Monday, December 24, 2012

Holiday Makeup Ideas 2012

Holiday Makeup Trends
Fall Winter 2012/2013

The best time for experimenting with new makeup looks - the Holidays offer many great opportunities where you can apply more than just a swipe of gloss-and-go. Taking beauty notes from the designer collections of Fall 2012, these are a few striking makeup trends which we can achieve from runway-to-reality without much effort or artistry. It will, however, require a little bit of boldness and a summons for supermodel confidence.

Lip Service
Berry shaded lips are an ideal and easy way of adding vivacious colour to your makeup look. Gucci and Viktor & Rolf displayed rich mulberry tones and Jil Sander showed off a pretty rose lip. Michael Kors went glossy cherry red with pink flushed cheeks. Victoria Beckham sold scarlet lips and Nina Ricci played with ruby ombre. All you need a freshly made-up face with foundation or tinted moisturizer and a neutral eyeshadow. Apply your favourite red rouge, a brush of mascara and Voila - gorgeous-to-go in 5 minutes.

Blue Hues
A guaranteed way of grabbing attention, intense electric blue eyes created a stir at Prabal Gurung, Anna Sui & Christian Dior Couture. The bold shade beautifully brings out both blue & brown eyes. If you find it too severe, try out a cobalt coloured mascara a la Stella McCartney.

Walk the Line
The geometric definition of a winged liner draws all focus to the shape of the eye. A perfectly precisioned wide black line requires a very steady hand and some practice, seen at Lanvin, Kenzo and Rachel Zoe. Altuzarra modeled a newfangled double liner. If the strictness of a straight line is not your thing, try smudging black shadow with a cotton bud. Derek Lam makes panda eyes somehow look stylish while Armani takes a duotone approach.

Subtle Metallics
Unlike the Disco era, an entire pot of glitter is thankfully not needed to get a glamourous party look. Alexandre Herchcovitch shares in the holiday flair with twinkling gold-lined eyes. The makeup maestros at Chanel created subtle silver smoked lids, which is a subdued alternative to the usual smokey eye. Valentino and Christian Dior confirm that metallic simplicity with a hint of shimmer is always elegant. 

Vivid Lids
Dive into your 80's archive with one of Winter's biggest runway makeup trends - Bright Eyes. Find inspiration in the plum-toned eyelids of Donna Karan, the sweeps of purple at Moschino Cheap & Chic, or perhaps blend both shades as romantically seen at Rebecca Minkoff. Jason Wu channeled the holidays with green jewel tones and Roberto Cavalli painted peacock colours onto lids with pizazz. 

Wishing You All A Joyous Christmas and Happy Holidays!

*P.S. If I don't update this blog too often in the next week, please know that the relaxing holiday spirit has gotten the best of me :)


Helena Resende said...

Nice makeup tips! :)

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Walk The Line and Vivid Lids! My fave sets! Wish I could do those make up styles too hehe. Most of the time I only do one shape. :P

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Alessandra said...

Inspiring pics!

Unknown said...

Such inspirational make up!!!! Wow!!!! Love it!!!!!

Rahul Bhatia said...

Killer looks, Sam:)

Beauty Follower said...

Great inspo!
Happy merry Christmas dear!

mochaccinoland said...

love the subtle metallic! it's glam & chic <333

merry xmas!


Unknown said...

Great post !

This was just what I needed thank you so much :)

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Peet said...

Oh, I love blue mak-up, I'm obsessed with it!!

Jessica said...

Woow love it <3

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Anonymous said...

Inspiring pictures! Nice choice!

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Katie Frank said...

wow these are so lovely <3

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! What a fantastic make up inspiration for holidays!! Just love all the looks you postes! Especially I heart the Gucci make up with those mulberry lips and the glossy finish of the face! Amazing! Also I love the super winged eyeliner by Lanvin, I think I will go for these 2 make up!:) Happy holidays my friend, hope you have lots of fun! Merry Christmas! hugs and kisses!♥

BERRIES said...

They are soo great! ♥

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

Merry Christmas Sam!

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eQ said...

Amazing post, great inspiration! Love your blog, I am your new follower:) I wish you Merry Christmas :))


Unknown said...

love the bold lips and winged liner! I hope to master the wing in 2013 :)

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Gina said...

I'm loving the bold lips and dramatic eyeliner so much this season. I like the subtle make up looks too.
Merry Christmas, Sam....and thanks for all your kindness and support on my blog:-)
XO, Gina

Alexandra Zakharova said...

Great ideas, Sam! Thanks for sharing such a nice post! I also wish you a merry Christmas!
Have a happy time!

Best wishes, Alexandra

Ileana said...

Love the viktor and rolf one :D
Merry Christmas !!! Hope you have a beautiful day!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comments - I love this post because I love to see all of the makeup trends in one place! I am impatient like that- haha. Wishing you and yours a great holiday season!


Jane Rose Caruso said...

Dior, Moschino e Gucci... I love it!
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margaret cruzemark said...

As you already know and have seen, I do like red juicy lips!!!
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Silvia Negretti said...

