Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved getting dressed up. My first thought when I receive an event invitation is: What am I going to wear?! I particularly love the holidays because there are so many events to get dressed up for! Whenever I put together a look for a holiday party, there are two main themes that run through my head: is this look going to be naughty or nice? A “naughty look” consists of sultry makeup and a glamorous gown. A “nice look” is more playful with elegant makeup and a dress you can dance in.
As part of my 12 Days of Holiday Style, I wanted to create both a naughty and a nice look. It did not take me long to find the dresses (and both are under $100!!) This floor length beaded Art Deco gown from Ever-Pretty immediately took my breath away. I knew instantly that it would be perfect for a more dramatic makeup look. What I also love about this gown is it reminds me of my favorite fashion era: the Roaring 20’s. A close second choice was this gorgeous beaded gown.
For a nice look, I chose a burgundy velvet v-neck gown with a thigh-high slit. Velvet is the fabric of the season and made for holiday parties! Plus, it is ultra lightweight and comfortable. This dress also comes in a beautiful blue color that would pair lovely with a white faux-fur coat. There is a similar style velvet gown here which is also a great holiday dress.
And now for the makeup! I created both my makeup looks with the TEMPTU Air. A cordless device that allows you to create an airbrush makeup application like a pro! It’s nice not having to worry about using different makeup brushes and sponges (and then cleaning them afterward.) The TEMPTU Air creates a lightweight, fine mist for flawless coverage from foundation to blush, bronzer and highlighter. I can even adjust the settings for the amount of makeup I want to apply from sheer, medium, full coverage, spot conceal, and contour. I used the medium setting for both of these looks with the color and it was plenty of coverage. I am wearing the Perfect Canvas Foundation in “Birch”
See more of my 12 Days of Style looks here and as always, thank you for reading.
Photos by Azusa Takano
Thank you to Ever-Pretty and Temptu for partnering with me on this post!