A Classic Holiday Makeup Tutorial Featuring Our Latest BoxyCharm Items!

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It’s holiday party season! I’m not the type to wear a ton of makeup on a day-to-day basis, but when special occasions come around, like office parties, fancy family get-togethers, and festive nights with friends, I LOVE to go all-out with my look.

Makeup subscription boxes like BoxyCharm have been awesome in helping me discover fun new products and colors that my typically not-so-beauty-oriented brain might not have even thought to try. In fact, I got so many holiday-ready products in my latest BoxyCharm delivery that it seemed like a waste not to show them off! So I asked local makeup artist Brazil Raine to help me put together a classic holiday makeup look using my new BoxyCharm products. I’m THRILLED with the end result—I feel like an extra in White Christmas (my fave)so I can’t wait to share this little how-to with you!

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Our Retro-Inspired Holiday Makeup How-To feat. BoxyCharm

First thing’s first—taking a moment to prime eyes will help this look pop and more importantly, stick around longer than if you forgo this step. Once my lids were properly primed, Brazil used one of the Luxie Luminous Eye Set brushes from my box to cover my entire lid with the color Jasmine from the Ace Beauté Grandiose Palette.

Next, Brazil used the mini tapered Luxie 121 brush to apply Primrose, a glimmering bronze hue, to my outer eyelid and then blend, blend, blend the color in.

Brazil took the Luxie 131 brush, a mini angled brush, to dust the color Cinnamon into my crease. I was impressed by how perfectly this shade was named—it’s that same rich, orangey color of the cinnamon I like to sprinkle into my hot cocoa this time of year. (If you haven’t tried that before, you totally should!)

Using the Luxie 111 brush, which has a mini flat angled shape, Brazil brought that same Cinnamon shade down along my lower lash line to give it some definition. You can see the depth the eye look is starting to develop at this point!

The Luxie 141 brush is my personal fave—it’s got a nubby rounded end that’s great for pushing color in and around the eye. Brazil used it to add a bit of Myrtle, a color that looks like a shimmery version of a brand new penny.

What better to pair with shimmery shadows than this Jonteblu Glittering Star Eyeliner, which has flecks of gold sparkle infused into its jet black pencil! Brazil gave it a few twists in the sharpener to make the tip as fine as possible, then got to work drawing in classic thin cat-eye lines that crept all the way into the inner corners of each eye.

It’s hard to tell from this photo the level of disco magic that this illuminating gold liquid added to my skin! I felt the shimmery star at the top of the tree after Brazil swept this lightweight formula across my cheekbones. I can only imagine the way this highlight would pop in the warm glow of holiday party lights.

Of course, any true retro-glam look requires false eyelashes. These ones had a nice curl to them going on, so all Brazil had to do was brush my actual lashes up into them with some jet-black mascara to make my eyes pop. She also added some quick definition to my brows and a ruby-red lip.

I love this look! It feels right out of an old movie, doesn’t it?

What kinds of holiday looks have you made with your recent Boxycharm discoveries?

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Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Boxycharm Tutorials, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: boxycharm | 2 comments


  1. very Pretty

  2. You look stunning! And a great tutorial!

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