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Tis the Season to be SEPHORA Glammin

It’s officially 17 days before Christmas and I’m officially putting my diet on hold. My dream body isn’t gonna make it in time for the holidays so let me ditch all my faux eating plans and focus on something else!
Parties here and there are going to eat up your holidays, but before you eat your way, look at yourself in the mirror and make sure you’re presentable at least! Gone are the days when all we cared about parties is the food. Now that everything is snapped and shared to social media, you don’t want to be tagged with a mountain of food and a greasy face. Keep the mountain, let’s work on the face.

Kahit pano let’s be glam. Parang ganito. Gandang di mo inakalang makaka-tatlong plato. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Charot

Special thanks to my friend, Ivy, who’s a hair and makeup artist (follow her on Ivyoutiful!), I was transformed from that guest who’s only after food, to that guest who’s still after the food PLUS good photos! This soft glam look was from a random make-up session eight months ago which is also perfect for the holiday season. It’s the glam look that’s not scandalous. No glaring red lipstick and no fake lashes. Pure nude elegance. This is the look that will keep you looking poised even after your fifth round at the buffet table. And with the help of Sephora Philippines, you can easily recreate this look using their wide array of high quality beauty products.

Ready? Let’s go!

For a smooth and blemish-free face

1. Benefit Cosmetics – The POREfessional Face Primer
2. Sephora Collection – 10hr Perfect Foundation
3. Benefit Cosmetics – Boi-ing Concealer

Using your fingers, make your skin smooth, tight, and ready for foundation by spreading a pea sized amount of the POREfessional face primer all over your face, including the neck. Next, get a single pump of Sephora’s 10hr Perfect foundation and using a liquid foundation brush, spread it evenly all over your face, lightly brushing some on your lips as well. Lastly, apply the Boi-ing concealer under your eyes, on the laugh lines, on the sides of your nose, and on pimple marks and spots you want to hide, then blend with a brush.

Your face is now set!

For expressive eyes

1. Benefit Cosmetics – Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil
2. Benefit Cosmetics – Ready, Set, BROW! Clear Brow Gel
3. Zoeva – Nude Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette
4. Two Faced – Sketch Marker Liquid Art Eyeliner
5. Sigma Beauty – Sinuosity Lash Mascara

Starting with your brows, use the Goof Proof eyebrow pencil to outline and fill your brows. Its tear shaped tip helps define the shape of  your brows, and the spoolie at the other end makes for a good blender and filler. Set it using the clear brow gel.

Using the Nude Spectrum eyeshadow palette, let’s get you smokey brown eyes! Pick a light color and apply it on the inner corners of your eyes and up to the brow bone. This will act as base and highlight. Next, get a soft brown shade and apply it to the crease, stopping below the brow bone and avoiding the inner corners so your light base remains. Finally, take a darker brown shade with shimmer and apply it on the outer corner of your eyes. Blend to make the transition look smooth and seamless, and for more definition, brush it carefully on your lower lash line as well.

Add more drama to your eyes by applying brown eyeliner; just a thin line across your outer lids will do. No need to wing it ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lastly, curl you lashes and put on a single pass of Sigma Beauty’s lash mascara.

Now your eyes alone can speak volumes!

For an unmistakable glow

1. Edward Bess – Threads of Silk Powder
2. The Balm – Mary-Lou Manizer
3. Cover FX – Contour Kit

It’s time to put more life on your face! Apply EB’s Threads of Silk blushing powder on the apples of your cheek, making sure you’re smiling as you do so! Using a contour kit, map your face and brush a deep brown powder along your jawlines, under your cheek bones, on the side of your nose, and above your temples. Blend carefully to achieve subtle shadows and the illusion of a slimmer face and a sharper nose. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lastly, let’s light you up with up with Mary-Lou Manizer highlighting powder. Apply thinly above the jawline, below the eyes, on the forehead, and on the bridge of your nose to get that subtle glow and light up your features.

Aaaand you’re ready to shine!

For well-defined and radiant lips

1. Guerlain – La Petite Robe Noire – Deliciously Shiny Lip Colour
2. Sigma Beauty – Lip Base
3. The Balm – Read My Lips Lip Gloss

You don’t want to miss your lips! I’ve chosen products that have lighter nudes to finish off the soft glam look. Outline your lips using the Sigma Beauty lip base, and for a better effect, go on and fill your lips with it, this makes for a good base and will help your lipstick to stand out.

Now apply the Guerlain lip colour, starting at the center of your upper lip and slowly moving outward toward the corner. If it feels stuffy, blot it out with a tissue paper. Finally, put on your lip gloss to complete the look.

Almost done!

Last but not the least, make sure everything stays in place with spritzes of Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater.

This light, hydrating mist helps your skin look radiant and acts as a setting agent to keep your make-up from wearing out faster. You don’t know when you’re attending back to back parties. With this product on, you’re going straight to your next venue without retouching! Sosyaaaal!

Aaaand there you have it!

I’m sure you’re excited to take on this look using these amazing products. Not only will you look glam, glowing, and gorgeous, but people will also definitely ask you how you did it. Short answer: Sephora! Long answer: show them in detail or lead them to this post! ๐Ÿ˜€

Ready for the parties? Shop more make-up products on Sephora PH here!

*Disclaimer: This post was created for a Nuffnang x Sephora PH contest. All products featured are only suggestions on how to recreate the look pictured above. They were not the original products used. ๐Ÿ™‚