Holidays are the perfect time to try out fun and exciting new makeup looks. New Year’s is always an ideal occasion to try fun, dramatic looks. Valentine’s is the perfect time to break out your most sexy, seductive looks. And, the most popular holiday makeup occasion of all is Halloween. Crazy, scary, sexy or dramatic, this is the ultimate holiday for over-the-top makeup. Our top recommendations, tips and tutorials will be listed here.
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Happy Valentine’s Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our gorgeous readers! xoxo!
Seven Tips for Kissable Lips
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, here are a few tips to get ultra soft, smooth, kissable lips:
- Apply Vaseline to your lips each night before bedtime. You may have another lip balm product you will want to use instead, but if not, good old Vaseline works wonders.
- Keep an extra toothbrush handy and use it to lightly brush the surface of your lips each day to remove dead or dry skin. You will want to do this just as your Vaseline or other moisturizer is wearing off so that the dry skin comes off smoothly and easily. If you wait until your lips are already dry, it won’t do much good!
- Always use a water-resistant lip balm with SPF protection (yes, even in the winter… and especially while skiing or snowboarding). The skin on your lips is ultra thin and delicate. Since you don’t need to “tan” your lips, too much sun exposure will cause your lips to burn, chap, or worse. This can make applying any type of lip color a nightmare. A protective lip balm will prevent damage and soften your lips all at the same time.
- Use a lip liner that is close to your natural lip color. You don’t want to use one that’s too dark – your lip liner is there to help keep your lip color in place and make it last longer, not to create a distracting line around your mouth.
- When applying lipstick, blot your lipstick with a tissue after applying each layer. This will give your base lip color extra staying power.
- February is a perfect time to try fun, flirty shades in pink, red or berry. Once you’ve finalized your clothing choices, choose a shade that compliments your coloring and goes well with your outfit.
- After applying your lipstick, finish off your look with a soft, shiny lipgloss. But be sure not to go overboard on the gloss – too much can take your lips from gorgeous to gooey. Also, by layering and blotting your lipstick as mentioned in the above step, you won’t have to touch up your lipstick during the evening, which usually requires precision – and a mirror. Glosses are lighter and easier to apply, so you can quickly and easily touch up the shine if needed.
photo credit: Phoney Nickle
These tips will give you a perfect pout and help your lip color last much longer – throughout your entire Valentine’s Day date, perhaps? ;)
Benefit Chickster Maybe Baby Powder Perfume and Garter
This chic little powder perfume comes with an absolutely ah-dor-able garter attached to a pouch (perfume scent is Maybe Baby). You wear the garter underneath your party ensemble, and voila! You have the perfect place to stash a lipstick, gloss, extra cash or anything else without having to carry a purse. I can’t tell you how many times I could’ve used something like this when going out dancing. You never want to leave your bag at a table, but any bag (even a small one) just gets in the way when you’re on the dance floor. Well, problem solved! This sexy little accessory is the perfect gift for any of your party-going fashionista friends.
New Years Party Makeup Looks
Looking for some exciting and dramatic new looks for your upcoming New Years party? Just watching this video will really get your creative wheels turning. :) The video is by Verdge (view her profile on Youtube). She has some absolutely gorgeous looks. Get some inspiration, and then create your own look. Fun, colorful looks like these are oh-so-fun… especially for occasions like ringing in the New Year!
Easy Smokey Eyes
This is a great tutorial that will show you how to create a smokey eye look in only five minutes! Smokey eyes are sexy, smoldering and great at grabbing attention. :) The look is perfect for your next night out! The tutorial is by Beau Nelson, a makeup artist and Creative Director of Beauté Cosmetics.
How To Apply Fake Eyelashes
False eyelashes provide the perfect touch if you are looking to create a dramatic, sexy look. They can give you that “something extra” for your next special occasion or night out. If you haven’t tried them out before, you’ll definitely want to learn a little about how to apply them before giving it a go on your own.
This video tutorial is given by Chantel Miller, a MAC PRO Makeup Artist. In the lesson, she shows you the best way to apply false eyelashes (including how to avoid gluing them to your own lashes!) She also gives you tips on how to make the eyelashes blend into your natural eyelashes for a flawless look.
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With full, dramatic lashes like these, go ahead and take on the world! All you’ll need to do is bat your eyes…