It’s time to get glam!
Dreaming of all the glitter-filled, festive makeup looks you could create this year? This one is for you.
With party season fast approaching, we’re gifting you our Christmas party hair and makeup ideas, so you can achieve the best glam looks for any occasion coming up in your seasonal calendar.
Makeup Tips for Christmas Party
From glittery eyeshadow to bold red lips, we believe in going all-out with your Christmas party makeup. We’ve got all the top tips for you to make sure your look sleighs all season long.
Tip 1: Makeup that Lasts All Night Long
You want to leave the party looking just as good as you started, right? Sometimes you may need a little helping hand.
Our Glow Fixing Spray works to set your makeup in place with just a few spritzes, so you can enjoy radiance all night long.
Simply hold 20cm away from your face and apply a couple of sprays for an even coverage.
Tip 2: Putting on the Glitz: Glittery Eyeshadow
Our number one top tip for the festive season is to go all out with the glitter. Our Get the Look: Party Ready kit has the perfect products needed to create a dazzling shadow look.
If you are looking for a more diverse mixture of shades, our Smokey Glam Set contains our Reloaded palette in shade ‘Visionary’, which has everything from champagnes and chocolate browns to deep mauves and cute lilacs to help achieve a festive smokey eye. We’re thinking pops of color and lots and lots of sparkle.
Finish the look with a lick of 5D Whip Lift Mascara for that extra wow-factor!
Enhance with False Lashes
Accessories are key to any glam look – and your eyes are no exception!
Try the 3D Faux Mink Lashes, to add that extra bit of drama to your look. Available in four styles, there’s one to suit any occasion.
Tip 3: Go for Glowy Skin
If your makeup collection is lacking some festive sparkle, unleash your radiance with some soft highlighters in champagne shades.
Our Highlight Reloaded Highlighter boasts a luminous formula to create the ultimate glow. We love the shade ‘Just my Type’ – simply apply onto cheekbones, down the tip of the nose and even on your eyelids to bring your whole look together.
Expert Tip: For an extra dewy finish, layer a cream highlighter, like our Pro Goddess Glow Cream, to further enhance your glow.
Apply this product onto your base makeup before layering any powder products. This will help the cream formula to blend seamlessly.
Tip 4: Perfect Your Pout
Pucker up for the perfect head-turning pout with our Satin Kiss Lipstick collection. Whether you prefer a nude, natural hue or a bold statement lip, we’ve got 12 sumptuous shades that are formulated to glide over the lips and keep your lips feeling soft and supple.
Expert Tip: To add some extra Christmas sparkle, top with one of our Shimmer Bomb Glosses for a high-shine pout!
Tip 5: Get the Right Tools for the Job
Be among the first to get your hands on our Brush Edit Gift Set, which contains seven, super soft brushes and a beauty blender. You will be highlighting, blending and contouring your way to glam heaven all season long!
All of these goodies come stored in a perfectly pink brush case, so you can achieve your best party makeup looks wherever you are.
Hairstyles for a Christmas Party
Who could forget about hair? Try out some new fun, party hairstyles that will refresh your look this year and make sure all eyes are on you.
The Sleek Ponytail
We love a sleek ponytail for a timeless, fuss-free finish. It’s simple and can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.
How to Get Sleek Hair:
To achieve sleek hair, follow these simple steps:
1. Brush Your Hair
Use a paddle brush, like our Mega Brush Paddle Hairbrush to remove any knots or tangles from your hair and ensure you achieve a smooth and sleek ponytail.
2. Apply a Styling Product
Apply a small amount of styling product like our Plex 7 Bond Restore Styling Spray to help control any flyways and add shine.
Expert tip: Avoid using too much product, as it can weigh your hair down or make it look greasy – especially for fine hair.
3. Gather Your Hair
Use your hands or a brush to gather all of your hair at the desired height of your ponytail. You can choose to have it high on your head, at the middle or low at the nape of your neck.
4. Secure with a Hair Tie
Once your hair is in place, secure it with an elastic that matches the color of your hair. Make sure it’s tight enough to hold your ponytail in place, but not too tight to cause discomfort.
5. Smooth Out Any Bumps
Take a moment to check your ponytail for any bumps or lumps. If you notice any, gently loosen the elastic band, adjust your hair and retighten it.
6. Hide the Hair Tie
To hide the elastic band, take a small section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the base, covering the elastic. Use a bobby pin to secure it in place.
7. Set the Style
If you want your sleek ponytail to last longer and maintain its smoothness, you can use a light-hold hairspray or a shine spray to set the style.
Simply hold the spray about 12 inches away from your head and mist it lightly over your ponytail.
The Salon Blowdry
The salon blowdry is a timeless and classic holiday hairstyle that will never go out of fashion. But it often takes a good dose of time and patience to perfect. However, don’t worry, as with our tips, you’ll have mastered it in no time.
How to Achieve Bouncy Hair
Here, we’ve broken down how to achieve a salon blowout look at home.
1. Start with Clean, Towel-Dried Hair
Wash your hair using a volumizing shampoo and conditioner to give your hair extra body and lift, and gently towel-dry to remove excess moisture.
2. Apply a Volumizing Mousse or Spray
Apply a volumizing product, such as a mousse or spray, to your roots and throughout your hair. This will help create lift and add texture.
3. Section your Hair
Divide your hair into sections using clips or hair ties. Start by creating a horizontal parting at the nape of your neck and secure the top section of hair out of the way. Working with smaller sections makes it easier to blowdry and style your hair.
4. Use a Round Brush
Choose a round barrel brush with a diameter that matches your desired curl or wave size. We love our Mega Volume Round Barrel Thermal Brush for a medium-sized curl.
Start by taking a section of hair and placing the round brush underneath it at the roots. Hold the strand taut and gently pull the brush from top to bottom while aiming the blow dryer’s airflow down the hair shaft.
Follow the brush with the blow dryer as you move from the roots to end. Repeat this process for each section.
5. Roll and Cool
After blow-drying each section, enhance the curl or wave by rolling it up, using a velcro roller from our Mega Hair Roller Gift Set, and securing it with a clip or pin. This will help set the style and give your hair more body and bounce.
6. Finish with a Blast of Cool Air
Once your hair is dry and styled, use the cool shot button on your blow dryer to give your hair a final blast of cold air. This will help seal the cuticle and set the style, giving you a sleek and polished look.
7. Apply a Finishing Product
To add shine and hold to your blowout, apply a small amount of lightweight hairspray. Be careful not to use too much product, as it can weigh down your hair and leave a crunchy feeling in your strands.
And there are all of our tips and tricks to get started with creating your Christmas Party hair and makeup looks this year! Enjoy, and share your finished look with us @makeuprevolution.