The festive season is nearing, and it’s bringing late nights and cocktail parties with it! Make the most of your busy social schedule by dressing up and looking the part with our round-up of on-trend make-up for parties.
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Whether you like a bold look or take a less-is-more approach, these trends are fun, flirty and easy to recreate! Here are 5 stunning ways to add a bit of glamour to your look without buying new make-up:
Play Up Your Pout
Start with a sharp liner in a neutral colour or one that matches your lipstick, to outline your lips. Take the pencil slightly outside your natural line on your lower lip if you want it to look fuller. Blend inwards, then fill with a punchy lip lacquer or lipstick in thin layers so it stays put all day (and night!).
Use a layer of primer to blur fine lines and wrinkles, then follow with your favourite foundation and concealer. Then, add some definition by using two blusher shades: a darker one to sculpt under the cheekbones and a lighter shade just on the apples of your cheeks.
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This look is all about the statement liner, so concentrate your efforts on your eyes and keep the rest of your make-up to a minimum. A neutral eyeshadow and subtle lower lash line are all you need to keep this look daytime friendly.
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You’ll need to use a primer over the lid to ensure smooth eyeshadow application. Follow this with layers of shimmery shadow; using your finger to apply it can help you get thicker coverage. End off with a slick of mascara.
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Invest in an at-home toolkit for your brows. Look for a kit that has brow wax or gel, and a colour to fill in the shape all in one, then add a good pair of tweezers and a spoolie brush to use whenever the need arises.