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Get the look… Traditional Christmas Comments Off on Get the look… Traditional Christmas

Posted on December 13, 2013 by admin

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A traditional Christmas look incorporates everything we love about the holiday period: a touch of magic, a sprinkle of good joy and a great big handful of glitter! Whether you’re looking to create a Christmassy look for a party, a night on the town or for Christmas day itself, we’ve got the low-down for every part of the look.

Think cheesy Christmas jumpers teamed with fluffy Santa hats, Victorian hairstyles with a little extra oomph, bright colours on your clothes and for your make-up, but most importantly, a whole lot of glamour.

The make-up method

The traditional Christmas make-up look is all about having fun with your products. For those who can feel a little intimidated by bright colours, Julia Graf has put together a brilliant video for an evergreen look.

The bright colours blend well with the glitter to give the make-up a deeper, more developed appearance. The combination of the two also work to make the eyes pop and are sure to compliment a whole range of skin tones.

This particular make-up combination is suitable for day or night time events and with a variety of hairstyles. Thick curls or ringlets will work well with the look for night time looks, while daytime would look brilliant with a top knot or bun.

The products

A highly pigmented eye-shadow will work well for this look, but for something with a little more edge that will last a lot longer, stage make-up will have a much brighter finish.

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Red and green are the traditional Christmas colours and adding a touch of red glitter to small features on the face will help to give the look an extra touch of magic. Green grease paint will work especially well for those wearing the make-up whilst out on the town, while choosing even brighter neon green face paint is sure to make the look truly stand out from the crowd.

The alternative looks

There are plenty of fun ways to change this look according to your favourite Christmas colours. Just remember: the brighter, the better!

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This neon make-up manages to be both understated and astonishing as the eyes and lips gently draw attention to the most flattering areas of the face. The pink works incredibly well with the green, while the lips are beautifully bright.

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If you fancy yourself as Santa’s little helper this year, this look is as fun as it is well-executed. The lips are the perfect shade of red to really stand out, while a touch of silver or green glitter would really finish off the design around the eyes.

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A little more Gothic but not less festive, this look is inspired by the traditional elf design but uses defined eye-liner to add an extra edge. The false eyelashes have brought attention to the design and the darker colours have created the ideal night-time Christmas look.

What do you think to our traditional Christmas look? Why not leave us a comment on our Facebook page and let us know what you’re wearing this Christmas!

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Get the look… Christmas party Comments Off on Get the look… Christmas party

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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