It’s not all about the dress – with party season fast approaching, adding the finishing touch can become a feat. Fear not, as we have the guide to winter glamour 101: From dark and brooding vampish looks to sparkling smokey eyes, there’s never been a better time to switch up your look.
A Touch of Gold
Inspired by this season’s Prada beauty, sprinklings of gold are an ideal way to add subtle glamour to the party season. Layer over eye shadow or dab in the corner of the eyes for an instantly illuminated look, keeping the rest of the face pared back. For lasting sparkle, dust Pure Colour Gold Highlighter over cheeks or opt for Lux Gold Gel Nail Polish for nails that see you through the party and beyond.
Rich, dark and forever perennial, the vampish look is ideal if you want to steer away from metallics. From noir eyes to burgundy lips, this look makes a sultry statement for the party season. Apply eyeliner and dark eyeshadows generously and be sure to finish with false lashes to make the eyes pop. Alternatively opt for a plum lipstick, complimented by chocolate brown nail polish.
The Cat Eye Re-imagined
The classic cat eye is in the midst of a re-imagination when it comes to party season. In graphic shapes that abandon previous curved feline lines, eyeliner is swept across in strokes of black kohl, accompanied by hints of glitter and highlights of white under the eye.
Sparkling Smoky Eye
This season, the definitive smoky eye is given a luxe revival with a hint of high shine. Think bronze tones as opposed to gold and silver, a shade that warms the face and when teamed with a mink lip, gives it a real nod to 90s overtures.
Ombre is becoming increasingly popular and an end of year celebration is the perfect excuse to experiment with colour. Classic red can be transformed with the use of a black or slightly pink hue to give the illusion of fuller lips. Take Pure Colour’s Rich Red Lip Liner for an outline before applying a matte red lipstick. Take a brush and some lighter eyeshadow dabbing it in the middle, upper and lower part of your lips, blending in a circle and voila! The perfect party look.
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