HOW- TO: PARTYSEASON MAKEUP Sali Hughes, author of the must-buy beauty book Pretty Honest, says that success is all about product placement.
“The key to holiday makeup is to have fun without looking like a tree ornament. I love glitter as much as the next woman, and I positively encourage embracing sparkle during the one time of year it’s appropriate, but be a grown-up about it. Confine rainbow glitter to your nails, and opt for black, brown or golden sparkle on your face. Just a dab of brown glitter (M.A.C makes the best) in the centre of your eyelids and on top of a smoky eye looks sensational and sophisticated when teamed with matte nude lipstick. If that’s still not your bag, nothing says winter like a black feline-eye flick, heaps of mascara and a festive red mouth. I always line first with Estée Lauder Double Wear Lip Pencil to see me through mistletoe kisses and a couple of cocktails. Oh, and embrace sexy, rich perfume— lashings of it. The season positively demands it.” ■