Christmas party season is well and truly upon us and, tbh girl, we could not be more excited. After finding the perfect outfit and the dreamiest heels, you’re almost prepared to slay the party. All that’s left to do is to make sure your makeup is on point and you’ll be ready to grab your prosecco and party the night away. If you want to get the look from our latest campaign (let’s be honest, why wouldn’t you?), then keep on readin’, girl.
Slay Belles Makeup Tutorial
Girl, we are so over the standard neutral smokey eye and curly blow dry combo. This party season we want to make sure we’re lookin’ fierce with colourful eye makeup that’ll blend in quite nicely with this season’s neon trend.
Nail the base and the rest of your makeup will fall into place. It’s like modern-day Shakespeare.
Start by using a primer to suit your skin type. If you’re prone to oily skin, opt for a mattifying primer, but if you’ve got dry to normal skin, go for a glow-enhancing primer to give the appearance of glowin’ skin.
Next, it’s time to apply your foundation. Add a few drops onto your skin, focussing on the centre of your face, before buffing it out using a stippling brush. Next, add some concealer to any areas that need a lil’ bit of touching up (you can’t be perfect all the time, girl), followed by a lil’ extra foundation in any areas where you’d like a little more coverage. Use a damp makeup sponge to blend your concealer and foundation, using a rolling action to really press the product into your skin to make sure it lasts as long as you do, girl.
Next, use your makeup sponge to blend a lil’ bit of liquid highlighter onto your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose and your cupid’s bow - but make sure you don’t go too OTT - we’ll be adding powder highlighter a lil’ bit later.
Next, it’s time to add a lil’ bit of cream contour to accentuate your killer bone structure. But if you’d rather skip this step, we won’t judge you, girl. Taking a contour brush, apply some cream contour product under your cheekbones, temples, down the sides of your nose and a lil’ along your jawline. Next, take your (yep, you guessed it) makeup sponge and blend this product out - you do not want any harsh lines, girl!
Take a powder contour brush and apply your fave matte bronzer over the top of your cream contour. Again, girl, it’s really important that you blend it out properly - tiger stripes are so not on trend when it comes to your makeup. Next, take a big fluffy blusher brush (perfect for blendin’), and apply your favourite blusher to the apples of your cheeks, blending upwards towards your ears. Finally, it’s time to apply your powder highlighter to make sure you’re glowin’, girl. Use a fan brush to *sparingly* apply your highlighter above your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, cupid’s bow and along your brow bones.
To complete your base, take some translucent powder and a fluffy powder brush and apply to your t-zone (the centre of your forehead, chin and either side of your nose). If you’ve got super dry skin, you might want to skip this step.
Next, take a big fluffy blending brush and apply a generous amount of translucent powder under your eyes, lightly patting it onto the skin, but making sure not to blend it in. You want to keep this powder under your eyes while you’re doing your eye makeup to prevent any eyeshadow dropdown from ruining your makeup and to make sure your under eyes are fully set to prevent dreaded panda eyes.
To make your eyeshadow pop and last all night, apply some eyeshadow primer to your lids before you even think about applying eyeshadow. While you wait for that to set a lil’, you can start to fill in your brows. For the best results, take a spoolie brush and brush your eyebrows upwards, before filling them in with an eyebrow pencil. Next, fill in and define any sparse areas using your favourite cream brow product to make sure your brows are lookin’ bold.
Next, it’s time to move onto the star of the show; the eye makeup. Start by taking a fluffy crease brush and blending some light pink shadow a little above the socket and extending it out towards the tail of your brow. Don’t be shy with this stage - you want to pack on as much colour has you can - this will make the whole look stand out. Next, take a pointed crease brush and apply a darker pink colour right along the crease of your lid and in the ‘outer v’ of your eye. Take your big fluffy crease brush again and blend the two colours together. Depending on how dark you want to go, take a deep pink or purple colour and pat a little bit into the ‘outer v’ of your eye. It’s better to take this step slowly, building up the colour intensity bit by bit.
Take your big fluffy crease brush, along with your lighter pink shadow and blend all of the colours together, making sure there are no harsh lines. Take your pointed crease brush and apply some of the medium pink shadow underneath your lash line, blending it in with the wing of your shadow, before taking a detailer brush and smudging some of the darker colour right along your lash line. Next, add a light pink liner to your water line to make your eyes pop just a lil’ more, before applying some of your powder highlighter to the inner corner of your eyes.
Next, it’s time to move onto liner. For this look, we’ll be stickin’ to some winged liner along the upper lash line. Whether you use gel or liquid liner, start from the centre of your eye, drawing the line out towards the outer corner of your eye. As your lash line finishes, extend the liner out and draw yo’self a sassin’ wing. Then go back to and continue the line to the inner corner of your eye - making the line a little finer than the other half of the liner.
This look simply cannot be without some sassin’ falsies. Before adding any lash glue, measure the lash up against your eye, trimming the lash to your eye shape. Next, add a little bit of lash glue and set your lashes aside until the glue has gone a lil’ bit tacky. While you’re waiting, take a powder brush to sweep away the excess powder, before using your damp makeup sponge to pat the remainder into your skin. This will get rid of any creases under your eyes, as well as making sure the powder doesn’t dry out your under-eye area and look ‘cakey’.
By this time, your lash glue should be tacky enough to apply, so take a lash applicator or some tweezers and place the centre of the lashes onto your lash line, before pressing down both ends of the lashes for the perfect application.
Apply a little bit of your favourite mascara to blend your lashes with the falsies, and add a little bit to your lower lashes to finish off your eye makeup.
Whatever you do, girl - keep your lips nude. With statement eye makeup, the last thing you want to do is go OTT with your lips.
Opt for a colour that’s ‘your lips but better’ and start out by lining your lips with your fave nude liner, followed by a demi-matte lipstick that’ll make your lips look pillowy and plump. Finally, add a lil’ swipe of gloss across your pout and you’re ready to slay, girl.
And there you have it, the ultimate christmas party makeup that’ll ensure all eyes are on you, girl.
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