My Glam Holiday Make-Up Look with Urban Decay + GIVEAWAY

*Sephora inside JCPenney approached me so I could create a holiday make-up look with Urban Decay and their new Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette. I use a lot of Urban Decay products (I even used their lipstick on my wedding day!) so I thought that creating a glam make-up look with this new eyeshadow palette was a great way to show you how to use it for the holiday season. This is a sponsored post but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I’m so excited to be doing something I haven’t done in a long time: a whole face of make-up! I usually wear make-up every day but it’s usually a five-minute face for this mama and I’m ready to go.

The holidays are different though and I really love to dress up and go all out with my hair and make-up. I don’t want it to change now that I have a baby! Luckily, my in-laws are coming into town from Spain so I’ll be able to hand them the baby and take all the time in the world to get ready. Maybe I’ll even run to my closest JCPenney and pick-up new outfits for Christmas and New Year’s? If time allows it, I might even peek into the Sephora inside JCPenney and browse and new or exclusive beauty and skincare sets I might have missed on my past visit.

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The Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette

When Sephora inside JCPenney sent me a box of Urban Decay’s goodies, including their new Distortion Eyeshadow Palette to try out, I couldn’t wait to open it and try some looks. Urban Decay is known for having really bold eyeshadow hues and these 10 shades (9 are new) and 5 transformer hues are only $49 (Urban Decay eyeshadows are usually $18 individually!). If you’ve ever used Urban Decay  you should know their eyeshadows don’t have fall-out, they’re very pigmented and velvety so a little bit will go a long way. I was also excited to try out some products I had never used like the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner and the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

What Makes It So Unique?

I tend to get overwhelmed when I see so many colors in one palette but I discovered the shades in this new palette are interconnected to give me different ideas on shade combinations! Genius! I immediately saw that the bold peacock blue and deep hunter green were connected and fell in love with it and I knew it would pair beautifully with a soft, mauve lip. Another unique aspect of this palette is that the five shades in the first row are designed to layer on top and transform the rest of the shades into multidimensional, reflective shades. Basically, the combinations are endless and exciting!

Urban Decay Holiday Look

Here are the details on how I created my holiday make-up look with the Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette:


  1. Start with clean skin. Moisturize and apply primer.
  2. Apply your favorite full coverage foundation and concealer.
  3. Apply a half a pea size amount of Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Portion on each eyelid. This really makes your eyeshadow colors pop and not fade. I love it!


  1. Using a fluffy eyeshadow brush, apply “Hot Box” ( a deep, green satin with green micro-sparkle) on your crease in a windshield wiper movement. On each eye.
  2. Then, using a flat eyeshadow brush, apply “5.0” (a metallic medium blue) by pressing the color on your lid.
  3. To give your eyeshadow look more depth, apply “Blackout” very softly in the shape of a “V” on the outer corner eyes and blend softly.
  4. Apply “Space” on top of the blue just in the top inner corner of your eyes and watch it transform into a tridimensional, brighter blue.
  5. Use the Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara and apply two to three coats on each eye. (I applied drugstore strip lashes for a more dramatic holiday look).
  6. Use the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil and line the eyes close to the lashes.
  7. Use the eye pencil on the lower lash as well and smudge with a q-tip.
  8. Use the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner and line the inner corner of the bottom of your eyes for a sparkly and light-catching effect. A more non-traditional way to use it and stand out.    Urban Decay Trouble Maker mascaraTroublemaker Mascara

Urban Decay - How To Create a Glam Make-Up Look For The Holidays

Glitter Eyeliner willmake your eyes pop unlike regular eyeliner!Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner


  1. Use the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil “Rush” lipliner to line and fill in your lips.
  2. Use the “Backtalk”, a mauve pink nude Vice lipstick to fill out your lips.
  3. On the bottom lip, apply a bit of the sparkly pink “Big Bang” Vice lipstick for a multitoned effect.

