Get a Quick & Easy Holiday Party Look Featuring ALMAY (Plus a Giveaway)!

Products for this post were provided by ALMAY. All opinions are my own. 

When it seems like you’re juggling a million and one balls in the air a holiday party might be the last thing on your mind. After work, after the kids are in bed … that’s my time to drop (and by drop I mean fall on the couch… maybe the floor, not into a gorgeous party dress). But, you do need some time to let loose and there are simple ways to look your best without taking hours in front of the mirror.

For a quick and simple Holiday Look, ALMAY® has exactly what you need to get out the door of your home or office quickly while still looking stunning and playing up your best facial features – the ALMAY intense i-color kits (designed for each individual eye color – brown, green, blue, hazel) and the ALMAY color + care liquid lip balm. The ALMAY intense i-color kits(SRP $7.49) have easy application (1, 2, 3) for a mistake-proof look that will intensify your eye color. The smoky-i kit intensifies, the shimmer-i kit illuminates and the bold nudes kit brightens. All kits are hypoallergenic and ophthalmologist tested. I have brown eyes, so I picked up the three trios designed for my eye color as well as two lip shades that would coordinate with all three eye shadow kits to achieve easy day-to-night looks, all by switching up my lip color.

ALMAY intense i-color smoky-i kit401 smoky-i for browns

ALMAY intense i-color shimmer-i kit421 trio for browns

ALMAY intense i-color bold nudes kit411 trio for browns

The ALMAY color + care liquid lip balms (SRP $5.99) are available in 10 non-sticky, gluten-free shades. The two I picked up are in the shades 800 Rosy Lipped (a gorgeous nude) and 100 Just Plum Good (a juicy berry). These lip colors offer up the lip conditioning care of a balm while still giving you the color and shine of a gloss. The shiny color drenches lips with 2x hydration* (vs. bare lips) as lip-loving conditioners provide 194% more moisture for softer, smoother lips over time because they’re infused with ingredients like avocado oil and vitamin E. These glosses also have my favorite type of applicator… the doe-foot wand. Hypoallergenic & dermatologist tested. The secret to an easy yet eye catching Holiday Look? A simple eye and a deep lip! Whether it be a red, berry or burgundy (even a hot pink!) a festive lip brightens and fancifies any look. Below I’m wearing the ALMAY intense i-color shimmer-i kit421 trio for browns on my eyes. I began my day with a nude lip with Rosy Lipped…. …..then…. voila! Amped up (but not overdone) with Just Plum Good for evening! Basically, you can wear this eye look all day long and just freshen up your lippie to run out the door. Hmmm… maybe change your clothes, too 😉 For more information on these and other products from Almay, please go to their website at

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