Holiday is upon us! The big dilemma becomes what to do for all those holiday parties! The biggest question I usually receive is what to do with the face to create a unique holiday look- red lips, dramatic eyes, white shadow, what?! Let me guide you toward Holiday Make up Bliss!!!!
Like a snowflake, no face is alike. And the trends this Holiday Season truly embrace every face type! For those with juicy lips, the red lip is a fabulous look. This season is all about that Bordeaux. Look for a deep red. Look to the previous article on how to create the perfect red lip! To offset this idea, I love to pair it with a light eye shadow and lots and lots of black mascara! Keep the cheek nice and rosy.
For those with some sparklers, play up your eyes with a contemporary smoky eye. This is one that will not take a lot of time…take a soft black eye pencil and stripe it across your eyelid lengthwise. Now, take a brush and blend it onto your eyelids. Take a lighter eye shadow and blend from the inner eye to the middle of the eyelid. Now, blend the eye shadow with the eyeliner from the inside outward. Rim the inside of your eye (called the wet line) with your soft eyeliner. This will create a very seductive look! I love mascara! (If you can’t tell!) Please add lots of mascara for this look! Adding a half strip of false eyelashes will really enhance this look! Should you use false eyelashes, however, I suggest adding the mascara after you apply the false eyelashes. I love M.A.C’s falsies! They’re fun to work with and stay very well with the “Duo” eyelash adhesive. This season’s lip gets to have more fun with the smoky eye. You may pair the Bordeaux red, or create a light nude lip, or even a fun magenta pink. So long as you have some sparkle in either your outfit or on your eyes (I love the M.A.C pigment or for the super cheap, the N.Y.C. brand from Target has a fun one too!) you will be good to go!!!! This look is best served with a bronzer and light blush.
Gold, silver, and metallic on the eyes are also very popular right now. I love the Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Silk Shadows for this effect. There is a silver and gold combination in this version which has a lot of dimension and intrigue. If you do a metallic eye, try to create a very thin liquid eyeliner or tight line on the lash line- this will make the eyes pop! Remember, lots of mascara!!!!
There is one more edgy look I’d like to mention. The gothic-vampiress look! This one would take a silver eye shadow, a black liner close to the eye lashes, a light purple contour in the crease, lots of mascara, and a fabulous plum lipstick! I love to pair this look with a plum blush. Take a highlight to the cheekbone. SO gorgeous!!!!
Please write me in questions about my advice for your particular look! In the meantime, enjoy all the cookies, punch, and music of the holidays!
Love and Beauty,