I just looked at my calendar today and was amazed at how many holiday parties I have agreed to go to. To be honest, that is actually why I love the holidays so much. It’s the one time of the year where I put on all my sparkles and no one has the permission to judge me!
This season, I will not only be wearing my sparkles, but also rocking some bold makeup looks. A lot of you know that this year I spent most of my free time practicing my makeup skills, and just yesterday my cousin Kwame (who is a guy BTW) told me that I’ve gotten really good. You know you’ve done something when a male can see improvement.
One of the best parts about learning makeup, is having the tools to create so many looks…also known as the right eyeshadow palette. Having a palette gives you the ability to test your confidence by playing with color. For months I stayed in neutrals, but this season I am so so so ready to step out and play with color. I had the chance to play with the new Urban Decay Distortion palette that I picked up at Sephora inside JCPenney (and I just need to tell you that this palette is actually my new fave!!!
I received a full gift box from the Sephora Inside JCPenney team filled with so many goodies that I used in the look below. From eyeshadow primer (Which is a HUGE must), to the darkest eyeliner I have ever seen, all topped with the highly pigmented shadows. This look came well together, even for someone who is not fully a pro!
There were so many things I loved.
1. The variety of colors from neutrals, to shimmers to darks.
2. The pigment (basically the most important part of any palette). This
determines how much the color shows and ultimately how much shadow you have
to actually put on.
3. The staying power…because no one likes eyeshadows that crease before
your crush has even seen your look.
The good news is I love this palette so much that I am partnering with Sephora inside JCPenney and Urban Decay to give away one to a lucky reader. All you have to do is comment on my IG post and tag two friends who you are partying with this holiday.
Winners will be chosen at random, and announced on December 19th.
This post was written in collaboration with Sephora inside JCPenney. #SephoraInJCP #SoWorthIt
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