Tis the season for holiday parties –– yay! In the next few weeks you might catch yourself running right from the office to your company holiday bash. If you don’t have time to start from scratch on your makeup, there are a few quick techniques you can use to punch up your makeup to a more glamorous look. Read on for quick fixes to use on your way to the next event. –– By Katie McBroom
Add some glitz
An instant way to glam up your look is to add a pop of shimmer to the inner corner of your eye and the brow bone. Select a shade like Giella shadow in B-Dazzle, a loose cream-colored shimmer powder, to boost your look to the next level. This technique takes seconds and will add a little more holiday flair to your makeup application. You can also mix a bit of the shimmer powder in with your lip color to create a more festive effect.
Create more depth
Grab a bronzer like Giella Sun Bronzed or even a deeper shade of powder for some quick contouring. Using an angled brush, dust the your darker product of choice underneath the cheekbones and along the jawline. If you can spare a little more time, you can also apply some along either side of the bridge of your nose. This simple change will take your look from day to night effortlessly. Adding that subtle definition to your face will also make you look better in all of those company photos you’ll be tagged in that night!
Finish with gloss
To finish your holiday party face, add a little polish. A quick swipe of lipgloss like Giella gloss in Holiday will boost your look by adding metallic tones with a high-shine finish. Keep your skin looking glowing as well with a glossy highlighter like Giella highlighter in Beaming. Tap a little onto the upper cheekbones and onto the temple area for an added boost to your complexion.
[Katie McBroom is an award-winning beauty blogger and makeup artist based in NYC. We are thrilled to welcome her to Style Noted as our guest makeup blogger. Check out her blog, Martinis and Mascara, and call 212-242-7786 to book a makeup or brow shaping service with her at ARROJO. All products mentioned in this post are also available at ARROJO.]