It’s the most wonderful time of year! Christmas is upon us, Holiday parties are in full swing and New Years Eve bashes will be here before you know it. It’s time to start preparing your head-to-toe look for these special occasions. Julia shared some Fancy Friday dresses last week and I rose to the occasion to recreate one of the looks based on my favorite of the photos. The model wearing the For Love and Lemons dress has the perfect hair and makeup combo. Something about it is so natural, yet striking. Most people lean towards the smoky eye or red lip, but this year you can stand out from the crowd and every other lady at the party with a different look.
This look is combining a few of the pieces from our other looks this year. If you mix a dash of Burberry, a pinch of Michael Kors, and stir in Rag & Bone, you have recreated the look. We are aiming for neutral lips, cheeks, and bold eyes on this one. Flirty cat eye liner gone to the extreme to really make your eyes stand out under the mistletoe.
Start with your base and bronze appropriately. Cheekbones and temples are essential but don’t over do it! Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend up towards your hairline. Smile a little to really find the apple and make sure the color pops. For extra sass apply a luminizer or highlighter to the top of the cheekbones.
For the eyes, add some shimmer to the center of your eyelid then get to drawing that cat-eye. Start small and keep adding until you have reached the desired thickness and wing on the outer part of your eye. Don’t try to draw it all in one swoop or else you’ll end up removing everything and starting over. Little strokes and sections at a time. Finish off with mascara and don’t forget to fill in those brows. They help to finish off this bold eye look.
Lastly, add some color to your lips. The model has more of a matte look with a slight dew blended in. Don’t go for an over glossy look because you’ll be reapplying all not. No one has time to reapply lip gloss all night when your friends are on the dance floor enjoying the night. Lip stains or long-lasting lip colors work best.
BareMinerals Pure Brightening Serum Foundation :: Charlotte Tilbury “Filmstar Bronze & Glow” :: NARS Blush in Super Orgasm :: Benefit Brow Zing Kit :: Benefit They’re Real! Liner :: OCC Lip Tar in Hush :: BareMinerals Eyeshadow Shimmer in Nude Beach :: Diorshow Mascara :: MAC Cosmetics 33 Lashes
– Jamie of The Lady and The Beard