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December 09, 2015

Chic, shimmering holiday makeup!

Boost your shine potential this season! Go for sparkles and glam it up to the max! Whether it’s for the office party, a family reunion or a gathering with friends for the New Year countdown, follow these steps to pull off a holiday look that will grab the spotlight!

Here are the products you’ll need for gorgeous holiday makeup:

• Makeup primer

• Concealer


Shimmer powder, cream or stick

A powder brush

• A glitter stick

• Eye shadow base


• A sparkling eye shadow quartet

• An angled brush

Glitter eyeliner

• Volumizing mascara

Lipstick in a deep shade

• Matching lip liner

• Lip brush

• High-shine gloss

Step 1: A luminous complexion

To make sure your makeup lasts all evening, you absolutely need a makeup primer. Apply over the entire face, except on the eyelids, focusing on the T zone (forehead, nose and chin). Primer is also great if you want to even out your complexion and tighten your pores.

Don’t skip the concealer! It will hide dark circles, redness and other minor flaws. Follow with your foundation to be applied over the entire face. Always start at the centre of your face and move outward. To finish preparing your complexion, apply your shimmer powder, cream or stick. Use a brush or your fingers to apply it to your temples, the wings of your nose and Cupid’s bow (V-shaped curve in the middle of your upper lip). This will add gorgeous glimmer to the light-reflecting areas of your face.

For even more shine, use a creamy glitter stick in a gold shade on your shoulders and décolleté.

Finally, sweep blush over the apples of your cheeks to bring out your cheekbones.

Step 2: Glamorous eyes

The holidays are the perfect time to play up your eyes and turn on the glitz! Choose sparkling shades and be sure your eyebrows are impeccably groomed.

Begin by applying an eye shadow base to smooth out the surface of the lid and hide any imperfections.

You can also sweep a neutral shade of eye shadow over the entire surface of you upper lids. This will give you long-lasting results and even out the skin tone on your lids.

With your eyeliner, trace a fine line near the root of your lashes. With an eye sculpting brush, apply colour shadow from the outer corner to the inner corner of the eye, focusing on the crease. Blend it as you move toward the brow bone.

For a more dramatic look, add a touch of eye shadow to your lower lid, along the lash line, using an angled eye shadow brush.

Apply your glitter eyeliner over your eyeliner.

Finish with one or two generous coats of volumizing mascara on the upper lashes and a thinner coat on the lower lashes.

Step 3: Sublime lips

The finishing touch! Go for lipstick in a deep shade.

Lip liner is an absolute must. Use it to trace the contour of your lips and make sure it matches your lipstick.

For greater hold, cover the entire surface of your lips with lip liner. Then apply your lipstick using the lip brush.

For ultra-shine, add a hint of gloss to the centre of your lips. The results will be sensational!

Your lips will be fabulously sublime, for a perfect, shine-infused holiday look!

Let the party begin!

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