Christmas Party Makeup by Tricia Cusden at Look Fabulous Forever
Christmas party makeup is often more dramatic than everyday makeup, but don't be afraid to try out some new products. Used correctly, darker tones and more glitzy looks can enhance your natural beauty, compliment your outfit, and impress fellow party-goers!
Here are my top tips to ensure you are looking fabulous whilst celebrating this December.
• Match your makeup to your outfit. When attending a Christmas party decide what you will wear and then plan your makeup. For example, if choosing a red dress, ensure that your lipstick is a matching tone of red. Many women will opt for black, so go to town on eye, cheek and lip colours to brighten up your face as black can be draining.
• Moisturise well and then apply a face primer to your skin. Moisturising is important all year round but particularly so in the colder months when your skin may be drier and tighter. Adding a face primer on top of moisturiser will not only give you a great base for your foundation but also help your makeup to stay looking fresh from dawn till dusk.
• Christmas party makeup can allow you to try out a more glam look. If your skin has a tendency to look washed out in the winter months, add some extra blusher and maybe a sweep of bronzer to add warmth. Blend well to keep the look subtle. Use a highlighter on your cheek and brow bones to give shape to the face and make your face look soft and dewy in evening light.
• Don’t be afraid of experimenting with darker colours on the eyes, but be mindful of your skin tone and which colours suit you. For a sultrier evening look, apply a lighter shade to the lid and then apply a darker eye shadow into and above the natural socket line and also to the outer edges of the lid. Blend really well with a clean brush. This will give you a smoky effect – a great classic party look. Finally take a small wedge shaped brush and push a darker colour shadow along the lash line to make your lashes look thicker.
? Although we are told not to have both intense eye and lip makeup, during party season you can bend the rules slightly! A statement lip colour can look particularly fabulous in evening light. Prime the lips properly to prevent the lipstick ‘bleeding’ and this will also help it to last during an evening of festivities!