Your holiday season schedule is probably filled with parties and plans with your near and dear ones. But with so many social events to attend, you may run out of makeup ideas to keep your look fresh and fabulous. We help you notch up your beauty game no matter what the occasion - yes even meeting your boyfriend’s parents. Read on to know when to try each look with this holiday makeup guide and nail the perfect makeup to look your stunning best. ‘Tis the season to shine after all!
Meeting your boyfriend’s parents can be pretty nerve-wracking, especially if it’s the first time. You want to look amazing without overdoing it, while letting your personality shine through. Oh and deciding what to wear is an entirely different story. We make things a bit easier by helping you out in the makeup department. Now is not the time for bold red lips, even if it is a classic look. Instead, try a more natural, fresh-faced approach by concealing up those blemishes or using a BB cream to even out your skin tone. Add a flush of pink with a soft lip and cheek stain for that youthful glow. Forget about thick eyeliner, a neutral shade of eyeshadow and a swipe of mascara is all you need to dazzle your boo's folks.
There’s nothing happier than letting your hair down over some mimosas on a relaxed Sunday with your favourite people - and we all know that looking great can help raise your spirits even more. Dramatic eyeliner flicks paired with a bright peach pout and cream blush is perfect to channel some daytime glam and will go perfectly with a pretty brunch dress.
The end of the year brings with it an air of relaxation, which means plenty of time to catch up with family - we’re talking lunches, get-togethers and even day trips. Of course, you don’t need to impress your loved ones by spending ages perfecting your makeup but you do want to look good for all those family photos and get into the festive spirit. Add to your regular kajal and lip gloss routine with a swipe of mascara and choose a tinted lip-gloss in zesty coral to brighten up your look and finish with rosy cheeks.
Yes, you still need to look professional since you’re around your coworkers and bosses, but that doesn’t mean you have to keep it boring. Add a pop of colour to your ordinary work style with a matte pink lippie and get ready to sparkle with a gold smoky eye. Sweep on some shiny gold shadow onto your lids, add a darker shade to the outer corners and blend them in. Make sure to not use a glossy lip colour as that can overdo the lip. If you want to tone it down you can opt for nude lips instead of pink.
With a booked social calendar, you also need to spend some one-on-one time with your boyfriend/husband - after all, winter nights are perfect for cuddling. Schedule a date night over wine and great food and floor him with some subtle makeup moves. Line your upper lids and skip the kajal as you don’t want Panda-eyes. Use a cheek tint for a natural-looking rosy glow and finish off with a romantic shade of deep berry on your lips. Don’t forget to use a highlighter along your brow bone and cheekbones for a radiant glow. Trust us, he won’t be able to take his eyes off you.
Of course, this season is all about parties so make sure to shine at your next cocktail party with a striking shade of wine on your lips. It’s perfect for winter and is a refreshing change from classic red, plus you can ensure that all eyes will be on you. Pair it with a sultry cat-eye and thick lashes for oodles of drama. Don’t forget some cream blush for that pretty flush and plenty of highlighter to help you sparkle.