Dec 05 2014

Romantic Holiday Eye Look (Lorac Lustre & Too Faced)


For Blogmas Day 5, I thought I’d do a little bit of a Holiday Eye Look for you guys. Again, as I’ve said before, I’m no makeup artist but of course, I love makeup, playing with makeup and sharing the result. 🙂

Romantic Holiday Eye Look - Lorac Lustre Drops and Too Faced

In this spirit, I’m hoping to do a few of holiday inspired eye looks for Blogmas. Instead of the typical golden, shimmering hues we associate with “holidays” (which I do love), I thought I’d start off with something a little different.

I knew I wanted to incorporate the Lorac The Royal 3D Liquid Lustre set that I’d purchased a short while ago.

The set comes with four of the high shimmer, luminous top coats in Opal, 24K, Rose Quartz, and Amethyst. They are designed to be applied on the eyes or cheeks to create three dimensional sparkle and shine. And boy, do they! You can check out my swatches of the individual top coats here.

In choosing which lustres to use, I was inspired by the grey, pink and purple tones of my Too Faced Romantic Eye Palette. In particular, the shades: Kiss the Bride, I Do, Cut the Cake and First Date.

Romantic Holiday Eye Look - Too Faced Romatic Eye Palette

My mind set on using those shadows, I immediately knew which liquid lustre top coats would pair best: Rose Quartz, a soft pink shimmering wonderland, and Amethyst, a deep steely grey purple prism (hehe). P.S. These are extremely saturated and you only need about a drop or less for each eye.


Romantic Holiday Eye Look - Lorac Lustre Drops

Amethyst (Left): Rose Quartz (Right)


For the Romantic Holiday Eye Look, after priming, I lightly dusted Bouquet Toss, a matte cream, over the entire lid to mute and begin with an even canvas. I then blended I Do, a matte taupe grey, into the crease as a transition shade. Kiss the Bride, a matte cool light pink, was patted onto the inner two thirds of the lip and Cut the Cake, a cool grey, on the outer third.  For the last step in the powdered shadow part of this look, I deepened the outer crease with First Date.

After lining the water line with a shimmery-grey pencil liner (Urban Decay’s Uzi), I applied Stila’s liquid liner along the upper lash line creating a conservative wing. I made sure to keep the line as thin as possible. Then, I used my Real Techniques fine liner brush (featured here), to apply Lorac’s Lustre Drop in Amethyst along the top of that liquid liner, flicking it out slightly past where the original wing stopped.  Using my fingers, I patted Rose Quartz on top of the lid where I’d placed Kiss the Bride.  Finally, I mixed a teeny tiny bit of Amethyst and Rose Quartz and applied it to my lower lash line.


Romantic Holiday Eye Look

Romantic Holiday Eye Look – Beauty Isles


Oh how I wish I could have accurately captured the full effect of the Lustres. At normal viewing distance, they give off an incredible multi-dimensional shimmer that can very much be noticed. About ten people commented on how bright eyed I looked.

I do very much like the way it turned out. However, I did get a little carried away with the eye shadow aspect of things, i.e. Kiss the Bride. As a result, I did notice some slight creasing due to the fact that I have moderately textured lids and packed on too much product. The day after, I used the Lustre Drops again, applied to a more conservative layer of shadow. It worked much better, no creasing. So, if you have very textured lids, I would suggest the same method or even applying the Lustres over a bare lid with a primer. If you’ve got baby smooth lids – go to town! 🙂



What you guys wear a holiday eye look like this? Is it too much, too little, not festive enough? The next look I’m working on? Something using my MAC Pigments, of course! What are your go to looks for the holidays?





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  1. Yes, I also like how it turned out, very pretty!

      • Kimmy on December 5, 2014 at 1:22 pm
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      Thank you, Melissa! xo

  2. Really pretty!

      • Kimmy on December 5, 2014 at 12:06 pm
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      Thank you hun! And thanks for stopping by!

  3. Way to go, Kimmy! Love the liner work! This year I’ll most probably wear Burberry Gold Complete Eye Palette with Bobbi Brown Black Scotch, or the Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks. It’s hard to decide which lipstick to go for tho! For the moment there are just TOO many that I love 🙂

      • Kimmy on December 5, 2014 at 5:49 pm
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      Aww, thank you, Sunny. That means so much coming from you….especially as winged liner is not my forte. 🙂 You’ve got some difficult choices – is there a way to wear them all? Lol. I’ll be dreaming of Black Scotch tonight. Are you thinking of a bold lipstick or something more muted?

    • kpsays on December 5, 2014 at 9:48 pm
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    Love the look!!! Very festive indeed. I’ve never tried the Lorac 3D Luster, but now you’ve got me intrigued! Cannot wait for your MAC pigments post! I also have to catch up on your blog!

      • Kimmy on December 8, 2014 at 11:40 am
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      Hiya Karen – I have to catch up with your blog as well – definitely planning to visit later today. And thank you for your sweet comment. The MAC Pigments post will be up on Thursday. 🙂

  4. I love Too faced products & I adore the look you’ve created with the Lorac / Too Faced products Stunning Kimmy 🙂

    Serene xoxo

      • Kimmy on December 8, 2014 at 11:38 am
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      Thank you so much Serene, that’s a huge compliment as I’m always so impressed with your looks. 🙂 xo

  5. Looks gorgeous! 🙂 xo

      • Kimmy on December 8, 2014 at 11:38 am
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      Thank you! xo

      1. You’re very welcome! 🙂 xo

  6. This is a gorgeous look! I’m loving the look of those LORAC products – wish they were more readily available in England!

      • Kimmy on December 8, 2014 at 11:30 am
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      Thank you hun! It is sad that not all products and brands are available to all of us! If you’re interested, Beauty Bar carries Lorac (I usually have information on promotions in the side bars). They just launched international shipping a few months ago. I’ve had really good experiences and a blogger friend of mine recently placed an order with them for delivery to Europe and also had a positive experience: same U.S. prices on products, fast shipping and promo codes worked internationally. So I highly recommend. 🙂 xo

  7. I love the combination of the matte shadows with the sparkle of the eyeliner and Lustre drops! Soooo pretty. I would absolutely wear something like this for the holidays. It’s sugar-plummy.

      • Kimmy on December 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm
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      Thank you for your lovely comment Ingrid! 🙂 I like that….sugar-plummy!

  8. Love this look! And the effect looks so stunning, in person it must have been even more amazing! 🙂 xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

      • Kimmy on December 18, 2014 at 10:53 am
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      Aww, thanks – wasn’t sure how it would turn out. After I took these pictures my boyfriend and I went to run errands and every time I would catch a glimpse of the eyes when the sun hit them I was like – oh man, I wish I could capture this. I tried taking photos but it didn’t work out that well as the angle kept catching shadows. 🙂

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