GURNEE, Ill., Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EcoTools, a leader in eco-conscious beauty, introduces a new makeup and hair look for the holidays as part of its "Looks You Love" series. The looks, developed by the EcoTools Beauty Team, help you achieve a little extra elegance for any seasonal gathering, from the office holiday party to a festive night out. Check out the full tutorials on EcoTools.com.
Inspired by the season of good feelings, fond memories and timeless traditions, EcoTools Beauty Team members Teni Panosian and Christine Symonds created hair and makeup looks that will dazzle. Makeup expert Panosian is a professional beauty blogger, YouTube beauty sensation and the voice behind MissMaven.com. Celebrity hairstylist Symonds regularly styles red carpet beauties such as Kaley Cuoco, Kristen Bell, Anna Faris, Ali Larter and more.
Classic and Flawless Holiday Makeup
Panosian achieved this go-to holiday look using the three limited-edition EcoTools holiday sets: the Four-Piece Beautiful Complexion Set ($19.99), Festive & Flawless Face Set ($14.99) and Mini Essentials Holiday Set ($5.99). Each of the makeup brush sets will have you and any beauty maven on your shopping list looking radiant throughout the holiday season and into the New Year.
"This time of year there's certainly no shortage of seasonal celebrations, and a classic makeup look is always a crowd pleaser," says Panosian. "Using tools from the EcoTools holiday sets, it's easy to achieve a flawless, festive look."
Start by using the Skin Perfecting Brush from the Four-Piece Beautiful Complexion Set to apply your favorite BB or CC cream. Then, take the Precision Foundation Brush from the Festive & Flawless Face Set to apply concealer under your eyes and around your mouth, also dabbing a little bit into the center of your forehead to brighten and conceal. From the same set, take the Buffing Concealer Brush and blend the concealer using small, circular motions for an even finish.
To give your skin a bit of warmth, grab the Mattifying Finish Brush from the Four-Piece Beautiful Complexion Set and a matte bronzer. Apply the bronzer into the hollows of your cheeks, along your jawline and into your hairline. Using the same brush, sweep a soft, neutral pink blush onto your cheeks for a natural, rosy look. Then, set your makeup by applying a translucent powder using the Full Powder Brush from the Festive & Flawless Face Set.
Next, to create a healthy glow, take the Complexion Blending Brush from the same set and dab on your favorite powder highlighter to the high points of your cheekbones, your brow bone, and above the arches of your eyebrows.
For the eyes, take the Angled Eyeliner Brush from the Mini Essentials Holiday Set and begin applying a black gel eyeliner at the inner corner of your eye, slowly working your way to the outer corner. At the outer corner, create a wing of your desired thickness and fill it in. To complete the eyes, apply a few coats of your favorite mascara to both the top and bottom lashes.
To finish, apply a bright red, matte lip color. Beauty tip: To clean up the edges of your lipstick, use a concealer brush to apply a tiny amount of concealer at the edge of your lips, creating a clean, crisp edge. Then blend the concealer outward, and you're done!
Holiday Headband Twist
"A simple, go-to hairstyle with a touch of pizazz is ideal for any holiday gathering," says Symonds. "This headband twist offers a hint of sparkle that you'll want to wear all season long."
The look was created using the EcoTools® Styler + Smoother Hair Brush, a versatile half-round design that provides the styling features of a round brush with the added benefits of a cushioned paddle brush, gently smoothing and detangling hair. The Styler + Smoother Hair Brush retails for $10.99.
Start by combing through dry, clean hair or second-day hair with the Styler + Smoother Hair Brush to smooth out any tangles. Taking a section of hair at the crown of the head, lightly backcomb downward to create volume. Repeat this again a few times, grabbing more hair as you go. When the desired volume is reached, gently smooth out the top without disrupting the volume you just created.
Next, place a sparkly, stretchy soft headband at the desired position on your head, on top of all of your hair. Then, secure it at the nape of the neck with a few bobby pins. One at a time, take the two side sections in front of each ear and lightly twist them back and into the headband. The elasticity of the headband will hold them in place.
Now that all of your hair is set back, split it into two sections and loosely braid each one. Doing this creates texture and control for when you twist them back into the base of the headband. Secure each braid with a clear elastic hair band. Go back in with your fingers and pull each braid apart slightly to create a fuller, more "undone" look. Then, take one of the braids and weave it through the back side of the headband, leave the ends hanging down. Repeat on the other side, then tuck both ends into the loop and secure with bobby pins. Spray your entire head with a medium-hold hairspray and you're ready to party all night!
For more looks from the "Looks You Love" series or to watch the video tutorials, visit EcoTools.com. All products mentioned are available at Walmart, Ulta and Walgreens. All EcoTools makeup and hair brushes are made using bamboo handles, recycled aluminum ferrules and cruelty-free bristles.
EcoTools Look Beautiful. Live Beautifully.® Helping women look beautiful and live beautifully is what EcoTools, a brand from Paris Presents Incorporated, is all about. The EcoTools collection of cosmetic accessories and bath and body products features renewable, animal cruelty-free and recyclable materials. In a continued effort to give back, EcoTools donates to organizations that represent a blend of green living and beauty.
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