How to Get The bareMinerals Holiday Makeup Look

November 29, 2023

Whether you’re heading out to a party or drinks after work, holiday makeup calls for a touch more glamor and shimmer than usual. Our limited-edition Bare Ocean Holiday collection takes its inspiration from the vibrant world beneath the surface of the ocean, with shimmering coral tones and teals. This is how you can recreate the look in just 4 easy steps.


4 easy steps to the Bear Ocean Holiday Makeup Look


Step 1: It starts with skin

Ensure skin is well moisturized before applying your chosen foundation. If your skin is feeling particularly dry Butter Drench Restorative Rich Cream will intensely hydrate and help skin to retain valuable moisture, otherwise Smoothness Bare Haven Soft Moisturizer contains hydrating botanicals and helps to improve skin texture.

If you want your makeup to withstand fluctuating temperatures and an evening on the dancefloor, follow your moisturizer with a primer such as PRIME TIME Hydrate & Glow Primer.

Choose your foundation based on the finish you want to create. ORIGINAL Pure Serum Radiant Natural Liquid Foundation Mineral SPF 20 delivers a beautifully luminous finish thanks to plumping hyaluronic acid, hydrating glycerin, and nourishing white water lily. For a more velvet finish you cannot go wrong with the cult favorite ORIGINAL Loose Powder Foundation SPF 15.

Step 2: The easy holiday eyeshadow

The Bare Ocean look is iridescent with shimmering pearlescent shades of pink and teal. Apply a wash of Horizon, Aqua, or Tidal from MINERALIST Ocean Wonders Eyeshadow Palette over your lid, from your lash line to your socket’s natural crease. Use an eyeshadow brush like Shade & Diffuse Eye Brush to blend the edges out so they’re soft. Now blend either the shade Sand or Beach into your crease to add depth and frame the shimmering shade on your lids. Sand lends itself to lighter skin tones, while Beach adds warmth to darker skin.

Stop here, or if you want to add a touch of drama, blend a small amount of the shade Inlet close to your upper and lower lash lines. Blend, blend, blend, and finish with two coats of either MAXIMIST Phyto-Fiber Volumizing Mascara for extreme volume, or STRENGTH & LENGTH Serum-Infused Mascara for more subtle, fuller looking lashes. Discover them both with the Bare Ocean Love Your Lashes Mascara Duo.

Step 3: Boost your glow

The Ocean Sunset Glow Cheek Palette is a versatile palette to have at your disposal over the holidays. It contains GEN NUDE Highlighting Blush in Peach Glow, GEN NUDE Powder Blush in a limited-edition shade, Soft Coral, GEN NUDE Blonzer in Kiss of Spice.

The complete Bare Ocean look layers all three together, but you can wear each shade on its own, too. Follow Global Makeup Artist, Carly Giglio’s, application techniques for an easy, beautiful radiance.

  • Using Seamless Shaping & Finish Brush, apply GEN NUDE Blonzer Blush + Bronzer in Kiss of Spice across your cheekbones and over the bridge of your nose in a ‘w’ shape.
  • With Blooming Blush Brush place GEN NUDE Powder Blush in Soft Coral onto the apples of your cheeks and blend upwards towards the tops your cheekbones.
  • Finish with GEN NUDE Highlighting Blush in Peach Glow applied to cheeks and into your temples and brow bone in the shape of a large ‘c’.

Step 4: Finish with lips

Complete the look with Shining Moment MINERALIST Lip Gloss-Balm Duo choosing either the shade Love, which is a true mauve, for a more intense finish, or Clarity, a clear light pink, for a finish that’s more understated.