With the holidays rapidly approaching, it’s time for a different kind of celebration. That’s right: holiday parties. While these can vary in formality, I always like to get dressed up for them. Whether it’s an ugly sweater party, New Year’s Eve bash, or a family Christmas party, I like to go the extra mile with my make-up when I’m getting ready for a holiday party. Special occasions deserve a special look!
For all festive parties, I like to do a sparkly eye, red lip, and glowing skin look. This looks great on everyone and can suit a variety of occasions and outfits.
I don’t know about you, but for a fancy party around this time of year, I love to wear sequins. The more glitter, the better. With such a glamorous outfit, I tone down the make-up (just a little) with a pale cream or white eye-shadow and a matte lip. I like to use bareMinerals’ eye-shadow in embrace, which is a gorgeous shimmery cream color. I pair this with winged eyeliner and my favorite matte red lipstick, Siren in Scarlet by Maybelline (review here!).
If my outfit is a bit more understated, I play up the lips and eyes a little bit more with a really pigmented red lipgloss. I love Mary Kay’s Nourishine plus in Rock n Red. You could use it on its own or over a red lipstick for even more colour. As for the eye-shadow, pale brown or gold shades look good on everyone! There are tons of neutral palettes available. Look for one with shimmery shades and you’re good to go! Lately I’ve been reaching for the Flirt! limited edition eyeshadow palette with various shades of gold.
For a casual get together with friends (ugly sweaters may or may not be included) a subtle look might be more appropriate. The Clinique chubby sticks are a really nice lip tint/balm for this sort of event. I like shade 03, Mightiest Maraschino.
And finally, for the skin, it’s time to break out the highlighters for a glowy, shimmery look. I like the Physicians Formula mineral glow powder palette in Beige Pearl, but a liquid highlighter would look wonderful, too.
I hope you have a great holiday season! Have you been to any Christmas parties yet?