11.04.2013

Get Ready for the Holidays With Almay! Win $100 giftcard!


Products for this post were provided by Almay. All opinions are my own.


With the holidays quickly approaching, I thought I would share some quick and easy looks. We've all got events to attend, right? Nothing is worse than being short on time to get ready. It gets frustrating rummaging around and wasting time looking for a ton of beauty products! What if it could be simpler? Enter ALMAY® . They feature makeup for sensitive skin which makes ALMAY a great brand for everyone. They have an array of shadows and lip glosses to help with every holiday look you need. Let's get ready for the holidays with ALMAY!



Today I'm showing three different looks with three shadow palettes from ALMAY. They've created shadow palettes expertly coordinated to help intensify eye colors. I have blue-green eyes, so I like being able to choose from palettes for green eyes or blue. Today, I'll be using shadows to intensify blue eyes--each packaging is colored in green, blue, hazel, or brown to help you choose the palette that will work for you. They retail for $7.49 each.

Shades: Pink Pout and Just Plum Good

I'm also using ALMAY Color+Care  Liquid Lip Balm. I love these because they keep my lips conditioned while looking amazing, they're hypoallergenic, and affordable!


I have the shades Just Plum Good and Pink Pout. The color can be built up or can be just a pop of color to the lips, making it perfect for the holidays. I even mix them together! But let's get back to the looks!


The first look I'm sharing is perfect for an office holiday party. I'll be using the ALMAY intense i-color bold nudes kit. This is a great palette to intensify my everyday neutrals, since I won't have a lot of time to get ready. Some things I love about this palette are that the color lasts all day, looks natural, and doesn't crease. It’s hypoallergenic, too, which is great for sensitive eyes. I also used this in my Everyday Makeup post.


To get this look, I followed the fool-proof application guide on the package. I used the largest section (light brown) all over the lid with a flat shader brush. Next, I applied the taupe brown into my crease and blended with a crease bush. I smudged this underneath my lower lash line. With the lightest shade, I added a highlight underneath my brows. I used a drop of contact solution on an eyeliner brush, dipped it into the lid shade (darkest color) and smudged it along my upper lash line and the outer half of my lower lash line. I finished up the look with ALMAY Color Care+ Liquid Lip Balm in Just Plum Good.

The finished look.


This next look is stunning for a New Year's Eve party. I can make this intense or soften it. And best of all, everything I need is in one kit for quick application. This look features the ALMAY intense i-color shimmer-i kit. Some features I love about it are that the light-catching minerals illuminate my natural eye color, and that the compact itself  is eye-shaped, which helps me with mistake-proof application.


I followed the guide to quickly apply this look. The shimmery silver shade went on the lid, the darkest shade went in the crease, and I used the light purple as a highlight. I used the darkest shade as my liner. The shades are crease-proof, making them a great choice for night out. For a pop of color, I used Pink Pout Color+Care Liquid Lip Balm, making my lips hydrated for that midnight kiss.

The finished look.


Finally, I'm creating a look for an Ornament Exchange party. Have you ever been to one? They're so fun. I'm using the ALMAY intense i-color smoky-i kit. Sometimes smoky colors are pigmented and can irritate my eyes, but not ALMAY shadows. These shadows are all hypoallegenic, and come in the same 1-2-3 trio to create an easy, sultry, smoky eye design matched to your specific color.


I applied the blue shade to my lid, the brown shade to my crease, and the light blue shade as a highlight. I used the lid color as my eyeliner and finished the look by mixing my two Liquid Lip Balms together. It took me minutes to complete this look. Add an ALMAY mascara and ALMAY CC Cream, and you're all set.

The finished look.

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145 comments:

  1. My favorite makeup holiday look is a smoky eye, red lip, false lashes, then dress it up with a little black dress, and black platform stilettos.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  2. tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/397410418039062528
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  3. you look beautiful in all three looks, but i love that last one!

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  4. i love a smokey eye

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  5. tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/397418512408268800 .

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  6. The holidays are my excuse to go all out! I love a good red lip and something (or many things) with glitter :)

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  7. I like red lipstick, high heels and nice dress

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  8. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/397424126509322240

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  9. Great looks as always, Elle! I tried an Almay combo for blue eyes once and really loved it. My favorite look for the holidays includes some light shimmer for the eyes, lips and/or cheeks.

