Holiday Glam

‘Tis the season to be stressed, from planning cocktails for that holiday party to buying last minute stocking stuffers…it’s easy to forget to pamper yourself. Why not take advantage of the holidays by adding a little bit of sparkle to your makeup routine? That’s why I decided to team up with photographer and MUA Deon & Alayza Casey again to create this “Holiday Glam” look. Be sure to check out their links at the bottom of the page and their blog Focused on Beauty.

Winter weather is the perfect time to start wearing more makeup and trying out those fun, bold makeup looks you’ve been dying to rock. So why not add some glitter to that smokey eye? Or highlight your cheekbones with gold powder? Or my personal favorite, swipe on some red lipstick!


Alayza started off the look with a brown smokey eye and added some bronzy-gold glitter towards my inner eyelids that made them pop and shimmered purple in the light! It’s important to blend all the colors with a light to dark gradient effect (starting from the inner eye) before you pack glitter. Because you’re working with glitter, it’s easier to start with the eyes to clean up any residue before applying foundation. Tip: Use tape to pick up any leftover glitter on your face.

The classic red lip is always a timeless look, but why not try something a little different by opting for a wine color? It paired perfectly with the gold glitter from my eyes and instantly made me feel glamorous! I’m so excited to start trying out festive makeup looks this holiday season with Christmas just around the corner. Be sure to check out all the products used from this look below!


Products Used:

Foundation: Graftobian Warm Palette

Bronzer: Mac “Sun Power

Highlight: Makeup Forever #02

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow “Ebony

Eyes: Morphs brushes 35o Palette, NYX glitter “bronze”

Lips: NYX liquid suede

Photographer: Deon Casey // MUA: Alayza Casey // Focused on Beauty:

Wishing you all a Happy Holiday Season!

Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen

Autumn Spice

Hi everyone!

The Look:

I recently had the opportunity to do a makeup collaboration with Savannah! Check out her website: for more of her amazing work! We both decided to choose a couple of our favorite makeup products for Fall/Winter time and combine them to create a makeup look! The look consisted of a bronze smokey eye with golden undertones. We paired it with contoured cheeks and nude lip color. I hope you love our picture tutorial!




  1. NARS Blush (Liberte): Warm colors are perfect for fall, so this burnt apricot shade of blush is beautiful and has a matte finish.
  2. MAC Lipstick (Velvet Teddy): This pinky-brown nude matte lipstick is universally flattering on anyone and really pulls the look together.
  3. Mario Badescu Facial Spray (Aloe, herbs, and rosewater): During the colder seasons, skin tends to be drier, so this rejuvenating facial spray is perfect as a base and/or finishing spray and as an added bonus, the rosewater gives it a really lovely scent.
  4. NAKED 1 Palette: I love how each of the earth-toned colors has specks of copper and gold and they’re perfect to create a smokey-eye.
  5. Estee Lauder Double-wear Brush-On Glow BB/Highlighter: This highlighter is so versatile because it also doubles up as a an amazing concealer and has a nice satin-finish.
  6. NYX Wonder Stick (Highlighter/Bronzer): I love the easy-application process for the bronzer and it blends out so smoothly



Start off with your basic foundation routine and use the highlighter to conceal any blemishes and to highlight under the eyes in an upside-down triangle formation

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2 3Apply the blush to the apples of the cheeks

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Use the NAKED Palette in order from the picture below


  1. Use the color “Naked” as a transition color
  2. Use the color “Buck” to darken up the creases in the outer corner of your eye
  3. Then take the color “Smog” and place it on the outer half our your lid
  4. Put the color “Half-Baked” on the inner corner of your eyelid and blend it in with the color “Smog”
  5. Using a pencil brush, use the color “Buck” to smokeout the bottom lashline






Finish the eye makeup with eyeliner and mascara and feel free to use falsies

Top off the look using the nude lipstick


Using the finishing spray to set the look


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Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney & Savannah