Dash­ing party looks

The Jewish Chronicle - - JC SPECIAL - BY TA­MARA CORIN

THE PARTY sea­son is upon us and you’ll be do­ing s o me desk- t o - dance-floor dash­ing. It’s sim­ple to wear your usual make - u p a n d dress up your look with a bold lip­stick or a swoosh of black kohl — but it’s also so pre­dictable. We take care with the clothes on our back, es­pe­cially for par­ties, so why not do the same for your face? Par­ties are the best oc­ca­sions to try out a new beauty look (with a prac­tice run in your own bath­room). Ex­per­i­ment to find your com­fort zone. What’s the worst that can hap­pen? It can all wipe off in an in­stant. You’ll need an amaz­ing make-up arse­nal to make that flaw­less day-to-night tran­si­tion. Here are your must-haves. This sea­son, it’s all about the sculpted look, with con­tour­ing and high­light­ing aplenty. In­stead of wor­ry­ing about the sym­me­try of your face, à la Kim Kar­dashian, use a make-up primer with light-re­flect­ing par­ti­cles that helps your skin glow and keeps make-up on for longer. Bring ef­fort­less ra­di­ance to your skin with Char­lotte Til­bury’s Won­der Glow Primer, £38.50 or Ur­ban De­cay’s Naked Skin Beauty Balm, £23.50.

Code FFL mas­cara, £18.99 at Mas­cara is our best weapon against tired-look­ing eyes. Cre­ate even more im­pact by lay­er­ing up shad­ows or adding sub­tle, glis­ten­ing eye makeup. Stay clear of full-on glit­ter and in­stead choose shad­ows and lin­ers that have a grown-up shine. Ap­ply with a brush and build up colour on your eye socket. Fin­ish with lash­ings of mas­cara on up­per and lower lashes. Try Laura Mercier Eye Chrome pal­ette, £32 and Max Fac­tor Mas­ter­piece Trans­form Mas­cara, £9.99, for party eyes mi­nus the cheap glit­ter. Play with colour, es­pe­cially if you’re wear­ing head-to-toe black. A strong lip com­mands the at­ten­tion and trans­forms your whole face, not just your pout. Choose a matt for­mula if you’re not used to wear­ing lip­stick, as it will feel much lighter than a shiny version. If you pre­fer lip-gloss, choose bur­gundy and berry shades, which are sub­tler in a gloss than in a lip­stick. My go-to colours this sea­son are MAC Lip­glass in Rebel, £14.50; Char­lotte Til­bury in Un­leash Me, £16.50 and Max Fac­tor Colour Elixir in Ruby Tues­day, £7.99, Lim­ited Edi­tion. Take your look up a notch and am­plify those arches. Newly launched Bil­lion Dol­lar Brows (

will take you through the ropes with a step-by-step guide and foolproof in­stru­ments and make-up that gives you a pro­fes­sional fin­ish with

New CID i-blos­som pe­tal pressed pow­der, £19

Ur­ban De­cay Naked Skin Beauty Balm £23.50 your own hands. I’m lov­ing the clever sten­cils from Brow by Mii State­ment Brow Kit, £16.95 (

New CID cos­met­ics i-groom, £18.50 ( and Sha­vata Arch En­hancer, £11.50. To get a red-car­pet fin­ish, you need to pol­ish both hair and make-up. How­ever, some hair can be hard to man­age or to dress up dif­fer­ently from its usual style. Be­low, celebrity hair­styl­ist Paul Per­ci­val of Percy & Reed shares his top tips to cre­ate the eas­i­est per­fect party ready updo (which suits ev­ery­one). This may tempt you into go­ing be­yond your hair’s safe zone. STEP 1 “The first rule for putting up hair is prepa­ra­tion. You need to get some ‘guts’ into the hair. A great way to do this is by us­ing a few sprays of dry sham­poo. This will clean away any ex­cess oils and give your style a longer life.” STEP 2 “Brush hair through. Find your part­ing and pull all your hair into a pony­tail at the base of your neck. Next, roll the pony­tail into a twist, while at the same time lifting at the back of the head. Con­trol fly­aways with a taming spray.” STEP 3 “Now, with one hand, take a key­hole in­stant updo pin and slide it across the twisted hair and then se­cure it back on to it­self. Fin­ish with a spritz of hair­spray and you’re ready to party!”

Percy & Reed ses­sion hold hair­spray, £12

Percy & Reed fin­ish­ing pol­ish, £10

Brow by Mii state­ment brow kit, £16.95

Har­veyN­i­chols.com

Bobbi Brown greige eye pal­ette, John Lewis, £44.20

Aveda Sham­pure dry sham­poo, £18.50

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