Look glamorous and gorgeous this holiday with these lovely looks. Dare to dream up a little drama. Try colorful eyes, silver smoky eyes, and ravishing red lips that say “kiss me!”
Palette ideas include rare precious metallic and oh-so-seasonal red, green, and white Christmas colors! Why not celebrate the season with fanciful and fun make-up?
FRAMES FOR YOUR EYES
Shape up those brows, pluck stray hairs and fill in sparse areas with shadow or pencil in a natural shade, following the natural shape of your brow. Try your best to make them look even. And remember, your brows are like frames for your eyes. You want them to complement your pretty peepers – not detract from them – unless you’re into the heavy brow look (a la Brook Shields). Keep the focus on those windows to your soul!
GLAM AND GORGEOUS GREENERY
Use a small eye shadow brush or angled brush, depending on how finely you want to line your eyes. Use green to shade close to the lash line around each eye. Add more drama by rimming your eye with black eyeliner and applying two coats of black mascara.
COOL CHRISTMAS COLORS!
Get festive with Christmas colors! Try applying white shadow to your lids and under your eyebrows, towards the outer edge of the brows. Then shade in the crease with a poinsettia red. Line your bottom lash lines with green shadow. For more definition, consider adding black eyeliner to the top lash lines then add two coats mascara. Curl your eyelashes for a wide-eyed effect. For lips, stick with a neutral nude or go gung-ho with a bright, Christmas red.
SNOW WHITE AND CANDY CANE STRIPES
Highlight your eyes with white (like snow), which goes festively with ravishing red, and you can even do a few stripes (like a candy cane) if you’re feeling adventuresome.
What’s flattering to most eyes that you can layer with white and black? Silver! Choose a shimmery shade of silver and play up those peepers. Add mystery and intrigue with sexy and dramatic black eyeliner, black mascara, and even a little black eyeshadow in the outer corners of your eyelids, hugging the lash line. Here’s to plenty of pop!
PUCKER UP AND PERFECT THAT POUT
Shimmery gold and metallic silver are also great options for highlighting your eyes, and you can apply a little to the center of your lips over lipstick, followed by a lip gloss for a plumpifying finish that puckers up that pretty pout.
Perfect that pout with palette-pleasing colors that complement your skin tone. Can’t seem to find the right shade lip color? Experiment and mix colors together to find the right hue that suits you!
DIY MUA (DO-IT-YOURSELF MAKEUP ARTIST)
Artistic license is yours for the taking, so get creative and be your own make-up artist. Play around with your palette. Study make-up trends and how-to’s on YouTube and beauty blogs. Warning: your savvy styling skills could be in hot demand with family and friends as they line up for you to do all their make-up!
CONCEPTS OF CONTOURING
Experiment with different shades of green, like lighter mint green and dark forest green, as a contour color. Remember, the basic concept of contouring is to give your facial features more definition, depth, and dimension, as well as slim and shape your face. The cool thing about make-up (well, aren’t there many cool things?) is that the right make-up application can take off years or pounds. Typically, highlighting brings attention to an area and stands out, as well as adding contrast to darker areas. Contours can recede and give the appearance of a bit more – or a lot more – drama.
Bored with doing your own make-up? Head to a department store and have them do your make-up, whether you opt for a full make-over or prefer just brows, eyes, cheeks, or lips. Or, invite some girlfriends over before you go out and allow enough time to make each other up.
Look your best and love your look before you head out to that Christmas party. C’mon gals, it’s party time!