If there’s a particular time of year to try something new with your makeup and be a little bit “extra”, it’s definitely the holiday season. This year, the colours are vibrant, textures shine, and there is a lot of sparkle. But everything is done in a chic effortless way that’s easy to recreate at home.
Makeup artist Victoria Radford shows us three festive makeup looks to try this holiday season, and what products to use. Watch the video clip above for more!
This look is all about enhancing your natural flushed look, as if you just stepped off of the slopes. Skin is minimal and hydrated and brows are not overdrawn.
- First, choose two blush tones – one deeper and one brighter.
- Start with the deeper colour as your base. Apply this in the “rule of three” (i.e., tracing the number three) all over the face. This tone is also the base for the eye color which is swept on the lids.
- Next, use your brighter blush colour. “Smile” to find your apples and sweep the product onto the deeper colour to blend them together.
- Lastly, pop the brighter colour on the top of the lids to highlight the eyes.
- Use a natural balm on the lips to finish off the look.
PRODUCT TO TRY:
There’s no better time of year to incorporate some glitter into your look. Just remember that it’s important to have the skin fresh and glowing to complement the glitter, rather than compete. If you have too much makeup on your skin plus glitter, you run the risk of looking overdone.
- Start with a tinted moisturizer and some highlight on the cheekbones to give your skin a nice base that also acts as a base for the glitter so it will stick better.
- Pro Tip: Make sure you tap your brush before you apply glitter; otherwise, you can end up with quite a bit of fallout on your cheeks. Also, do your blush last and then use the brush to sweep away as much of the fallout as you can. But ultimately, you’ll need to embrace it because it’s nearly impossible to get rid of all of it, and honestly, that’s part of the appeal of this look. It’s not supposed to be perfect!
- Finish the look with a clear gloss on the lips to play up a different texture.
PRODUCT TO TRY:
RED LIP AND GRAPHIC METALLIC LINER
This look is all about turning everyday liner to metal and pairing it with a festive red lip.
- First, apply a foundation or tinted moisturizer to give your skin a fresh, smooth base.
- Next, start filling in the lashes with your metallic liner, building the product out to create a cat eye. Use your pinky finger to sharpen and smudge the wing out a little further.
- Lastly, for your red lip, use a pencil instead of a conventional lipstick so there’s no need to reapply every 20 minutes.