🎁 Hello, Beautiful! Happy Holidays 🎁

This year, I decided to come up with something really festive So that when you look at it the first thing that comes to your mind is “CHRISTMAS” #L❆L

But seriously, I am very excited about the Holiday Season this year, more than ever! And of course it reflects in my makeup Ideas!


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  1. SMASHBOX Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer
    (Helps makeup to last all night long, fills in the pores & smooths out skin texture)
  2. L’OREAL True Match Foundation in W4 (Gives a flawless finish, evens out skin tone, full coverage foundation without cakiness, looks great in photos – no white cast!)
  3. L’OREAL True Match Concealer in 2 Vanilla (Cancels out dark circles under the eyes, full coverage with just a tiny bit of product, does not crease)
  4. ISADORA Loose Powder in 01 Velvet Transparent (Sets concealer and adds some brightening effect in the undereye area)41GdRKGNrjL._SY355_
  5. SEPHORA Pressed Powder in 25 Beige (Sets foundation, adds a beautiful flawless matte finish)
  6. BENEFIT Hoola Bronzer (Perfect Shade for contouring for all skin shades, its matte finish makes it look super natural)IMG_1657-1024x872
  7. ELF Blush Palette in Dark / Top Right Shade (Beautiful bright lilac pink long lasting blush for a very affordable price)
  8. CATRICE Lumination Eyeshadow in Radiant Rose (Beautiful affordable alternative to many high end products in this range! Goes great as all over the lid & inner corner color, as well as highlighter -gives beautiful pink based glow)
  9. CATRICE Brow Stylist in 020 (Perfect shade for blondes, gives a very natural look to your eyebrows by slightly filling in the sparse areas and carving out the arch)91ib9qnB7KL._SL1500_
  10. COVERGIRL Eyeshadow Quad in Coffee Shop / White Shade (Served as a matte base for eyeshadow)
  11. MAC NC6 Eyeshadow Palette / Burgundy (Beautiful transition shade in the crease, has silver specs for an extra festive look) | Silver Ash (Slightly shimmery gray shade in the outer V for some definition)41KVMvCD-oL
  12. L’OREAL Infallible Eyeshadow in 003 (One of the most beautiful champagne all-over-the-lid shades I have ever seen! Highly pigmented and very long lasting)
  13. MARY KAY Eyeliner Pen in Black (Used along the lash line to create the illusion of thicker lashes, looks very subtle and natural)
  14. FLORMAR Glittering Star Eyeliner in Green (Subtly greenpigmented green eyeliner with golden shimmer, looks absolutely gorgeous along the lower lash line, complementing the eye color and making the look stand out)
  15. L’OREAL Eyeliner in 120 Immaculate Snow (Perfect liner for your waterline, very soft and highly pigmented & long lasting)
  16. ESSENCE I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara (My current favorite mascara, give thick, long, full eyelashes effortlesslycatrice-red-my-lips-6
  17. CATRICE Lipstick in 310 Red My Lips (Classic Blue based red lipstick, makes your teeth look extra white, helping you “shine” all night long – my current favorite red lipstick!)


Hello, my lovely visitor! the-balm-tb068-mary-lou-manizer-highlighter-luminizer

 Let’s all take a moment to thank that genius person who invented the highlighter♥ It gives us the power to transform our facial features by adding the glow in the right places and always look fresh! As I mentioned in one of my recent videos, out of all makeup items – HIGHLIGHTER is probably my favorite one these days!!!


So, let’s get deeper into the topic!

Highlighters come in powder (which I prefer the most), cream and liquid forms

4 popular shades are: White/Pearl undertone, Rose undertone, Gold undertone, Champagne undertone.

    1. White / Pearl     img_5104

The perfect representation of a highlighter with this undertone is MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade. It is the most suitable for lovely “snow whites” with pale skin undertones. Also looks gorgeous on eyes as inner corners highlighter.

    2. Rose IMG_5091

When I think of rose toned highlighters, the first product that comes to my mind is LAURA MERCIER Face Illuminator in Spellbound. True lovers of highlighters of this undertone will love it and never go back to anything they used before! Even though it’s a high end product and quite pricey – it’s so worth it! A little goes a long way and looks amazing♥

    3. Gold Capture

Here’s is a great example of a gold undertone highlighter in a liquid form – BENEFIT’s  Sun Beam golden bronze complexion highlighter. Looks stunning on chocolate goddesses! This is exactly what you need to get that popular JLo glow

     4. Champagne 11328269_1593959890852970_2013038039_n-e1435252431825

The name of this highlighter speaks for itself! Jaclyn Hill’s collaboration with BECCA Cosmetics brought into the highlighter world an absolute masterpiece, which is Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector  in Champagne Pop! I am mentioning this specific product because it is magically suitable for every skin tone! In other words if you do not know which shade of highlighter is exactly perfect for you – go for champagne.

That’s what I did when I just started using highlighters)