The holiday season is upon us, and with it are parties galore. So how do you take your makeup from office (subtle secretary) to party (sexy secretary) in a matter of moments? With the right tools in your makeup bag, you can touchup your look and have all eyes on feasting on you at the fete-du-jour!
Follow these 5 steps for flawlessly festive face:
1. Clean up.
- Keep a pack of makeup remover pads in your makeup bag. Clean up the area around your eyes, which tends to show the signs of wear first.
- Try: Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes $12
2. Freshen up.
Re-apply concealer or foundation around eye area; blend and feather out to a seamless finish.
Try: Smashbox Camera Ready Full Coverage Concealer
3. Get lifted.
Re-line your eyes with a metallic liquid liner. Smudge a bit of shadow into the line to and blend out to your crease for smoky drama. For added definition, line lower rim of eyes yes too and remember to smudge with your shadow. The bond of powder to the wax in your liner makes it last a bit longer. Touch up mascara. Add a sheer highlight to brow bone.
Try: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel-Eyeliner in Graphite Shimmer Ink $21
Try: Too Faced Duo Eye Shadow in Beauty Mark (black foil/gilded rose) $17
4. Sculpt and flush.
Give your cheeks definition and a touch of color. Sweep on bronzer and pop color on the apple of your cheeks.
Try: NARS Highlighting Bronzer/Blush Duo $39
5. Gloss up lips.
Let your eyes take center focus and keep lips glossy and soft.
Try: Illamasqua Enchant (rosy nude sheen) $20
All you need now is to change into a pair of sexy stilettos, add a pair of blinging earrings and you are party ready!
About Tracey: Tracey Brown, beauty expert based in the San Francisco Bay Area is the owner of Brown Beauty Consulting, author of Blinging Beauty and Director of Glamour for Mahogany Butterfly. After 25 years wearing multiple hats from makeup artist to copywriter, Tracey is a beauty editor, brand strategist and writer for the cosmetic industry.
Contact: Brown Beauty Consulting