Christmas Makeup Ideas 2012

Look flawless this Christmas by drawing inspiration from the following makeup looks as from natural to high drama, there’s definitely a look you can relate to!

You don’t really need a reason to pamper yourself and enhance your natural beauty with the help of makeup, but Christmas is definitely the period when you can really have fun with your look. With Christmas just a couple of days away, we’ve decided to lend a hand and put together a fabulous selection of Christmas makeup ideas that will make your 2012 Christmas make-up memorable!
Regardless if you’ve decided to spend the holidays in the comfort of your own home or partying with your closest friends, the following Christmas makeup ideas will surely help you decide which woman you want to transform yourself in for the holidays, so check out these makeup looks and choose which one will work its magic on you.

The Glamorous

A sultry makeup look that radiates is always a great idea as far as Christmas make-up goes and fortunately there’s an array of radiant, sheer and metallic finish makeup products that have an almost tropical allure and that you can turn to regardless of your budget.
For this type of look make sure you use an illuminating foundation and a highlighter which you’ll apply from the temples down towards the apple of the cheeks to add that freshness and glow that makes heads turn. For the eyes use dark tones as well as gold, copper metallic pigments and finish the look with a blush and a metallic lipstick that compliments your complexion and eyeshadow color choice.

The Drama Queen

Do you love vivacious pigments? But most importantly are you brave enough to play with vivacious makeup pigments? If yes, bring out your inner drama queen and put the most seductive and intense pigments to work. Purple/magenta, emerald green as well as black are the most popular eyeshadow shades to use when trying to add depth and drama to your eyes, so get creative and sculpt your peepers to perfection. A bit of eyeliner smudged across the lash line, lashings of mascara (if you’ve got a hot pair of dramatic falsies use it!) and either a fierce red/berry tone lipstick or a nude lip color will help complete your look and give you a cinematic allure that will make traffic stop!

The Demure

If you’re thinking of playing it safe or you just want your Christmas makeup to look natural and romantic, soft pastel pigments are the answer to your needs! Keep the eyes defined with a shimmery sheer pink/beige (you can also go with bare eyelids), light lashings of mascara, add a natural flush to your cheeks with a soft pink/salmon/peach blush and plump up the lips with a sheer lip gloss or lipstick to complete your enviable demure look.
Now all that’s left is to have a Merry Christmas!
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Stylish Purple Makeup Ideas

Add some pizzazz to your look through the use of universally flattering purple pigments and if you’re lacking ideas, the following purple makeup looks will surely help guide you to perfection!

A great way to change your look is through the use of richly pigmented makeup products and one of the most popular colors right now is purple. The particularity of this color is its versatility as it can be mixed and matched to achieve various, universally flattering stylish purple makeup looks, so if you’re ready to add some pizzazz to your look, this is definitely a color to add to your beauty collection.

To achieve some of the most adventurous looks, it is advised to play with intense, high quality pigments as there are so many cool purple eye makeup colors available in various shades and textures that can contribute to the creation of an innovative stylish purple makeup look every time you desire. These pigments deliver a rich pigmentation on the lid from first stroke, as if the formulas are not of quality, you’re going to have a difficult time reaching that intensity that looks deep and dramatic and every bit as sexy as the makeup that you’ve imagined. From the sophisticated to the showgirl, there’s a stylish purple eye makeup to exploit, so try to take the following tips into consideration to ensure you achieve that illusion that says movie star from first glimpse.

If you’re looking for a look that feels mysterious yet sexy, opt for a cool violet eye shadow or a purple makeup and pair it with a cool and intense black that you’ll softly blend into the crease and the outer corner of the eye. The idea is to smoke up the area and create a sultry, seductive makeup look that no one can resist to. To add even more mystery to the look apply a black eyeliner pencil to the waterline and gently smudge the pencil into the lashes to intensify the eyes instantly. Finish the look with a black mascara and move on to defining your features using a blush and a neutral lipstick or lip gloss as this way your look will appear perfectly balanced. If you’re looking for more drama, pair your purple and black eye makeup with a vivid lip color, but keep in mind that this is a color combo that only works for evenings.

The honeys that are a bit more daring and love to play with vivacious pigments can opt for a cool purple and pink, purple and gold/copper, purple and orange, violet, lavender or any other shade mix, in shimmery or matte, that you feel could bring out your playful side. Create an alluring eye makeup by blending the shades well (a darker shades is mandatory for the crease) as this is the secret to a cool multi-chromatic eye makeup. These are lighter shades that can be paired with a white eyeliner smudged across the waterline to create the appearance of bigger, opened eyes. Depending on personal preference you can smudge a kohl eyeliner across the lash line to achieve a more sophisticated gaze, but either way your peepers will not go by unobserved provided that the colors are blended well. Finish your eye makeup with a bit of mascara and continue to define your facial features using neutral shades as this will help soften the overall look.
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