If you've visited my blog before, I'm sure you've noticed that my make up routine is pretty simple day to day, with the exception of a bright lip once in a while.  As the holidays approach, I like to take my makeup looks up a notch while still looking like myself.

Today I am sharing a beauty look to get you through the holidays using all ELF Cosmetics.  ELF Cosmetics is the perfect brand to use when it comes to experimenting with makeup products & tools. They have professional quality make up for prices that everyone can afford.  Seriously, products start at only $1!

Eyes: On a daily basis, I just use tons of mascara on my eyes, but with the holidays approaching, I wanted to add a bit of sparkle & a smoky eye to my routine.  I stuck to using the first six shadows in this palette for a neutral look, but this eye shadow set ranges in shades from light champagne to dark charcoal gray, allowing you to create a smoky eye look that's just for you.  

Lips: We already know I love adding a bright lip to my makeup routine & the holidays are nothing different.  I chose a deep red shade, called Crazy Cranberry, that is perfect for all holiday festivities.  The main issue I run into when adding a lip color during the cold months, is that is starts to crack because of my dry lips.  Applying a lip exfoliator and lip balm before applying color helps my lipstick go on smooth and look great.

Face: During the winter & the holidays, especially when lots of photos are being taken, I swap my bronzer for a flushed blush. Since my skin is so palm right now, adding a bit of blush on the apples of my cheeks brightens up my whole face and gives me that just out of the cold, without the runny nose, flush look.

all products: c/o ELF Cosmetics

What's your signature holiday beauty look? 

Michelle Paige