2011 Holiday Makeup Looks By Celebrity Makeup Artist Gina Brooke

This year, Hourglass Cosmetics Artistic Director Gina Brooke brings us yet another set of gorgeous, easy-to-do holiday makeup looks. The first consists of glittering green eyes with shimmering cheeks and pearlescent lips while the second pairs inky black eyes with stunning purple lips for more drama.

Look #1: Ethereal Beauty

Gina Brook ethereal beauty holiday 2011 makeup look

“A vibrant olive shadow really pops – especially if you foil the color,” says Brooke, who suggests using Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Dune. Using a shadow brush, apply the champagne shade first. Use your finger to blend for a graduation of color. Then apply the green shimmer shade. To heighten the impact of the shade, wet your brush before application but make sure to let the shadow dry before moving on to another shade. Pair your statement eyes with Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Bronze Light applied to the cheeks. Focus on the highlighter shade in the duo. Finish up with Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss in Fortune.

Below is a similar version of the look I did:

See the breakdown here.

Look #2: Super Vamp

Gina Brook super vamp holiday 2011 makeup look

Turn heads with this directional look expressly designed for evening glamour. First, apply the cream shimmer shade of Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Suede over the entire eyelid. Then, line the eyes with Calligraphy Liquid Eye Liner in Ebony and apply Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara to lashes. Follow with Film Noir Lash Lacquer on the top and bottom to add shine, volume and drama. The final stroke? “I like to use Lash Lacquer as an eyeliner to create an extremely glossy line above the eyes,” says Brooke. “Just retrace your existing line with Lash Lacquer’s brush applicator.” Balance the glossy eye statement with matte plum lips by applying Aura Sheer Lip Stain in Scarlet.

Extra Tip: “The holidays are the perfect time to explore a more refined and layered look,” says Brooke. “I always prime first with Veil Mineral Primer and follow with Illusion Tinted Moisturizer for a glowing complexion. They’re the fundamental steps for looking elegant.”

See more holiday makeup tips by Gina!

Hourglass Cosmetics is available at Sephora, Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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