Easy Holiday Makeup 3 Ways

As much as I love to play with makeup, sometimes you just need to get out the door in a hurry. For me, that means relying on a clean and easy holiday look and swapping in a different lip shade to customize for the occasion. Keep reading to see my go-to look and my new favourite matte drugstore lippie!

The basics

Easy Holiday Makeup 2015 three ways

To get out the door in a flash, I always rely on Dior Eye Reviver Backstage Pros Illuminating Neutrals Eye Palette. It’s a mouthful, I know. This $69 shadow palette can go from casual to cocktails depending on how you use the shades.

I perfect my skin with my new favourite, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation. The best thing about this? You just swipe it on and buff it in with a beauty blender or brush and get amazing, buildable coverage. I hide my under-eye circles with Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer and then brighten with my HG concealer, NARS Creamy Radiant concealer in Vanilla.

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To contour, highlight and define, I sweep Benefit Hoola bronzer under my cheekbones and along the hairline and jaw, highlight along the cheekbones, inner corners and cupid’s bow with Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop and then define the cheeks with NARS The Multiple in Maui.  Don’t forget to fill in your brows! I love Anastasia Brow Wiz. For lashes, I’m testing out Revlon Mascara Ultra Volume but Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is my usual big, fat lash go-to.

Switch it up

I recently got my paws on Revlon’s new Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour in three shades and fell in love immediately. The formula is fantastically comfortable: a velvety matte that wears beautifully and swipes on perfectly. The one downside: it’s a bit stinky (a baby powder-y floral). It bugs me every time, but I get over it for the formula. Did I mention it retails for $11.49? Such a steal.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour Review Swatch

Daytime Chic

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Seduction Swatch Review Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Seduction Review Swatch

This screams Kylie Jenner to me. I was so wary of this shade in the tube – it looked muddy – but it turned out to be a gorgeous neutral. I love the rosy hue and especially love it with an amped-up eye look. Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour in Seduction.

Party Girl Perfect

Easy Holiday Makeup three ways Revlon Temptation Matte Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Temptation Review Swatch

This feels like it should be a summer shade, but it’s surprisingly so wearable for winter. I slicked it on for a friend’s Fancy A-F party and, paired with my feather vest and a fascinator, felt so festive. Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour in Temptation.

Classic & Seductive

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour Review Swatch - Passion Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Passion Review Swatch

This shade just screams holiday – and I have it on good authority that this is Revlon’s Canadian PR Manager’s fave shade of the range. I usually shy away from darker shades, but I love that I can make this one less ostentatious with a quick blot. Perfect for any party! Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour in Passion.


Which of these shades will you sport this season? I’m looking forward to stepping out in Passion next week as we celebrate Christmas.

[disclaim]The Revlon lipcolours were sent for editorial consideration & review[/disclaim]

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  • catveitch

    I am LOVING the lippy in “Seduction”! It does look muddy in the tube, but beautiful on you! I may have to try that one…

  • catveitch I honestly think I groaned when I saw it in the bag because it’s a colour I wouldn’t have picked out in a million years. Even swatching it didn’t convince me…and then I put it on. So Kylie!

  • ameliamahe

    stephaniefusco revloncanada I’ll have to try those new lip colours out, I like the nudey colour the most.

  • revloncanada

    stephaniefusco Each shade looked great on you! Thanks for sharing the LOVE. Share a pic of your Holiday look next week. xo

  • TOBeautyReviews

    These shades look fantastic on you! I’m a fan of the MUFE stick foundation too!

  • ameliamahe stephaniefusco revloncanada It’s definitely the sleeper hit for me! Looks great with the blush I chose, too.

  • TOBeautyReviews Thank you!! Jess recommended the MUFE and I’ve been wearing it constantly. I’m having major skin issues over the winter, blech.