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20 Christmas Makeup Looks to Make You Stand Out

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20 Christmas Makeup Looks to Make You Stand Out

With Christmas knocking at the door, there is so much work to be done. By now you have already bought the Christmas tree, and its trinkets; now it is time to decorate them. It is also the time to sit with your shopping lists and be sure there is nothing left for the last minute. With all these in mind, it seems that the ladies are running around the town to get the best for their family, house, and themselves.

Ladies, you have the fancy dresses, matching shoes and bags, and makeup sets to stand out from the crowd and look gorgeous. This article will give you some best Christmas makeup looks for you to try this year.

1. Soft makeup to start the day
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    You can start the day with this soft makeup. Right after your shower, loosely curl your half wet hair, and set it with some hair spray. Don’t over spray or it will look stiff, and not natural. Fix your base with a skin toned foundation and loose powder. Opt for light smoky eyes, thin eyeliner, and darken your lashes with two to three coats of mascara. Add a pinkish hue on your cheeks, and finish your look with a light red color on your lips. You can play around with the lip color and match it according to your dress.

    2. Simple yet classy
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      One of my favorite Christmas makeup looks this holiday is this quick, simple, yet elegant makeup. If you are in a hurry, or simply want to stay off cosmetics in the morning, then this is for you. All it takes is thin liner on the top lids, a baby pink color on the cheeks, and a nude lipstick. You can also coat your pouts with pink gloss. Tie your hair in a fishtail braid, a high ponytail, or a loose bun to finish off this simply yet elegant look.

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      3. Glittery eyes
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        If you don’t have time to do a whole face of makeup, try this shortcut. Just add glittery eyeliner on your top lids. To compliment your glittery eyes, it is best you choose a natural lip color or simple gloss.

        4. Smoky under the eyes
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          This is yet another soft makeup look that will look great in daytime. Here, instead of focusing on the upper eyelids, the liners are drawn with a smoky effect on the lower lids. Two coats of mascara, and you will have a pair of dramatic eyes. You can go with light lipstick, or you can also opt for a darker shade.

          5. Dark and beautiful eyes
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            If you are looking for gorgeous makeup, then emphasize your look entirely on your eyes. Wear extra lashes, put two to three coats of mascara, and, most importantly, kohl your eyes, both the lids, with kohl pencil and liner. Rosy cheeks, a light pink lipstick and a fancy hairdo will complete the look.

            6. Fuchsia lips
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              Red, orange, maroon are the Christmas colors, and so is fuchsia. This color will totally go with dresses of yellow, pink, green, blue, violet, and white. Fuchsia brings a vibrancy to your look, perfect for a winter get together.

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              7. Smoky, sultry eyes
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                From gorgeous lips, we come to gorgeous eyes. The eyes are beautifully highlighted with dark smoky eyeshadow and liner. The shadow is smudged at the edges, adding more drama to the eyes. Nude lips are perfect for this look. You can either blow dry your hair, or tie up your hair tightly.

                8. A glam makeover
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                  There is no rule that you can only highlight your eyes or lips. If you can balance your overall face, then you can easily go with dark lips and glam eyes.

                  9. Red, red lips
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                    Here’s another example of dark lined eyes, and bright colored lips that will help you stand out at your office holiday party.

                    10. Metallic eyes to shine
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                      Here is a playful look that will very much keep this Christmas look alive. Metallic silver on eyelids, cats-eye liner, and glossy lips go best with a short hairstyle.

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                      11. Simply pretty
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                        This look is fresh, and won’t consume much of your time. A dash of eyeliner on your top lids, and a dark lipstick to make you look glamorous. You can play around with the lip colors. Complete the look with a nice headpiece.

                        12. Winged eyes, ladies!
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                          For a dramatic look, go for a winged eyes. Hydrate your lips with pink gloss, and tie your hair on one side.

                          13. Pretty as a picture
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                            This Christmas look is perfect for a night out with your girlfriends. Very gorgeous overall makeup–anyone can pull this off. Keep your hair wavy or curly to add some extra zest to your whole look.

                            14. Sporty chic look
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                              This chic look suits ideally those beauties who sport short hair. Stain your lips in dark colors, and keep the rest of the makeup simple.

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                              15. Perfect Christmas look
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                                A classic beautiful look for a formal dinner. Exquisitely defined lined eyes, berry stained lips, light blush on cheeks, gel set hair, and dangling earrings. You can add a colorful scarf to polish off your look.

                                16. Elegant and enchanting
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                                  Those who are donning red dresses, this Christmas makeup look will be equally lavishing as your dress. Thin outlined eyes in black liner, heavy coated mascara, and red lipstick. You will stun everyone at your next Christmas party.

                                  17. Playful and fun
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                                    Tie your hair up in a bun, wrap a funky headpiece, and expose your attractive features. Now use your imagination and paint yourself. You can use deep maroon, dark red, or berry lipstick, while lining your upper eyelids with strokes of thick lines.

                                    18. Stay simple
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                                      Here’s a look that will complement your side swept bangs. Orange lips! This is a lovely color, so just keep the rest of the makeup simple to really make your lips stand out.

