After much planning (really, a lot!), fussing, rushing, and primping, it was finally time for Mr. M’s office holiday party that was held at a very classy golf clubhouse.  Can you believe the CEO raffled off 50 prizes that night?  Included were tablet PC’s, Xbox 360s, iPad Minis, 55″ TVs, Kindle Fires, and 6 cruises with paid time off!  Seriously!  While we didn’t win anything, 10% of the company did and we’re just happy Mr. M can work for a corporation that truly values its employees.

And, of course, we had a fantastic time at the party.  It was an awesome celebration and I loved meeting the people Mr. M spends most of his day with.  But my favorite part?  It was a great excuse to pull out some red lipstick!

I put a lot of thought into what colors to use and decided to go with a bold lip (thanks for the suggestion, Jessica!), a shimmery neutral eye with false lashes, and pink cheeks.

The lighting at the party was very dim which let my eye makeup glow without the full shimmer affect in my brightly lit photos.

The false lashes were a fun addition and I think they dressed up the look while balancing the bold lip choice.

I went with a cool pink blush rather than a neutral to create a winter holiday flush.

The dress is not something I would typically choose for myself.  I’m a little black dress kind of girl!  But after the insistence of my sister and Mr. M I decided to roll with it.  We have another party to attend next weekend and I should have a better opportunity to get a full picture of it then.  I’m debating a more rocker chic look that night as it is a get together of our good friends.

Products Used

Face:  Revlon PhotoReady Primer; Sonia Kashuk All Covered Up Concealer in Sand; Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foundation in 320 Warm Golden and 330 Natural Tan; Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder; theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer; Sonia Kashuk Illuminating Bronzer; Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Flamingo

Eyes:  Urban Decay Primer Potion; Stila Eyeshadow in Goldfish; Sonia Kashuk Eye on Fall Color #2; Sonia Kashuk Eye on Neutral Color #4, #9; MyFace Cosmetics Crocodile Rock lightest shade*; Urban Decay 27/7 Pencil in Zero; Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner in Black; Makeup For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash mascara; Sonia Kashuk Full Volume Lashes; MAC Penultimate Brow Marker; Anastasia Brow Gel in Espresso

Lips:  Beauty for Real The Perfect Lip Pencil*; MAC Charmed I’m Sure Lipcolor

Items marked with ‘*’ were provided for my consideration.