Tuesday, December 02, 2008 | Tips & How-Tos
Q: Holiday parties are my favorite part of the season! This year, I really want to make an entrance. How can I create a stunning, sophisticated holiday look that also allows me to transition from a day at the office to an evening out? – Leanna, Vernon, CA
Indeed the holidays are a time to sparkle, and my favorite holiday party look always involves a bit of glimmer. Add a wonderful gold or silver liner to your eyes or add a beautiful shine to your lips. And don’t forget the body! Dusting a glowing or shimmering powder will make arms, back, legs or décolletage look absolutely sexy. Smoky eyes and lengthening, thickening mascara add the perfect amount of drama.
Changing your look from office to party should be a snap. There are only a couple of things that must be in your makeup bag: a deeply pigmented eye shadow such as black or navy (I love our Pressed Mineral Shadow in Onyx); an eyeliner brush; and a creamy, pearl lip gloss.
To start, simply take the deep eye shadow and smudge it over your existing eyeliner; this will add that smoky intensity for evening. Then, add a sheer party gloss. Our Pout Plumping Lip Glosses are perfect for any holiday soiree. Pearl Crème is a dazzling, pearl shade that highlights lips while still letting their natural rosiness shine through. These quick and easy tricks can be done in less than 3 minutes and are sure to make you someone’s holiday delight.
On the weekends, turning a day into night look is very similar to changing from office to party. Remember to have fun with your makeup. Don’t be afraid to add a little more drama than you would use during the day. Play up one feature that you think is your best. I usually focus on eyes or lips. Mascara, deeper eye shadow colours and glowing face powders will awaken your complexion and let your inner beauty radiate outward.
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