It is less than 2 weeks to 2022, and we are more than ready to welcome the New Year. There are plenty of reasons to love the holidays and Christmas makeup tops the list. Between holiday parties, family time, and the magical spirit in the air, it is a great excuse to go all out with the jewel tones and glitter. If you are not sure how to do your makeup for the holidays, we can help. Here, we are sharing how to create a foolproof holiday makeup look that is fit for this season.
Prep Your Skin
A fool proof makeup look starts with a clean and hydrated skin. To achieve that, wet your face with water then put few drops of hydrating cleanser on your fingers. Massage the cleanser on your face for a few minutes and then rinse off the cleanser from your face completely with clean water and a face towel. Apply few drops of hydrating face cream for that youthful and supple skin.
Create a Flawless Complexion
A flawless complexion will make your skin look at its best. This is the step where foundation and concealer come into play. A good foundation gives your complexion medium coverage with a natural, true-to-skin result. Foundation also creates a canvas for the smooth application for the rest of your makeup. After you have applied foundation, it is time to apply concealer. Apply a waterproof, full coverage concealer in an upside-down triangle under your eyes and to any blemishes, you want to disguise.
Apply a Bronzer
There is nothing quite like a perfectly bronzed face and in fact; the holidays are the perfect time to emphasize your features with a bit of bronzer. Apply the bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks, your temples, your jawline, and along the sides of your nose to create the illusion of perfectly sculpted features.
Define Your Brows
A stunning holiday makeup look is not complete without the eye makeup. Therefore, it is time to fill and define the brows. You will want to use eyebrow makeup that has a longwearing formula. To create eye catching brows, first, use an angled brush to pick the product. Apply the gel and fill in any sparse areas. Then, outline your brow shape and define your arch. Finish your eyebrows by brushing through them with a spoolie to blend out the product and get rid of any harsh lines.
Create a Winged Eyeliner
The holiday season needs the sharpest winged eyeliner. To achieve a sophisticated winged eyes grab your liner and line along your upper lash line and draw your wing. Take your time to create a sleek, smooth line since this will be the focus of your eye makeup look.
Swipe a Few Coats of Mascara
You will want to put your best lashes forward for the holidays, so start by coating your fringe with an eyelash primer. This primer will thicken your lashes and enhance the wear of your mascara. Once you have applied your primer, grab a voluminous mascara to add intense length and voluptuous volume to your fringe.
It is now time to paint your pout in a vibrant red fit for the holidays. You can choose a lipstick with a glossy or matte finish depending on your preference. Also depending on your skin’s undertones, you will also want to choose between a red lip colour with orange or blue undertones. If you have warm undertones, opt for an orange-based red. If you have cool undertones, use a blue-based red.
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