What’s a holiday season without endless parties to attend? Whether it’s a masquerade ball or rock festival you’re attending, keep this party-perfect makeup guide close to you to make it on the best-dressed list.
Let all eyes be on you with this ultra-dramatic look that’s inspired by ’60s icon Twiggy. Pair faux lashes with luminous pink blush and coral lips to rock this look.
Talk about putting a new spin to the doll face look!
TIP: Get crafty and use art paper to create your own dramatic falsies. Measure the length of your eyelid, cut out the section then snip away to create the fringes. Stick on using eyelash glue.
Make Up Store Glitter in Neon Pink, $25
Sephora Playful Make Up Colorful Blush 09 I’m Shocked!, $22
Dior Diorific Mat Lipstick in 540
1. Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte Lipstick in Furious, $46
2. YSL Rouge Pur Couture Collector Kiss & Love Edition in N 13 Le Orange, $49,
3. NARS Audacious Lipstick in Catherine, $44,
4.3CE Creamy Lip Color in 04 Joyce, $25
5. SILKYGIRL Lipcolor Balm Matte Fever in 03, $13.90
Dior Diorific Vernis in 001 State of Gold, $42
TIP: Go for gold and don’t hold back on the bling. Top off your mani with Lancôme Holiday 2015 Vernis In Love Goldleaf Effect, $30.
Bold eyes and lips are the name of the game. Try your hand at colour-blocking eyelids with midnight blue shadow then finish with a quirky touch such as a ribbon stick-on on the outer edges. To up the wow factor, opt for deep wine lips.
M.A.C Colour Drenched Pigment in Moon is Blue, $41
Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara, $35
Nail stickers, from $2
The Body Shop Matte Kajal in Black, $22.90
Stick these on your eyes or nails!
Chanel Highlighting Blush in 12 Coups De Minuit, $68
Lancôme Le Absolu Rouge Definition in 294, $44
When the mask goes on, all the attention will be on the eyes. Go one step further in the mystique department by kohlrimming the lash lines, being generous with lashings of mascara and experimenting with lash add-ons. Keep the rest of your makeup pared down with sheer washes of high shine gloss.
Sephora Outrageous Lashes, $22
Make Up For Ever Lash Show Creative Impact in C-801, $32
Shu Uemura x Maison Kitsune False Eyelashes in Jewel-Fur-For-A-Wink, $34
TIP: Use the sharpie tip (which is shaped like a marker pen for easy control and precision) to create thin crisp lines, or to draw dramatic thick lines.
LANEIGE Edge Drawing Eyeliner Sharpie Tip, $29
1. Estée Lauder Little Black Liner, $50
2. L’Oréal Paris Super Liner Black Lacquer, $20.90
3. Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner, $34
YSL Volupte Tintin- Oil in N 4, $45
Star tattoos, from $2
Shu Uemura x Maison Kitsune Nail Enamel in Plum Glitz, $29
NARS X Steven Klein Nailpolish in Hard To Get, $32,
Chanel Nail Colour in 757 Rose Fusion, $38
Think heavy metal in the form of shimmer, sparkle and sequins (or diamantes) – the shinier the better. Go super luxe by applying gunmetal grey shadow topped off with silver glitter over the entire eyelids. Finish with dustings of peach blusher and lipstick.
Estée Lauder Magic Smoky Powder shadow Stick in 03 Cool Ash, $30
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Glam Rock, $30
TIP: If you want to shine like a super star, use a glitter spray like Sephora Silver Glitter Spray, $15. Spray it onto light-catching areas such as your hair, shoulders, legs and décolletage and all eyes will be on you.
Diamante Schumchstein Sticker, from $5
SILKYGIRL Lash Prism Mascara, $11.90
Guerlain Rose Aux Joues Blush Tendre in 04 Crazy Bouquet, $75
1. 3CE Creamy Cheek Stick in Pink Factory, $30
2. Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush in How Deep is Your Love?, $36
3. NARS x Steven Klein Dual-Intensity Blush in Vengeful, $68
4. Sephora Colorful Blush in Flirt It Up, $22
5. Bourjois Aqua Blush in 04 Berry Nice, $21.90
Clio Tension Lip in 10 Peachnista, $22.90