Holiday Shimmer Makeup Tutorial + IT Cosmetics Giveaway!

Wearing shades of gold makeup is always one of my favorite looks. But around this time of year, I really love amping up the shimmer factor. This holiday shimmer makeup tutorial would be perfect for dressier and casual events alike. And the best part is that I get to feature one of my favorite beauty brands – IT Cosmetics! (Be sure to scroll down to enter to win some makeup yourself!!)

gold and bronze makeup tutorial | www.bylaurenm.com

After cleansing my skin and allowing my moisturizer to set for a few minutes, I begin with IT Cosmetics’s CC+ Cream. (My shade is medium.) First I prefer to apply it to my skin with my fingers. Then I buff in circular motions with my foundation brush. For areas with redness (around my nose) or blemishes, I use the concealer end of my brush to apply the foundation with fuller coverage.

IT Cosmetics makeup tutorial | www.bylaurenm.com

Next, I apply concealer to my under eye area, focusing on the inner and outer corners.

IT Cosmetics tutorial - Bye Bye Undereye Illuminator | www.bylaurenm.com

The next step is all about adding dimension and glow. I used the CC+ Radiance Vitality Creme Disc for a light, natural contour.

IT Cosmetics contour tutorial | www.bylaurenm.com

I apply blush to the apples of my cheeks. Next, I add the darker contour color under my cheekbone, along my jawline, and lightly on the sides of my nose. Lastly, I add some highlight to the bridge of my nose, the top of my cheekbones, the center of my forehead, and my chin.

Go light! It’s easy to add more if you want more definition, but it’s nearly impossible to go the other way! Be sure to blend to eliminate any harsh lines. I love using a damp beauty blender to help blend.

IT Cosmetics contour kit tutorial | www.bylaurenm.com

Now it’s all about the eyes! This Superhero Palette has so many great shades to create beautiful eye looks. I start with the color Confidence, applying it all over the lid as a base.

Holiday shimmer eyeshadow tutorial - IT Cosmetics Superhero tutorial | www.bylaurenm.com

Then it’s time to shimmer! I add Unstoppable over the lid with the fluffy side of my shadow brush. Next I switch to the smudger end. Add shade Aura into the crease and outer corner. I finish off with Daring just in the outer corner. Blend it all together with the fluffy side!

holiday shimmer makeup tutorial | www.bylaurenm.com

To finish it all off, I use the smudger to add Unstoppable to my lower lash line. Then I add fine black liner, and some killer mascara!

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette tutorial - holiday shimmer makeup | www.bylaurenm.com

And what is a holiday look without a little red lip! I love this red lipstick. It’s SO creamy and never dries out my lips!

gold shimmer shadow with red lipstick - IT Cosmetics Superhero | www.byalaurenm.com

FACE: IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream | Bye Bye Undereye Illumination | CC+ Radiance Vitality Brightening Creme Disc all c/o IT Cosmetics

BRUSHES: Dual Foundation Concealer Brush | LuxeBlush Brush | Dual Airbrush Eyeshadow Brush

EYES: Superhero Eye Super Palette | Superhero Mascara both c/o IT Cosmetics

LIPS: Blurred Lines Lipstick c/o IT Cosmetics

And now onto the giveaway! You can enter for a chance to win your own Superhero Eye Palette! Use the Rafflecopter widget below!

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Giveaway open to US residents only. Must be 18 years or older to enter. The giveaway will run until 12/20 at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen by random.org and all entries will be verified.

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