Ladies, listen up! You’re likely already receiving and accepting countless invites to visit your lover’s family this holiday season, especially with Thanksgiving right around the corner. Whether this is your first visit or your tenth, it is always important to make sure you have on your best face when meeting the family…literally. Even though I’m married, I still abide by a few rules when spending time with the in-laws. First and foremost, less is more! I love makeup and I enjoy a lot of makeup most days. When spending time with the in-laws I try to keep it to a minimum. Not everyone may appreciate my love of makeup and I for one don’t want to stand out like a sore thumb in a group photo. Can you imagine? You might become the long running joke for years to come. Second, you want to look put together and comfortable, but not sloppy. It’s one thing to tone it down and it’s another to look like you just rolled out of bed. If you’re making a first impression, you lover’s family needs to see the real you not the REAL you. Don’t show up with bed head or last night’s makeup. Third, this is a go-to look you can recreate for every family function and it’s sure to make you a stand out beauty.
Whether you are meeting for a lunch, brunch, cocktail hour, or dinner at home, here are some essential products you need to pick up to create the perfect Home for the Holidays look.
Bumble and bumble All-Style Blow Dry – the one step wonder to creating the perfect blow dry look. Not only does it give you a smooth finish but it contains oil-absorbing powders to keep your hair fresh and your look lasting all day
bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum – my favorite go-to foundation right now. It’s not heavy but can create a full coverage look if needed. Don’t forget the brush because it’s very essential to creating a smooth finish.
NARS The Multiple in Orgasm – cream blush color and lip color in one product. This is one piece you will want to keep in your handbag for quick touch ups throughout the day.
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette – a smaller version of the popular NAKED palette. This includes the only colors you need for a simple look. Even use the black shadow as a liner to smudge on your lash line. Pick up the double ended brush for application and blending needs.
Diorshow Mascara – simple yet effective. Stay away from full spider lashes and go with Diorshow for a softer look.
– Jamie of The Lady and The Beard