In case you didn’t notice, the models in the Hot Holiday Hairstyles for Natural Hair also had pretty bangin’ makeup, too! And in case you didn’t know, one of the models is the hairstylist herself, Felicia Leatherwood!

Love the luxe look on the model below. Winged eye makeup, bangin’ lashes and a bold red lip. Now that, my friends, is holidazzle!

The makeup for the shoot was done by Los Angeles based makeup artist Nicole Evans, and she was kind enough to offer some uber glam holiday makeup tips for anyone looking to up the ante for their upcoming holiday parties!

Take it away Nicole!

#1 -First things first! This season is all about the chilly weather outside and warmth indoors. Protect your skin from this weather and get it in prime condition by drinking lots of water, exfoliating and moisturizing that skin! Cold wind and try heat will cause all skin to be drier than usual. Make sure you use an exfoliator to get rid of that dry skin and keep your complexion smooth. Try the Clarisonic Mia Cleansing System, ($149, Sephora) for a thoroughly clean and smooth complexion. Hydrate your skin with Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentre ($25,, an amazingly light but very hydrating moisturizer.

#2-Now that the skin is primed and hydrated, lets play up that beautiful skin by using giving it a gorgeous glow. Try Nars Multiple in Lamu ($38,, a golden apricot shimmer.

#3-This holiday season, fashion dictates a full, groomed brow! Celebrate the glory of your arches by using Smashbox Brow Tech Trio ($24,, which has two brow powders for filling in and defining, and one brow wax to groom and hold. Everything you need for a fashionable brow!

#4-Give the gift of a golden glare! This season metallics are the ultimate show stopper. For a mesmerizing look, take one shade of a metallic shimmer and dust it liberally above the lashes. I recommend MAC Holiday Eyeshadow Kit in Reelers & Rockers, ($36, – see for a review!) perfect golds and bronzes for a surprisingly easy, high glam look!

#5- Lash out and love it! The perfect compliment to a gleaming lid is a full lush lash. Accentuate your eyes by using a faux full lash like the Soap Opera lash by Ja’maal Buster ($15, or a little help from a great mascara like Maybelline Volum’ Express the Falsies in Very Black ($8,drugstores) for soft and full lashes!

#6-What’s more glam, festive and polished than a perfect red lip? Some choice options for this season are :

1)Nouba lipstick in 54 – a Metallic spin on the classic red

2)MAC Ruby Woo – THE classic glam red

3) Nars pure matte lipstick in Vesuvio and Terre de Feu – haute red lips!

4) Make Up Forever Rouge Artist Intense in shades 8,42,43,44,45 and 46-a red for everyone!

5) MAC ProLongwear Lip Crème in Prolong -for lips that shame the red,red rose!

Thanks Nicole and Felicia for getting my holiday glam up to par!

Love her tips, and I think I need to advance my red lip game this season! What holiday looks do you plan to try out, bellas?

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Tiffani says:
December 8, 2010, 12:24 pm
I had been stalking the Nars Lamu shimmer stick at Sephora for months and finally took the plunge in November to purchase it. It's definitely worth the price tag! LOVE IT!
sabrina says:
December 8, 2010, 8:07 pm
Great info!!!
crystal g. says:
December 8, 2010, 8:19 pm
lovin' these tips!
dee says:
December 8, 2010, 8:27 pm
I hate mac palettes but good looking out on the Nars multiple and the eyelashes. Those look amazing
kendra says:
December 8, 2010, 8:46 pm
I love Revlon's Fire and Ice. It's a super firey red that's definitely an attention grabber
Chanel says:
December 8, 2010, 10:38 pm
Her makeup is gorgeous! I wish I could pull off a red lip like that.
Glitzy Glam says:
December 10, 2010, 4:06 pm
Man, I have the headband she is rocking and I love it. I bought it at Target. Get it ladies. Its the perfect finishing touch.
jj says:
December 11, 2010, 9:55 pm
i <3 maybelline's falsies mascara. it really gets the job done!
Tara Ann Kennedy says:
December 25, 2010, 11:47 pm
I have heard some amazing things about that Clarisonic Mia Cleansing System! It's definitely one of my wish list items along with the Huetiful Hair Steamer.


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