Ensure you’re the belle of the ball this Christmas party season! Thanks to our Christmas party makeup look guide, you’ll be guaranteed a kiss under the mistletoe…
The Statement Red Lip
A red lip is a true classic; is there anything more festive than a flash of scarlet at Christmas?
A red lip should be the star of your makeup, so keep the rest neutral to allow your pout to pop. Discover the perfect shade of red lipstick for your skin tone here, but when in doubt, opt for a classic claret hue. We love Elizabeth Arden’s Lipstick in Marigold, which is creamy and long-lasting to ensure you’re looking beautiful all night long.
Pair your red lip with dewy skin and long lashes. Use DuWop Doubleglow in Champagne to give your skin a fresh and youthful look; with strobing becoming one of the hottest beauty trends of 2015, pat some of this luminous facebalm above your cheekbones, down your nose and on your cupid’s bow for a subtle glow.
Add length and volume to your lashes thanks to the Bourjois Volume Glamour Push Up Mascara in Ultra Black. Designer to thicken and curl lashes, whilst avoiding the dreaded clump, this mascara makes your eyes pop instantly!
Go bold this Christmas, and opt for an effortlessly luxurious shimmering bronze makeup look.
Create a glowing base with the Scott Barnes Body Bling Moisturiser; this intensely moisturising lotion creates an all-over radiant shimmer to face and body. Don’t forget to apply to your clavicle and legs!
A soft bronze eyeshadow is the perfect way to lift the brow bone and make eyes appear larger. We’re loving the Bourjois Little Round Pot Intense Eyeshadow in Honey, which has a super silky baked formula for easy application and intense pigmentation.
Keep your lips shining all night long with the Jane Iredale Pure Lip Gloss in Iced Mocha; full of shimmer, this lip gloss is a gorgeous buttery nude which complements any skin tone perfectly. With added mint and ginger, this gloss plumps as well as soothes.
Chiselled to Perfection
The Christmas party calls for a dramatic look, and contouring and highlighting is the best way to up your beauty game.
Before starting to contour, ensure any blemishes are covered with the Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Maximum Coverage Concealer. Creamy, lightweight and super blendable, this concealer expertly covers imperfections in seconds.
Begin your contour with the darker shade from the Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palette. Load powder onto a soft, fluffy angled brush and apply to cheekbones, across the forehead, down the sides of the nose and around the jawline to define and sculpt.
Continuing to use the Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palette, use the lighter powder to highlight. With a smaller brush, pat the lighter powder under the eyes, on the tip of the nose and onto the chin to create a slimmer, more streamlined appearance.
Don’t forget the false lashes – we’re loving the Eyelure Enchanted False Lashes in Elegant. Use Tweezers to apply these lashes as close as possible to the lash line, and make sure to allow the glue to get tacky before applying!