Beauty Beat: Last-Minute Holiday Hair and Makeup Tips
It’s that time of year again. Holiday parties to attend, dinners to give and those last minute invites can put any seasoned diva into a tail spin. Here are a few beauty tips to get you through any last minute holiday crisis …
Holiday Hair: For quickie updos at the last minute any time of year, the pony tail is still the quick fix.
Don’t just stick it in the middle of the back of your head like you are going jogging, though.
If your hair is fresh and clean, use a large barrel curling iron and curl horizontally to create loopy curls.
Pull them loosely back into a pony tail to achieve a soft wavy look. Twist the pony into a soft, loose, chignon and pin the ends.
For not so clean hair, add a little gel to confuse the eye. Take the pony to the side and twist the tail until it turns into a knot, pin the ends tight.
You can use this quickie side style with the wavy clean hair, too, for a fashionable finished look. Pin the pony loosely instead of knotting the hair.
All that glitters is not gold. Try using a little ( or a lot ! ) silver sparkle to create a holiday illusion.
Add a touch of silver glitter to the chignon only. Don’t dump it all over your hairdo. A little glitter goes a long way.
Erase the stress with an application of concealer under the eyes.
To avoid cakey results, try a foam tip applicator to achieve an airbrushed effect. Add some silver glitter under the eye for ultimate results.
Glitter eye shadow and eye liner is always a great way to look festive.
Line the upper lid with a dark color in the cat-eye trend, then follow over the top with the glitter liner. Don’t use the glitter shadow if you are using glitter under the eye.
False eyelashes are in the trend again. Keep a pair on hand for instant evening eye enhancement. Jeweled lashes are a holiday plus.
Remember to keep your sparkles to a minimum. If using the jeweled lashes, skip the glitter on the eyes and add it to the hair instead.
Glossy lips in plum or pink are the trend for the season under the mistletoe.
To exaggerate lip size, apply a white shadow around top and bottom lip line and soften. Once the color has been applied, dust a small amount of the white shadow into center of lips for a pouty pucker.
For glitter lips: Use a shiny lipstick first. Apply glitter, then apply a clear gloss over the top to seal the glitter and make your lips pop.
New Years Nails:
Add a few jeweled rhinestones in a random fashion for a starry starry night effect.
This trick will give you the look of well manicured hands even when time is limited.
Tip of the season: Relax. Confidence is the key to looking good.
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