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Makeup artist Brett Freedman wants you to look nothing short of FABulous this holiday season. Here is one look he knows will bring you holiday cheer!


This holiday season it’s all about vivid hues in plum, berry and wine. The best part about this color palette is that it universally flattering. Other pluses are that these juicy tones add brightness and instant glamour to the face.
Benefit thrrrob
The ‘season appropriate’ blush:
I heart Benefit’s Thrrrob powder. A beautiful toasted cranberry color that gives a natural looking flush. Sweep from apple of cheeks toward temples. I like to dust on chin and along hairline to give the face warm glow.

Burgundy/plum eyeshadow:
My tip for adding these fun, unique shades to your make up bag is to head to the drugstore. I love Maybelline’s Rose Tints duo. These shades to give eyes instant intensity but with a soft vibe. Here’s how to apply them:

1: Sweep the lighter shade across lid and on brow bone. I like to take the lightest, shimmery color and smooth into the inner eye/tear duct area. This trick catches light and brings eyes to life.

2. Using a small, tight brush use the darker shade and dot/stroke under the bottom lash line. Keep it very close to the lash line. I like to wet the small brush to get the most color impact and help with staying power. Line about 3/4 toward the inner eye.

3. Using a slightly larger eye shadow brush blend the deeper shade into the crease. I would go from outer corner to 3/4 to ward the tear duct. You want to really nodge out the lid so it really pops. Blend up and outward to give the eyes a sexy lilt.
Crisp, dramatic brows:
With an amp’d up eye your best bet is to make sure your arches don’t look low watt. Be sure to give your brows a nice tweeze/clean up early in the season so they are always camera ready. When doing your makeup, define your brows with a pencil or powder that’s one shade lighter than your hairs. You want a shadow of definition, not a hard filled in line. Try Vanitymark’s Ultra-Brow powder.

My tip: if you are wearing your hair up, give brows a touch extra crispness since they will be center stage.

All over shimmer:
One mainstay in my kit is Lorac’s Perfectly Lit pressed shimmer powder in Luminous. A gorgeous champagne hued highlighter that can be used on cheeks, eyes and lips. I like to sweep a touch on apples of cheeks, middle of the eyelids and blended into the center of the lips with your lip color to give an extra eye catching glow. This is a make up bag must have!
Alluring lips:
Girls, it’s time to stand out and be bold! This season grab a lip color that demands attention. A beautifully bold shade I recommend is YSL’s Candy Plum sheer lipstick. You’ve been a lip gloss haze the last few years, maybe it’s time to rediscover the ‘drama mama’ inside and embrace a classic. More pigmented than a gloss, this lip sheer gives your mouth a beautiful crispness. Bonus, with deeper shades your teeth look extra pearly!

Don’t you think Brett’s suggestions sound beautiful?  Who’s going to try this look with me?  Have you tried any of the products mentioned by Brett?  I haven’t.  I think it’s time to bring a list to Sephora and get an Express Makeover with Brett’s suggestions!

About Brett:
Brett frequently works with stars including Vanessa Hudgens, Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, and Emily Blunt. He owns his own makeup line called Vanitymark. You’ll find a ton of helpful videos and images on his website! Follow Brett on Twitter to get a glimpse into his makeup artist lifestyle!

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