Festive Makeup (+ New Sale Finds!)

Festive Makeup

On top of all the other perks of this celebratory time of year is the opportunity to experiment with new (and merrier) makeup.  Even if you veer toward neutrals, now is as good a time as any to swipe on some glitter or a bright lip color.  Personally, I’ve been trying out more reds lately (and even feel ready to venture into entirely new territory– the bright red manicure).

My fingernails tend to be one shade of pale or another– and increasingly, no nail color at all.  But now that my transition into comfort with the bright red lip is nearly complete, why not take it one step further?  Just in time, Marc Jacobs’ new makeup line has arrived with the perfect poppy red hue (called Lola).  If you’re not feeling so bold (or ready for red), his line also includes a perfect, and I mean perfect silver glitter polish (called, perfectly, Glinda).  It’s the first glitter polish I’ve ever used that didn’t require a ton of coats or an opaque layer underneath to look as perfect as it does in the bottle.  Just two coats (maybe even one, if you like less opacity) for sublime and festive glittery-ness (new word).

To compliment such perfection comes the new line Bite– which has the most wonderful (and nearly matte) red lip glosses I’ve ever seen (in an array of reds and hot pinks, but for the occasion, the gorgeous holiday-looking hue called Rioja).  And, finally, a smoky eye kit to take you from here to New Year’s (and beyond) with all the silver, white, gold, grey, and smoky black you can imagine applying to your eyes for the occasion(s).

And, I must share (beyond all these exciting new makeup finds) new shoe sale finds I just happened upon.  Check out all of the Valentino shoes on sale here (including these, which I wrote about here).  How exciting when such rad items find their way to the sale rack?!

  • http://www.adesignsovast.com Lindsey

    Funny, I’ve transitioned to almost-always nude nails too and I think there’s something chic about it! xoxo

    • Alexandra

      I like the way you think, Lindsey!
      xx,
      Ali

  • sandra

    oh i am always looking for a new fun red! love those two! can’t wait to try

    • Alexandra

      Ooh, let me know if you do!
      xx,
      Ali