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  10. I like red lipstick and mascara for my holiday look.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/397436942645600258

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  12. My favorite holiday look is a smokey sparkly eye and just a touch of gloss on the lips. bridgetandderekreich@yahoo.com

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  14. https://twitter.com/crazygirl24/status/397441732767281152 tweeted! :)

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  15. You look pretty in these looks! My favorite holiday look is a dark smokey eye with nude colored lips.

    Rowena @ rolala loves
    Enter my blog anniversary giveaway for a chance to win a pair of BaubleBar earrings.

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  16. I love those Almay Liquid Lip Balm. I will be using my Apple A Day shade balm to give me that nice red pout with my nice gray smokey eye for the holidays!

    here's the link of my tweet btw: https://twitter.com/_j4ckie_/status/397507970705018880

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  17. fun post! i love the intense bold nudes kit -- i could totally wear something like that. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  18. For the holidays, I love a smokey eye :)

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  19. Anything extra, like eyeliner or lipstick.

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

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  20. beautiful lip color!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  21. I love the middle look. So gorgeous and easy to layer up for a night out.

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  22. love it


    http://www.facebook.com/AmandaChicFashionRoomLounge?ref=hl
    twitter & instagram : @fashionrlounge
    Fashion room lounge

    A chic kiss ;)

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  23. These eyeshadows are everything, I love the final effect on you!
    So pretty girl!
    Xxx

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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  24. I love this Elle and the bold nudes look like exactly what i'd want. Also, I love the way you showed it and you have the best eyebrows too :)

    xoDale
    www.savvyspice.com

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  25. The eye palettes looks so lovely and versatile, very pretty makeup look!

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  26. I have one of those lip balms! The eye palette created such a pretty and soft smokey eye!

    My favorite holiday look is a grey smokey eye and a nude lip :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Ad Space Giveaway!

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  27. Tweeted about the giveaway here: https://twitter.com/thetinyheart/status/397729532242698240

    -Sharon

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  28. I love all 3 looks, very pretty! My favorite holiday look is golden Eyeshadow, black eyeliner, lots of mascara and red lips! XOXO, Sissi

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  29. What a nice prize, good luck everyone! Almay is a brand that I am not (yet :-)) familiar with.

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  30. Wow, this Almay makeup looks incredible on you, I've not tried much if any of this brand. Can't wait to check it out. xx/Madison

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  31. Very pretty make-up.... I love the eye palettes!!!!!
    Great job doll!!!!

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  32. Great looks - I especially like the look using the bold nue eye palette.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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  33. Ooh, I absolutely LOVE those eye palettes!

    My favorite holiday look is all about the eyes - I use colored liners {usually turquoise / teal or purple} to add sparkle and personality for the holiday season.

    xx

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  34. You do such a good job blending your makeup. Now matter what I do when I do it, it always looks sorta messy. I think it is because I have deep set eyes and the brpw bone is prominent so the makeup is darker and leaves a blank spot right under neath. So annoying.

    Allie of Dressing Ken

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  35. Smoky eyes and several layers of mascara for a holiday look.

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  36. I like a classic red lip for holiday parties! So festive.

    Nicole

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  37. My favorite holiday look is a smokey eye and I love that bold nudes kit look on you its fab! I may have to pick that kit up myself next time I'm at Target as it looks like it would be perfect for everyday wear.

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  38. Smoky Eye is my favorite holiday party look.

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  39. I like a sparkly smokey eye, pink lips, and big lashes

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  40. All of your looks are great, I think the bold nudes is my favorite! :)

    Nina
    http://curvymod.blogspot.com/

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  41. My favorite holiday look is a neutral eye with winged out liner and lots of mascara. I like either a nude lip or a bright red lip (depending on my outfit). I curl my hair and usually wear a pretty flashy outfit. I love dressing up for the holidays! :)

    xo, Sarah
    Hustla, baby.

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  42. I love the last look on you. I rarely use lipstick but I like to do a pretty light red during the holidays. It seems festive!

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  43. Those eyeshadows are so very pretty!

    http://www.somethingmonumental.com/

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  44. My favorite holiday look is sparkly!!! I love incorporating glitter or sparkles in my eyeshadow, eyeliner or mascara. And I wanna win!!!

    Here's my tweet entry: https://twitter.com/lindseyacc/status/398078653742854144

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  45. I like to add a little sparkle - highligher, eye shadow and lip gloss.

