If you’re heading out in December for your Christmas parties and you are struggling with what to do for your make up, then here is a cute guide on how to create the perfect evening look!
Remember in December it is perfectly acceptable to include glitter in your make up routine too. The most simple and easy makeup technique for evenings, is to go for a classy smoky eye and team it up with a beautiful red statement lip that just sings Christmas! Fa la la la, la la la lahhhh! ( sorry couldn’t resist)
The perfect smokey eye
Your smokey eye can include beige and browns, golds and bronze or even black and greys! Smokey eyes are super easy! Just choose 3 different shades! A light shade, a medium shade and then a darker shade! Just make sure you blend, blend and blend for the colours to really create a smokey hue! Make sure you pop the darkest colour under your eye too, this will increase and accentuate that smokiness in a sexy wee way!
Aim to pop the lightest shade all over the eye lid, then add the middle shade from the outer lid towards the middle and blend with a blending brush so the light and medium colours are lovely and blended with no harsh lines or blocks of colour.
With the darkest shade you then want to concentrate on the very outer corner of the eye lid and up into the crease of the lid. Again make sure you blend really well here so all colours merge together and look smokey!
Don’t be scared! This is normal
Don’t worry if it looks a little scary just now! Once you’ve popped on mascara and your lashes (optional) then the whole look will be completed!
Why not inject some real sass and vibrancy into your makeup by adding a glitter eyeliner! This will really make your eyes pop and will give you that Christmassy playfulness that you’re looking for at this time of year.
Red is totally your colour!
I bet you’re thinking that you don’t suit red lipstick right? WRONG! There’s a red lipstick out there to suit every skin tone! Believe me!
If you’ve got pale/fair skin then you should aim to go for reds that have more coral or pinky hues. These shades won’t be too overpowering and will suit your skin tone perfectly.
If you’ve got beige skin tone then you should go for reds that are very true reds. So bold berry coloured reds are perfect for your skin tone. If you go for the more vibrant classic red this will instantly make your teeth look whiter too! Wee trick for you there!
If you’ve got a medium skin tone you can play around with reds that have brown hues in them. Vibrant ‘brick red’ colours are perfect for your skin tone! Whereas would completely wash out paler skin tones!
If you have more of a darker/caramel skin tone then you can play around with all shades of red! You can be very versatile! You could even try out matte and glossy reds too because your skin will really suit all variations of textures and colours! Wine, true red and berry shades of red with satin finishes are perfect for glamorous evening looks!
So grab those smokey eye colours, swipe on the glitter eye liner, back comb that hair and apply that killer red lipstick! You will look FABULOUS!
Enjoy your Christmas parties!
Love Nic xx