The festive season is upon us, which can mean only one thing: parties! In this week’s special bumper edition of Get the Look, we bring you not one, not two, but five celebrity makeup inspirations. Whether you’re blonde or brunette, fair or bronzed, our Hollywood muses will show you some of the best party makeup to try for the holidays. Read on below for tips and tricks, and click through our gallery above for product recommendations.
Flaxen-haired beauty Amanda Seyfried’s look is often more ethereal angel than sultry vixen, but for the premiere of her latest controversial flick Lovelace, Seyfried went all out with a glittering smoky eye and a sparkling lavender lip. This impressive look is surprisingly easy to achieve. First, unify your skin with your chosen base makeup. Next, line your eyes with a black kohl and blend the color all over the eyelid to create a base for your eyeshadow. Pat a gray shadow over the lid and along the lower lash line. Add some shine all over the shadow by applying a loose diamond powder with a soft brush. Be bold – the more sparkly the better. Finish the look with a coat of mascara and a slick of frosted or sparkling lipgloss.
Winter is a time when those with warm auburn hair can shine, and Isla Fisher proves that redheads can actually wear red lipstick with this simple yet elegant look. If you’re confused about which red to use to complement your hair, then follow these simple tips:
• Don’t try to match your lips to your hair. It will make you look washed out. Instead, choose a richer, more intense hue.
• If your complexion has cool undertones, opt for deep wines or blue-based reds. If you have yellow undertones, choose brighter orange-reds.
• Balance out your makeup by keeping the eyes simple. A neutral eyeshadow and a few coats of brown mascara will do; black eye makeup can look too harsh on redheads.
• Cool-toned, blue-based reds look great on women with very bright red hair, whereas warmer reds are flattering on those with auburn locks.
Nicole Scherzinger’s toned-down makeup means her hair is left to do the talking. Her fresh makeup is the ideal complement to a volumized hairstyle or glamorous evening gown. After applying your foundation, contour the cheekbones, nose, and forehead using a matte bronzer. Use a pearlescent eyeshadow directly beneath the eyebrow and at the inner corners of the eyes to brighten and lift the eye area. Apply a vintage gold cream shadow on the eyelid and blend towards the crease. Load on a carbon-black, volumizing mascara, and finish with a touch of rose-colored gloss on the lips.
Dita Von Teese
Raven-haired retro siren Dita Von Teese is an advocate of red lipstick for all; she’s been known to say that a classic red lipstick looks good on every woman. Opt for a matte powder foundation and skip the blush and bronzer for a truly vintage look. Apply some winged false eyelashes and blend with your natural lashes using mascara. Line your eyes close to the lash line using a gel liner. Then, fill in your lips using a red lip pencil in the same shade as your lipstick. Finally, apply a cream-texture lipstick using a fine lip brush for a long-lasting, clean finish.
Bright pops of color work beautifully on darker complexions. Jennifer Hudson’s electric-blue liner, which she wore to the American Music Awards, made for a simple contrast on her glowing skin. Start by unifying the complexion with a compact foundation and a soft sponge. Apply a shimmering gold eyeshadow to the eyelid, keeping clear of the brow bone. Use a royal-blue liquid liner to draw a thick, defined line. Define the eyes further by using a navy-colored pencil on the waterline. Lengthen lashes with a super-black mascara, and finally finish the look with a pale-pink, soft-sheen lipstick.
Click through the gallery above to discover the products needed to achieve these looks.