I love everything about the holidays: exchanging gifts, spending time with loved ones, and most of all, wearing dressier makeup. Whether you’re heading to an office get-together or a black-tie event, here are holiday makeup tips to help you achieve that look that will turn heads when you walk into the room.
Many women live in fear of red lipstick, thinking that they can’t handle such a bold color. But anyone can pull off red lips. If you’ve never gone red, don’t start off with a heavily pigmented or matte lipstick: Pick something sheer.
If you’re looking for a dramatic, high-impact look that screams “evening,” a smoky eye is the way to go. Creating a smoky eye isn’t all that difficult, even though there’s a lot of eye shadow involved -but you should stick with a more neutral palette to avoid color overload.
Try false lashes
If you’re not a big makeup-wearer, the idea of fake eyelashes might be a little intimidating. It does take a bit of getting used to, but once you’ve mastered it, i predict that false lashes will become a regular part of your festive makeup routine.
Rein it in
In your effort to create a really special look, it’ll be tempting to go bold on every part of your face. But it’s better to pick one feature for dramatic treatment and leave the rest as neutral as possible. If you want dark eyes, pick a sheer gloss for your lips. And if you’re dying to wear that fuchsia lipstick, go easy on the eyeliner and
Ruthie Kinuthia is a makeup artist and founder of Makeup by Ruthie. [email protected]