Face of Christmas Day

I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas Holiday! I spent mine with lots of family all day and it was lovely. Since things got started really early in the morning I kept my morning face pretty easy. 
I used foundation and concealer and then followed it with Tarte Blush in Stellar. It’s my go to blush for a nude/pink blush. Then I just applied a wash of Modern Minerals eyeshadow in Uma. It’s a nice champagne color with a good bit of sparkle thrown in. Of course I followed with a ton of mascara. I’m using up my Bare Minerals sample I’ve got but not sure what I’ll use when it’s out. 
Later that night we headed to a family party and I broke out the smoky eye using my Jane Iredale Mystikol in Smoky Quartz. Then I popped on a not quite nude lip with Bite Beauty’s Musk lip cream and was finished. I really don’t like the name of that lipstick, but I love the color so I’ll survive. 
By the way if you’re looking for great lipsticks with an amazing selection of reds check out Bite Beauty


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Face of the Day

I love my Saturday off. It usually involves me spending time with family or running errands. So I like to be comfortable. And I like my makeup to be kind of comfortable too. It’s not really a no makeup look but it’s a no-fuss look. Something I can throw on and know that I look put together without trying too hard.

So for skincare I have my current morning routine. I always start with my La Bella Figura barbary fig seed oil and then apply either argan oil or lately I’ve been trying LBF’s barbary fig renewal serum. Eye cream has been by Kahina which I’m testing out and will have a review up in another week or two. My SPF has been the same 100% Pure one I’ve been using forever. Last but not least we have lips and it’s my current favorite LBF la curacio. Not that I’m having a current love affair with LBF or anything…

My makeup for the day was simple and easy. I went with fresh skin thanks to Vapour Luminous Foundation (shade 115), and Illusionist concealer (shade 010). I followed up with Vapour Aura Multi-Use in Torch and a little rms living luminizer. I never leave the house without brows so I use my trusty Jane Iredale Bitty brow kit in blonde. Josie Maran mascara and Bite beauty lipstick in Fig and I was out the door. 
Today was spent baking cookies with my mom and trying on new lipsticks!


5 Holiday Red Lipsticks

Seriously to me there is nothing more festive than a red lip. Now granted I love bright lipstick but this time of year there is something extra special about a swipe of red over the lips. Maybe it’s the contrast between darker winter colors and the brightness of red but either way I love it. 
So here is a list of a few of my favorite reds that you can try for the holidays. 
I am sorry that one of these is discontinued but it is such a favorite of mine I just couldn’t leave it out.

(left to right: Revolution Organics, Ilia Beauty, Jane Iredale Joy, Bite Beauty, and Jane Iredale Carrie)
(top to bottom: Bite Beauty Tannin, Jane Iredale Joy, Ilia Bang Bang, Jane Iredale Carrie and Revolution Organics Freedom)



1. Ilia Beauty Tinted Lip Conditioner in Bang Bang
A great red that is on the sheer side. This can be built up in intensity and looks great over a red lip pencil.

2. Jane Iredale PureMoist Lip Color in Carrie
A classic red lipstick, this is what I wear when I want that 1950s red lip. 

3. Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Tannin
This is a gorgeous deep matte red that has a slight wine undertone. This has excellent wear time.

4. Revolution Organics Lipgloss in Freedom
This packs some serious punch for a lipgloss. If you’re a fan of reds you need this in your life. 

5. Jane Iredale PureMoist Lip Color in Joy
*tear* The one that got away. I have one little tube left of this and it was my favorite winter lip color. It’s the best of both worlds between berry and red. If you know a dupe for this please share!

And last but not least the one I’m lusting after

rms beauty lip2cheek in rapture
It looks like a fantastic brickish red. As I don’t have one I of course need it.

What is your favorite holiday lip color? What kind of makeup do you pair it with?


*all products purchased by me. Reviews are my own opinions. Photos and content copyrighted to Alexis Danielle.*