Holiday Party Makeup – Safe for Fungal Acne

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Let me just start by saying this. I find the utmost joy in getting glammed up for a party. It’s therapy combined with the most exciting feeling in the world- the ability to strut my stuff and show off at the end- it may sound superficial, but it’s my reality.. and I’m here to tell you that you MUST, no really, YOU MUST DO WHAT BRINGS YOU JOY!

With that being said, I bring you my Christmas Party Look. I describe it as glam rock meets classic meets bombshell, because that’s how I felt in this outfit- like a million freaking bucks!


// ONE // FREDDIE MERCURY, THE MAN, THE INDIVIDUAL, THE STAR THAT SHONE EXTRA BRIGHT. When I saw this shirt, I remember how fast I bought it- this little hot pants number with this hair is legit my fave Freddie-proof that he was fabulous before the yellow jacket! Freddie has long held a special place in my heart. Was he a total diva? Why of course, darling! However, you cannot discount how iconic he is. He pushed boundaries, he never gave up, he had flair, he had style, and he lived life to the fullest. He had this fire inside of him. When he was on stage, in front of a camera, or singing, it oozed out of him. I like to think that I have a similar fire within myself- and no matter how tough the going gets, I choose to remember that fire & let it push me to work harder, to do more, to push myself out of my comfort zone.. and I hope all of you will too! **shirt is no longer available, linked some other options. Here, Here & Here!

// TWO // I feel especially proud of the fact that for the majority of this look, I was able to shop my own closet, and that it was honestly super comfortable! I mean, what’s more comfortable than a t-shirt? Of course, this dazzling skirt couldn’t be comfortable, right? WRONG! This skirt has the right amount of stretch, shape, and sparkle, and came without a hefty price tag seeing as I snagged it at the always chic, Target (Tarzay)- where it is still available in straight & plus sizes people! When I thought of pairing them, I remember thinking I’d never want to wear anything else.. how will I possibly top myself? I’m not sure I can when Freddie Mercury was my inspiration 😉 Also, I won’t lie, the shoes* got uncomfortable about an hour in, but the pain was worth it.

To complete the look, I did a glam sparkly red eye to match my skirt.. thank my hooded eyes for the fact that you can’t see it so well in the photo. However, I made a video where I re-create the look, which is on my YouTube Channel, and I’ll leave the video below for your viewing pleasure!

To wrap up, I guess I just have one question. What icon or person from the past inspires you? Comment below please!

* asterisks next to a word indicate that the link may feature a similar item instead of the exact one- I try my best to find similar options!

What makeup products do I recommend for Fungal Acne?

Paula’s Choice RESIST Daily Hydrating Fluid Face Moisturizer SPF 50
Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation
EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF46
FAB Hello Fab Coconut Water Cream
Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Lip Color
NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Contour Concealer
NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Full Coverage Foundation
Supergoop! Daily Correct CC Cream | SPF 35
NYX Face & Body Glitter
DUO Brush-On Lash Adhesive by Ardelle
Medusa’s Makeup Mineral Eye Dust
bareMinerals Loose Mineral Eyecolor
NYX Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil
Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder
Wet ‘n Wild Color Icon Bronzer
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
AVEENO Baby Cleansing Therapy Moisturizing Wash
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water
Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow Pots
Maybelline Superstay Ink Crayon Matte Longwear Lipstick
bareMinerals Blush
bareMinerals Original Foundation SPF 15
Medusa’s Makeup Baked Eyeshadow
Medusa’s Makeup Eyeliner Seal (Eye Dust Elixir)
CeraVe Hydrating Micellar Water
Kryvaline Face Paint Palette
2oz Amber Glass Small Empty Spray Bottle, Fine Mist Spray, Set of 3
St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse


  1. December 19, 2019 / 2:27 am

    Love the look! V original & I NEED that skirt.

    • Brooke Helwig
      December 26, 2019 / 6:43 pm

      Thanks so much!