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Posted on December 06, 2013 by admin

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The work Christmas party is the ideal time to let go and celebrate the festive time of year with your co-workers. It’s also a great time to show off your ‘out of work’ style and show a different side of yourself that is rarely seen in the office environment.

Whilst you’re dressing up in your gladrags, throwing on a sparkly dress and strapping yourself into your favourite killer heels, you’ll also want to ensure that you’re looking fittingly Christmassy to celebrate the holidays. Whether you decide to go all out or include a subtle Christmas style to your outfit, there are lots of ways to add a little festive spirit to your Christmas party outfit.

The make-up method

The make-up you choose to wear can add a Christmassy element to your chosen outfit. Beauty and lifestyle vlogger Lisa Gregory has created this wonderful look that everyone can achieve relatively simply.

The make-up creates the impression of a fresh, healthy face with a focus upon naturally red cheeks and bright eyes, along with the very seasonally appropriate shade of red lipstick. The look is the perfect balance between natural and glamorous with an understated face and bold lipstick.

The products

To apply a base before the foundation, it’s important to ensure that you are not creating creases by using the fingers – sponges will create a much more even finish that will effectively cover the entire face.

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A wonderful way to bring the festive look to your outfit is to wear a Santa hat. There are a huge range to choose from as Santa hats become increasingly popular; a smaller, fascinator style may be best for those with large curls, while those looking for something a little more extravagant may prefer something that covers the whole head.

The alternative looks

Whatever your style, it’s really easy to adapt and change this Christmas party look to go along with the kind of clothes you feel most comfortable in.

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As this image shows, you may choose to emphasise the eyes rather than the lips. By using a light colour on the lips, they are defined but not prominent, while the eyes use a combination of smoky make-up with a silver shimmer for the perfect Christmas look.

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Of course, some people prefer to really make their lips stand out and this design is the perfect way to do so. The lipstick is incredibly bold and is finished with an even glitter effect that is sure to grab attention. Blend some of the lipstick in with a blusher and keep the eyes minimal to balance this bold look.

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If you love this Christmas make-up look, you’ll want to complete it with some complimenting nails. The white base coat ensures that the deep red glitter stands out and looks almost like a reverse snowing effect. This is surprisingly easy to achieve; all you need is a steady hand!

What do you think of our Christmas party look? Why not leave a comment on our Facebook page to show us what you’re wearing at this year’s Christmas party?

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