The Perfect Party Season Make-up Look

This article was first published on Stylizen on 11th December 2014. 

You’ve managed to sort out the dress for your upcoming Christmas party, but have you given your make-up a thought yet? Before you settle for your safe go-to look, we suggest giving something a little different a try this year.

Now we’re not talking anything outrageous, but rather just a small change that will see you stand out from the crowd of smokey eyes and scarlet red lips. It’s time to think pink. The season’s hottest colour, pink is fresh, looks modern and is suitable for almost any skin tone. If you have a cooler skin tone, try out blue-based shades while those with a warmer skin tone will look great with berry and more earthy tones. We love the impact a matte lip makes, but for those who want extra shine, choose a high shine lipstick or swipe a layer of sheer gloss on top.

A dewy, flawless base is a must to show off the bright lip, so prime properly and apply foundation evenly with your hands for a natural looking finish. Highlight your pink pout with a lighter pink colour blush on the apples of your cheeks – one with flecks of gold or silver add a sexy festive touch.

For more casual events a simple eye will do, whether it’s just a lengthening mascara or a small flick of winged liner. If you’re after a punchier look, try the party season favourite – metallics. Remember, you’re after something that will work alongside your statement lip rather than detract from it. Put images of over the top eyeshadow aside though, liner is your friend here. Apply a neutral shadow over the lid, then choose a soft liner pencil (we like silver, or even a bright pigmented blue for those feeling braver!) and line your bottom water line from the inner corner out. Smudge gently with your finger or brush for a more undone look. The finished look is on trend, easy to do and will have you looking more than pretty in pink.