This is it. The last-minute gift is now sitting under the tree, the dress has been dry-cleaned and is now ready to be worn, and the turkey is in the oven. All you need to do is just make yourself presentable for the evening Christmas dinner. Hairstyle, makeup, manicure… take a look at the best tips to make yourself feel and look good at Christmas this year with the compliments of Beauty Elite.
1) PREPARE YOUR SKIN
Being your most attractive during Christmas does not only mean piling on the makeup and having a perfect hairstyle. Yes, ladies, you have to prepare well in advance. A few days before the festivities, be sure to eat healthy, reduce excess alcohol consumption, and drink plenty of water to avoid unsightly blemishes. Also, make sure you get a good night’s sleep in order to dodge those panda eyes and that dull complexion.
2) OVER-THE-TOP MAKEUP
The holidays are an opportunity to be a little more daring than usual with your makeup looks. You can go full-on glitter crazy, and try on that vibrant eye shadow you’ve always been too afraid to flaunt. This isn’t like going to a formal dinner; this is a fun it’s Christmas! A bold lipstick shade like a classic flaming red or a very dark matte would stand out perfectly. You can of course pay us a visit and experience our fabulous semi-permanent make up.
3) ILLUMINATE THOSE SHADOWS WITH A HIGHLIGHTER
We all want to shine brightly during the holiday, so we say, “yes!” to highlighting makeup. Illuminate your shadows; apply it delicately on the edge of your nose and on the top of your cheekbones for a chic look. There are plenty of different highlighting makeup products out there – from powders to sticks. You just need to choose the one that suits you best.
4) A SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE HAIRSTYLE
A festive hairstyle does not necessarily mean going crazy. If you opt for an OTT makeup look, perhaps avoid an OTT hairstyle. A nice loose bun or fishtail braid will be perfect for the evening. You don’t want to look too “slick” and “made up” – the holidays means being a little more laid-back and fun with your appearance! However if you do want to push the boat out visit us here at Beauty Elite we specialise in hair extensions so you can look as glamorous as you want.
5) BE DARING WITH THE FALSE LASHES
Thicken up those lashes by going for some falsies. A natural look will do, don’t bother with those complex lashes with rhinestones and odd colours. Nothing beats a doe-eyed look in holiday photographs! You’ll look perfect in every snapshot! Why you are on our website visit our gallery and see the fantastic eyelashes we can offer you, plus of course we can enhance your eyebrows with microblading.
6) GETTING YOUR MANICURE
When it comes to your hands, your manicure should be impeccable. Avoid glittery glazes – it’s not a chic look, especially after a certain age. Pick classic colours that are effectively eye-catching like red, burgundy, or why not black? And if you intend to wear sandals, do not forget the varnish on your toenails! Tip: Do your nails the night before to let dry and avoid any last-minute mishaps, or let us do them for you.
7) A NICE CLEAVAGE
We rarely think about it, but your neckline can also be highlighted. If you have invested in a V-neck dress, do not hesitate to apply a little highlighting powder to the hollow of your chest. Sultry glamour, activated!
8) ALWAYS RETOUCH ON THE NIGHT
After a glass of wine, a few dances, a bit of rushing around… even the biggest Hollywood stars don’t spend an entire evening out without touching up their makeup every few hours. The ultimate secret to being your most beautiful during a dinner party is to regularly look after your appearance. After all, you spent plenty of time putting your look together – you’re going to want to maintain it! Re-powder your nose, reapply your lipstick… this will help you look put-together all night long.