Editor’s Note: We’re taking off the next couple of days to spend some time with our families. We hope that you have a very warm and happy Thanksgiving.
Copper is my color of choice this holiday season (so far, anyway). I’ve been rocking this glowy look at the office almost every day, and I only have to bring three items with me! This beautiful color is festive, without being too over the top. You can intensify your makeup for a post-work fete, but unlike a fuchsia lip for example, shades of copper create truly versatile looks for holiday cheer at the office and beyond.
Currently stashed in my makeup bag is my one go to product of the moment: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Compact in Copper Diamond. I’m a huge fan of Bobbi’s Bronze Shimmer Compact and didn’t think anything could top that in my makeup bag, but Copper Diamond takes the cake this season. This creates the most flattering glow that makes you look as if you were basking in candle light. I put loads all over my face every morning and it never looks fake.
My lipstick of choice is Estee Lauder’s Signature Hydra Luster lipstick in Copper Glow. I first saw this shade featured in Estee Lauder’s Doublewear Light ad and just had to know what the gorgeous warm shade was. Luckily, I was able to ask my friends at Estee and they pointed me in the right direction. Ever since I tried it, this shade has truly become one of my favorites. It’s incredibly flattering and gives my lips a nice rich color while being appropriate for any setting. Plus, the formulation is very moisturizing, so I don’t even dilute the color by layering balm beneath it.
For eyes, I turn to Prescriptive’s Winter Reflections Warm Eye Color Quad, which is a neutral, but pretty champagne and brown set. I wear the lighter shades all over the lid at work and then line with one of the browns. This palette is super easy because come 5pm…if I’m heading out to an event, I simply dab the other brown in my crease for an instant beige smokey.
Throw in some mini brushes and this minimalist set will carry you throughout the work day with a beautiful full face look.