GET THE XMAS LOOK
Christmas is in the air! And that means a lot more hugs, surprise visits, and most importantly, photographs. And we can’t afford to look anything less than absolutely glamorous in those Christmas party shots, can we? Here are our favourite looks you can t
Educate yourself about the glamorous looks you could try this Christmas to rock them party shots.
If you’re trying to sport something dreamy, go for pastel pinks with a little bit of a sheen. Pick a pretty pink eyeshadow of your choice and couple this with a dusty rose lipstick. Keep a shade similar to the former two for your cheeks. A creamy blush with a little highlighter can give a fresh, dewy look to your skin. Perfect for winters.
Want to try something a little frosted? Apply a pure white eyeshadow and sweep a light-handed coat of silver over the lids. Use the silver shimmer to highlight the arches of the brows too. Line both the eyelids with jet black liner. Contrast the eyes with a lipstick in deep mocha. You’ll be sure to turn heads with this unique look.
SMUDGY PINE GREEN LIDS AND LIGHT PINK TINTED LIPS
We couldn’t go through a list of looks without a tribute to the Christmas favourite pine tree, could we? And it’s such an elegant colour to sport at those dinners. Sweep some pine coloured shadow over your lids and add a dash of dark grey to the ends to give a smoky look. Line below your lower lashes with the same colours too. Coat your lashes with oodles of mascara and finish with some light pink lip stain.
A great duo for evenings. Create a smoky effect with purple and black eyeshadows and use lavender or lilac for a little highlight. For the lips, go for a wine or berry shade. If you want a lighter version of the look for daytime wear, stick with the lavender shade only for the eyes.
RED LIPS AND COPPER EYES
This one is a classic. If you aren’t certain about what colours to opt for, this combination will never let you down. Go for your favourite shade of hot red lipstick and couple it with a coppery eyeshadow. Give a little extra attention to your contouring while sporting this look. If you want to use glitter on the lips then keep the eyes matte and vice-versa. Finish with single or double winged liner for an evergreen look.
GOLD EYESHADOW AND GLOSSY LIPS
It’s Christmas season; so it’s perfectly alright to bring out all the gold and silver palettes. Hey, they are abundant on the Christmas trees and it’d be wrong to not take inspiration from such a festive décor. For this really bold and glitzy look, coat your eyelids in a solid gold shade. Extend it up to the arches of the brow if you want it to really stand out. With all the drama on the eyes, keep the rest of the face simple, especially the lips. All you’ll need is a glossy, clear, sheen-enriched lip balm, and that’s it.
PURELY EXAGGERATED CAT EYES
This is for those who like to go by the philosophy, ‘let your eyes do all the talking’. This season tends to get busy and sometimes there just isn’t enough time to bring out all the palettes, we totally understand. So for those days when the minutes are scarce but you still want to look your dashing self, extra thick cat eyes can really do the trick. Just thicken (significantly) the lines of your regular cat eye look and pull it a little longer than usual. Don’t forget the mascara.
Antara Bose is a model turned fashion and beauty consultant. A popular blogger, anchor, and voice over artist, she maintains a deep connection with the local fashion industry and is passionate about discovering and celebrating aspiring talent as well...