Get Ready for the Holidays With Almay! Win $100 giftcard!

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With the holidays quickly approaching, I thought I would share some quick and easy looks. We've all got events to attend, right? Nothing is worse than being short on time to get ready. It gets frustrating rummaging around and wasting time looking for a ton of beauty products! What if it could be simpler? Enter ALMAY® . They feature makeup for sensitive skin which makes ALMAY a great brand for everyone. They have an array of shadows and lip glosses to help with every holiday look you need. Let's get ready for the holidays with ALMAY!

Today I'm showing three different looks with three shadow palettes from ALMAY. They've created shadow palettes expertly coordinated to help intensify eye colors. I have blue-green eyes, so I like being able to choose from palettes for green eyes or blue. Today, I'll be using shadows to intensify blue eyes--each packaging is colored in green, blue, hazel, or brown to help you choose the palette that will work for you. They retail for $7.49 each.

Shades: Pink Pout and Just Plum Good

I'm also using ALMAY Color+Care  Liquid Lip Balm. I love these because they keep my lips conditioned while looking amazing, they're hypoallergenic, and affordable!

I have the shades Just Plum Good and Pink Pout. The color can be built up or can be just a pop of color to the lips, making it perfect for the holidays. I even mix them together! But let's get back to the looks!

The first look I'm sharing is perfect for an office holiday party. I'll be using the ALMAY intense i-color bold nudes kit. This is a great palette to intensify my everyday neutrals, since I won't have a lot of time to get ready. Some things I love about this palette are that the color lasts all day, looks natural, and doesn't crease. It’s hypoallergenic, too, which is great for sensitive eyes. I also used this in my Everyday Makeup post.

To get this look, I followed the fool-proof application guide on the package. I used the largest section (light brown) all over the lid with a flat shader brush. Next, I applied the taupe brown into my crease and blended with a crease bush. I smudged this underneath my lower lash line. With the lightest shade, I added a highlight underneath my brows. I used a drop of contact solution on an eyeliner brush, dipped it into the lid shade (darkest color) and smudged it along my upper lash line and the outer half of my lower lash line. I finished up the look with ALMAY Color Care+ Liquid Lip Balm in Just Plum Good.

The finished look.

This next look is stunning for a New Year's Eve party. I can make this intense or soften it. And best of all, everything I need is in one kit for quick application. This look features the ALMAY intense i-color shimmer-i kit. Some features I love about it are that the light-catching minerals illuminate my natural eye color, and that the compact itself  is eye-shaped, which helps me with mistake-proof application.

I followed the guide to quickly apply this look. The shimmery silver shade went on the lid, the darkest shade went in the crease, and I used the light purple as a highlight. I used the darkest shade as my liner. The shades are crease-proof, making them a great choice for night out. For a pop of color, I used Pink Pout Color+Care Liquid Lip Balm, making my lips hydrated for that midnight kiss.

The finished look.

Finally, I'm creating a look for an Ornament Exchange party. Have you ever been to one? They're so fun. I'm using the ALMAY intense i-color smoky-i kit. Sometimes smoky colors are pigmented and can irritate my eyes, but not ALMAY shadows. These shadows are all hypoallegenic, and come in the same 1-2-3 trio to create an easy, sultry, smoky eye design matched to your specific color.

I applied the blue shade to my lid, the brown shade to my crease, and the light blue shade as a highlight. I used the lid color as my eyeliner and finished the look by mixing my two Liquid Lip Balms together. It took me minutes to complete this look. Add an ALMAY mascara and ALMAY CC Cream, and you're all set.

The finished look.

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