Holiday Party Makeup Looks

It’s that time of the year again when all of the holiday parties are starting. Before you know it, you’ll be heading over to Aunt Martha’s with a tray of sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving and cleaning up your own house for the Christmas crowd. While you’re certain to dazzle with your cooking and decorating skills, you’ll also want to be sure to look your best. Try out these makeup looks this holiday season.

Holiday Glamour

 

Old School Style

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s are all about the traditions right? Bring some of that old school flavor into your makeup. Put on a red lipstick that complements your skin, and use plenty of glamorous black mascara on your eyes. With a dab of blush and a light colored eyeshadow, you’ll be looking like a woman right out of old Hollywood in no time.

Sweet & Simple

When there’s Yorkshire pudding, lasanga and seven fishes to prepare, you don’t always have tons of time to spend on your makeup. Go for something that doesn’t require a lot of effort. You can still look beautiful by sticking to the essentials: foundation, face powder, blush, eyeliner and mascara. Once these staples are on your face, do a quick swipe of eyeshadow and lip gloss to keep your pucker looking pouty for special moments under the mistletoe.

Get Seasonal

Not everyone can pull off super dramatic looks that have hints of the holiday all over them. However, if you’re one of those lucky individuals, take advantage of it. When Christmas rolls around, opt for a glittery green eyeshadow or some bold blush to look as though you just spent a day out in the cold. Don’t go overboard though; you don’t want to look like a Christmas tree!

It’s generally easier to go seasonal at Thanksgiving. Instead of opting for your light pink or light purple eyeshadow that you always wear, go for a smoky eye with some browns or even a subtle orange if you’re daring.

Drama Queen

If you’re not hosting the holidays or just happen to have some extra time on your hands with work and school closed, opt for something that’s a bit more dramatic than you’re used to. Using a dark layer of black eyeliner on the bottom inner lid, bottom lashline and top lashline can really make your eyes stand out. Be aware though that doing so might make them look slightly smaller. Add on some lengthening or voluminous mascara, along with some neutral colored eyeshadow, and you’ll have that doe eyed look that everyone falls for in practically no time at all.

It’s fun to play with makeup, but you don’t always have the time when you’re racing from work to school to the gym. Of course, the holidays can be pretty busy too. However, whether you are hosting a seven course meal at your house or you are heading out somewhere for the New Year’s Eve party of the century, holiday party makeup looks help you to stand out in the crowd.

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Top 5 Adult Halloween Costumes for 2012

Halloween is fun — pure and simple. The great thing about this annual holiday is that children are not the only ones who can get in on the fun. More and more adults are embracing this time of the year by dressing up as different characters. Why should the children have all the fun when adults still have their inner child to pacify?

superhero

Many adults dress up for Halloween. Costume parties are a great way for adults to celebrate this entertaining holiday and costumes make the night special. Adults often accompany their children while Trick-or-Treating, and dressing up just adds to the fun. With so many options, adults are sure to find a great costume that fits in with their style and the event that they plan to attend.   The top five adult Halloween costumes include:

  1. Superheroes – With so many different superhero movies out this year, this type of costume choice is sure to be well-represented. Adults can dress up as Batman, Catwoman, Spider-Man, or The Avengers characters. There is something for everyone.
  2. Family Guy – These crazy characters continue to be a popular choice for adults who like a little irreverent fun with their Halloween. Adults love the humor involved with these characters, which makes for interesting topics of conversation.
  3. Sexy costumes – Sexy adult Halloween costumes continue to be all the rage, especially for the women. Who doesn’t love to dress up as a sexy vampire or goddess? Playboy Bunny costumes are also a great way to create a sexy look on that special night.
  4. Vampires and other monsters – Vampires have been wildly popular ever since the Twilight movies and TV shows came out. Vampire costumes can be made sexy or they can lean more towards a frightening look. This is a popular choice for adults who want to take a bite out of Halloween this year.
  5. Presidential candidates - The election is just around the corner. It is expected that we will see many Obama and Romney costumes out stalking the streets for candy.

No matter what costumes are chosen for that special night, the key is to have fun. Halloween should be a night to let loose and enjoy the fun. These exciting Halloween ideas should help people to get started on planning their costume before the mad rush of the holiday begins.   Whether people choose to be a sexy vamp or a whimsical cartoon character, great adult costumes can be found for any costume desire. Good costume shops should have a variety of suitable costumes for that special night, and a search on the Internet can reveal some really great costume ideas to get the creative juices flowing.   Halloween is quickly approaching and it’s time to begin planning that special costume and make the costume purchases to ensure that people get that costume they really want. The more popular costumes will go quickly this year; that is why planning ahead just makes sense.   Dressing up alongside the children for Trick-or-Treating or with a group of friends makes this night worth waiting for. Halloween was meant to be enjoyed by both the young and the old.

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How To Get A Fun St. Patrick’s Day Makeup Look

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and if you are one of many women that want to have the perfect makeup for the festive holiday, here are a few suggestions:

Beauty green make-up

Simple Steps For Fun St. Patrick’s Day Makeup

-Base/Foundation

Begin with a foundation base for a smooth look that will make your makeup last longer.  Make sure that you also apply concealer over  imperfections so that your skin will become flawless. Next, apply press powder for a finished look.

-Eyeshadow

First, apply a light green glittery eye shadow all over your eyelids, with a darker shade of green on the outer half end of your lids.  Afterwards, green eye shadow as a smudge liner under your eye, and use a medium green or brown shadow on your crease. This will create an interesting green eye with a pop of intense green color.  For extra pop, line your eyes and waterline with plum or black eyeliner, and then apply a decent amount of mascara for an extra dramatic look. You could also apply a bit of shimmer on your brow bone and tear ducts so that your eyes will pop even more.

-Lips

Since your eyes are already pretty strong, apply a nude lipstick on your lips. If you are not used to wearing nude lipstick, then you should just apply a slightly brown/pink lipstick just to add a bit of color to your lips.

-Cheeks

For the cheeks, all you need to do is contour the bones with bronzer or a slightly pink blush if you want to have rosy cheeks for the holiday. Don’t try to make your cheeks over extravagant, since you do want your eyes to be the star.

Basically, with this very simple and easy to follow St. Patrick’s Day Makeup, you will then look your best on this very festive holiday.

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