It’s HERE !!! Christmas !!! My favourite time of year. Lots of excuses to dress up, put on the heels, makeup, give and receive gifts and just be happier than usual.
There’s lots of opportunities to get glam during the holiday season so here’s some ideas of the best looks to be Christmasy.
DON’T HIDE YOUR SPARKLE
“Christmas is not in tinsel and lights and outward show, the secret lies in an inner glow”
….. True Mr. Wilfred A. Peterson ….. but …. we can help it along !!!
It’s the best time to overdo on glitter eyes and highlighted cheekbones. If you are like me, however, and short on time usually, skip traditional glitter for the eyes. To be effectively applied you need to add a glitter sealant then the glitter, wait to dry etc. Invest in different colour glitter liquid liners. You can use them to amp up a winged liner or apply all over the lid for the desired glitter effect.
For the super highlighted cheekbones you can go to different levels.
– Simply apply more product than you would usually.
– wet your brush before picking up product and dab on the cheekbones. Use your finger to blend in.
– Apply a liquid highlighter first, blend, then add powdered highlighter, blend. They’ll see that beautiful highlight from the moon, believe me.
WINGS TO FLY AWAY ON
’Tis the season for winged liner. Make sure they are sharp and dark. You can even do double wings. The key is a good liner. The usual pencil liner is not the best for this work. A good gel liner or even better a felt tip liner will do the job. You can draw your wing and then outline with glitter to create that perfect holiday look.
RED OR DEAD
The holiday staple is a killer red lip. Anyone can wear a red lip. Don’t be afraid.
“Fair complexions usually have a pink-based undertone. To really compliment your skin tone, use blue-based reds or pink-based reds—think raspberry. These red lipsticks will pick up the pink tones in your complexion and really make your smile pop.
Light complexions usually have a yellow-based undertone. To really compliment your skintone, use a slight orange based red. These lipsticks will pick up the golden undertones and really brighten your complexion.
Medium complexions can lose and gain a suntan easily, so change your red lip based on the season. In the summertime when you are soaking up rays, wear an orange-based red. This will compliment your bronze skin and lend a brightening look to your complexion.In the winter when you’re cozying up by the fire, wear a blue-based red. This will complement your lighter skin tone while giving the appearance of brighter teeth.
Olive skin tones have a yellow-green undertone that tans very easily. To really compliment your bronze skin tone, use a brick or rust colored red. These earthy tones will warm up your complexion while blending with your skin effortlessly.
Caramel complexions have a yellow-based undertone. To really compliment your skin tone, use a true cherry red. These red lipsticks will pick up the warmth in your skin tone and really brighten your smile.
Golden dark skin tones have a yellow undertone. This type of skintone can really play with pigment when it comes to choosing a red lipstick. For a bolder look, try a true red. This will pick up the warmth in your skin and create a brighter complexionFor a more natural looking red, try blue-based reds; think plum. This will compliment your darker skintone and create a unified look.
Deep complexions can really play with pigment when it comes to red lipsticks. If you want a bolder look, use an orange-based red to really make your pout pop To have a more natural looking red, use a blue based red—think Merlot. Both types of reds will compliment your skin tone and create a brighter smile.”
Source – theeverygirl.com
For the season give the matte lip a rest and go glossy!
So remember above all else makeup is not rocket science. Have fun, be bold, be the best you !