This season, instead of accentuated lips, go the other way - highlight your eyes with rich shades of gemstones. Emeralds, rubies and sapphires are great for combining in matte and glittery shades to create a deep and yet radiant look. For long-lasting eyeshadows, combine the creamy products that will create the base, then define the crease of the eye, and finally apply a glossy shade that reflects light. Keep the focus on the eyes, and apply a hint of flesh colored lipstick to your lips.
A gold liner is always a good idea, especially for holiday season. Emphasize the eyes by applying a gold liquid liner to the upper eyelid the entire length of the eyelash line, then line the inner, upper edge of the eye with a black pencil to create depth, to form a clear eye line, but also to give the eyelashes some volume. Line the inner edge of the eye on the lower and upper eyelids with a gold liquid liner. Subtly define your face with bronzer to warm up your complexion. Define your lips with a lip color pencil, then apply a thin layer of gloss to create a glowing balance on your face.
You can achieve a gentle, airy and almost ethereal appearance by thoroughly preparing and nourishing your skin, then applying a moisturizing foundation that will even out the complexion and cover up imperfections. The delicate pink matte shade on the lips will give a slight translucency to the overall look, and to make sure that the lines on the lips are not clearly visible, apply a small amount of lipstick to your lips then blend it into your fingers. A little gold eyeshadow on the lower eyelid can leave that ethereal impression and look, but it can also refresh the look.
The unmistakable and timely elegance rests in the elegant black liner, black voluminous lashes and red lipstick. If we identify one thing with the holidays, then it is definitely timeless glamour and a whiff of old Hollywood. For a perfectly precise line of red lipstick, line your lips with a red pencil then apply one coat of lipstick with a small brush. Kiss a handkerchief and apply a new coat of lipstick. This trick will allow the lipstick to stay on your lips longer.
Photos: Susanne Spiel