Five Holiday Party Makeovers: Look 4

It’s Day 4 of our week of holiday makeovers.

This week, we’ve got five local makeup artists who are sharing their favorite festive makeup looks and the must-have tools. I’ve worked with or experienced first-hand the talent of each one of these beauty gurus, and I’m thrilled with each of the final selections.

Up next: an intense smoky eye with a matte nude lip, great for evening cocktail time. As Russ points out, “The main difference is this entire face is in matte colors instead of shiny or pearl. Great for young AND mature eyes.” (See all the looks here.)

Russ Brouse holiday look
photography courtesy of Russ Brouse

The Artist: Russ Brouse, freelance personal makeup artist
The Look: “Dark Holiday,” a sexy smoky eye and nude lip combo.

The Top Tools:
1. Kevin Aucoin Essential Eye Shadow Set, Palette #2
2. Yves Saint Laurent rouge Volupté Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick in #2
3. NARS blush in Zen