Makeup Tips To Help You Sparkle For The Holidays
'Tis the season for family parties, get-togethers with friends, work events and every other social gathering you can think of. From casual to dressy, these tips will help your look sparkle for every occasion. To figure out which part of your face should be the highlight of your makeup application, simply look in the mirror. The first thing you look at on your face is your best feature and should be the area you focus on highlighting.
A good foundation application is key for flawless full-face makeup, and good prep is even more important. Start with a primer to fill in any minor lines and help your foundation go on more smoothly. It will give your skin a smooth look and may even give your foundation more staying power. For any extra redness you may experience, try using a correcting colored primer with a green tint. The green neutralizes any red, helping your skin tone look even and calm, even if it isn't.
Just like the jolly old elf himself, rosy cheeks are always a welcome sight. Give your cheeks a warm glow with blush. Each color family has its own application technique, and it's important to know how to apply it for the most flattering effect. Blush is especially important if you need to add a little color or dimension to your face after applying a good layer of foundation.
To frame your face or give it a dramatic look, add some extra color to your eyebrows. Using an eyebrow cream or powder, you can increase the presence of your eyebrows and incorporate them into your look. Add some drama to your look by rebuilding the entire shape of the brow, making it the focus of your makeup. Or keep it toned down by just using the cream or powder to fill in their natural shape, making them stand out enough without overwhelming other makeup.
Give your face a fresh, happy look and take inspiration from the glistening snow by using white eyeliner. Whether you want a dramatic doe eye or just want to reduce the look of any redness, white eyeliner will be your go-to this holiday. For the look of a larger doe eye, line your waterline with a creamy pencil. To reduce eye redness, you can run the pencil anywhere along your eyelid, but a dash of white blended into the corners of your eyes works wonders without being overwhelming.
Whether your eyes are your show-stopping feature or just an accent to your cheeks or lips, you can still give them a little sparkle for a fun holiday look. If your eyes are the focal point, consider using matte eyeshadows with highlights of shimmer, frost, or similar sparkling shades to make them pop. Mattes add depth while the sparkle adds variety and dimension. If you want to use one color and go full sparkle, you can easily create a foil eye with a metallic eyeshadow and a good brush. When it's another feature that's meant to stand out, use a nude shimmer on your eyes for a bit of shine without stealing the show from your best feature. For added staying power, start your look with eyeshadow primer. Some eyeshadow primers have a bit of sparkle, and can be used on their own as a shadow, too.
Show off your stunning smile at every party this season. You can whiten your teeth using traditional methods, or use the illusion of makeup to help reduce any yellow visually. Lipstick with a blue undertone will help to reduce the look of yellow teeth, while yellow and orange undertones may highlight the yellow tone, making it more pronounced. Don't be afraid to go with a bold or bright lip color. To avoid too much color, keep your eye makeup and blush to a minimal look, like a cute cat eye or neutral eyeshadow. By keeping everything else simple, your lips will really pop.
Part of the fun of holiday parties is buying new dresses or outfits for the season. If you're wearing a low cut top or strapless dress, make sure your body looks its best by contouring your décolletage and highlighting it with a bit of shimmer or an iridescent powder. Makeup isn't just for your face: with a little hint of sparkle along the collarbone and sternum, you will truly shine in your new holiday look.
At the end of every party, be sure to wash your face thoroughly with a great cleanser. By removing all of your makeup, you're ensuring that nothing is left behind or gets trapped in your pores. The hardest thing to hide with makeup is a blemish-it's usually easier to prevent them with the proper care. Plus you'll save your bedding from stains and smudges. Just remember to look for a gentle cleanser that is free from skin-drying ingredients like alcohol. Finish your fresh face with a lotion or cream.
Looking great this holiday doesn't have to be a hassle. With these few tips, you'll be ready for any occasion in any season.
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