10 Hair & Beauty Tips For The Christmas Season

Attending multiple parties in a short period can be daunting, but looking good to make a great impression doesn’t have to be.

Here are some great tips to help you look your very best this Christmas season.

1. Get Waves

No time to bother with a curling iron, but still want some waves? Then braid your hair in three-strand braids—at least four sections of your head, including sides and back. After braiding your sections, run your hands in water and dampen your braids a little, but don’t drench them. Then let them set for at least two to three minutes. After setting, unbraid your hair, finger comb it, and you’ll have instant natural waves. For longer-lasting waves, put your hair in braids hours ahead of your party (if you can) and unbraid them before you head out.

2. Add a texturiser

Simply flip your head over and spray, using a dry texturizing spray, from far away, focusing at the root.

3. Choose the side part

For an easy day-to-night transformation, switch up your look for an evening party by creating a deep side part—a sleek and sexy look. Use a hairspray on your part, and pin hair down to allow it to set and dry. It comes in handy if your hair initially resists falling where you want it to go.

4. Try this blow-drying trick

If you’re choosing to get a blowout or do your own before a party: The best way to make your blow dry last is by twisting your hair loosely as high as you can get it and fasten with large hair pins. Five usually does the trick. This will help prevent any dents or marks in your blow out.

5. Use lip liner

You want your lips to look neat, not sloppy, so add this extra product to your routine. The easiest way to achieve fabulous red lips that last all day is to start by lining your lips with a waterproof lip liner, then fill out the entire lip area with the same lip liner, then finish by applying a thin coat of your favourite long-lasting red lipstick. You can choose matte, shiny or metallic lipstick finish depending on your mood.

6. Find the perfect green eye shadow

Thinking of going extra festive with your eye makeup? Opt into green shadow. The secret lies in choosing the right shade of green for your skin tone. As a rule of thumb, light skin tones should wear lighter green shades and dark skin tones look better with rich, dark emerald shades. To play up bold eyes, keep the rest of the face in natural tones with a soft peach blush, nude lipstick or lip-gloss, and a hint of illuminator.

7. Go for brighter colours

Pulling off fun, Christmas makeup is as easy as choosing a brighter or bolder shade than your usual. Switch out your black or brown kohl eyeliner for a deep navy blue, maybe even one with some glitter, if you’re feeling extra adventurous. Draw the liner a little thicker, and don’t worry if it’s a little uneven—sloppy is good! Lightly smudge it out with a cotton bud for easy, smoky lids.

8. Try these colour combinations

You can’t go wrong using deep reds with gold or olive greens with neutrals. They’re fool proof.

9. Get selfie ready

Prepare for selfies by strategically choosing your makeup. Definitely use HD foundation and concealer if you want to look your best in pictures. It will be undetectable on the skin, and it doesn’t have to break the bank as drugstores now offer a lot of great HD options. Steer clear of translucent setting powder and products with SPF, which tend to flash back in flash photography.

10. Go metallic

Here’s a fun way to draw attention to your eyes that isn’t as messy as using glitter pigments: Metallic shadows have the perfect amount of glitter to give you an easy and flattering festive look. To do a metallic eye shadow-based look, use an eye shadow primer all over the lids, and then apply matte eye shadow all over the eyelid. Next, apply metallic eye shadow to the crease, starting at the outer corner of the eye just above the top lashes, and blend it along the eyelid where the brow bone hits the crease. Dab a highlighter shade to the inner corner of the eye and just underneath the brow to open up your eyes and lift your brows. Finish by lining the top and bottom lash line with black eyeliner and a couple of coats of mascara.

information source: workingmother.com

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