the products I used for this tutorial.
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And last, but not least, the amazing giveaway!!! A cute cosmetic bag with the lip colors I used in this tutorial! I filled it with the Lip Stain in Crimson Crush, elf Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Ruby Slipper, and elf Studio Glossy Gloss in Merry Cherry. Here’s a pic of all the goodies you could receive!
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To enter our giveaway please leave a comment below including your email address (so we can notify you if you win!), and follow: @sarahmarchlewski & @oslo_and_alfred (if you don’t already) on Instagram! We will choose a winner on Sunday December 7th, and notify the winner via Instagram and via email on Monday December 8th. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year ~ Sarah & Taren

Credits ~ Photography by Sarah & Mathew Marchlewski