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Bold and Beautiful Holiday Makeup Tutorial with Milani Cosmetics

For a glamorous look for this holiday season, this bold and beautiful holiday makeup tutorial shows you how to easily and effortlessly create soft, smoky eyes and dramatic lips with Milani Cosmetics.

Creating an elegant, upscale look doesn’t require expensive makeup or elaborate application techniques. It just takes the right products and know-how to get the makeup look you desire.

Holiday Makeup Tutorial with Milani Cosmetics

To help you look like a dazzling diva for all your upcoming holiday parties, this holiday makeup tutorial teaches you how to use Milani Cosmetics to enhance your features by drawing attention to your eyes and lips.

To get this holiday makeup look, all you need are 4 Milani makeup products including: Eyeshadow Primer, Fierce Foil Eyeliner (in Brown Foil), Supreme Kohl Kajal Eyeliner, and Color Statement Lipstick (in Brandy Berry).

Bold and Beautiful Holiday Makeup Tutorial with Milani Cosmetics

About Milani Cosmetics

What makes the Milani Cosmetics line especially appealing is the fact that you can re-create runway inspired looks with quality products in the comfort of your own home, without spending a fortune on costly beauty products. From richly pigmented statement lipsticks and shimmering metallic eyeshadows to skin-smoothing eye primers and long-wearing eyeliners, Milani Cosmetics offers a wide range of on-trend makeup and beauty products that are inspired by the stylish women of Milan, Italy.

As stated on their website, “Milani Cosmetics offers incredible quality for an incredible price. But even more “wow” is our product lineup: Hundreds of shades and high-tech, specialty store-level formulas – basically everything you could ever want or need for eyes, lips, cheeks and nails. At Milani Cosmetics, the creativity we pull from the streets of Milan – the fashion, the art, the history, the culture – finds its way into everything we make for you, the woman who loves color.”

Bold and Beautiful Holiday Makeup Tutorial with Milani Cosmetics

Holiday Makeup Tutorial Instructions:

STEP 1: To prep your skin (by smoothing fine lines and minimizing pores), apply the Milani Eyeshadow Primer to your eyelids with your ringer finger. This not only helps enhance and intensify the look of the eye makeup, it will also help prevent creasing and smudging throughout the day, ensuring that your eyes look gorgeous from dawn-to-dusk.

STEP 2: Next, apply your face makeup (foundation, blush, setting powder) using a damp sponge or clean makeup brushes. Make sure to thoroughly blend your face makeup to prevent any lines of demarcation from showing.

STEP 3: If need be, fill-in sparse areas of your eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil or powder. This will help add definition and a refined shape to your brows.

Bold and Beautiful Holiday Makeup Tutorial with Milani Cosmetics

STEP 4: Using the Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliner brush, start to apply the metallic eyeliner to the outer corners of your eyelids, blending inward and upward toward the crease.

This eyeliner has a smooth rich consistency, making it easy to use as either an eyeshadow or liner. In this case, you’re using as an eyeshadow with more intensity than a traditional powder shadow.

Bold and Beautiful Holiday Makeup Tutorial with Milani Cosmetics

The key to a soft smoky eye is to blend the product well, so that it creates an ombre effect, with the darkest pigmentation closest to your lash-line, lightening as you go up on the eyelid toward the crease. This eye makeup has a hint of shimmer, creating a radiant effect on your lids.

Bold and Beautiful Holiday Makeup Tutorial with Milani Cosmetics

Continue to line the lower lash-line, focusing on the outer corners of your eyes and blending the product a bit for a smoldering, smoky effect.

Bold and Beautiful Holiday Makeup Tutorial with Milani Cosmetics

STEP 5: For added drama and definition, using the Milani Supreme Kohl Kajal Eyeliner, draw a line along your upper lash-line, starting with the outer corner going inward. The outer corner should have the thickest line, getting thinner as you head inward. As Milani exclaims, “Tightlining, waterlining, adding definition to the upper lid – there’s nothing this one-stroke wonder can’t do.”

Bold and Beautiful Holiday Makeup Tutorial with Milani Cosmetics

If you feel comfortable applying makeup, line the water-line on the lower lash-line. This will instantly make your eyes “pop” and add a glamorous touch, which is especially beautiful for evening events.

Bold and Beautiful Holiday Makeup Tutorial with Milani Cosmetics

STEP 6: To play up your pout and give off a sexy, vixenish vibe, a dark rouge lip brings color to your face while emphasizing the shape of your lips. The Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Brandy Berry is a universally-flattering deep berry hue that works with most skin shades, from fair to dark.

Bold and Beautiful Holiday Makeup Tutorial with Milani Cosmetics

Before applying the product directly from the tube, gently exfoliate your lips using a damp wash cloth or soft toothbrush. Because this particular lipstick contains hydrating ingredients, you don’t need to moisturize your lips with a lip balm prior to using.

Simply apply the lipstick directly to your clean lips. For extra longevity, lightly blot your lips with a tissue after applying one swipe of lipstick, then re-apply the lipstick. This extra step will help the product stay on your lips throughout the day.

Bold and Beautiful Holiday Makeup Tutorial with Milani Cosmetics

While makeup artists have usually recommended playing up one feature (eyes or lips), the reason why this holiday makeup look works is because the smoky eyes are done in a soft way, which complements the dramatic lip makeup instead of competing with it.

To finish the look, simply swipe on a coat of black mascara. It’s as easy as that!

Now that I’ve shared my holiday look, what look would you create this holiday with Milani products?

Bold and Beautiful Holiday Makeup Tutorial with Milani Cosmetics

Where To Find Milani Cosmetics

Available at major retailers like CVS Pharmacy, Milani Cosmetics offers an array of beautiful makeup products designed to flatter different skin tones. As seen in Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Allure, and other magazines, Milani Cosmetics is loved by beauty bloggers, editors, and trend-setters all over the world.

Holiday Makeup Tutorial - Milani Cosmetics at CVS Pharmacy

That’s not all! From now until November 30, 2015, enter to win the Milani Cosmetics Sweepstakes. The prizes include (1) $500 CVS Gift Card and (2) $250 CVS Gift Cards. Just enter the sweepstakes by following the easy entry instructions below. Cheers to a bold and beautiful holiday season!

#LookByMilani – Holiday Looks with Milani at CVS

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  1. The Color Statement lip color in Brandy Berry is awesome on you! I’ve always been a bit afraid of too much color on my lips, but this one is the perfect color to try! [client]

    • Christina-Lauren says:

      Thanks, Stephanie! In the tube, it looks rather dark. But when applied to the lips, it comes out as a flattering rich berry hue. It’s definitely worth trying this holiday season! xoxo

    • Christina-Lauren says:

      Thanks, Ursula! I love how easy the Milani products are to use, and with their intense pigmentation (unlike other brands sold in drugstores), they don’t require multiple applications to get the rich, dramatic color you want. xoxo

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