Paula Dorf Cosmetics

The Scoop on Holiday Glamour Tips and Trends

By on December 2, 2011, in Beauty Knowledge Center, Cosmetics, Holiday, Soft Surroundings

Paula Dorf Cosmetics

By Paula Dorf

The holidays are the perfect time to have fun with makeup, using shimmery powders and creamy blushes to bring out that festive holiday cheer in us all!  

Paula Dorf, Makeup Artist

Paula Dorf, Makeup Artist

Expert Tips:  A must for the Holidays!

Paula Dorf ALWAYS does the eyes first. The eyes are the focus of the face, and the first feature people notice when you walk into the room. It is also easier to clean up loose powder from eyeshadow.  Start with applying an eye primer sparingly over entire eyelid to hold shadow all day without creasing, and color will show true.

To brighten eyes, apply a pinky peach pencil to the entire lower inside rim.  It’s 8 hours of sleep in a stick!

For flawless skin, apply a face primer before foundation to even skintone and keep makeup fresh all day long!   

Apply a bronze or pink cream highlighter all over the face, collar bones and shoulders, then dust a translucent shimmery powder all over the face and décolletage for long lasting luminosity.

Use a color corrector and highlighter under concealer to diffuse light and eliminate dark circles.

A perfect look for a holiday soireeHoliday Soiree Look

Eyes: For a perfect smokey eye, sweep a light pink eye color all over the eye from the lash line to the brow.  Next, apply a charcoal gray shimmer.  Start from the outer corner of the eye and apply all over the lid.  Make sure to blend well, so there are no obvious lines.  Use a deep matte black or glimmer shadow and angled liner brush to line the eyes.

Face: Lightly dust bronzer where the sun hits your face to create the illusion that you just stepped off the beach!  For a radiant glow apply a cream cheek color.

Lips: Finish with a deep red lip color that is sure to turn heads.  Make sure to line your lips for added definition and staying power, and then add a bit of gloss for added holiday shine.     

For everyday glamour

Eyes: Black with a twist!  Use a deep purple mascara, it makes batting those lashes even a bit more dramatic!  Pair it with a natural eye using a matte aubergine eye color as a liner, and a nude, gold eye glimmer all over the lid.  

Paula Dorf Cheek Color CreamFace: To add a pop of color, use a pink, nude cheek color cream and apply a complimentary shade powder for long lasting color.  

Lips: Finish this look with a natural red lip color.

  • Soft Surroundings


    We appreciate you bringing this to our attention, and apologize for the confusion. The original price of “$4,999” was a keying error, and was not the correct original price. This has been fixed in our system and will be updated by tomorrow on our Outlet website. Dr. Rey’s Liftox is also planned for a deeper discount soon, so we encourage you to check back in the next few days to see the new sale price on

    Thank you for your business.

    Soft Surroundings

  • Janet

    First I have to say I have loved your catologs and bought a few items over time, BUT I was sad to see that Soft Surroundings showed a big rip off with their Dr. Rey’s Liftox product at $4000,00, but selling it at a low low price of just $115.00. Bloomingdales sells this same product for 120.00, so what’s going on here Soft Surroundings? Why the scam???

    Give me a reason to trust I should still buy from you.

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