The holiday season brings festive parties, and that means a fun opportunity to change-up your make-up routine.
Make-up artist and hairstylist, Lauriane Rutberg has some tips to make your make-up shine this holiday season.
Rutberg says concealer is essential to any look and suggests using it to cover any blemishes or redness before applying make-up.
“The latest look that’s popped up in the last year and a half or so would be that Marilyn Monroe-inspired look,” Rutberg says.
The eyelids are covered with a white shimmery shadow with thick, black eyeliner featuring a flick on the end applied to the top lash line.
“For that look, you can just do the top eyelashes with mascara, and also I’m a big advocate of curling your eyelashes,” Rutberg says. “A metal eyelash curler heated up with a blow dryer acts like a curling iron to the eyelashes.”
She says just a hint of dark rose blush looks wonderful with this look because it’s a fresh cheek that looks like a natural flush.
“You can do a fuchsia lip with that, or a red lip,” Rutberg suggests. “You can do some dark vibrant pinks because you’ve got a really classic, simple eye. That would be beautiful for Christmas parties.”
A smoky eye is always an option for a more dramatic evening look, and Rutberg offers a softer, more updated approach to the popular application.
“For the holidays, if you’re going to a Christmas party and you want to do it up good, I’m all about the charcoal smoky eye or the brown smoky eye,” she says.
Rutberg suggests using dark eye shadow on the lid up to a half an inch below the brow line.
“Make sure you blend, and with a smaller eye shadow brush you want to wrap the shadow right around the eye, underneath by the lash line,” says Rutberg. “So kind of like you do with a liner, but you’re doing it with your shadow and it’s just a softer look.”
To add a little more drama, she suggests adding black eyeliner inside the lids only. And with such a dramatic eye, wearing a light lip is best.
“A clear lip gloss is beautiful or like a light pink,” Rutberg says. “Very light muted colours.”
A more natural look can work for holiday fetes as well. Rutberg says that champagne eye shadow can be beautiful with curled lashes, some mascara and black liner on the inside of the lids.
“Kind of between a pink and brown, champagne is gorgeous,” she says. “And you wear that just on the top lid right up to the occipital bone.”
Rutberg says a pink blush, a soft pink lip and bronzer are beautiful with this look.
“Especially in the fall and winter, you want to add some warmth to your face because the sun’s not doing it,” Rutberg says. “Your bronzer is applied to your cheekbones, and the apples of your cheeks, along your jawline, and on your chin, your nose, and your forehead.”