The festive season is almost upon us, and with it comes numerous invitations to Christmas parties. They give you a chance to make an impression on the colleagues you don’t really know or family members you don’t see much. How you present yourself matters, from your choice of outfit to your make-up look. Most of the time, you should have a good idea of the dress code, and you can dress accordingly. However, it can be difficult to match your make-up to the formality of the occasion, which is why we have put together the following list.
Go More Natural
Focus on the base, get your foundation even and add your highlighter, bronzer and blusher. If you aren’t sure which blush is your colour, then you should consider a blush palette, so you have a couple of options; Code Eight has great make-up options, including a range of blushers. Once you have the base perfected, you should keep the eyes neutral with some subtle shimmers and keep the pink theme going with a lipstick in a complementary shade.
Depending on where your Christmas parties are being held, you might want to make a statement with your make-up. Opt for a smoky eye; it doesn’t have to necessarily be really dark or overwhelming; you can make a smoky eye in almost any colour palette. Depending on the colour and heaviness of your eye make-up, you could balance the look with a bold lip in a festive red or burgundy shade.
Glitz & Glam
Christmas is a glitzy time; why not reflect this in your eye make-up? Think glitters and shimmers. You can match your eye look to your jewellery for a more cohesive look; golds and silvers both work for this time of year. Finish off the look with a pair of false lashes; they can either be subtle to make your eyes pop or dramatic to make a statement. If the mood moves you, you could even go for some glitzy lashes to take things up a level. Finally, you should finish off this look with a more neutral lip and a swipe of gloss.
Consider the Trends
The looks listed above are classics; they never go out of style. If you want to be trendier, then you could consider the trends of the year. For example, graphic liner is a huge trend this year, and it can be as bold or as subtle as you want. You could opt for a geometric pattern or a glitter cut crease, assess your skill level and then go from there. The early noughties have also seen a huge resurgence this year with frosty silver shadows and plenty of kohl. Look online for inspiration or tutorials to follow.
To Sum Up
Above all else, it is important that you feel comfortable. If you try something new with your make-up and you don’t like it, there is no shame in taking it off and starting again. You could also do a practice run before the day of the event if you are short of time to make sure that you like the make-up and feel comfortable wearing it.