A Wintry Makeup Tutorial Featuring Allure Beauty Box’s December Items!
I’ve been getting way more into makeup this year than ever before, and I think working at MSA explains why. There are so many beauty boxes to choose from to deliver cult faves and new brands to discover each month. While I consider myself more of a skincare girl, I have always loved playing around with makeup (even if I’m not going anywhere). There are so many fun ways to use it and the best uses aren’t always what they were originally intended for.
Allure Beauty Box is filled with deluxe and full-size makeup and skincare that runs $23/month with free shipping. While I haven’t gotten the chance to review it, Megan (who does) is kind enough to share some of her spoils with me to fuel my lipstick and highlighter habit. This month, we thought we’d shine a spotlight on the Anastasia Moonchild palette since it has such beautiful icy tones to create a cool holiday look this winter. I enlisted my friend Marissa who is a pro at makeup and hair to come help out and had her use a mix of makeup I already own (mostly from sub boxes) and items that came in December’s Allure Beauty Box!
Updated 10/1 to reflect updated pricing for Allure Beauty Box. Lean more here!
Our Soft Wintry Holiday Makeup How-To feat. Allure Beauty Box – December 2019
Start with your favorite skincare routine that moisturizes your dry winter skin! Our Allure Beauty Box came with First Aid Beauty’s Hello Fab Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer which is a great choice before makeup.
Before we got into the detailed eye look, I asked her to use makeup I already had like Dr. Jart+’s Cicapair Color Correcting Treatment which I recently fell in love with from this Sephora Favorites Kit. She also used my beloved Dr. Jart+ (now discontinued) Dis-A-Pore BB Cream as well since I don’t love wearing a heavy foundation. To fill in my brows, I had her use my Anatasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo (in Soft Brown) using my Sephora Classic Double Ended Filler & Spoolie #208 brush and then she used the Anatasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel that came in December’s Allure Beauty Box as well to make sure they stayed in place (my brows can be quite wily).
We wanted to highlight this amazing wintry Moonchild Glow Kit from Anatasia Beverly Hills that came in this month’s Allure Beauty Box to create a holiday-ready look! Even though it’s sort of a highlighter palette, I’ve learned that you can use it for more than just that (like eyeshadow and blush). The first thing Marissa did was use “Lucky Clover” as a base color. She started in the inner corners and worked her way about 3/4 of the way across my lids.
Next, she went into “Blue Moon” to add an ombre effect on the outer corners of my lids, blended into the center to meet the first shade.
Then, Marissa switched to a thin liner brush and gently wet it to deepen the “Purple Horseshoe” shade and used it as a liner.
Using the “Star” shade, she then used a small brush to line the bottom of my eyes in the soft silvery hue to make them pop.
Next, Marissa used the chilly “Blue Ice” color just under my brows to highlight.
Finally, she used the sixth color, “Pink Heart” as a highlighter for my upper cheekbones, using my recently acquired fan brush from tarte. (She also used the Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek in Werk I got in my Milk Makeup Mystery Bag on my cheeks.)
Since just returning from her most recent trip to Thailand, Marissa was feeling inspired by Asian-style ombre lips and used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in ‘Trust Issues’ (subscribers will receive this color OR ‘Bohemian‘) from the December Allure Beauty Box to create this more subdued lip look. To achieve this, simply dap a small amount into the center of your lips and lightly use your fingers to tap it out to the corners, creating a soft ombre effect. You can always build on it if you want more color.
If you’re into a bolder look though, this is how it looks full-strength.
To finish the look we used the OUAI Texturizing Hair Spray to give my hair a boost!
Want to know what Megan thought of this box? Read her full review of the December Allure Beauty Box here!
What do you think of our Allure Beauty Box look? How are you going to glam it up for the holidays?