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Holiday makeup tips

Makeup rules may change a bit during the holidays.

Now that the holidays are approaching, you  may want to dress a little more daring. If daring isn’t the look you want, you may at least want to spice up your style a tad. You can easily do this with makeup, as well as a little bit of accessories. You can also throw out some of the normal rules during this time, especially when you are heading out to some fun holiday parties.

What rules should you consider remembering? First, don’t stick with the basic rule of matching your makeup with the color of your outfit. Too much of a good thing can make you look to match up with your outfit and tacky instead of flashy and daring. For instance, if you are dressing in a full length gown, keep your makeup low-key. If you are wearing sparkly clothing, don’t wear sparkly eye shadow or body glitter, as well.

Do consider wearing some shimmery eye shadow, if your outfit is low-key. There are a number of options of eye shadows you can shimmer. This can include the basic powders to the creams. This writer loves the shimmer creams for those special occasions.

The ideal place to add the shimmer is right above the iris of your eye and then on toward the outer corner of your eyelid. This will help open up your eyes and make them look more dramatic. You can also apply a small amount of glitter onto your cheeks, over top your blush. However, if you do, this skip the glitter nail polish. Remember too much of a good thing is overkill.

What about your lips? If you choose to use shimmery eye shadow, a neutral color lipstick or lip gloss if your best bet. However, if you aren’t planning on using shimmery eye shadow, you may wish to play up your lips instead of your eyes. You can do this with your favorite shade of red lipstick.

First, you should line your lips with a lip liner that is close to the color of the lipstick.  Next, carefully draw in the lipstick. Set your lips by covering lightly with powder and then reapply another coat of lipstick. Now your lips should have a wow effect all night long.

The last thing you may want to consider is adding some highlighter to your look. Highlighter can act like a skin brighter. This should be applied in a series of lines. One line should be brushed under your eyes, one across each side of your nose and finally one should be brushed along the corners of your chin.

These looks are hard to accomplish. In fact, they only take a few minutes. Yet, they will give you that polished holiday look.