Katie Wright gets a make-up artist’s advice for glamorous, but easy, festive beauty
YOU’VE got the dazzling dress. And the shoes. And the bag. Your festive fashion look is sorted and now it’s time for the finishing touch - makeup. But what’s the best approach to beauty when you’ve got a showstopping frock on? “A sparkly party outfit calls for beautifully applied, glamorous make-up,” says celebrity make-up artist Aimee Adams, who has partnered with Rapid White ahead of party season. “The top trends for this year’s festive season are incorporating metallic and jewel tone colours. “So many catwalk shows for AW18 like Prada, Giambattista Valli and Preen showed embellished or glittered faces.” But Adams isn’t suggesting you throw on a face full of glitter. “The easiest way to glam up your look for Christmas is to choose your best feature and highlight it with a bit of extra oomph,” she says. “For instance, if your eyes are your best feature choose a sparkly eyeliner pencil and smudge along your top lash line. This is an easy evening twist on your normal daytime eyeliner.” Metallic textures can also give a chic shimmery finish. “I love using a metallic liquid or gel eyeshadow as they are long-wearing and really reflect the light,” Adams says. “To keep it simple I sometimes just use a gold or silver shiny lip gloss patted onto the eyelids for a wet-look finish.” The final touch? “Always make sure your nails and toes are on point as well and manicured in a glam colour or glitter finish.”
Ready to get glam? Here are the best new shimmer make-up products for eyes, cheeks, lips and nails...
Art Deco Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow Moonstone, €20, Beauty Bay
Nars Provocateur Eyeshadow Palette, €39, Brown Thomas
Ciate London Glitter Storm Eyeshadow Palette, €43.20, Feelunique
Armani Beauty Eye Quattro Fantasy Palette, £52
Tom Ford Liquid Sun Glow Drops, £33, Harrods
Laura Mercier Mood Lights Face Illuminator Trio,€52, Brown Thomas
Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Exclusive Creation Face Highlighting Powder, €60
Sally Hansen Colour Therapy Nail Polish Bronze Reflection, €11.99.