Kate Moss once said that “makeup is a really powerful way of expressing who you are. You can change your personality with makeup.” Creating various makeup looks can also be fun, especially during festive Christmas time. Whether you decide to master and stick with one particular look that you like the most or experiment with different makeup ideas, ’tis the perfect season for that.
Everybody looks good with dramatic, bold, fanned-out lashes a la Versace. You can either glue some falsies on or pile a few generous coats of black mascara on both upper and lower lashes. To build even more intensity draw a thick black eyeliner across upper and lower lash lines, extending it just past the outer edges of the eyes. Add a few strokes of shimmery or metallic eyeshadow to make eyes sparkle for the whole night. Finish off with a touch of highlighter on cheekbones, brow bones and inner corners of the eyes to make them pop even more. A bit of sheer neutral color on the lips and – boom – gorgeous!
This year instead of classic red lip, try an unadulterated bright pink color. Worn with thin black eyeliner and a swipe of rosy blush, pink lips freshen up your complexion, making it look really healthy. Just make sure the lipstick you are using is soft and creamy (matte will go flat with eating and drinking), maybe even with a hint of shimmer to reflect the light and create dimension.
Vibrant electric eyeshadow is, truly, for the brave. But if you are planning to have some fun with your makeup, now is the perfect time for it. Get your eyeshadow brush out, swoosh the bristles over the pan and apply a few strokes all around your eyes. Repeat if you want to build more color. Add multiple coats of black mascara to create depth. Downplay the rest of your face with neutral blush and lip balm.
For those who prefer light makeup, the combination of an eye-opening wing with pale eyeshadow is a great solution. You can draw the wing first, moving in small strokes along upper lash lines, extending it past the outer corners of the eyes. Then sweep on a soft wash of pastel eyeshadow (pale lavender, pale pink, light grey or white look very pretty) across the upper lids and up to the crease. You can’t get away without mascara here, so add a coat or two. Natural lips and cheeks help keep focus on your beautiful eyes.