4 easy makeup looks to try this festive season
Get ready for year-end parties with these makeup looks that are equally perfect for your company D&D or a fancy Christmas dinner
26 October 2018
There’s no better time than Christmas to bring out the bling. Here’s how to turn heads with gold glitter in a fashionably relevant way.
Get The Look
Step 1: Trace your top and bottom lash lines with waterproof liner for deﬁ nition. Then, draw a thicker line on the lower lash lines and smudge it with your ﬁnger.
Step 2: Using a synthetic brush, pick up a smudge-proof eyeshadow base followed by gold glitter, and add this to your lower lash lines in a neat row.
Step 3: Apply lengthening mascara to emphasise your lower lashes.
Step 4: Complete the look by moisturising your lips with a balm, and applying a red lipstick just at the centre of your pout. With a dabbing motion, use your ﬁngers to blend it well for soft ombre lips.
Burberry Shimmer Dust in Gold Glitter, $40
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in Cherry Bomb, $42
Marc Jacobs Beauty Feather Noir Ultra Skinny Lash Discovering Mascara, $38
Tarte Clay Pot Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Black, $32
Lighten up by swopping your regular eyeliner for something in a vibrant, look-at-me shade. Inspired by bedazzled eye makeup from the ’80s, these hues instantly perk up your peepers.
Get The Look
Step 1: Groom your brows before applying a neutral brown eyeshadow as a base on your upper eyelids.
Step 2: Using a bright, shimmering green eyeliner, draw a line from the inner corners to the centre of your upper eyelids. Use the same liner to trace a V-shape around the inner corners.
Step 3: Switch to a vivid blue eyeliner. Begin at the middle of your upper eyelids, overlapping a little with the green eyeliner, and continue the line towards the outer corners.
Step 4: Apply two coats of mascara for luscious volume.
Step 5: Finish with a natural lip stain.
NYX Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Sapphire, $14
IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stain in Je Ne Sais Quai, $40
YSL Beauty Dessin Du Regard Waterproof Eye Pencil in No. 4 Vert Irreverent, $38
Estee Lauder All-in-one Brow Kit in Brunette, $66
Expand your smoky palette beyond the ubiquitous black, greys and browns. This is the perfect time to try smoky wines and amethysts. This look is not only softer and more wearable, but also channels fun and femininity.
Get The Look
Step 1: With grey pencil eyeliner, trace a thick line along your lash lines and smudge them with your ﬁngers.
Step 2: Apply lilac eyeshadow to the inner half of the upper eyelids and blend softly with your ﬁnger.
Step 3: Line the upper lids with dark wine eyeliner.
Step 4: Line the lower ones with dark wine eyeliner.
Step 5: Turn up the smokiness with a dark eggplant eyeshadow.
M.A.C Magic Dust Eye Shadow in Dark Lullaby, $45
Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes in Oversized Orchid, $28
Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil in M-14 Charcoal, $36
Sisley Phyto-Eye Twist in #7 Havana, $58
Monochromatic washes of pink are elegant and effortless enough for morning or afternoon events. This garden-party glow also makes up for all those late nights by giving skin a healthy-looking radiance.
Get The Look
Step 1: Prep your skin with a lustrous foundation, focusing primarily on areas needing more coverage such as your undereye circles.
Step: 2: With a multipurpose pink face stick, apply a thin wash of colour to your eyelids, the apples of your cheek and lips. The colour on your lids should be lightest, followed by a medium intensity on your cheeks, and higher intensity on your puckers.
Step 3: This one is optional: Sweep a little taupe eyeshadow near the lash lines of both the upper and lower lids for depth.
Step 4: Finish off with a coat of mascara.
For Fair Skin: Moonshot Stick Extreme in G702 English Rose, $26
For Tan Skin: Nars The Multiple in Riviera, $60, and The Face Shop Gold Co Ampoule Foundation SPF30/PA++, $32.90
OPI Nail Lacquer in Eurso Euro, $16
IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN 10 MINUTES TO SPARE, PAINT YOUR NAILS A NEUTRAL SHADE. DO THE TIPS IN COBALT BLUE, AND YOU HAVE AN UPDATED FRENCH MANI.
This story is first published on Her World.