22 December 2015

Holiday Makeup Tips for Beginners

The holidays are quickly approaching, and for many, that means preparing for holiday parties and gatherings. Of course we all want to look and feel our best at upcoming holiday parties, but for women who aren’t well versed in makeup application, this can be a little daunting. Fortunately, there are some basic holiday makeup tips for beginners that can make looking your best this holiday season easier than you ever imagined.

Switch Up Your Eyeliner Color

If you’re subscribed to the notion that you should always use a deep brown or black eyeliner, think again. You can make your eyes really pop this holiday season by choosing an eyeliner color that compliments your eyes and makes them stand out. The key is to use an eyeliner that’s complimentary to your eye color on the color wheel. For example, if you’ve got green eyes, consider a blue or purple eyeliner to make your eyes look bigger and brighter. It works. Trust us!

Add Gloss Over Lip Color

Perhaps you’ve heard that applying a dab of lip gloss to the center of your bottom lip can make your lips appear larger and achieve that “pouty” look so many women desire. While it’s true that this works wonders, it looks even better when you add gloss not just to the bottom lip, but all over, on top of your lip color. Doing so will help make your lips appear larger and fuller, a goal for many women when dressing up for holiday parties.

Try a Nude Lip Stain or Gloss

Speaking of lip color, many women believe that you should always bust out the bold reds, plums, and cranberries for the holiday season. And while it’s true that these bold colors can be a great look for some, they’re not ideal for those who aren’t makeup pros. Bold colored lipstick needs to be carefully and meticulously applied in addition to needing touch-ups throughout the day. For those who don’t wear much makeup, this can make you feel self-conscious at holiday parties and constantly worrying about whether your lip color has bled or smudged.

Instead, give yourself a break and stick with an easier yet still flattering nude lip stain or gloss. You’ll thank yourself and still look great!

Be Careful With Blush Application

Last but not least in our list of makeup tips for beginners, be careful when it comes to applying blush this holiday season. All too often, women overdo it by applying too much blush. That, on top of bright red or bold lip color and colorful eyeshadow, can lead to you looking like a clown. Seriously! Stick to a subtle blush that provides just the right amount of rosiness to your cheeks, and make sure you’re applying it correctly; the best way to apply blush is to smile as you look in the mirror, applying it carefully to the apples of your cheeks.

See? You don’t need to be a makeup pro to pull off a beautiful look this holiday season. Go ahead and put these makeup tips into practice, and check out Bellezza Spa for more tips on looking and feeling your best.

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