The Beauty Bible: The Guide To Party Season Make-Up
Happy Friday everyone! Today we have a post for you that we know you are just going to LOVE. This time of year at The Wedding Affair HQ, we are literally brimming with inspirational ideas for our famous Friday features, The Beauty Bible. And, we have a real treat for you all today… we all know that the festive period is the perfect time to experiment with new, glamorous (sometimes glittery) make up. Here is our guide to achieve the perfect party look!
You know a festive beauty look when you see it – perhaps some glitter strewn about, or a pop of velvety red lipstick. And, don’t forget that this is the one time of year you get a pass on a little too much highlighter (who can say no to that!). Now that we’re heading into party season, let these red carpet and fashion award beauty looks inspire you to put a festive spin on your usual makeup.
Why not take the opportunity to try something different this weekend?- from a new twist on the smoky eye, to glittering lips and the nail polish of the season.
If you can’t try a glitter lip at Christmas, when can you? Pat McGrath’s Lust 004 Kit gives the most perfect sparkly smile. She used this to create those bold ruby pouts at the Atelier Versace autumn/winter 2016 show. Create a makeshift version by applying make-up-grade fine glitter on top of just-applied lipstick using a cotton bud. Keep the rest of your make-up simple to let your lips shine, literally!
Foil Eye Shadow
Glitter, of course, is a huge trend for this season, so if you won’t wear it on your lips then why not wear it with smudgy black liner. There are many different brands that do them, one that we particularly love just has to be the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick. From a smokey dark bolds to shimmering golden shades. There a little like foil eye shadows, apart from you can use them as an eye liner, eye smudges and there a little more subtle! We love them…
Get Your Highlight On
Of course, your Christmas party look would not be complete without a luxurious highlighter. One that we are absolutely loving at the moment is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. Yes, it may not be one of the sparkliest highlighters going, but if you are looking for an Instagram filter worthy powder, this is most definitely the one! The Hour Glass Ambient Lighting Powder is a finely-milled powder, it gives a lovely ‘soft focus’ effect to the skin, helping to blur fine lines and imperfections for a selfie-ready finish.
The Nail Colour…
Finally, to tie to look together, choose an eye-catching nail colour for the season’s parties – (I should probably take not of this, I’m literally the worst when it comes to fancy nail polishes, and nail care!). Our tip? Choose a colour that you will be able to admire every time you lift up your glass of Prosecco!
Chanel’s Le Vernis in Liquid Mirror is a long-wear, protective nail polish with lasting shine designed to make vibrant colours dazzle! It’s Long-wearing, extra-fine and ultra-shiny, each coat offers an absolutely even and lacquered result. And, just how stunning is the colour below?
Remember, if you are looking for a make up artist to expertly do your make up for your wedding, or any special occasion you should definitely take a look at The Wedding Affair approved supplier list – we have a hand picked selection of the most talented, friendly and professional make up artists! Do take a look…
Also, do let us know your favourite make-up looks. Perhaps you have highlighter that you swear by? Do let us know in the comments section below!
Have a lovely weekend, love from The Wedding Affair team… x
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