Looking for a classic, easy + effortless 15-minute holiday makeup look? I’m always looking out for you, bringing you time efficient makeup tips. This makeup look is for the busy host, mom, or casual gal aiming to look beautiful both in photographs and in person. All makeup used for this look is considered “clean beauty” meaning organic, no toxins, safe for sensitive and/or acne prone skin. I created this makeup look in collaboration with Citrine Beauty Bar, a luxury clean beauty shop I frequented while living in Phoenix. To shop any of these products online you can use the affiliate code: ERIKA10.

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busy moms can achieve a flawless makeup look in 15 minutes using green beauty products

15 minute makeup look

Prepping your skin, the night before or day of with an effective and gentle exfoliating mask is key. This will allow your foundation to glide on flawlessly without the winter skin flakes. Use a mask you know works for you. If you don’t have a good exfoliator you can look at my skincare favorites in this list. Masks are necessary for clear, healthy skin. I beg of you: mask weekly. You can also watch my morning skincare routine in this video.

Feel free to use what you have in your makeup bag. If you need suggestions for clean beauty swaps or need to add makeup staples to your bag then shop these products. They’re all linked for your shopping pleasure, just click the highlighted products. Or check out my Clean Beauty Gift Guide.

rituel de fille against nature lipstick swatch and lip swatch on tan skin

bold lips create a glam look instantly

Makeup details:


→foundation + concealer: Kjaer Weis in shade “just sheer”. The Kjaer Weis foundation is a full coverage organic cream foundation. I apply it with a flat OG foundation brush and it covers redness, blemishes, and scars-all while minimizing large pores. I use it as my concealer to save time and on my eye lids to prime. It melts with the touch of your finger, so I pat it gently under my eyes for a seamless application. The finish is very skin like. On my oily skin, I usually set with a powder. But set your powder after all your other cream products are applied.

→cheeks: Kjaer Weis Desired Glow. This is the best blush for anyone looking for a subtle sun kissed glow. Shows up best on light to medium skin tones {especially with a golden undertone}. It may not show up on skin darker than mine. It brings life to winter skin that has undoubtedly lightened from summer. This is ideal for anyone afraid of over blushing or someone who doesn’t want to accentuate redness in their skin. It makes you look so healthy and effortlessly chic. You can apply this with your fingers, in a tapping motion, or with the same flat foundation brush. Cream products are better than powder for mature skin and/or skin with lots of texture.



desired glow blush on tan olive skin tone

KW blushes come in chic refillable packaging


RMS luminizer Quad X palettemixed all the colors for highlight because I’m extra. Again, used my fingers to melt the product onto the high points of my cheeks and subtly down the bridge of my nose. I layer the colors until I reach the desired glow. The end result is a glowing goddess vibe. It doesn’t look like an obvious highlight, but instead skin that looks youthful + gleaming.

rms beauty luminizer X Quad clean beauty highlight palette

All shades in the RMS highlight palette are new

Vapour Organic Beauty Bronzer “Spicy”. This cream bronzer comes in stick packaging and makes it easy and fast to apply. Directly from the stick I make lines underneath my blush, right in the hollows of my cheekbones and around my hairline. This creates depth in my face, after we erased all the shadows with foundation. I blend it in with an angled brush like this furless one, but any dense synthetic brush will work.


makeup tutorial using jane iredale eyeshadow palette

all matte clean beauty palette!

Jane Iredale Naturally Matte Palette, “buttercream” & “eggplant” on my crease. Buttercream, the light linen shade, is best applied all over the eyelids to set the foundation or smooth out any lingering eye oils. Helps the eyeshadows you apply on top blend without sticking to your skin. The shade “eggplant” is a neutral shade that blends easily. Creates depth and dimension to your eyes. If you want to be festive you could apply a glitter on top. I like the Rituel De Fille topper called Sigil. You can apply it over any eyeshadow to make it glittery. The glitter particles are very fine and not chunky. Kjaer Weis “cloud 9” eyeshadow in the inner corner and brow bone to make your eyes “pop”. Any light shimmery color will help highlight these areas. You can also use the RMS Luminizer quad in these areas instead.


Plume Pomade: ”cinnamon cashmere” 


the best green beauty mascara is kjear weis mascara organic

Kjaer Weis Mascara wand is perfect for separation and coating bottom lashes

no falsies! Haha just the Jane Iredale lash conditioner + KW mascara. You can read more about why I love both these products in this recent blog post here.

kjaer weis just sheer organic foundation

Use a foundation that enhances your skin, instead of feeling heavy and cakey.


wearing bold lipstick turns any look into a glamorous holiday look

Ritural De Fille lipstick, “Against Nature”

Rituel De Fille Against Nature. Wear any bold lip color that you feel comfortable wearing. Usually Christmas makeup is centered around a red lip, but Against Nature is a bit more magenta than red, creating some intrigue. This particular shade and formulation is more on the matte side and very long lasting. I don’t even use a lip liner or lip brush, but if you want to take the extra time then it will make the lipstick super long lasting to layer over a lip liner. Remember to take the lipstick with you because after you eat, you’ll need to touch up.


I hope you have a peaceful and relaxing holiday season this month. All we can ask for is inner peace in times like these when life is moving so fast and hectic. Taking 15-minutes to create a glam makeup look will give you the boost you need to conquer the day. If you enjoyed this tutorial, please share it on your favorite social media sites. I always need your help in spreading the word about clean beauty.

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