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                                      19. Orange is the new love
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                                        Another bright lips look to accessorize your fancy dress. A bright orange, or a bright red, lipstick is perfect for this look. Keep your hair open, in a beach waves style.

                                        20. Beautifully expressed
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                                          Lastly, to finish off the Christmas makeup looks, here is an elegant look that consists of beautifully expressed eyes with liners on top eyelids and lower creases, and red glossy lips. This look can go with any hairstyles, whether you have pixie cut, or long straight hair, or even curly locks–it doesn’t matter. As long as you confidently carry it off, you will be as pretty as a picture.

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                                          Last Updated on December 2, 2021

                                          The Importance of Making a Camping Checklist

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                                          The Importance of Making a Camping Checklist

                                          Camping can be hard work, but it’s the preparation that’s even harder. There are usually a lot of things to do in order to make sure that you and your family or friends have the perfect camping experience. But sometimes you might get to your destination and discover that you have left out one or more crucial things.

                                          There is no dispute that preparation and organization for a camping trip can be quite overwhelming, but if it is done right, you would see at the end of the day, that it was worth the stress. This is why it is important to ensure optimum planning and execution. For this to be possible, it is advised that in addition to a to-do-list, you should have a camping checklist to remind you of every important detail.

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                                          Why You Should Have a Camping Checklist

                                          Creating a camping checklist makes for a happy and always ready camper. It also prevents mishaps.  A proper camping checklist should include every essential thing you would need for your camping activities, organized into various categories such as shelter, clothing, kitchen, food, personal items, first aid kit, informational items, etc. These categories should be organized by importance. However, it is important that you should not list more than you can handle or more than is necessary for your outdoor adventure.

                                          Camping checklists vary depending on the kind of camping and outdoor activities involved. You should not go on the internet and compile a list of just any camping checklist. Of course, you can research camping checklists, but you have to put into consideration the kind of camping you are doing. It could be backpacking, camping with kids, canoe camping, social camping, etc. You have to be specific and take note of those things that are specifically important to your trip, and those things which are generally needed in all camping trips no matter the kind of camping being embarked on.

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                                          Here are some tips to help you prepare for your next camping trip.

                                          1. First off, you must have found the perfect campground that best suits your outdoor adventure. If you haven’t, then you should. Sites like Reserve America can help you find and reserve a campsite.
                                          2. Find or create a good camping checklist that would best suit your kind of camping adventure.
                                          3. Make sure the whole family is involved in making out the camping check list or downloading a proper checklist that reflects the families need and ticking off the boxes of already accomplished tasks.
                                          4. You should make out or download a proper checklist months ahead of your trip to make room for adjustments and to avoid too much excitement and the addition of unnecessary things.
                                          5. Checkout Camping Hacks that would make for a more fun camping experience and prepare you for different situations.

                                          Now on to the checklist!

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                                          Here is how your checklist should look

                                          1. CAMPSITE GEAR

                                          • Tent, poles, stakes
                                          • Tent footprint (ground cover for under your tent)
                                          • Extra tarp or canopy
                                          • Sleeping bag for each camper
                                          • Sleeping pad for each camper
                                          • Repair kit for pads, mattress, tent, tarp
                                          • Pillows
                                          • Extra blankets
                                          • Chairs
                                          • Headlamps or flashlights ( with extra batteries)
                                          • Lantern
                                          • Lantern fuel or batteries

                                          2.  KITCHEN

                                          • Stove
                                          • Fuel for stove
                                          • Matches or lighter
                                          • Pot
                                          • French press or portable coffee maker
                                          • Corkscrew
                                          • Roasting sticks for marshmallows, hot dogs
                                          • Food-storage containers
                                          • Trash bags
                                          • Cooler
                                          • Ice
                                          • Water bottles
                                          • Plates, bowls, forks, spoons, knives
                                          • Cups, mugs
                                          • Paring knife, spatula, cooking spoon
                                          • Cutting board
                                          • Foil
                                          • soap
                                          • Sponge, dishcloth, dishtowel
                                          • Paper towels
                                          • Extra bin for washing dishes

                                          3. CLOTHES

                                          • Clothes for daytime
                                          • Sleepwear
                                          • Swimsuits
                                          • Rainwear
                                          • Shoes: hiking/walking shoes, easy-on shoes, water shoes
                                          • Extra layers for warmth
                                          • Gloves
                                          • Hats

                                          4. PERSONAL ITEMS

                                          • Sunscreen
                                          • Insect repellent
                                          • First-aid kit
                                          • Prescription medications
                                          • Toothbrush, toiletries
                                          • Soap

                                          5. OTHER ITEMS

                                          • Camera
                                          • Campsite reservation confirmation, phone number
                                          • Maps, area information

                                          This list is not completely exhaustive. To make things easier, you can check specialized camping sites like RealSimpleRainyAdventures, and LoveTheOutdoors that have downloadable camping checklists that you can download on your phone or gadget and check as you go.

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