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So, I know Halloween is this weekend, so most of you would probably cringe if I told you I was already thinking about holiday makeup! But, I found this picture of Kristen Stewart from a recent event, and it immediately got the (festive, holiday) wheels turning. This shimmery, gray smoky eye is getting me in such a winter state of mind, while her glowing skin (My favorite fall trend!) keeps it grounded. It is October after all. Can you guys tell I’m one of those people who WILL be blasting Christmas songs on November 1st?

My recommendation for recreating this look is to start with a shimmery, but not too shimmery, gray shadow. I’m a big fan of our Studio Baked Eyeshadow Palettes for this look, which you can try in NYC or Seattle. Both palettes have lovely shades of gray, with just the right amount of shimmer for an easy start to the holiday season. Start by packing on a gray shadow on the lid, as well as along the lower lashline with a small smudging brush, such as our Studio Small Smudge Brush or the Essential Smudge Brush. Kristen doesn’t wear any eyeliner (She always seems to keep her makeup so simple!), just mascara, so choose a good, volume-plumping one like our Studio Volume Plumping Mascara or Essential Volumizing Mascara.

Now for the face. Prime with my favorite, easy-glow primer, our Studio Mineral Infused Primer in Radiant Glow. Then apply your shade in our Studio Flawless Finish Foundation, for a natural finish. Skip the powder if you can stand it, it tones down the glow too much. Just pop up some glossy lip balm—We like the Studio Glossy Gloss in Pink Candy—and you’re good to go!

Have you started holiday planning yet?

Sara