Get your glow on and deck the halls with glittery beauty loot – ‘tis the season to pull out that party makeup face you’ve been plotting since October.
Between bottomless bubbly dates with friends, baubles galore and a visit from the Big Guy himself on the agenda, it’s an eventful time for all. That’s why we’ve collated five of the top beauty tips from our favourite gurus of gloss that will help you navigate December’s festivities in style.
We get it. You’ve been up until 3am whipping up ginger bread cookies and wrapping candles for coworkers. The under-eye circles are beckoning. But, armed with an impressive artillery of lippies and shimmer, these beauty influencers’ tips will keep the Rudolf-red noses at bay and help you to evade a Frosty complexion.
Brushes at the ready, it’s time to get your party pout on…
1. Gemma Watts : How to do glitter without resembling a garland of tinsel
Resident beauty boss Gemma Watts knows a thing or two about minimalist makeup looks. That’s why we had every faith in her to whip up a glittery Christmas complexion that wouldn’t rival our fairy lights. “For the party season, I need to amp it up a bit,” she admits. We couldn’t agree more. Her top picks are high-sheen golden highlighters brushed across the pinnacles of the face. On the eyes, she pats on the Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow liquid eyeshadow offering from Stila to minimise fall-out mess and maximise a metallic glow.
2. Hello October : Reinvigorating the cult red lip
Suzie from Hello October reminds us that there is nothing more festive than a high-gloss red lip. Pairing a lustrous red shade with an otherwise matte and contoured complexion will create a head-turning contrast for any Christmas party. The perfect cherry-stain red.
3. Arielle Wray Beauty : Cranberry hues taken to the crease
Cranberry shades are perfectly acceptable to sport all year ‘round, but at Christmas time they also become a festive nod to the green and red colour code. Melbourne-based MUA Arielle Wray knows that on blue eyes, blending a warm shade of cranberry into the crease will create a glorious contrast. This look is so easy to achieve, yet will score you an impressive rack of compliments.
4. Jordan Lips Combee : Going ALL OUT
Some parties call for a revved-up makeup look, combining all the makeup tricks in the book. Beauty vlogger Jordan Lipscombe has shared a tutorial taking us through a glittery eye with bold eyeliner, a matte red lip and a full-coverage base to take you through a long night of Mariah Carey covers and overly-spiked trifle.
5. Taytay XX : The brow look EVERYONE is talking about
In a time when we no-longer get surprised about what beauty trends have gone “viral”, the latest one to be breaking the internet is Taytay XX’s Christmas brows (had anyone heard of her before she did this??!!). While you’re unlikely to see us rock this at anything other than a fancy dress party, got to admit… we don’t hate it. Thoughts?!