2012 Holiday Makeup: Lip Color + Dress Combinations (From Instyle)
Party Time! The Right Beauty Look for Festive Fashions
Between the decorating, shopping, party-planning, and party-attending, the most wonderful time of the year is also the busiest. That's why we put together our favorite celebrity beauty looks to complement every festive fashion choice, so you can spend less time deliberating, and more time mixing and mingling! Here's to a beautiful holiday, indeed. Cheers!
If You're Wearing Dark Colors: The Key Product Chanel's Rouge Allure Matte Lip Color in La Somptueuse ($33), a classic red with a velvety finish.
If You're Wearing White: The Key Product
Chanel's Rouge Allure Intense in Coromandel ($34).
If You're Wearing Sequins
To sparkle, or not to sparkle? That is the question when debating makeup options for a high-shine dress. For the holiday season, you can get away with adding a little extra glitter to your look, but the key lies in moderation. Case in point: Kerry Washington concentrated most of the sparkle on her eyes, and went for sheer finishes on the rest of her face. "Our inspiration revolved around her dress," says makeup artist Carola Gonzalez. "She wanted to do a completely different look from last year's Emmy Awards, so no dark lips!"
Metallic shadows can sometimes wash out your eye, so define your lash line with a generous sweep of liner and mascara. This keeps the look grounded, and really makes your eyes pop. Gonzalez used Diorshow's Blackout Mascara ($25), which uses kohl pigments in its formula for an intense, darker-than-dark effect.