Q: What’s your go-to holiday make up routine?
A: I always start my holiday makeup with a good hydrating moisturizer to eliminate dry patchy skin(my favorite is the CeraVe moisturizing cream). Then I apply a small amount of my BareMinerals eye nourishing oil balm. I begin my makeup with my foundation, I use Loreal’ True Match Lumi all over my face to cancel out any redness and blemishes. Next, I apply my favorite concealer just underneath my eye – Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer. I then set all my makeup with my powder foundation, just to rid of any shininess and then add some warmth into my face by using my BareMinerals bronzer in High Dive.
Moving onto my eyes I try to keep them as simple as possible, for my crease I just dab my fluffy eyeshadow brush in my bronzer. For any eye look I love thick eyelashes don’t love using false eyelashes. So to keep my lashes curled and thick I only use two things – I put my eyelash curler under a blow dryer on the hottest setting, keeping it under for about 10 seconds just to get it warmed up and then I curl my eyelashes as normal. This trick will keep your lashes curled all evening long. After that I use my Better Than Sex waterproof mascara to thicken and lengthen up my lashes. To my final touches on my eye makeup would be to apply a black eyeliner and make a winged cat eye. And for a finishing touch, I just add a bright cherry red to my lips!
Q: What’s a simple way to spruce up my existing make up routine?
A: Easy! Just add some shimmery eye shadow to your lids and bottom lash line.
Q: What’s trending in the makeup world right now?
A: Couple of things trending right now in makeup: thick clumpy eyelashes, glossy black cherry lips, and a glowy highlighted face.
Q: What lip colors say Christmas more than the classic red?
A: Besides a classic red.. a rich berry wine lipstick.
Q: What celebrity does holiday make up best?
A: Not only is she my celebrity girl crush but she also rocks any makeup look – Jessica Alba was seen with bronzed glowy skin and a thick winged eyeliner and a perfect pinkish nude lip.. something perfect for the holidays!
Q:What products will help my make up look last through the whole Christmas party?
A: After I finish up my makeup for a holiday party I always have to spritz some of my Nyx finish makeup setting spray all over my face, and always keep a powder in my purse in case I get oily during the night.
Q: What’s the best make up gift anyone can give?
A: A perfect makeup gift would be a eyeshadow palette.. Every girl loves to experiment with different colors and shades and it makes a perfect stocking stuffer.
Answers from Mary Kreis. Edited by Mara Strobel-Lanka.