This past weekend Clay’s (El Hub) company hosted their Annual Holiday Party. I know, it’s been few weeks since “The Holidays”, but they always schedule it early in the year to maximize the number of employees that can make it to the party. I think it’s kind of nice that they try to ensure their people are back from their respective Holiday plans to throw one last party for the season. In our area this seems like a fairly common practice. I have a friend whose company Holiday party is the coming weekend. That’s practically February! I guess that fact that Puertorricans celebrate Christmas pretty much through the end of January may be a reason why I’m not bothered by the “late” celebrations. But I digress.
In previous occasions I found myself thinking about an overly complicated makeup look and stressing about the outfit. So, this time around I tired to keep things as simple and easy as possible. My default outfit color for these types of events is black. I know some of you are thinking, “Wow, that’s boring!”, but I love dressing in black. I think it’s a classic and sexy color. It’s my safe zone, so I went for it. Unfortunately, I don’t have a good picture of me in the outfit – a jumpsuit. This one was really nice, with a flowy, but not overly baggy, straight leg cut. The top was long sleeve with a mock turtleneck and it was all done in a sheer black material. For this event I wore a black camisole underneath it, but you can add a touch of sexiness to it if you wore flirty bralette. Black heals, a black and silver envelope cocktail purse, and a silver bracelet were the other items I used to complete my look. I may need to find another excuse to recreate this look. Would you guys like to see that?
Makeup. I wanted something simple and tried and true. I’ve been wearing a brown daytime smokey eye look a lot recently so I decided to go with that, adding black in my upper waterline instead of brown to darken the root of the lashes. The look turned out to be a tad darker than I had envisioned ( I did add black…), but in the dark dinner hall I think it ended up looking just right. Before I started the look I laid out the products I was going to use. I was kind of shocked at the amount of products needed for this “simple” look. No need to panic, take a deep breath and here is the breakdown of what it took to get my face on.
Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Sand
Corrector (under eyes): MAC Prep and Prime in Peach Lustre
Concealer: Estee Lauder Double Wear in 3W Medium Warm
Setting Powder: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Bronzer: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Give Me Sun
Contour: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil in Medium/Deep
Highlighter: Essence Pure Nude Highlighter and Lorac Perfectly Lit Luminizing Powder
Blush: NARS Blush in Madly
Shadows: Revlon Color Stay Cream Color in Chocolate (all over lid), MAC Bronzer in Give Me Sun (crease), and a combination of the highlighters in the inner corners and brow bone.
Liner: Revlon Color Stay 2-in-1 Angled Kajal Liner in Fig (to darken the upper and lower lash line), Maybelline Master Precise Skinny Gel Pencil in Defining Black (upper waterline), MAC Studio Chromographic Pencil in NC25/NC30 (lower waterline)
Mascara: Loreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt in Blackest Black
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown
Milani Amore Matte Lip Cream in Loved
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Zurich
Finishing Spray: Make Up For Ever Fix & Mist
To finish up the entire look I curled my hair lightly to create soft curls. And voila! I hope you liked this look. We had a really great dinner and I was happy that I didn’t spend hours getting ready.