As we barrel down to the end of the year, there is the opportunity to go to loads of parties! Office parties, Christmas Parties, Year-end parties, family and friend’s parties, you name it, the parties are there! And while they can be loads of fun, there is the stress of getting the perfect “look” together for the party. That’s the clothes, the makeup, the overall effect! Make this super fun for yourself, and you will hear those compliments pouring in!
Make Your Own Make Up Magic
You don’t have to have a designer wardrobe and the most expensive makeup range out there to look absolutely fabulous! It’s more about picking out a few details and adding a little bit of magic!
When it comes to makeup, parties are the times when you can add a little extra something that you wouldn’t ordinarily wear in your daily life. It’s a great idea to pick out your outfit, and then decide on your makeup, so your colors and styles work with each other. Here are some awesome looks (that are all super on trend) to try at your year-end parties!
Classic Red Lip
That ultimate stamp of sexy, and cool! The red lip is a classic for a reason – it creates a glammed-up appearance in just one swipe and is universally flattering. And the timeless shade is just as iconic as the stars who have worn it! From silver screen sirens like Marilyn Monroe, to star musicians like Debbie Harry and Jennifer Lopez. To wear this look, you should keep the rest of your makeup clean and matte, and let the lips do the talking, with just a bit of emphasis on the eyes, but not too much. A super classic go-to is the iconic NARS. The Jungle Red is worn by none other than red-lipped queen Taylor Swift. The long-wearing finish and rich, vivid shade plus a blend of conditioners and antioxidants hydrate, nourish and protect lips. PERFECT for a party!
Sultry, Smoky Eye
The windows to the soul take on extra glamor and sizzle when you give them that smoky intensity! The look usually includes three different shades of eyeshadow: a dark, medium, and light shade. These shades blend together to create the perfect contoured and dramatic look. This dark style is a perfect choice for a party, date and a gorgeous night-time makeup look. Formal, elegant and all grown-up! To get the Rolls Royce of smoky eye shadow shades, look NO further than Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette – everything you need to create the most sought-after and elusive eye look ever with a true range of shades and a perfect brush. The packed palette has 12 never-boring taupe-hued neutrals from luminous shades with shimmer and sparkle to the smoothest mattes imaginable. The versatile shades allow you to create even more sultry neutral looks, smoky dramatic looks and everything in between. With its velvety texture, rich color, long-lasting staying power and blendability, there’s no need to touch up at the party, just be smoldering!
Super trendy, super fun, puts you right in the party mood! All you need to do is grab a dusting of glitter and apply over your lipstick, around your eyes, or brushed on to highlight the tops of your cheekbones, for instant party glamor!
If you want to slim your face AND make your features stand out, a little contouring can do exactly that for you! Use two shades to sculpt and highlight your face. Use a deeper foundation shade to add buildable definition on areas of the face you want to slim and define, such as the hollows of the cheeks, jawline, and sides of the nose. The lighter shade illuminates areas of the face you wish to highlight, including the tops of cheekbones, under the brow, and the cupids bow. Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate is designed to make sculpting and contouring the face remarkably simple. The super-sheer, light shade can be used to draw light onto the skin to brighten and lift the face. The dark shade defines and contours bones while staying invisible to the naked eye.
Try any one of these four looks for great party glamor!
AND…watch out for the next post where we will announce the November blog giveaway competition winner, and give you ALL the juicy details for the December competition!