This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetHolidayReady #CollectiveBias
With the holiday season in full swing, most of us are leading hectic lives with crazy schedules. Between holiday shopping, visiting families, parties, etc., there’s not a whole lot of extra time during the day! For me personally, the hustle and bustle particularly takes a toll on my makeup routine. While I typically like to wear lighter, natural makeup for daytime and then redo it for nighttime, I simply don’t have the time to devote to two separate makeup applications. But, I’ll let you in on a little secret – a simple change of your lip color can completely transform your makeup look! That’s why I’m thrilled to share a quick tutorial for day-to-night holiday lips with Neutrogena®.
The first step to this tutorial is to start with a neutral makeup look – keep in mind that you won’t change any of these base products! For me, that means liquid foundation and concealer, a taupe/mauve-color blush, bronzer and a subtle highlighter. For the eyes, I used a flesh-tone color all over the lid with a sweep of light brown shadow in and above the crease. I finished with a shimmer shadow in the inner corner and on the brow bone, black shadow as eyeliner on the top lash line, and LOTS of mascara.
Not only will this type of makeup and colors suit almost any skin tone, it allows your lips to be the star of the makeup show!
For a daytime appropriate look, I like to stick to nude and pink tones. Bonus points if the product is moisturizing since my lips can use all the love they can get as we enter into the dry winter air. The Neutrogena® MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Pink Nude (100) meets all that criteria!
I don’t think I’v ever used a lip product that glides on like a lip balm but still provides buildable color. This is one of those products that you don’t even need a mirror to accurately apply, especially the Pink Nude shade. It’s such a pretty barely-there color that subtly finishes your daytime look.
Not to mention the scent – oh, the scent! Infused with fruit extracts, mango and shea butter, trust me – you’ll be tempted to lick your lips with how good this stuff smells.
When you’re ready to switch to your nighttime lip color, all you need is a pack of Neutrogena® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. I have used these makeup remover wipes for years, and they never disappoint. I find these to be more saturated than other makeup removers, so taking off your makeup is a breeze. No tugging or pulling needed!
Let your lips dry for a minute or so before applying your nighttime lip color. I have been reaching for darker berry shades these days, so the MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Deep Plum (180) was right up my alley.
The great thing about this shade is that you can apply one light layer for a sheer wash of color, or you can build it up with a few layers like I did. Even when you build up to an opaque coverage, there’s still a natural sheen that highlights your lips instead of making them too matte or dry.
Now, you and your sassy lips are ready for a holiday party or night out on the town!
With 16 assorted shades available, there’s a MoistureSmooth Color Stick to meet all your day-to-night makeup needs as you get ready for the holidays!
Just like with all Neutrogena products, the MoistureSmooth Color Sticks and Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes are available at your local Walmart.