Deck the face with hot new makeup – fa la la la la la la la la – in my best holiday cheer singing voice. It’s the most wonderful time of the year for so many reasons: being surrounded by family, meeting up with old friends, parties, fancy dresses, and most of all gorgeous makeup. Knowing how to alter your daily makeup routine to fit the holidays is key. It can be tricky and confusing especially when you are fooling around with festive colors. Christmas and New Years parties are the best time to experiment with your cosmetics and also a great time to buy new cosmetics. This is due to most beauty brands dropping fierce holiday collections. Please put away all those baby pink products, and replace with vampy dark reds and mulberries. Check out my tips below to help you get your glam on:
Join the Glossy Posse –
Matte lipstick is pretty much the greatest thing ever, but wearing it everyday can get a bit mundane and boring. Switch it up by throwing on a gloss; I use Hard Candy Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss. This gloss is available in 14 colors and is great because the slightly tingly formula helps your lips appear bigger and more voluptuous. Reapply as many times as you want during the day so your lips stay soft and chapped-free.
I just died my hair platinum blonde. So I am feeing all – blond bombshell, caramel- in the words of Eve from her Ruff Ryders days. I have naturally jet-black hair; therefore turning into a platinum blonde took nine hours. This hair change was a big switch up from my normal highlights. All I can say is that it’s one of the craziest, but best decisions I have ever made to alter my appearance. I am such a fan of the platinum trend and I hope it stays around. To get your goldie locks on use, L’Oreal Excellence Creme Hair Colour – Very Light Blonde.
Little Red Riding in the Hood –
Red is the color of the festive season. No matter how much we try to run away from it, it will always be a holiday mainstay. Make your lips the focal point; throw on some Giorgio Armani – Lucky Red. When donning fierce red lips you don’t need to wear much more makeup. Simply accompany your red lips with a coat of mascara and a pop of cheek stain. Hey, there, red one and I ain’t talkin’ the producer.
Bronze Beauty –
Are you missing your bronze, sun-kissed skin from the long gone summer days? Be sad no more my dear, there are numerous products on the market that are specifically made to help you glow all year round. I have an affinity for Tarte Maracuja Blush & Glow Luminizer, this small tube is just perfect for adding that hint of radiance to your overall look. If you want to glow all out, then try Hard Candy Glow All The Way Face & Body Luminizer, people will be asking which Caribbean island you just returned from.