Christmas is almost here, and with it comes the season of parties and get-togethers. Whether it’s a work party, a family gathering, or a night out with friends, it makes you feel amazing if you look your best.
One of the most exciting parts of getting ready for a Christmas party is doing your makeup. Here are some tips and tricks to help you create a stunning look that’s perfect for any festive occasion.
The Eyes Have It
Firstly, let’s talk about the eyes. If you don’t normally do anything with your brows, consider using some brow powder to even out your brows and add definition.
A classic smoky eye is always a great choice for a Christmas party. Start by applying a cream concealer and then a neutral eyeshadow all over your lid to give a smooth base. Then, using a darker shade, blend it into the crease of your eye and up and out at the outer corners.
Use black eyeliner or dark eyeshadow applied with a slanted brush to line your upper and lower lash lines and smudge them out for a more sultry look. Finish off with a few coats of mascara to make your eyes pop. If you want to try something different, you can opt for a glittery eye look.
A Smoky Look
Apply a glittery eyeshadow all over your lid over the neutral shade and blend it out towards the crease after you’ve applied the darker shade.
I always work on eyes first, particularly if creating a smoky look as it helps to prevent your base from getting spoiled with shadow ‘fallout’. You can also do some “clean up” and sharpen lines with concealer afterwards.
Next, let’s move on to the base. A flawless complexion is the key to any good makeup look. Start with a good moisturiser followed by a primer to smooth out your skin and make your makeup last longer.
Follow this up with a foundation that matches your skin tone and provides the right amount of coverage. If you have any blemishes, use a concealer to cover them up. Set your foundation with a translucent powder to keep it in place all night.
A Rosy Glow
When it comes to your cheeks, a rosy glow is always a great choice. Apply a blush that complements your skin tone, starting from just above the apples of your cheeks and blending it up and out towards your temples. You can also add some highlighter to your cheekbones to give your skin a radiant glow.
Finally, let’s talk about the lips. A classic red lip is always a great choice for a Christmas party. Choose a shade that complements your skin tone and apply it with a lip brush for a precise finish. If you prefer a more subtle look, you can opt for a nude or pink shade.
Experiment And Have Fun
Popping a dab of highlighter in the centre of your lips will help create the illusion of fullness if you feel you have naturally thin lips.
Remember, the key to a great makeup look is to experiment and have fun. Don’t be afraid to try something new and step out of your comfort zone. With these tips and tricks, you’ll be sure to create a stunning look that’s perfect for any Christmas party.
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