5 Festive Season Make Up Tips

Shimmer, glitter and glow with 5 Make-Up tips during the Festive season

1). Moisturise

The combination of winter weather and central heating can dry your skin out. Combat this with exfoliating once a week to get rid of dead skin cells and use a hydrating and nourishing moisturiser on areas like the nose, cheeks and lips. It makes a big difference in the way your skin looks when wearing make-up.

2). Lasting Make-Up

To help your make-up stay on longer, invest in a primer for the face and eyes. Face Primers come with added benefits such as concealing appearance of fine lines, pores, neutralise redness or oil reducing.  So, choose a primer appropriate to your skin type as well as a good foundation.

An Eye primer prevents eyeshadow creasing, intensifies eyeshadow colour, makes it easier to blend eyeshadow and is long wearing. Primers are applied before foundation and eyeshadow.

3). It’s all about the Eyes

Make your eyes stand out with shimmery or metallic rose golds, bronzes or silver eyeshadow and if you want to be more dramatic, add some loose glitter to your eyelids. To open up your eyes, curl eyelashes using an eyelash curler before applying mascara or fake it with false lashes which can enhance your natural lashes or add volume.

Apply Eyeshadow/Glitter first before the rest of your make-up as fallout will occur especially with loose glitter.

4). Bright or Bold Lips

A deep berry or red lip shade is perfect for the festive season. If your lips are dry, apply a lip balm to moisturise and act as a primer. Use a Lip Liner to keep your lipstick in place and if you want your teeth to look whiter, opt for red lip shade with blue undertones.

The Eyes and Lips rule is that is you don’t do bold eyes and bold lips together, you enhance one of them. However, why not go all out for the festive season and have fun with it, even add some glitter!

5). Glow

Have a beautiful glow and enhance your best features by sweeping highlighter on the highest part of your cheekbones, under the brow bone and dab on the inner corner of your eyes. If you have a fair skin tone use a pearl/pink toned highlighter, for medium to dark skin tones use peach/gold toned highlighter.

Jackie Cormack MUA is a professional make up artist and hairdresser based in Scotland. She started her business after a change in career and a love of all things hair and beauty. She regularly contributes to Hair and Beauty shows in the UK and Abroad. She is also an Airbase Airbrush specialist, and will be delivering these classes to students in 2018. Jackie is also a volunteer make up artist at Look Better Feel Better, a charity for women and teenagers going through cancer treatments.

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Karlie Simmonds

Karlie has worked in Digital Media for over 10 years, she is passionate about health and wellbeing and lives in Edinburgh with her partner, children, and Pug, Poppy.