With Christmas and the party season just around the corner, you may already be thinking about that new dress you’ve got your eye on for a party or wanting to mix things up a bit this year in the make up department. For those smart women, who shop clean and green, we’ve taken three classic party looks – the red lip, smokey eye and the natural glow, and are going to show you how you can achieve the hottest looks this festive season, with only the best natural and organic products.
The Classic Red Lip
No little black party dress would look out of place with beautiful, bold red statement lips. Even worn on a day out, when baking festive goodies with your family or the last day of work, the classic red lip can bring a feeling of festivities and glam and it can be perfectly worn throughout the whole season!
To recreate this party look below, all you need is 2 to 3 products – depending on how glossy you want the final look! This look would typically be created with a liquid lipstick formula, but can easily be created with a much cleaner approach!
We are going for this look below – but remember the one rule with red lipstick is to pick the correct red for your skin tone. If you’re fair skinned, you may be more suited to a blue-based red, if you have a more medium skin tone then you can easily pull off the cherry red, olive skin tends to work best with a tomato, orange based red lip and those with dark complexions can effortlessly pull off berry reds.
1 – Line your lips to ensure your look lasts as long as possible. To prevent any bleeding of the colour into your base make up, roughly outline your lips with a pencil which matches your end look and fill in lips to create a base. We’re going for Dr Hauschka Lip Liner in 01 Wine Red.
2 – For long lasting colour which will stand the test all evening, over the top of the lined lips we have chosen the Ere Perez Beautiful Beetroot Cheek & Lip Tint in Joy. This 100% natural alternative to other liquid formulas is a long lasting, cherry red, which can be built up with applications to get your desired brightness. Made of rosehip extracts and organic beetroot pigments, the beautiful tint will brighten up your face.
3 – For an extra level of festivity, you can layer the lip stain with a dark rouge lip gloss for lasting shine. We love the Ilia Lip Gloss in Heartbeat, which is a primary bold red, to keep the lip classic.
The Party Smokey Eye
Smokey eyes are a classic party look, but to give it a twist this party season add something a little more vibrant on top to make your eyes sparkle.
1 – Prime your eye lids before applying any eye shadow to extend the wear of your make up. Zao Eyes Primer is a 100% natural creamy texture which easily applied with the fingers and will help enhance the final look.
2 – Using the Bellapierre Go Smokey Eye Shadow Palette cover your eye lids with a silver shadow, taking it over the eye shadow crease and slightly under the bottom lash line. With the midnight blue shade apply it in the middle of the eyelid and with a blending brush, blend out the colour across the entire lid. The best thing about this palette is, it provides smokey shades for every skin tone and the range means you can be as dramatic or as subtle as you like. Build your desired level of smokiness.
3 – For the added sparkle to your smokey eye, sticking with Bellapierre, apply the slate grey with an icy shimmer Loose Mineral Powder in Refined over the lid, for a grown up version of glitter make up.
4 – Create deeper, darker eyes by lining the eyes with a dark pencil and taking it into the waterline with Inika Organic Eyeliner Pencil in Black Caviar and several layers of Green People Organic Volumizing Mascara.
5 – Finally! Clean up any eye shadow which may have dropped or collected on your base make up with a dab of concealer on the end of a cotton bud which should pick up any residue.
Let Highlight Take The Spotlight
Just because it’s Christmas, it doesn’t mean you have to go all out with the sparkles – the barely there make up look whilst letting your highlight take centre stage will showcase the radiance in your skin, giving you a beautiful glow as you twirl around the dance floor. Think silky complexions with illuminating make up.
1 – Begin by making sure your skin is deeply hydrated, to create a little more luminosity to your skin add the Nourish Golden Glow Illuminating Face Shimmer to your moisturiser to add a little glow. Make sure your skin fully absorbs your moisturiser before applying any makeup.
2 – Conceal any imperfections with a concealer stick, such as Dr Hauschka Cover Stick to hide any blemishes, redness or imperfections in the skin. Apply a small amount in any effected areas and under the eyes.
3 – Forget mask effect foundation, for this look you need something lightweight and luminous. The perfect cover up should glide on your skin in small amounts. Apply to your nose, forehead and chin and blend outwards using your finger tips. You can achieve this healthy looking complexion with Vapour Atmosphere Luminous Foundation, the moisturising formula allows the skin to breath and it blends in seamlessly.
4 – Add a slight flush of colour to the cheeks, your blusher should highlight your face but remain natural – think slight English rose! Lily Lolo has a great range of mineral blushers, for a subtle pink blush with luminosity try Lily Lolo Candy Girl Mineral Blush.
5 – To open your eyes up to appear brighter, use a natural looking mascara that won’t clump your lashes together or appear fake. The perfect option for the au-natural look is a firm curl with the Ere Perez Eyelash Curler followed by the Ere Perez Natural Almond Oil Mascara – this will leave your lashes looking glossy, but not false.
6 – Now for the spotlight. Applying your highlight in the right places on your face can leave you with a beautiful dewy, healthy looking appearance. Apply lightly on your cheekbones, down the bridge of your bones and on your cupids bow to start with and build up from there to catch the light with each turn. The RMS Beauty Living Luminizer is formulated to enhance the eyes, cheeks, collar bone and any other area you want to give a little extra attention.
7 – Finishing touches – brush through your brows to control any fly away hairs with a clear gel such as the Ere Perez Lash & Brow Aloe Vera Gel and plump up the look of your lips with a lip treatment or balm to add a little moisture, we love the Tata Harper Be True Lip Treatment to complete the natural look!
Now you’re ready to party this festive season!