Party Season Beauty Trends


Christmas and New Year are fast approaching which means all the parties you said you would go to in November are suddenly here and you realise you may have over-estimated your ability to socialise three nights in a row. Or is that just me? Anyway, the end of year parties are a chance to have fun with the beauty trends we have seen this year, and here are some of the best.

Metallic: Metallic clothing was a huge thing this year, and this party season it’s translated to make-up. Go for an updated version of the smoky eyes with shades of silver, gold, platinum and bronze to create instant glamour. For a more subtle look, go for a silver pigment in the inner corner of the eye, or go all out and create a liquid-metal, wet-look effect across the whole eye.

Hair accessories: Hair accessories have taken a turn for the sophisticated this year which means a hair accessory won’t be out of place at a party. Dolce & Gabbana are leading the way with their jewelled hair grips and headbands, suiting either an up-do or just as a way to dress up your usual look.

Strobing: The game changer. The new kid on the block. Strobing is the latest make-up trend ready to take over contouring. Brands have started releasing an abundance of products that highlight and illuminate for glowing radiant skin. Strobing focuses on creating a slim-line face shape and will be all the rage in 2016, so you might as well get in early.

Bold lips: The easiest way to go from daytime to evening is by putting on a nice bold lipstick. Dark colours have been huge this season, though don’t be afraid to go lighter.

Up-dos: The up-do is always fail-safe, and this season it’s the wispy up-do that is perfect for the party season. It gives a soft, feminine touch to the messy bun and also means you can wear statement earrings.

Eyeliner: For the more daring of us, eyeliner has been the subject of a lot of playing around this year, with graphic eyeliner dominating the catwalks. From cat-eye flicks to think, above the lid strokes, it’s definitely not for the faint-hearted…or wobbly handed.

Holly Martin


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