Tis’ the growing season of thrilling festive parties, shiny wrapped packages and fancy dresses and gorgeous makeup. Understanding how to play the look for the occasion is vital, ensuring you’ll be perfectly on top of your beauty game for each social setting. And getting holiday makeup right can be tricky — particularly if you’re having fun with seasonal colors. Here are professional makeup artist dos and don’ts of holiday makeup:
Do: Experiment with different things. Whether you’ve always desired to try fake eyelashes or a bright red lipstick, the holidays would be the time to try something new. Unsure if you’ll like it? Practice makes perfect. Always test out your new look out first before your big debut, ensuring you can look and feel your very best.
Don’t: Go overboard with glitter — unless glitter is your thing, in which case do it now. A little sparkly shadow on the eyelids is an easy way to decorate your eye makeup in under 10 seconds. For a balanced look, maintain the shimmer nice compact in the lids rather than on the cheeks or lips. Opt for liquid or cream illuminating makeup if you wish to highlight your other features.
Do: Play with liquid liner. Probably the most beautiful and iconic holiday makeup looks involves winged liquid eyeliner. If you have been afraid to try this in the past, tackle your fears and start practicing now! Like a makeup artist myself, I put to practice this method over and over until I got it perfect. Start practicing some nights before your holiday party to join the spirit. Need a refresher? Here’s ways to get the right winged eyeliner look for the eye shape.
Don’t: Get too cheeky with bright cream blush. The cold, winter months can leave the skin we have looking dull and dry. Cream blush is an excellent method to add extra radiance and color simultaneously. If selecting a brighter color, make sure you blend, blend and blend in the cheeks until it looks natural and smooth. The main element is beginning with a light touch and softly adding pigment as you go. This can eliminate patchy areas and doll-like pink cheeks.
Do: Take your time and energy. Trying a brand new makeup search for the holidays is not any fun if you’re rushing. Create an event, put on your favorite playlist, light a dreamy scented candle and view the face as the perfect canvas. Have just as much fun putting on your makeup as wearing it.
Don’t: Go to sleep without washing the face properly. Ensure that you remove everything before beauty sleep, from fake eyelashes to lipstick. This will maintain your skin healthy and blemish free. Work with a deep hydrating moisturizer to help keep your skin healthy through the cold winter months.
What are your do’s and don’ts with regards to holiday makeup? Sound off in the comments below.