Dazzling Beauty Looks For The Holidays

December 19, 2010 • Magazine

Dazzling Beauty Looks For The Holidays

Dazzling Beauty Looks For The Holidays

Tue, 2000-12-19 03:00

Kelley Epps-Woods

It’s the holiday season and I’m not really sure where the year went, but I do know it’s time for holiday parties! Now more than ever there’s an excuse to put on our holiday best and go for extra glam. This is no time to be clueless about how to put our best face forward when there’s a holiday party every week. I’ll show you 5 dazzling looks that you can wear to all of your parties.

Just like your little black dress you can’t go wrong with the classic red lip. This look is not only timeless, but can be worn by anyone. However, not all reds are created equally nor will they work for everyone. Some women will need a cooler shade of red, some a warmer one, and others more neutral. For a universal red that will look good on just about anyone, try Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense in #42. Whatever shade you choose, you’ll be sure to turn heads with an amazing red lip.

For those who do not prefer the red lip but want some pizazz, try a smokey eye. However, not just any smokey eye, try a shimmery one like the eye shadows in Urban Decay’s Naked Palette. You can achieve a shimmery smokey eye with any shimmer shadow, pigment or even glitter. There’s no rule to a smokey eye just layer and smudge. If that’s too much just take a black liner, a sponge tip and blend outwards to create a subtle smokey eye.

If your idea of getting made up is finding the closest tinted lip balm then you definitely need a minimalist look. However, don’t fret – you can still look glam. For the minimalist a great sparkly gloss will make you face look just as festive. A gloss with any sheen or sparkle will stand out above the rest and M·A·C ‘Dazzleglass’ Lipcolour is the perfect holiday gloss. It comes in an array of colors, has amazing sparkle, and feels wonderful on your lips.

If you have amazing cheeks, this is time to put them to work! That’s right, there’s nothing like a highlighted, gorgeous cheek to look like you are glowing within. To highlight or blush your cheeks, creams or powder work best. Benefits High Beam can be applied to just the apples of your cheeks and jaw bone to give one of the healthiest glows possible. For blush Nars Super Orgasm, (as it sounds) gives a beautiful shimmer that looks great on most complexions.

Whichever of these looks you choose, you can’t go wrong. With a just little bit of effort you will look perfect for the next holiday fete!

1. Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense # 42 $19
2. Urban Decay Naked Palette $44
3. M·A·C ‘Dazzleglass’ Lipcolour $44
4. Benefit High Beam $24
5. Nars Super Orgasm $26

Photos: 1. thefashionablehousewife.com, 2. allwomenstalk.com, 3. smashbox.com 4. blissfullydomestic.com

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