Got a line-up of holiday parties to attend? Your company party, your significant other’s holiday work party, neighborhood get-togethers, girls’ wine night events– all these require a great outfit, accessories and unique holiday makeup. Here’s a diy holiday makeup guide with hot cosmetics trends for stylish holiday events. These tips focus on easy, do-it-yourself and cost-savings.
Holiday Makeup Shopping Guide: You don’t have to spend big money on cosmetics to get an expensive salon look. Brands like Sephora, NYC Color, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Maybelline, Cover Girl, Bonne Bell, Revlon and Avon feature cutting edge make ups styles, colors and products at terrific prices. Avon is always running terrific specials, free shipping and discounts on eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, lipstick, nail polish and other makeup. Avon was the first company to permanently end testing cosmetics on animals, in 1989 too. For the naturalist, Yes to Carrots, Burt’s Bees, Aveeno, Kiss My Face and Jason’s are green, organic makeup companies.
Stylish Holiday Makeup Color Guide: Cocktail party makeup is all about bold colors and sparkle. Choose glowing jewel tones–amber, teal, burgundy, copper and azure–and metallic colors in your skin tone. Bronze, copper, gold, emerald, garnet and aqua-green work well for warm skin tones and red or brown hair. Silver, metallic blue, aqua, turquoise, ruby, amethyst and purple suit fair, cool skin tones and blonde or black hair.
Stylish Holiday Makeup Style Guide: Here are several makeup tricks from theater that create dramatic statements. Perfect for holiday cocktail parties, dances, costume balls and elegant affairs. Recreate the Egyptian makeup look to show you’re a power woman. Queens, royalty, sorceresses, fairies, goddesses used this look to denote status.
Outline lips in dark mauve, gold or charcoal. Create bow or pouty lips by exaggerating the crest of the lips. Color lips with an ultra sparkly or frosted lipstick. For dark warm skin tones, chocolate, deep burgundy, espresso, gold or bronze lipstick is stunning.
Using black, silver, deep blue, deep purple or charcoal liquid or stick eyeliner. Draw a light line of eye liner under lower lashes and pull out slightly past the corner of your eye. Outline your upper lid, drawing out line to meet the bottom. Fill in with coordinating eye shadow color. If you outlined in black, fill in with silver or metallic color.
Exaggerate the eye liner described above, to extend out to your temples. This creates an eye mask with make up. You can also create an eye makeup ‘mask’ over one eye only. This creates a Columbine or Harlequin look. Create a Pierrot or Pierrette look by drawing vertical diamonds over your eyes that extend up to your forehead and down to your cheek. After outlining with eyeliner, fill in with alternating bands of jeweled and metallic color.
Attach a stylish faux gem or sequin near the corner of your eye or on your cheekbone. Create a gem tattoo by attaching faux gems in a pattern. Place gem tattoos on your temple near the corner of your eye, one your cheek, on your neck, exposed shoulder, to one side of your lips or near your cleavage. Attach faux gems with spirit gum. You don’t even need faux gems to create a gem tattoo. Using a metallic stick eyeliner, draw a pattern of dots on the desired locations. Popular patterns include: star, crescent moon, spiral, flower, fireworks. To highlight, outline dots with a thin line of black eyeliner.