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Looking Good for the Holidays

Choice Words Blog is Here!

Well, the blog and website are up and running! It’s so exciting to see things come together. Shout out to Brian at Big Deal Marketing Group for putting this all together, breaking things down, and dealing with my basic knowledge of how this all works. So, onto the second blog of Choice Words!

Now for the important stuff

The holidays are upon us and things can start to get crazy busy if deliberate choices are not made. Although my sons are grown, I remember all the school, scout, church and family events that got pressed into a few weeks. As a result when my children were young, they usually got sick. I believe it was from lack of sleep, not eating well and all the group activities. So I made a decision to pick and choose events. I suggest you do the same. My sons don’t remember the things we didn’t attend. They remember the nights around the kitchen table playing a game and building memories.

Now that you have decided which events you will be attending. How can you transition from day events to the evening ones quick and easy? Here are a few tricks to glam up your make-up to take it from a day to a night look.

First, start with primers! To get staying power from your makeup primers are a must. A foundation primer will help your foundation go on smoother, easier and will improve its staying power.

Use an eye primer for the same reasons. It will make transitioning to a night-look a lot easier. Most women choose a neutral eye palette for the day using browns, grays or maybe some light purples. Without taking off your eye make-up, take a deeper, darker color and add it to the crease on top of what you have worn during the day. This will create a quick dramatic, smokey eye. This would be the perfect time for dramatic eyeliner. Be sure to look straight on into the mirror to see what others will see when they look at you. Often we look down or raise our eyebrows to see the eye colors.

Dust some pressed powder, translucent powder or mineral powder to give you a fresh polished look. Finish things off with lipstick. At one time it was suggested that if you had a bold eye then should not to have a bold lip. That philosophy has changed. Do what makes you feel good! Makeup application is an art. There are no hard and fast rules.

If you want to have fun, try the Mary Kay virtual makeover app. It’s free and a good way to see what looks good on you. It’s also available on my Mary Kay website. While you are on the site check out “Tips & Trends”. Make-up artists have put looks together with a product list. If you are not sure where to start, then start here. In that same section there are videos and instructions. There are product videos and great instructions on getting the perfect brow.

Once you have chosen where you are going, with whom, and what you are wearing, then choose to walk confidently i

nto all those holiday events. Stand tall, be the one-of-a-kind woman that you are! I’ve heard it said that the way a woman walks into a room is more important than what she is wearing. So choose confidence as your crowning glory.

Be sure to come back next month, to learn about “New Year, New You!” Until then, I wish you and yours a happy, safe, and joyous holiday season.


Barbara Redner is a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant and loves working with women and helping them look their best. If you like this blog feel free to share it!

 

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