Beauty Buzz: 3 Sultry Makeup Trends For Your Holiday Wardrobe
Au natural look to go with shimmering metallics? Smokey eye shadow to go with plush faux fur? A lusty red lip to go with chunky knits? Challenge accepted! Low and behold tips on how to rock our favorite makeup looks with this season’s hottest holiday party trends.
(1) UP IN SMOKE
WHY WE LOVE IT>> It completely draws attention to your eyes and gives them a sexy bedroom look.
HOW TO ROCK IT>> Blow your hair away from your face and team it with a nude lip and warm cheek color. Style it with a little black dress for an edgy but elegant evening outfit. Double Cowl Mesh Cutout Dress (188406, $129) Don’t forget to finish it with the ultimate glam outerwear piece, the notoriously cool faux fur coat. Chevron Faux Fur Coat (189283, $249)
AS SEEN AT>> L.A.M.B. Fall 2011 (Frazer Harrison/Getty), Christian Dior Autumn/Winter 2011 (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)
(2) RED WITH ENVY
WHY WE LOVE IT>> This bold hue makes your mouth the focus of your face and instantly elevates off-duty favorites.
HOW TO ROCK IT>> Red doesn’t like to share the spotlight with anyone! Our suggestions? Use it alone with a couple of coats of mascara and a tiny flick of liquid liner. Try it with this season’s coziest cable knit sweaters to add a sharp pop that is so after-hours worthy. Marilyn Chunky Long Sleeve Cable Sweater (189272, $79) Another suggestion? Go for a glossy sequin cocktail dress by opting for a metallic shadow, lash-lengthening mascara and statement earrings for a ready-to-mingle look. Sheer Top Sequin Dress (186232, $169)
AS SEEN AT>> Massimo Rebecchi Autumn/Winter 2011 (Tulio M. Puglia/Getty), Ralph Lauren Fall 2011 (Fernanda Calfat/Getty)
(3) GOING ROUGE
WHY WE LOVE IT>> It’s easy! Sporting this look requires little effort on our part, and who doesn’t love that during the holiday season?
HOW TO ROCK IT>> Slap on a good base, light shimmer on the eyelid, bronzer on the cheeks, mascara, a basic lip balm, and bam! You’re done. Maximize this trend by pairing it with metallics for a 70s-inspired outfit perfect for rooftop parties or office holiday dinners. One Sleeve Metallic Dress – bebe Addiction (183725, $98) Not sure what kind of dresscode the party calls for? Pretty prints in interesting cuts never cease to make a statement. Perry Pleated Bodice Print Dress (190085, $159)
AS SEEN AT>> Gianfranco Ferre Autumn/Winter 2011 (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty), Bottega Veneta Autumn/Winter 2011 (Elisabeth Villa/Getty)