Christmas Make Up Office-to-Party

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Christmas Make Up: Office-to-Party

Go from office chic to Christmas party glam in no time with our dazzling step-by-step Christmas make up tips.


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Published 02/12/2009

Look great after work with a generous helping of shimmering gold and soft highlights – your perfect party look for Christmas 2009.

What's the Look?

Metallic Christmas gold make up and sexy, softly shimmering skin that's easy to layer over your work make up in minutes with the help of the right kit.

Benefit Miss Popularity Highlighter
How to Do It
  1. Cover dark circles and blemishes by dotting a concealer pen onto your skin where needed and blending well with your fingertips. We like Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil.
  2. If you need to pep up dull skin from all that partying, apply a subtle shot of gold liquid highlighter to your cheek and brow bones.
  3. Use your finger to apply a gold shadow like 17 Glitter Eyeshadow in Gold Digger to your eyelids. Blend the shadow over your lids and into the creases of the eyes. Try Benefit Miss Popularity Highlighter this Christmas. You don't need to apply more mascara, but use an eyelash curler to add definition.
  4. For lips, choose a glossy nude pink shade with a hint of shimmer. Olive skin tones can carry off really pale lip colours, so experiment with muted nude shades in beiges and baby pinks. A shimmery lipgloss like L'Oréal Paris Glam Shine Holographic Lipgloss in Glam Cappuccino (available in store) will create the illusion of fullness and looks especially good on black skins.

Toni&Guy Model.Me Erin Quick Fix Dry Shampoo
Complement the Look With...

A pair of gold statement earrings and a sparkly top. And let your hair down, it's Christmas!

Tip: Dry shampoo isn't just for festival goers. When models arrive at photo shoots with 'day–old' hair, stylists use it to absorb oil and create body. Spray it onto hair roots and work it in with your fingers. Try Toni&Guy Model.Me Erin Quick Fix Dry Shampoo. Great for Christmas late nights and early mornings!

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