This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Neutrogena and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Every year I look forward to the holiday season because I love spending time with my family, eating good food, laughing, dancing and getting dressed up for all the festivities. Every year I spend Christmas Eve with my boyfriend and his familia because in the Dominican culture that's when gifts are exchanged. We'll be heading to his sisters place for a potluck dinner! If it's anything like Thanksgiving I'll be sure to come prepared with a jumbo pack of tupperware. On Christmas day, I will be heading to Brooklyn to spend a few days with my mom and sisters. We decided to have an ugly sweater Christmas party to switch things up a bit (stay tuned for my DIY ugly sweater post). Best of all, we are bringing back an old family tradition - PASTELES!!! I haven't had one in a while so I'm literally counting down the days until we start making them!
Primping is essential during the holidays and no outfit is complete without the right beauty look. With camera phones everywhere you turn you'll want to look your best. Selecting good quality beauty products doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune. This post is all about my holiday beauty routine using these awesome products from Neutrogena.
I'm very adamant about my skin care routine, I always wash my face first before applying makeup. Then I use makeup remover wipes to get rid of any leftover eye makeup. My skin is very sensitive so I use Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes because they are super gentle and they remove 99.3% of dirt, oil and makeup. A pack of 25 towelettes is about $8.99 (worth every penny).
After moisturizing my skin I proceed to apply my foundation. This was my first time using Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup and I loved it! I'm very picky when it comes to foundation because it's hard to find a foundation that will blend well with my fair skin and provide the right amount of coverage. The natural beige was a perfect match! My two favorite things about this foundation is the dewy look it gave my skin and that fact that is has SPF 20 (I always use foundation with SPF).
Now it's time for eyesahadow! I'm not a creamy eyeshadow kind of girl but I was drawn to the fact that this Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow has a built in primer that prevents creasing and fading for up to 12 hours. If you're entertaining guests or attending a holiday party the last thing you want to be thinking about is your makeup. This product is great because it's long lasting, easy to apply and contains vitamin E.
My favorite part is definitely mascara! Just like with my foundation I tend to be very selective with the mascara I use. Before applying mascara I always curl my lashes from root to tip. This was also my first time using Neutrogena Healthy Lengths Mascara but it most definitely won't be my last! I really like the bristles on the brush and the fact that it's formulated with vitamin E and olive oil to condition & strengthen lashes so they can grow. The black brown shade is perfect for a more natural look <3
Last but not least, it's time to add some color to my pout. Unless you're going to use a longwear lipstick I recommend using a moisturizing lip color in a pinkish shade. This will prevent you from having to constantly reapply and getting lipstick on your teeth (so annoying). To finish my holiday beauty look, I used Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Fresh Papaya. I really like the scent, color and feel of this color stick.
I hope you enjoyed reading about my holiday beauty routine with Neutrogena and that you're inspired to try a new beauty look for the holidays!
What are you looking forward to this holiday season? Any beauty trends you're thinking of trying?
Thanks for reading! Besitos y abrazos :)