Experts advise Christmas party make-up
It's finally December (15), which means it’s safe to talk about Christmas. While you might not have started your shopping or even want to think about the giant roast you need to cook in a few weeks' time, it's a safe bet that you will have started to consider your festive social calendar. And with Christmas bashes comes the need for a new look - so what better time to try out a seasonal make-up trend?
"The smouldering and graphic eye trend would work really well for Christmas parties as they are a chic way of changing up your make-up without looking overly done, taking inspiration from Cavalli, Versace, and Burberry Prorsum A/W 15 looks," Mariam Jensen, Makeup Expert at Airbase Makeup, told Cover Media.
This was also the look of choice from Beth Margetts of the London Hair and Make-up School, who suggested taking things a step further.
"Go bold and line your eyes top and bottom, and then for a more wearable version you can tight line, which is the technique of lining the lash line, the root of lashes, rather than the eye itself," she explained. "Team it with a soft sexy nude pout or swap your traditional red for a new vampy blackberry."
Rupert Kingston is the co-founder of Delilah Cosmetics and he made a suggestion for anyone who prefers a softer look. The make-up guru thinks soft pink pastel blush is the cheek trend of Autumn/Winter 15, claiming that it will knock the bronze shades used for contouring off their pedestal. He would couple it with a soft, glossy lip, while make-up artist Lauren Phelan believes you can’t put a foot wrong if you opt for metallics.
"My favourite look of the AW15 shows was the gold flash in the tear duct at Delpozo," she explained. "Use a gold shimmery shadow or liquid liner and trace around the tear duct. This will catch the light beautifully at a Christmas party and can be toned down to suit how brave you are feeling!"