Issa Look: Simple Holiday Dinner Makeup


Welcome back, Beauties! With the holiday season in full swing, I wanted to share with you a simple, quick look that I think is perfect for those holiday meals with the family. 

I know I don’t typically post looks on the blog, but I wanted to share this one with you because of it’s simplicity and quickness to create. I don’t know about y’all, but for me, my main focus is getting to the meal on the holidays. I don’t really want to spend a million hours getting ready and miss out on the macaroni and cheese, you feel me?

To create the look, I used all of the products shown above. Most are products I already had, but a couple are new to me. You don’t have to use the exact same products I did. The best thing about this look is that just about everyone already has these kinds of shades in their collection.

For my base, I used the IT Cosmetics No. 50 Serum primer and the Urban Decay Optical Illusion primer to smooth everything out. The IT Cosmetics primer serum is a new product in my collection. I used it for the hydrating properties, and the Urban Decay one to blur out my pores as much as possible. Then, instead of a liquid foundation, I used my Lancome Dual Finish Multi-Tasking Powder & Foundation In One. I applied the powder with a Moda Multi-Purpose Powder Pro brush. I always prefer a more medium coverage base, but you could definitely use a more full coverage foundation if that’s your preference. For my brows, I used the Benefit Precisely, My Brow pencil in 6, as per usual. I didn’t want a super bold brow for this look since, at least for me, holiday meals with the family are a casual affair. Instagram brows would definitely be a little too much lol.

Now, for the eyes. First, I took the tan shade in the top right corner of the Winky Lux Kitten palette that I just got in my November Boxycharm and applied it all over the lid, focusing it mostly right above my crease. If you don’t get Boxycharm, you can get the palette at Ulta, FYI. Then, I took two shades from the Too Faced Chocolate Chip palette to deepen my crease. I used the light brown in the bottom left corner and mixed it with the slightly deeper brown diagonally across from it on the same side. I applied those shades with a fluffy crease brush and blended it to the gawds. Next, I took the gold shimmer shade from the Winky Lux palette (the last shadow on the right in the middle row) and applied it to my lid with my Real Techniques Instapop crease brush. It’s supposed to be for the crease, but since it’s so small and dense, I find it to be perfect for packing shadow onto the lid. I didn’t wet my brush or anything like that, because that’s not the life I’m about. Finally, I took the deepest brown shadow in the Kitten palette (bottom right) with my Real Techniques Instapop shade brush and tapped it onto the the outer v of my eyes to get a good amount on there, and then blended it out with my Moda Pro crease brush that I got in a Boxycharm a few months ago (it’s not available in stores yet). That is the same brush I used in my crease initially, so the residual shadows helped to soften that dark brown and blend it out nicely. I also took that dark brown shade under my bottom lash line using a Moda pencil brush from their Prismatic Beautiful Eyes set.

To finish out the eyes, I took my Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Liner in Midnight to tightline my upper lash line and then applied my Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in In The Nude to brighten up the eyes. Then, I took my IT Cosmetics Superhero mascara and applied it to my top and bottom lashes.


Here’s a closer look at the eyes. As you can see, it’s super simple and soft.

To complete the face, I took my Lancome Blush Subtil Shimmer blush in 385 Plum Affaire, which I applied with my IT Cosmetics 227 Flawless Blush brush. The final product I used to achieve this look is the Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Prosecco Pop. I applied that with a Moda Highlight and Glow brush. On the lips, I used the Mally Classic Color Lipstick in Mulberry Maven.


And here’s the finished look. It’s soft, subtle and super simple to create.

Alright, Beauties. I hope you love the look as much as I do. If you recreate it, make sure to tag me on Instagram (@theregulargirlreviews) so I can see it!

Until next time! xoxo


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