It is the time when all world falls in love, as Sinatra once said, and You can't help but get that warm fuzzy feeling inside, full of joy and gratefulness. Atleast that's what Christmas is like for me.
It is not only the most wonderful time of the year, it is also the most glamorous time of the year for us, ladies, as well. All these parties coming up, a reason to wear dress and heels around the house, wear eyeshadow as sparkly and red lipstick as deep as we like just because it's Christmas.
So, talking about red lipstick - it makes us feel extra special, has that undeniable feeling of glamour and makes it look like we've all got lips like Beyonce's. How to make the most and create a fuller pout?
- My latest favorite is the MAC 'Ruby Woo' lipstick. A long-lasting, matte finish that doesn't dry the lips and applies very evenly for a powdery matte lipstick. Do use a lipbalm or chapstick first so it locks in the moisture, then apply 2 or 3 layers for the desired effect. The stunning ruby red with blue and pink undertones will bring the ultimate brightening effect to cool skintones like mine and will be an instant teeth whitener (and after a few glasses of mulled wine, we'll all need it).
- Before the lippie, outline Your lips with a nude lipliner. I used Jemma Kidd Lip Line Duo - I know the red is tempting, but for a more natural effect, use Neutral. Go slightly outside Your lipline as after the lipstick application, if there is a little bit peeking through, it'll look like it's still Your real lipline rather than a drawn-on one.
- Go over the lipliner with a flat lipbrush and small amounts of lippie on it - make it sheer and gradual. See how natural it looks? Now noone's gonna be able to tell where Your real lip ends and the liner starts!
- Fill in with the lippie of Your choice straight from the tube and finish off with a sparkly lipgloss for a maximum 3D effect. The matte texture, if You used Ruby Woo just like me, will make the lip last through the night and all You will have to reapply every once in a while is the gloss! Now party away, my darlings!
So, during the Christmas week, i'm going to spoil myself, wear sparkly make-up during the day, slick on a red lippie whenever I feel like doing it (which is pretty much every day) and spend as much time on my hair in the morning as I want to. It is the most festive week of the year anyway, isn't it? So invite all the other wonderful ladies who are reading this to do the same. Be as festive and glamorous as You want, treat yourself for Christmas! x
Lots of love,