Tis the season for holiday parties and social events. From office celebrations to swanky soirées, you’ll need to put your best face forward. But who wants to spend a lifetime in front of the mirror when you’ve got places to go and people to see? Here are three quick tricks to help you go from zero to GLAM in no time flat.
WEAR A BOLD LIP
The easiest way to dress up any makeup look is to add a vibrant lip color. Red is always a good choice for the holidays, but a deep wine, bold magenta or dark chocolate will work just as well. Matte or glossy, whatever suits your style. Here are a few of my faves.
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Rouge Dior Lipstick #994 Mysterieuse ($35)
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Color High Drama ($21)
Valana Minerals Natural Vegan Thick Pencils ($13)
Milani Color Statement Lipstick Best Red ($5)
A little highlight never hurt anybody! Using a tapered or fan brush, apply highlighter to the tops of your cheek bones above blush, and down the center of your face on the nose, cupid’s bow and chin. If you’re feeling adventurous you can add bronzer to contour in the hollows of your cheeks and at your hairline. Violè, instant glamour!
Charlotte Tilbury Film star Bronze and Glow ($68)
Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife($34)
ADD SOME SPARKLE
Make a lasting impression with radiant skin. Apply a body illuminator to any areas exposed like arms, legs, and decollate. Or add a lityle glitter to your favorite body lotion. You’ll glow as you glide across the room to mingle, and you’re sure to be the topic of conversation around the water cooler in the morning.
Gleam By Melanie Mills Body Radiance ($7-42)
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