Great inspirations!
I wish I could do that Valentino make up!
Have a Maerry Xmas sweetie!:D

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

Wonderful ideas! Love the Michael Kors and Jil Sander the most.
Merry Christmas!

Unknown said...

lovely post! all those make-up ideas look so nice!
xo Charlotte


Anna and Klaudia said...

Amazing inspirations :) Merry Christmas! :)

Diana Marks said...

great ideas! Love this post! Merry Christmas, dear!

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Danny said...

great suggestions, love the blues! Merry Christmas!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I love that the holidays provide a chance to try out some bolder makeup looks. The vivid lids are so pretty!

Merry Christmas to you and your family Sam!

Rowena @ rolala loves

The Style Maze said...

I looooove subtle metallics looks and Cara Delevigne looks amazing at Stella McCartney! I will definitely try some looks out :)

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miss b said...

Love those subtle metallics - especially great for this time of year. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Looking forward to more of your lovely, informative posts in 2013!

Unknown said...

Absolutely love the subtle metallics. It perfect for the holidays! I might try it for Christmas tomorrow and get my sisters to try too.

Fashionthrougthravel said...

Such beautiful makeup ideas! My favorites are those from Michael Kors, Nina Ricci, Stella McCartney and of course the more subtle ones like Chanel, Valentino and Dior. Thank you for the Christmas wishes, I also wish you enjoy this Christmas holiday with your dear ones!

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Love the first one!
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Unknown said...

cool makeup :)

Elle Sees said...

I wish you the happiest of holidays that are full of love.

Anonymous said...

I always go with cat eyes and gold shimmer for holiday makeup!

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Unknown said...

Great tips and post dear!
Have a wonderful Christmas darling and enjoy the love and favour of the season.
Be the blessing and treasure you are and enjoy yourself.
Big hug and kisses love!

sonia // daring coco said...

Amazing post, I kinda fancy the Victor & Rolf look with the ox blood lips and sultry eyes, though a cat eye would be awesome too... If only I could draw one on LOL!

Thanks for your sweet message, wishing you a blessed Merry Christmas also!

Unknown said...

I love Gucci and Victor & Rolf make up!

thank you so much for the lovely comment and wishes, I wish you a merry christmas too, send you a lot of love and peace!!

love, Gongy

Kat said...

love all the bright lids! so beautiful!
Happy Holidays!! <3

Denise said...

Loved the suggestions! Jil Sander's lipstick is the way I like it! Then Christian Dior and Valentino subtle metallics - more my style - too strong colors I never could wear... mmm... maybe next year? Who knows?
Dear Sam, thank you so much for your friendship and support along the year! Please know that you can always count on me - and hey, soon we both have birthday :) Thank you so much for your words - I didn't age? Wow, may God listen to your words for the next 10 years too! And have a merry merry Christmas you too, my dear friend!

Izzy said...

I love dark lip shades, even when it's summer like over here! Merry Christmas lovely :)

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A Very Sweet Blog said...

I love a red lipstick and I'm loving how they are using metallics in makeup looks. I think it looks so awesome! Merry Christmas Sam! Your comments were so sweet. Thank You!

MOSAMUSE said...

love anna sui!

Chris Ed said...

Hi Sam, beautiful makeups! I love the Valentino one! Merry Christmas:)
kisses chris

Rainbow Gatherer said...

I loved vivis lids.
merry xmas :)
I'll be happy if you check out my blog too :)

joy said...

Oh no so sad, winged liner is like the only thing I know how to do. But all these ideas are wonderful, I would love to try vivid lids! it's so pretty :) Merry Christmas Sam!

Feel the beat said...

Lovely blog. Merry X-mas.

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ftashion said...

Hello girl! Hehe love these holiday makeup ideas especially the subtle metallic ones. Glitter and shimmers are sure to light up any parties! Hey Sam, here's wishing you a blessed Christmas babe and have a fabulous 2013 ahead!

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Anonymous said...

Being an eyeliner fan, I like Walk the Line best!


Unknown said...

Merry Christmas my dear!

Sandra Leiva said...

AMAZING make-up!!

Merry Christmas <3

Fictitious Fashion said...

Oh my,, this is nicee :)

Thank you so much for your lovely comment :)Merry Christmas!


Mina Masotina said...

Hi dear! :) Great inspiration post, I love Viktor&Rolf lips and Giorgio Armani eyes! Anyway, merry Xmas, Sam! :) Mina.
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Ali Hval said...

I would love to try a darker shade of lipstick but I'm too afraid I wouldn't look good in it!!

Thanks for the Merry Christmas wish, you have yourself a wonderful Christmas, too, Miss Sam! <3

Je ne sais quoi said...

BAbeeee! thank you ! I wish you a lovely christmas and a happy new year! well loved your PS at the end since I can relate 100% , family is here and Im so overloaded , no time to blog lol
nini said...

Adorable inspirations!!!! I love red lipstick!
Merry Christmas!

Bravoe Runway said...

