With Christmas just around the corner and the party season in full swing it’s time to check out the latest looks in glam make-up and treat yourself to a whole new look for those extra special occasions. Even if you don’t normally wear a lot of cosmetics evenings out are a perfect chance for a sparkly festive look. Take a look at our guide.
- Metallic Lips
Give your lips a deep glossy sheen with a metallic look. Choose between a bold look - a thick block of gold or silver - or a pared down look with more subtle shades to make lips appear luscious and with hidden depths. Keep eyes neutral and match your lips to your nail polish.
The metallic look’s echoed in nail polish too, if you want just a hint of metallic sheen. Apply two coats of nail polish then buff on a chrome powder before applying a chrome effect top coat and then a clear top coat. It’s a dramatic look for that special party and well worth the effort.
- Party Eyes
Subtly applied, metallic shadows can really open up your eyes – try rose gold and bronze shades. Shimmery gold applied to the inner corners of your eyes will brighten them then add definition with a pair of false lashes. If you like to wear liner try a thin line of gold or silver rather than black or brown which can look a bit harsh with gold. If you don’t have gold or silver liner make your own by dampening shadow and apply with a thin brush.
- Shimmery Skin
The look you’re aiming for is glowing and dewy fresh rather than heavy and mask-like so that your natural skin shows through. Start with a bronzer over cheekbones and forehead then add some sparkly high-lighter to your cheekbones. Wear this on their own or over your usual foundation if you prefer.