The holiday season is your perfect opportunity to try out new things. Particularly festive things... for the holidays and New Years you basically can't over-do it. I mean... you can... but if you're someone who doesn't generally go flashy to those of us that flash on the regular you'll still be totally normal ;) Some of the ways you can step out of your comfort zone and right into Holiday Party Ready are by experimenting with makeup colors, scents... even your tan.
The Red Lip. You know you want to. How many times a year can you justify rocking a sultry red pout? Okay a red lip could work for basically any holiday or occasion or walk to the bus stop (wait... or is that in my world?!)... but Holiday always makes me really think "red". LAQA&CO has a light-weight, matte line of lip and cheek pencils called Cheeky Lip. Who has time to coordinate?! Not me... this pencil does it all for your lips and cheeks so you look that much more put together. Good choices for a holiday party are Mixtape (the red!) and Humble Brag (a bright pink to keep on hand just in case you chicken out on the red *wink* but still want something vibrant). If you aren't ready for full on matte pick up Golly Gee Whiz Lip Lube which is a sheerer, glossy red. Not as in your face, but still allowing you to work it for the event.
TIP: For a smooth application and wear make sure you gently exfoliate your lips before applying any red (or deep, for that matter) lip color.
That HD Face. Maybe you're a fan of a light coverage, but party time means you can go full coverage types of flawless. As I'm sure you all know I'm a major fan of the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation. I require a decent amount of coverage on more than just special occasions, so I actually reach for this at least 4 times a week. It hides all my flaws and has great staying power. Looking fabulous in party photos is a must.
TIP: It's better if you just watch the experts ;) Click the video below to get applications tips based on your skin type!
A New Fragrance. It's so easy to get in a fragrance rut. Use holiday as your once-a-year-must-try-a-new-scent. Jessica Simpson TEN is the three "F's" - fruity, floral and flirty! TEN is part of a limited edition tenth anniversary capsule collection and probably has the prettiest bottle design that I've seen all year. It's so feminine yet bohemian... it really matches the scent - which is something I never thought I'd be able to say about a fragrance.
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Bronze Your Stuff. And by that I mean with self-tanner. I always feel so much more confident and beautiful when my skin has a tan to it. It's like it glows. And also a tan always makes you look and feel thinner (party time confidence bonus!). Tanning itself is dangerous, so I don't do it. Using the best self-tanner is the way to go. Way Too Tan is a Dark Hybrid Tanning Silicone of the luxurious kind. It offers multiple natural tanning enhancers for a fast, gorgeous and deep dark tan. As a bonus for you skincare lovers out there this product also has anti-aging organic antioxidants and exceptionally high concentrations of Sodium Hyaluronate to boosts moisture and fight against aging by helping maintain skin elasticity and firmness.
TIP: Make sure you exfoliate your skin before applying any kind of self-tanner for smooth skin and an even application.
What new-to-you flashy beauty trend are you looking to try out this holiday?