My favorite colour is the one on victor and rolf. Hope you are enjoying your holidays.

Francesca said...

Merry Christmas Sam! Hope you have a wonderful day! I love the red lips in these trends, and my favorites are the looks at Jill Sanders and Nina Ricci.

Unknown said...

Merry Christmas, Sam!

And a Happy New Year ♥ ♥ ♥

Let all your dream come true,


Unknown said...

Merry Xmas!

Unknown said...

My dear friend! Merry Christmas! I wish you happiness and joy! Happy blogging in the New Year!

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Elisabeth said...

I love red lips, I try to have some as often as possible! Simply by using some lipstick any outfit can turn festive!
Thank you Sam for your kind comment on my blog! Merry Christmas hon!

E from Helsinki


That Viktor and Rolf lip colour is just amazing! xx

BELULOVE said...

great post!!!! AMAZING



miasmode said...

Amazing make up inspirations!!! My fav look is by Viktor&Rolf <3

Demi Mist said...

Happy Holidays Sam! My best wishes!

Antee Gurung said...

Wow so many ideas.....I am usually into pastel and light make upbut this winter I am into dark maroon lips..don't know why? Change of hrt but find them really cool.....

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Unknown said...

i love make up..these ones are so cool...

Madame Chic Bcn said...

Great suggestions as usual! Sam I hope you're enjoying this holiday with your family and loved ones!!

Y además sombreros said...

Los que más me gustan son los primeros.
Besos y feliz navidad preciosa.

Wendy said...

Want to say Merry Christmas!!! :)


Oh to Be a Muse said...

I've always been a fan of wing tipped eyeliner, but I also like the Viktor & Rolf lips too.

June said...

I've been killing it with the red lipstick for over a month now :)

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings said...

Hope you and your family had a fabulous Christmas! Loving all of these looks here!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Alice Oliveira said...

Great makes!

Aleksandra said...

I love that blue eye make up !
Late Merry Christmas :)

Unknown said...

Love those looks. Inspiring!

xo, Courtney

Unknown said...

I'm loving the lip colors but not sure about the bold eye shadows. Love everything great inspirations doll.

The Chic Sheet said...

I can't wait to rock a bold lip for NYE!!!!


zhanna said...

I love the red lips for the holiday season. On another note I want to wish you a wonderful holiday with your loved ones!!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous makeup!

Allison said...

Love the dark lips & cat eyes!

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Instant Milk said...

I love this post because I am crazy over wearing lipstick, blue eyeliner, and black eyeliner! Love love love!!!
Come by soon!

Sakuranko said...

My favorite was Subtle Metallics it´s more my style. Thanks for your sweet comment in my blog! God Bless you sweetie, my best wishes for you!


Unknown said...

I must play up my eyes for new years! Cavalli's lids under your vivid lids section looks like my winner.

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katie said...

Ooooh, the rose lips are my favorite, they're so pretty and soft looking and it's such a wearable color! (I really like how dark lips look, but it's so hard to pull off!) I hope you were able to have a wonderful and delightful Christmas dear, and Happy New Year! :)

Anonymous said...

Very very nice selection you have there.... nicely put together :)

LOve walk the line and blue... :)

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Josie said...

I love the eyeliner looks! Hope you had a lovely Christmas Sam xxx

Fashion-Bridge said...

Dear Sam,
first of all I want to wish you all the very best this Christmas (sorry I'm a bit too late due travelling) and thank you for all incredible support & inspiration you always give me!
This post is absolutely amazing & inspiring. I really like the burgundy lips trend and I think I'm going to opt to this make-up for a New Year's party;)



Nhi said...

Dear Sam
Thank you so much for your Christmas wishes! I know I'm a bit late and I'm so sorry for not commenting on your posts that often lately. I'll have a lot of exams coming up in January and I'm a bit scared... anyhow, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas time!! And I hope we will hear from each other before 2013?;)

Lots of love and have a wonderful day

Carolyna's world said...

great ideas :-) love the lips and lines :-)

Anonymous said...

I dont wear make up but love all these looks! hope youve had a great christmas if you celebrated.. Xo

noone said...

I love those vibrant eyeshadows, perfect for the festive holidays! hope you have a great Christmas with awesome food and company!

NewlyLoved said...

I'm all about the red lip
xo Jessica
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MateaTPol said...

great ideas!!

The Garage Starlets said...

Nice post! Beautiful make up
Have a great holidays!

Paula Ramiro said...

OMG love burgundy lips!

XOXO, Collage Minimalista

Katie Frank said...

so many good make ups <3

Unknown said...

Amazing tips! I will always stick up with red lips! :)

Kisses, Lucy:)

Diana Marks said...

great make up ideas!

Happy Holidays, dear!

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Megan, said...

gorgeous eyes
Xo Megan,

Nicole Hedges said...

I love it when you dod blogs like this you can really see the effort that has gone into it.

Shannon Beer said...

Love the Michael kors, Jil sander and kenzo looks!xx

nikol said...

Okay I must get some darker lip colors and some blue mascara. ASAP!