In Fashion – Illuminate Your Look Over the Holiday Season!

by Rachel Penny, Esthetician and Makeup Artist, Miss Penny Esthetics – 

It’s the season of dressing up in your finest attire and adding some extra sparkle to your everyday makeup looks. Why not add that extra pop of colour with a bold lip or an illuminating highlight to complete your festive look by trying some new makeup techniques?

With makeup trends constantly changing, it can be overwhelming to know what to try and how to step into a more glam look for those holiday parties. Here are some easy makeup tips to suit any skill level and any age as a fun way to brighten up your routine this time of year!

Now, you absolutely can’t go wrong with a bold lip and that doesn’t necessarily have to mean red. From a nude lipstick to a dark crimson, everyone can achieve a bold lip based on the colours they’re comfortable with. Try applying lip liner before your lipstick and slightly overline your natural lip area, providing the illusion of a fuller lip and staying power for your lipstick.

Complete the look with a little bit of highlight on the cupid’s bow for extra fullness and illumination.

This time of year can make our complexion look and feel a bit dull. A good option to counteract this is to apply an illuminating primer before any foundation to create a supple, glowing complexion. You can also apply highlighting powder to the high points of the face (cheekbones, browbones, the bridge of the nose, inner eyes, chin and forehead) to define your facial features and give you a “glow from within” look.

Complete your look with bold blush – a must have for this season.

For the eyes, try softer, smoky undertones of your favourite neutral bases and iridescent shadows while avoiding anything too dark this season. Add a little pop of highlight to the inner eye. If you’re feeling bold, complete the look with lengthening mascara or if you’re really feeling adventurous, try adding some strip lashes!

I hope these tips and tricks inspire you this holiday season and your holiday looks feel complete and confident as you celebrate with friends and family.

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