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Wednesday, December 24, 2014


If you’re anything like me, you like to really pull out all the stops during Christmas time: decorating the house, tree and dining table really lifts the spirits. ‘Tis the season to stress, but by stocking up on these simple skin, hair, and makeup tips, you'll look party-pretty in no time. presents to you 12 ideas to look more dazzling, instantly

SHIMMER: There's a reason we love tinsel on Christmas trees and strings of lights around our homes: They make everything look beautifully glowing. The same is true for highlighting makeup. To get your own shimmer, sweep a glittering powder over your cheekbones, below your brow bone and on the inner corner of your eyes. If your skin is light, reach for a pink-based highlighter, while medium- to dark-skinned women should try golden tones. And if you aren’t one for heavy makeup but still want to do a little something special for your Christmas party or dinner , then the subtle shimmer is the perfect option. The final look is rather demure and looks natural, but gives you that pop that you want.

BROWS: Brows do so much to frame your face that simply grooming them, which includes combing the hairs and filling in bare spots, will give you a prompt pick-me-up. Try any of the handy brow-grooming kits which comes equipped with mini tweezers, stencils, a mirror, and brow powder, pencil, brush, and wax for a complete touch-up.

FRENCH MANICURE: What better nod to the holidays than a French manicure revamped with luminescent versions of the standard pink and white colors? You'll get the same effect but with an extra twinkle accompanying every gesture.

PRETTY PONYTAIL: The ponytail might be your everyday hairdo, but you'll be amazed how well it can pretty up your holiday look. To achieve extra volume, tease the hair at the crown for extra volume before securing it at the nape of the neck. A beautiful finishing touch is to pull a strand of hair from the ponytail and bring it around the elastic.

EYELINER: Black liner swept across the top lid makes a bold yet elegant statement that needs very little else. The trick is to swap your pencil for a liquid or gel liner. Close the eye and, starting at the inner corner, move the line outward and wing it slightly at the end. If you have trouble holding your hand steady, create little dashes along the lash line and go back and connect them. Stick to a neutral tone  on the rest of the lid.

LUSCIOUS LIPS: Use some gold and red metallic pigment on top of your red lipstick for a richer, almost velvety look. Not only does it look great, but it’ll also help set the lipstick so that it lasts longer.

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK: You don’t necessarily have to stick with Christmas colors; this illuminating orange-gold makes a bold statement without being too obvious at the same time.

CHRISTMAS COLORS: There’s nothing more ‘Christmassy’ than red, green and gold, so why not apply that to your eyes for some truly festive eye shadow? We love how this look incorporates all the colors without actually looking to dramatic or overdone at the end.

BLUSH; When it comes to getting holiday pretty, blush is non-negotiable. Amp up your natural rosiness by mixing complementary blush colors, one darker and one lighter. Or start off light with the paler shade in the compact and tweak it by layering its darker counterpart over it.

SHORT HAIR: Short hair can be styled just as glamorously as long hair, but in half the time! "Most boyish haircuts now have feminine features, such as softer pieces around the face. Bring attention to your short 'do by working a styling product  through your hair with your fingers. It’s got hold and breaks up the hair to give it a more piecey look.

GREEN EYES: A simple green eye shadow can make an incredible impression, but instead of simply sweeping one tone across your entire lid, create a more varied look with some beautiful depth of color such as gold and purple. A whole new way to make up your eyes, that's what!  A color that's this multitextured will work harder for you, too. The trick is to contain it between the lid and the crease. Don't take it up to the brow bone, and if you go overboard, soften the color with a makeup sponge.

BURGUNDY NAILS: They're definitely not low maintenance, but burgundy-colored nails are your holiday must-have for instant drama. Richer than red and more wearable than the black nail polish .Burgundy has a modern feel that will never go out of style.
LIP GLOSS: Shiny lips are always pretty, but when the shades are pale (think peach, pink, and coral) and flecked with shimmer, they merit a top spot in your makeup case. Pair this lip with a smoky eyes.

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