If your goal is flawless makeup from a party’s start to finish, this is the list you should check twice. Follow these tips from Allure to avoid the year’s biggest holiday makeup mishaps.
OVERDOSING ON GLITTER
Don’t use any large-fleck glitter—it reflects too much light and tends to look childish. If you want some shine, an eye shadow with small shimmer flecks will catch the light in a subtle way. Sweep it on lids and at the inner corners to brighten your face.
Holiday planning is all about the details, and a knockout nail color should be at the top of your to-do list. For an update on classic red, try a high-shine lacquer or go edgy with black polishes with silver sparkles.
We know it’s the season of silver and gold, but those things just don’t mix on your face. Gold is warm and silver is cool – so only one of them is going to look good on you. Silver shadows and highlighters look better on fair skin tones, while warm golds flatter darker skin.
OBVIOUS LIP LINER
When it comes to beautiful, bold mouths, it’s important to know how far to go without crossing the line. That’s why makeup artists backstage at fashion shows often pat on lipstick with their fingers so that the edges aren’t obvious. If lipstick bleeds into very fine lines around your mouth, apply a lip liner that matches your lip color. READ THE RETS HERE!