Glamorous Holiday Makeup
November 23, 2010 Leave a comment
Look as bright as a sunny winter day with kick-up-a-notch clothes and makeup.
A Glowing, Rosy Flush
Why you’ll love it A sheer wash of a bright color balances the icy tones of this winter’s must-have holiday ensembles.
How to wear it Choose a pink that mimics your color after a walk in the cold. Use your finger to draw an X on the apple of cheeks, then “lightly tap, and the heat from your finger will make the blush melt into skin,” says Sarah Lucero, a makeup artist in L.A. for Stila.
Clear Winner Gel-like Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint in Poppy, $10, seeps into skin.
Pink Power E.L.F. Cream Blush in Seductress, $3, blends like a cream but dries like a powder to adhere to skin. No touch-ups!
One for All With swirls of pink and peach, Clarins Barocco Face Palette, $55, looks natural on nearly everyone.
Why you’ll love it Shimmer is a nicer pairing with sparkly clothes than the typical go-to party look.
How to wear it You’ll need a platinum and a charcoal metallic powder shadow. “The contrast creates depth and a softer effect than if you just used matte color,” says Jenna Menard, a makeup artist in NYC who created the looks on these pages. Sweep the lighter shadow over the whole lid, then smudge the darker one along the crease. Trace a dark silvery-gray liner across both lash lines; apply three coats of black mascara so lashes pop.
Gleam Team Play with all three shades in Nars Trio Eyeshadow in Okinawa, $45, to customize your nighttime look.
Lash Enhancer Its rich black color and hydrating jojoba oil and glycerin allow L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara, $9, to tint and treat.
Easy Application With its satiny finish, Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Gleam in Blue Freeze, $7, provides subtle iridescence.
Sexy Raspberry Lips
Why you’ll love it This pink-based color has the elegance of classic red but with a sweeter quality—the perfect combo for a holiday soiree.
How to wear it With confidence! Using your finger, apply to the center of your bottom lip and spread out, patting to help color sink into lips for a long-lasting finish; a dab of clear gloss on top keeps lips soft and supple.
Smooth Finish Mark Lip to Be Squared Lip Tint in Sheer Red, $7, keeps lips flake-free with softening vitamin E.
Full Effect The collagen spheres in LipFusion Lip Pump Color Shine in Berry, $38, give a plump-tastic result.
Lasting Power Extra pigment in Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense in #42, $19, will have lips looking vibrant all night long.