“Let’s sing Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday. This season may we never forget the love we have for Jesus. Let it be the one to guide us, as another New Year starts. And may the spirit of Christmas be always in our hearts. ”
What is Christmas to us? A lot of us know about how the real reason for the season is Jesus Christ; but do we really live up to the belief? It is one thing to know and another to act it out and I guess, not a lot of us are intentionally living up to how Christ would prefer us to celebrate His birthday.
To some of us, Christmas is the time to relax, have a vacation and just chill out somewhere nice. There’s Baguio, Tagaytay, the beaches and a lot more; while there are some who are waiting for Christmas because of the Christmas bonus and 13th month pay – go shopping, buy new clothes, rush to the sales to buy our god children some gifts because that’s how Christmas usually goes in our house hold. It’s also the time to STOP the diet and legally be total gluttons and a lot more of those superficial and earthly traditions. It’s, honestly, hard to get it out of our culture; but we can always make a difference one step a time, in our own different ways.
This Christmas, I wasn’t really planning something grand but what surprised me is that for the first time in months, I went to church. And, although, some of you may have seen me rant on Facebook about how there are tons of young people dressing up in their super short shorts and micro mini skirt inside the church during the Misa de Gallo, I kept my focus on the mass itself and there was a moment during the mass that I closed my eyes and really prayed to God in my own way. It was the first time in months that I felt the connection with Christ again and, although, I cannot promise a total transformation or attendance at the church, I know that step by step, I am getting there.
For my makeup in attending the Misa de Gallo, I opted for a subtle look with some splashes of Christmas color.
FACE: L’Oreal le teint True Match in Nude Amber | LA Colors Loose Powder in Medium | SanSan Cheek Blusher in Rosy Blush
EYES: Ever Bilena Color Pencil in Brown | ELF Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara | SanSan CYO Eyeshadow in Yellow Topaz | SanSan CYO Eyeshadow in Deep Earth Brown | Revlon Color Stay 16 Hour Eye Shadow in Inspired (white shade) | Maybelline The Falsies Volum Express Waterproof in Brownish Black
LIPS: Nanny Rose’s Queen Bee Lip Balm in Four Slices of Raspberry Cheesecake | Skin Food Lip Gloss in The Chocolate Makes You More Sweet & Deep
HOW I DID IT:
I used a pump of the L’Oreal le teint True Match in Nude Amber for my face serving as its foundation and half a pump to cover up my dark eye circles and other places where blemishes can be visibly seen. Afterwards, I set it with the LA Colors Loose Powder in Medium.
For my eyes, I used the Ever Bilena Color Pencil in Brown to fill in my brows and then used the ELF Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara to set and tame my brows. I, then, applied the SanSan CYO Eyeshadow in Yellow Topaz all over my lids, the SanSan CYO Eyeshadow in Deep Earth Brown on my crease area and outer lid area and the white shade in my Revlon Color Stay 16 Hour Eye Shadow in Inspired on my brow bone and to help soften some hard edges. For my lashes, I used the Maybelline The Falsies Volum Express Waterproof in Brownish Black after curling them.
A quick swipe of the Nanny Rose’s Queen Bee Lip Balm in Four Slices of Raspberry Cheesecake on my lips topped by the Skin Food Lip Gloss in The Chocolate Makes You More Sweet & Deep. Yes, I’m falling in love with nudes.
This Christmas has brought in a lot of realizations and has made me a stronger person than I was before. I was already a tough cookie before but now, I’m even more kickass and have promised myself to really trust less this time. I was hurt by some things and, now, I’m even less ready to put myself out there because of some things that has happened, which totally made me put on that strong girl facade again. Anyway, enough of all these emotional talk; enjoy the rest of the Holiday vacation and tell me what you think of this makeup look at the comments section below.