 Last But NOT LEAST!

  1. Spray on the oil-free Urban Decay All Nighter Make-Up Setting Spray on your face for long-lasting make-up. I’ve been using this product for years and it keeps your foundation in place!Urban Decay Vice LipsticksVice lipstick

2All Nighter Make-Up Setting Spray

How do you think it turned out? Not bad for the first time using this palette, right? My favorite part was definitely combining the eyeshadows and using the glitter eyeliner; I’m thrilled to try out more combinations! I have my eye on the pink, purple and copper eyeshadows next! I’ll definitely be rocking this look for any holiday party, Christmas or New Year’s celebration.

Eyeshadow Details

Enter the Rafflecopter widget below to win your own Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette! Winner must live in the continental USA. Giveaway runs from December 15, 2017 7:30AM to December 18, 2017 7:30PM. Winner announced on December 19 on the original Instagram post. 

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  • Meg O.

    I LOVE this look!!! I just got the palette and haven’t played with it yet, but now I want to dig into it! You look gorgeous

    December 15, 2017 at 4:16 PM Reply
    • Nicole

      OMG! Thank you MEG! Hahahah! I mean if you think it’s good, it’s good! Hahahaha! I can’t wait to see what you do with it. I’m going to try blending other shades together and hopefully I’ll be able to create another look.xoxo

      December 16, 2017 at 12:49 AM Reply
  • Colleen Boudreau (Collifornia)

    I’d love to win this palette because the shades are gorg!

    December 15, 2017 at 9:20 PM Reply
    • Nicole

      Good luck Colleen! Yes! The shades are so velvety and easy to blend too!

      December 16, 2017 at 12:45 AM Reply
  • kileen

    Love this makeup look girl!! The colors in this palette are so pretty!!

    cute & little

    December 15, 2017 at 10:36 PM Reply
    • Nicole

      Thanks Kileen! Yes, the shades are killer!

      December 16, 2017 at 12:46 AM Reply
  • Flor Coronado

    Hi Nicole!
    I’ve been following you blog for a while now and so love it especially because of our little ones. There’s a lot I can relate to. I’d like to win this pallete because I’ve always wanted to try colors that pop and go out of my comfort zone! Kiss Nicolas for me! Such a cutie ?

    December 16, 2017 at 12:26 AM Reply
  • Nicole

    Good luck Christy! So happy to hear your daughter loves eyeshadow as much as I do!

    December 16, 2017 at 5:21 AM Reply
  • Alba Garza

    I would like to win because I have never used this brand. Plus I hardly ever buy myself gifts.

    December 17, 2017 at 2:13 PM Reply
  • She Saw Style

    Urban Decay eyeshadows are some of my favorites. I used to swear by their Naked palettes, but it’s been a while since I’ve tried such bright shadows like these. I’ll have to check out the Distortion palette. Thanks for sharing this glamorous holiday look!

    December 17, 2017 at 11:56 PM Reply
  • LaTanya (@sweetums82)

    I love the glittery shades.

    December 18, 2017 at 4:07 AM Reply
  • Steph

    I love all things Urban Decay! What an amazing look.

    @trendyinindy ||

    December 18, 2017 at 4:55 AM Reply
  • THE BLUE HYDRANGEAS (@drmolly)

    You look ready for a night on the town! So glamorous!

    April |

    December 18, 2017 at 6:06 AM Reply
  • Kelsey

    You look gorgeous! I love the dark eyeshadow look! Xo

    December 18, 2017 at 12:31 PM Reply
  • sgrm9514

    I would love to win because I dont dont always get to buy the makeup I want! This would be terrific.

    December 19, 2017 at 12:10 AM Reply
  • Elle

    I love eye shadow and really like the bold colors.

    December 19, 2017 at 12:28 AM Reply
  • Gita

    Wow your eye make up is on point! I love the color

    December 20, 2017 at 6:04 PM Reply
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