My Go-To Holiday Look

Oh, how I envy those of you who switch up your cocktail party makeup looks – maybe a bold lip one night or a smoky eye the next. Me, on the other hand? I almost always go for the same look, and it’s ALL about two things. Skin and lips.

It’s all about the skin, my friends. Your skin is your canvas, and I want mine to look as flawless as possible. On a night out, I am more apt to use a medium-to-full coverage foundation to get that smooth, lovely look. As for lips, you guys know how I roll…I always jump the chance to rock a red lip.

Here are the products used in the above photo.

Kjaer Weis Foundation in Paper Thin – When you are wanting a fuller coverage that still blends like a dream, look no further than Kjaer Weis. You guys, this foundation is everything. I used it briefly a year or two ago, but was wearing the wrong the color that was too light for my skin. When Melissa at Citrine told me that Paper Thin was the shade I needed to wear (always listen to Melissa!), I tried it out, and she was SO RIGHT. This shade just melts into my skin, and it’s like a bonafide airbrush. Makes my pores disappear, covers redness, yet leaves the tiniest glow on the skin. Just look at the photo! This foundation is gold, I tell ya.

Oh, I like to apply this with a damp beauty blender, just gently pressing it into my skin, in a stippling manner.

W3LL PEOPLE Concealer in Light – My all-time favorite concealer. Covers, but doesn’t crease. Amen.

Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Embrace – This is the most gorgeous pale shade of pink. Barely there. So pretty.

Rituel de Fille Ash & Ember Eye Soot in Sigil – This champagne shade worn all over the lid brightens up the eyes. I pat a bit extra right onto my lid above the lash line to give it a bit more shimmery oomph.

Jane Iredale Mystikol Liner in Onyx – I always apply this gel liner to my top lash line only. (I don’t put any liner nor mascara on my bottom lashline/lashes.) This liner is easy to apply with a liner brush (I use this one), and it lasts all night long.

Antonym Lola Lash Too Mascara – This has been a nice alternative to my beloved Per-fekt, which has fallen off the face of the earth.

Kjaer Weis Lipstick in KW Red – My favorite red. I’ve talked about it ad nauseum. SO MATTE. SO GOOD.

Jane Iredale Lip Pencil in Crimson – I like to put a little bit of this liner on the outer corners of my lips to give a bit more definition and dimension.

On my way out the door, I’ll dab a tiny amount of powder on my T-zone, throw my lipstick in my clutch, and I’m good to go! Happy holidays!


  1. Megan

    December 7, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Sarah! Perfekt has fallen off the face of the earth?! I buy mine at Ulta and it says it’s still in stock if you need a refill…

    • whoorl

      December 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you! Yeah, a little birdie told me that the company was “changing ownership,” but that was months ago. Hoping they don’t disappear!

  2. Jennifer

    December 8, 2017 at 10:05 am

    NOOOOOO!! Perfekt cannot go away. CANNOT! Why is it that every time I find a mascara I love (and it is hard to find the non toxic ones), they end up being discontinued?!

  3. Janet

    December 8, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Your face is stunning… but that pin is everything. Where did you find it?