Top tips for Christ­mas do make-up

Belfast Telegraph - Weekend - - BEAUTY -

If you have dry or com­bi­na­tion skin, then opt for a hy­drat­ing primer — this will leave the skin re­laxed be­fore ap­ply­ing make-up. The skin of­ten be­comes tighter and drier in cold weather so prep­ping the skin in this man­ner is very im­por­tant.

Make sure foun­da­tion is a long-wear prod­uct so it lasts longer. A translu­cent pow­der is so im­por­tant to lock the foun­da­tion in place. Make sure your foun­da­tion has no SPF in it as flash pho­tog­ra­phy will cause flashback.

Make sure the blush/con­tour com­ple­ments the make-up look you are go­ing for

— a good tip is us­ing your eye­shadow if you are us­ing browns or your blush colour if you do­ing pink/pur­ple/cran­ber­ries.

If you are plan­ning to eat on your night out, a stronger lip colour may not be the best idea, but if you want to don a strong lip colour and eat, then choose a matte shade. If you find your lips are drier choose a nude that is ei­ther creamy or glossy.

If you are go­ing to go for glit­ter choose your glit­ter based on size. If you have a big­ger eye space, then you are able to fa­cil­i­tate a chunky style of glit­ter. If you have a smaller eye space, opt for a finer glit­ter. Al­ways use a flat brush and make sure you place it on the lid and above the crease so that when you look straight ahead ev­ery­one can see the ef­fort you have put in.

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