Christmas season is in full swing, and with it all the office parties and nights out with friends and family. It’s the ideal time of year to have a little fun with your makeup and add some of the sparkle of the season! Is your look up to the challenge?
If not, no worries! If you need some tips or simply want to update your look, we have everything you need to create the perfect party make up! Amazing products from all your favourite brands are set to make you feel as magical as the Christmas season and fill you with good cheer.
Over on our Beauty page, we’re highlighting two glam looks: Midnight Hour and Disco, each packed with great ideas and products that will have you looking and feeling your best.
A dramatic, high-impact look designed to add dazzle. This focus for this trend is either a sparkly eye or a bold lip statement (but remember – not both at once!). If you want to highlight your eyes, opt for bright colours and lots of razzle-dazzle. For example, start with NYX Glam Liner Aqua Luxe in the bold shade of your choice – purples, blues and even golds are particularly on-trend this year. Add a pop of glittery metallic eye shadow – we love this silver one from Bourjois Colour Edition. Finish off with a sheer lip gloss that won’t pull focus from your amazing eyes!
For a different, but equally glamorous effect that will have them queuing under the mistletoe, make your lips the focus of attention with an ultra-hot berry shade. The darker and more matte you dare to go, the greater the impact! Black Cherry Lip Paint from Barry M is right in step with the ‘Goth’ trend this season, or try a deep plum from Rimmel with a velvety finish with a hint of sheen. We have a huge range of shades and finishes, so you’re bound to find the perfect match for any look!
Whether you choose to accentuate your eyes or lips, don’t forget high-definition brows to complete any look! The Eye and Brow Palette from Make-Up by HD Brows has everything you need to make sure your brows frame your face beautifully! Add a Goth share of nail varnish, like Nails Inc’s Alice & Olivia Black Diamond, and you’re ready to dazzle!
A glitzy, retro look to unleash your inner diva! Add a subtle touch of shimmer all over your face and eyes (such as Myleene Klass’s Bronzing Duo or the Bourjois Smoky Eyes Trio in gorgeous, feminine shades of pink and plum. With this look, you can layer colours and metallic effects to the desired intensity depending on the occasion – just remember not to go too bold with both eye and lip at once!
Polish off the metallic trend right down to your fingertips, with our dazzling array of festive nail varnishes. OPI serves up Ice Queen glam with its silvery, sparkly ‘Pirouette My Whistle’ shade, or dazzle with this flaked glitter paint pot in rose gold shades from Ciaté South Beach.
Whichever scheme you opt for, make it glittery in keeping with the season. You’ll absolutely sparkle! And don’t forget to visit our Beauty page for more makeup and hair care tips and trends!