This weeks make-up question comes from one of our fav designers Amanda Valentine. She asks......
I need fun holiday eye makeup ideas! Not the usual smokey black eye!
Aw the smokey black eye. Yes that seems to be the go to look for anything dressy these days, but have no fear there are plenty of other ways to go that are actually easier and less mess and stress.
Nude Face/ Dark Lips
This is one of my favorite looks this season. It can easily go from day to night and is super quick to do. Perfect for you busy girls with a full schedule. The key is creating flawless fresh looking skin, minimal blush and eyes so the focus is the strong clean lip.
My lipstick tip for this look is to line the lips in a slightly lighter shade than your lip color and then fill in the lips with the pencil. This will create a base for the lipstick which helps it to be more long wearing for your holiday happenings.
Metallics are bang on trend so go for the gusto! MAC pigments have some gorgeous metallic shades that won't disappoint. Here's a little tip for ya. When applying your metallic shadow, use a wet synthetic stiff bristled brush for maximum metal. For your holiday parties keep the focus on the eyes and keep the rest of the face clean and neutral then finish with a dusting of matte powder.
Thank you Amanda for the brilliant questions. And to the rest of you don't be shy and send in your questions and we will be sure to answer them.