Classic Holiday Glam (Using mostly drugstore/affordable products!)

Too see more pictures of this look (and a quick tutorial on how I contoured and highlighted) check out my Instagram @marinaleebeauty!

Almost all of the products I used to achieve this Holiday Glam are affordable/drugstore and will still leave you with some extra cash to spend on gifts for friends and family this year. ❤️

Keep scrolling for a full list!


  • Primed using the Rommel Stay Matte primer
  • For foundation, I used the Maybelline Better Skin foundation and mixed the shades Nude Beige and Warm Beige
  • To brighten the under Eye area and other high points of my face, I used the Maybelline Fit Me concealer in sand
  • I set my entire face with the RCMA No Color powder
  • I used the Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer to warm up my complexion and then contoured using the sculpt shade from the Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow highlight and contour palette
  • For blush, I used the Maybelline Master Highlight blush/highlight in Mauve
  • For highlighter, I applied a combination of the shades lit, fire, and strobe from the same Tarteist Pro Glow palette


  • I primed my eyes using the same Maybelline concealer I used on my face
  • I used the shade Soft Brown from MAC (the individual pans are only $6!) as my transition shade and then deepened it up using Swiss Chocolate from MAC as well.
  • On the putter corner, I used Bitten eyeshadow from Makeup Geek.
  • I applied the eyeshadow shade “the grammy goes glammy” (lol) from Essence all over my lid.
  • Next, I created a dramatic winged liner using the Essence waterproof liquid eyeliner pen
  • I applied a pair of Kiss lashes in the style Shy (my favorite lashes ever!)
  • On the bottom lashline, I used the same Bitten eyeshadow and then applied a coat of mascara on my bottom lashes. I lined my waterline using the L’Oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner


  • I wanted my brows to be a little bit more bold for this look, so I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade in medium brown
  • Lastly, my lip color is the NYX Intense Butter Gloss in the shade Chocolate Apple

Simple Glam feat. November Ipsy Glam Bag Products 

I recently posted about my November Ipsy Glam Bag and decided to do a quick makeup look using the products! For more details on what I thought of each product, check out my previous post!

Products from the Ipsy bag:

  • Hey Honey facial serum- I used this to prime and prep my skin for foundation.
  • Benefit Porefessional pore minimizing primer
  • Eyeko Skinny Liquid eyeliner pen
  • Skone Cosmetics Brow Wand in chocolate

MOTD: Winged Liner + Red/Orange Lippie

Definitely stepped out of my makeup comfort zone with this lip color! I don’t know how I feel about it still (on me), but it was something different that I have never worn before and since makeup is not permanent, I thought “why not?!”. I was inspired by Beauty YouTuber Desi Perkins to try this shade because to me, it seems like she rocks simple eye makeup and a bright orange-y lip color a lot.

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The lipstick is from the Maybelline Bolds collection in the shade Orange Danger. It is a very bright red with major orange undertones. It is almost a more neon version of the Kylie Lip Kit shade in 22.

I also kept with the theme and popped an orange eyeshadow in my crease. I used the shade Realgar from the ABH Modern Renaissance palette (my latest obsession).

I love experimenting with makeup, so even though I am not completely head over heels in love with this shade on me, I am glad I tried something new and will probably experiment more with bolder, bright lip colors in the future!

MOTD: Simple Glam feat. UD Naked 2 palette 

There’s nothing special really about today’s makeup, but I just love how fresh and simply pretty the makeup turned out. I dipped into my UD Naked 2 palette for my eyes because I haven’t used it in a while. 

I used the shade Half Baked from the palette all over the lid and blended some bronzer into my crease. I also applied a natural pair of false lashes and finished the look with the long lasting lipstick from Essence in the shade Cool Nude. I also applied the Essence XXL Shine gloss overtop. And of course for foundation I am wearing my Too Faced Born This Way in Nude.

Any makeup look wouldn’t be complete without a good highlight, so I used Champagne Pop from Becca & Jaclyn Hill’s collab.

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