Five Classic Beauty Looks To Channel At Your Christmas Party

Christmas party season is upon us. You've got the dress, shoes and bag sorted, so the last thing to do is to decide what beauty look you want to go for as the finishing touch. Sure, you could go for a bold, trend-inspired look (graphic eyeliner or glitter lips, anyone?), but personally, we'd opt for a classic, tried-and-tested party look - just to the A-list for inspiration...

Red Lips

Is there anything more glamorous than a red lip? The bright scarlet shade has the power to make anyone look like a movie star (it's one of our hangover secrets - seriously, try it), but only when applied correctly. First things first, find the right shade for you - orange hues suit yellow skin tones while pink skin tones are best-suited to statement dark reds. Be sure to prime your lips beforehand by buffing away any dead skin with an old toothbrush or lip scrub, like Bliss' Fabulips Sugar Scrub, and don't forget to seal with Vaseline.

Vampy Lips

If you're looking for a more daring lip colour, opt for a dark vampy hue like burgundy, berry or even black if you're feeling brave. It's a tricky look to pull off and requires confidence - be sure to keep your eye makeup subtle and natural to avoid looking too 'Halloween'.

Smokey Eyes

Kate Moss is the undisputed queen of smokey eyes, having modelled them as her signature look for the best part of three decads now. To achieve the sultry look à la Moss, be sure to use a dark grey, brown or black eyeshadow blended across the eyelid, with a creme-based shadow on the brow bone to maximise the effect. Don't forget to line your eyes, too, and a few lashings of mascara will also add to the look.

Metallic Eyes

Nothing quite says festive like shades of sparkly gold, bronze and silver, particularly if there's also glitter involved. The party-ready hues look great swept on the eyelids to dramatic effect - make sure you brush some into the corners of the eye socket and underneath the lash line too for the ultimate glam look.

Retro Bombshell Waves

Often paired with a statement lip of sorts (see: Beyonce and Chrissy Teigen), retro waves are a classic beauty look for a reason - they're universally flattering and really easy to create with a good pair of straighteners. Just wrap a section from the bottom to the roots, hold for a few seconds, then slowly pull down through the length of the hair. Seal with plenty of hairspray.

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