With Christmas just around the corner and party invitations all sent out, it’s time to update your make-up look. Ever wonder why fashion designers say that Christmas time is the best time to buy dresses for prom? Because glitter. Period. When you’re in a dark room with lights shooting here and there, you want to stand out by wearing something with some sparkle power. This of course, includes your make-up. And though Picit’s previous articles have been about “what to wear when…”, this article is all about the styles of make up needed for the holidays along with the highest rated make-up items for the best effect.
Glitter on the Lids
What to use: Urban Decay Cosmetics – Moondust Eyeshadow Palette
Make your eyes pop with a touch of sparkle. If there is any excuse to wear a full load of glitter, then it is Christmas. Think about it, ladies. Christmas is already a glittery holiday anyway. Why not match the vibe and bring out your inner child?
Liner on Point
What to use: Dollywink – Koji Liquid Liner
Define your lids with a liquid black eyeliner. The holidays are the perfect time for the bold cat eye and is a must if you plan on wearing glitter. In my opinion, this is the most difficult part about make up so practice is absolutely necessary.
Lashes on Fleek
What to use: Too Faced – Better Than Sex Mascara
Beautiful lashes that have that flirtatious flutter are beauty goals for just about every girl. Ever wanted to experiment with false lashes? Now is the time and no one can judge you.
What to use: BECCA – Blushed Glow Palette
Rosy cheeks just scream winter. While blush is often supposed to be subtle, play it up by finding a sheer type of blush. Trust me, you’ll look like a snowflake princess with slightly shimmering cheeks.
Highlighter for days
What to use: Anastasia Beverly Hills – Glow Kit – Sweets
I cannot emphasize the importance of highlighter during the holidays. Highlighter make your skin come alive, look moisturized, and look youthful. Points of emphasis are the cheek bones, the tip and bridge of the nose, your cupids bow, and the tip of your chin for a slimming effect. With all those holiday feasts, we all need to do this.
What to use: Yves Saint Laurent – Rouge Pur Couture Lipsticks
The lips can make or break any look as they are often the feature that changes your face the most. Go for red and purple hues as they are statements for the holidays. For a defined look, start with liner and end with using concealer to sharpen the edges.