Sunday, December 21, 2014

the best way to spread christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

The holiday season. I can't get enough of it! For the last several weeks, I have been writing out Christmas cards, wrapping presents, watching movies, listening to music, and even giving my wardrobe and makeup a seasonal splash. From Christmas sweaters and t-shirts to my seems that everything in my life lately is holiday-themed. And honestly? I like it that way.

One example is my latest makeup look of the day. In addition to my t-shirt (it read: don't get your tinsel in a tangle) and my jingle bell earrings, I wanted to add even more holiday cheer to my FOTD. I was getting ready to help a friend decorate her house - so the goal was to be as festively fashionable as possible. That is why I chose to wear a combination of green and red eyeshadow. It sounds crazy! But somehow, it managed to turn out to be quite wearable.

The products I used for this makeup look were:
- Rimmel Clean Finish Foundation
- Rimmel 3 in 1 bronzer 
- Hard Candy Walk The Line Liquid Eyeliner 
- Benefit They're Real! Mascara
- NARS Turkish Delight Lip Gloss
- Little Mermaid eyeshadow palette from Sephora. 

The colours? A turquoise green with a lighter green layered on top and a redish brown shade blended through the crease. I wanted to take inspiration from classic holiday colours without looking like a total caricature! By opting for slightly deeper tones, I think I was able to accomplish this. Want to find out? Take a closer look at my holiday themed makeup look:

So, that is my holiday makeup look! I had a lot of fun playing with the colours and seeing how I could make the combination easy to wear. Overall, I was really happy with how it turned out.

Are you counting down the days until Christmas? What do you think of this makeup look?

xo Shannon


  1. stunning! awesome photos!
    Pearls and Roses

  2. Lovely makeup! It's nice that you feel so festive :)

    Beauty Inside Art

  3. ;)

    Ficou muito bonita sua maquiagem! Adorei a escolha das cores.

    Ótimo domingo, Shannon!

    Beijo! ^^

  4. I love makeup, especially eye !! Very pretty!

    A greeting!

  5. Gorgeous girl!
    Love the turquoise.


  6. Merry Xmas Dear - I will be singing hahaha

  7. I love so much this make up!!! If you want follow me on my blog:

  8. Shannon you are beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  9. I really like this makeup look Shannon! For me Christmas = red lips!

    Francesca The Sparkling Cinnamon

  10. the eyeshadow color is just mesmerizing! So perfect for the holiday season!

    Amanda |

  11. great makeup <3