Holiday Glow How-To

It's party time, and parties call for that extra-something, more colour, more drama and of course, gorgeous glowing skin. Here are 4 holiday looks featuring highlighters, luminizers, and red lips yule love.


1/ Soft-Focus Femme
This is a classic holiday party look. Once you've applied your foundation and concealer, dust a brightening powder like W3LL People Bio Brightener Powder, over entire face. This powder gives skin a blended, soft look without making the complexion look dry or "dusty". Perfect for a look when you want to glow, but not look too dewy.

Follow with a layer or red lipstick, {Vapour Beauty Siren Lipstick in Coquette is a perfect holiday red}, blot off excess and apply a second coat. Blot again, then top with a light layer of cherry red gloss. We picked Ilia Beauty Lip Gloss in Heart Beat.


2/ Pearlescent Party Girl
Use luminizer to enhance a "bare" face, putting the focus on a rich matte berry lip. Lightly conceal and cover, blending really well for a perfect smooth canvas, and a faux-bare face. Apply a light layer of sheer luminizer like Tata Harper Very Illuminating, across cheekbones, brow bone, the top of the nose bone {avoid the very tip of the nose, so as to not look greasy}, and the forehead and chin. Remember to use a light touch. The goal is fresh and dewy, not over-the-top shine.

Then apply a lip conditioner to lips, making sure to buff away any flakes with a damp facecloth. {We love that Hynt Beauty Aria Pure lipsticks come with a conditioner built-into the cover}. Next, line lips and apply several layers of a cherry red lip colour, blotting between each coat. Air kiss the mirror and off you go!


3/ Radiant Rock-N-Roller
Some party looks are fun and bubbly, and others take a more sultry drama. It's all about whatever the mood calls for. Start with a light base of coverage, then softly highlight eyelids, cheekbones and the bow of the lip with a champagne highlighter like Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter. Blend well. 

Using fingers, smudge Kjaer Weis Lip Tint in Goddess into lips, blending out the edges for a soft lip line. Add layers at a time to desired effect. Then add a darker burgundy or inky purple like Ilia Beauty Lipstick in Ink Pot to the inside top lip. Smoosh lips together. 


4/ Pretty & Polished
This look is perfect to take you from work to party, with a touch of contouring to make your party pictures perfect. With a finished face and groomed brows, blend Polka Dots and Moonbeams over the centre of face and t-zone, adding a touch on the brow bone. Follow with a darker luminizer like Sway, blending lightly into hollows of cheeks, and over lids. 

Line lips with a neutral pencil and sweep on lipstick straight from the tube, like Ilia Beauty's Wild Child or Strike It Up. When lips are done, apply a touch of bronzer or luminizer to centre of mouth. 



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