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  46. I like to straighten my hair and add lots of eyeliner, mascara and fun lipstick.

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  47. i like fake lashes lots of lipstick and curled hair!

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  48. tweet https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/398163188614561792

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  49. I love a light eye make up look with neutral colors with some bright red lipstick that pops! amypugmire@live.com

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  50. tweet. amypugmire@live.com
    https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/398203395657326592

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  51. You can't go wrong with a dark smoky eye and a red lip for the holidays! I will definitely be throwing my Apple A Day lip balm in my clutch for the holidays!

    https://twitter.com/LilianaAyala07/status/398267410324549632

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  52. I like a brown smoky eye and pink lipstick unconventional i know!

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  53. i love a little shimmer and sparkle--and a red lip! thanks for the giveaway
    *kelly
    kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

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  54. Love your shadow looks! I love a smokey eye in plum or copper brown for the holidays. Looks great and isn't as heavy as black :)

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  55. Is the nudes kit shimmery or matte? I love nude matte palettes. You look great in all the palettes! For the holidays, I might add a shimmery shadow but still try to stick to neutral colors.

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  56. these eye and lip colors are gorgeous. I want to get some soon. My favorite holiday look is with bright lip color, matching with sparkly eye shadow.
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  57. tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/398539940314636288

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  58. I like to wear a casual sweater, jeans, boots and 'nude' make up (eyeliner, mascara, foundation and lip gloss)
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  59. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/398897620552130560

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  60. Favorite holiday look - black dress with a little glimmer (eyes, lips, and accessories)

    cgies25 at hotmail

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  61. I like a hint of shimmer in either blush or eye shadow during holidays.

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  62. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/399020678361264128

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  63. I love bold lips & a cat eye, I think it's beautiful and has a great impact! You're so pretty! Love the looks you came up with! :)

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  64. My Tweet: https://twitter.com/NataliaLSimmons/status/399243466057580544

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  65. My favorite makeup holiday look is a smoky eye, a red lip with lots of mascara then dress it up with a little black or red dress

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  66. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/399263933392891905

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  67. Red lips and a little shimmer! So gorgeous.

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  68. Wow! Your eyes seriously pop with those eye shadows. I used to buy the brown eyes one all the time in college, and I really need to start back up again. It makes it so easy to apply makeup.

    Oh, and my favorite holiday look would have to be smoky eyes and bright red lips. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  69. My favorite holiday look is to do a red lip! And good smoky eyes.

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  70. A black dress with red lips and a smokey eye.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  71. i like it simple. light make up and lipstick
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  72. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/400845926194900992
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  73. I love a simple smokey eye look, but I love the first makeup style that you did!

    angelilee91@gmail.com
    http://simplepaperwings.blogspot.com/

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  74. I love wearing a shimmery gold eye with a bold red lip for the holidays. Love these eyeshadows on you and I need to try the lip colors!

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  75. I love the holiday season! My favorite holiday look is a shimmery eye and nude lip!

    mccreary_v@yahoo.com

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  76. Tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/ChicRoni/status/401370104098590720

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  77. Love all of these looks on you - fellow SP fan! xoxo

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  78. i love candy applr red lips and silver eye liner

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  79. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/402186284749176832

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  80. You look beautiful. I like any muted combo for fair skin and hazel eyes.

    hopeogden@gmail.com

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  81. https://twitter.com/hope_ogden/status/402238173335404545

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  82. I like the ALMAY intense i-color shimmer-i kit look for New Years Eve.
    oldnavyash@aol.com

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  83. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/smash906/status/402432195035283457
    oldnavyash@aol.com

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  84. My favorite Holiday look is a subtle black cat eye with a touch of shimmer and berry lip!
    faemae@gmail.com

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  85. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/Faerlmarie/status/402439480394539008

    Thank you!

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  86. a shimmery eye shadow with red lipstick

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  87. i posted a tweet:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/402647802489995264


    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  88. My favorite holiday look is a soft, neutral eye look with long lashes & a berry lip!

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  89. The first look. Very natural and pretty.

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  90. Tweet: https://twitter.com/reasnableblonde/status/402818702527463424

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  92. An obnoxiously bold lip! (Along with matching lipstrick prints on cocktail napkins!)

    jessicahamm @gmail.com

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  93. i love the almay color bold nudes kit and plum pout-those paired together would be the perfect holiday look for me!

    eeanderson7 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  94. I've always loved a really bold lip color for the holidays-- just picked up a plum lipstick!

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  95. I really like to play upmy lips with a deep red stained lip with a layer of sparkly gloss, natural dewy skin and a great coat or two of mascara!

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  96. My favorite is the intense i-color bold nudes kit because it enhances natural beauty and add a little nutrients or rosy lip and your all a glow ready for any occasion.

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  97. I like a smokey eye for the holidays.
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. For the holidays I wear a more intense shade of lipstick than usual and take a little more time with my make-up.
    bingomamanorma at gmail dot com

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  99. I like to do a shimmery nude eye, with liquid liner and mascara and a classic red lip.

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  100. I tweeted - https://twitter.com/hellina2000/status/403940447795834880

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  101. Ah! What a pretty color combination!

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  102. My favorite holiday look are bold nudes for the eyes with a black/brown mascara, a bronzish blush and a mocha lip color!

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  103. https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/404134521190088704

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  104. I like to add more shimmer and shine for the holidays. Thanks. I do need all the makeup help I can get.

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  105. I tweeted. https://mobile.twitter.com/sebh55/status/404348537384624128?screen_name=sebh55

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  106. I love the office holiday party look!! My holiday look is going to be a nude eye with black liner, a hint of sparkle at the brow line, and pink lips!
    ~Sara

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  107. Wearing anything red!
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  108. Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/404674308871434242
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  109. I love to wear false eyelashes for my holiday party look ~ they add so much drama! I also like to wear shimmer powder & a red lip (but not all 3 together ~ too much for me at once, lol!)
    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole
    kimpcole{at}att{dot}net

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  110. tweet tweet:
    https://twitter.com/kimpcole/status/405004792897867776

    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole
    kimpcole{at}att{dot}net

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  111. I think I've seen the Almay palettes in Target and I've tried a brown family combination once.

    I think you look fantastic in all the looks. You make being "made up" look quite simple.

    But…oh…here comes the holiday parties. OMG.

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  112. oooh smokey eyes, deep purple liner, red lip

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  113. My holiday look is mascara with some eyeliner and a light colored eyeshadow!

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  114. tweeted https://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/405416186927517696

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  115. My favorite holiday look is red lipstick. It always makes me feel more festive.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  116. I like to use silver eyeshadow for a glam look, plus a rose-tinted lip and cheek stain.
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  117. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/405522102821728257

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  118. Honestly, the only thing I do different during the holidays is break out the snowflake earrings and holiday themed socks. LOL yeah...I am simple like that.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  119. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/405723303915962368
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  120. I love dark or bold lips for the holidays!

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  121. My favorite holiday look includes dark eyeliner and a red lip.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  122. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/406758771881291776

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  123. my favorite look anytime is a smokey eye

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  124. A little bit of sparkle in my eyeshadow or eyeliner is what I usually do for the holidays.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  125. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/406964635741327360
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  126. My holiday look is a little more eye shadow and mascara along with a nice outfit.
    sonyadmorris@gmail.com

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  127. Link to tweet:
    https://twitter.com/catholicfanatic/status/406994418512584704
    Thank you :)
    sonyadmorris@gmail.com

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  128. Red nails, red lipstick, red dress

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  129. tweeted: https://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/407047567541694464

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  130. I love curling my hair and putting on some mascara and lip gloss for a great look

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  131. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/407209896598192128
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  132. I like wearing silly Christmas sweaters for the holidays.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  133. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/407216570193022977

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  134. Red lips, dark eyeshadow, black dress, and red heels!

    Iluvbatcat@gmail.com

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  135. I like smokey eyes, a bold red lip, black mascara, and porcelain skin.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  136. I like a bright lipstick, shimmering eye shadow and my favorite glittery dress.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  137. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/407283045939412992

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  138. A smoky eye is always good for the holidays

    wlbellows at gmail dot com

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  139. https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/407316551457452032

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  140. my favorite holiday look is my cute plaid dress and cream wrap, with my favorite heels - with a bright red lip!

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  141. https://twitter.com/mermont84/status/407325326079827968

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  142. Love the Holidays and to dress up . I wear my hair up red lip gloss smoky eyes . A black dress with a red scarf and black heals .

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