Christmas party seasons welcomes embellished dresses and an endless blur of canapes and cocktails. Christmas party season is undoubtedly great fun but all the champagne and late nights can reap havoc on your skin. As the saying goes ‘we don’t remember the nights we got plenty of sleep’ but we definitely remember the photographs that highlight the party girl eye bags! Sleep deprivation and increased alcohol consumption are the key ingredients for skin blemishes, dark eye bags, dry skin and a dull complexion – everything you don’t want this Christmas! We’ve put together 10 beauty tips to help erase the signs of sleepless nights and keep you looking your best throughout the party season!
#1 Rid your roots
If you’re not intentionally rocking the balayage your roots need to be banished ahead of the Christmas party season. Metallics are a key trend this season but that doesn’t transcend to your roots! Your hairdresser will be your best friend this Christmas, giving you youth, vitality and radiance.
#2 Keep your skin moisturised
We all know winter can be harsh on our skin, the combination of cold winds and central heating leaves skin looking rather lacklustre and dry. Make sure to drink more water during the winter months and using a more intensive facial moisturiser every morning and night will safeguard your skin from any flaky outbreaks!
#3 Flaunt your pearly-whites
‘Tis the season to smile! With cameras everywhere it is paramount that you don’t forget about your teeth this Christmas, reach for the whitening toothpaste, or better still, pay your dentist a visit for the ultimate white christmas smile!
#4 Master the smokey eye
Grab your khol liner and an array of metallic-based eyeshadows for an unforgettable glitz and glamour look. The key in creating the perfect smokey eye is to use a softer color in the corner of your eye then gradually add darker shades as you work your way out. For even more depth and definition false lashes are a great way to accentuate your eyes this party season.
#5 Exfoliate your lips
Pucker up! Whether it’s season’s greetings or stealing kisses under the mistletoe your pout must be perfectly buffed and primed. If kissing isn’t on your agenda this christmas, your favourite festive red lipstick will glide on your newly buffed lips! To avoid chapped lips this winter regularly exfoliate and nourish your lips with a rich, moisturising lip balm for kissably soft lips.
#6 Perfect your party hair
Whether it’s tumbling tousled curls or a perfectly undone updo your party outfit will not be complete without showstopping party hair. Heated rollers are a fantastic fuss-free way to create a gorgeously classy beauty look.
#7 Create a flawless self tan
After months of mummification in winter warmers your once glowing summer tan is now a distant memory. Self tanners are a great way to create a safe, sun-kissed golden glow. For a natural tan opt for a gradual self tan that will slowly build in colour to a shade of your choice.
#8 Get your glitter on
Christmas has always been about glitter and it is completely acceptable to wear a glitter shadow or gloss to the christmas parties! Subtlety is key when it comes to glitter and make up, a soft glitter shadow can be used when creating a dazzlingly different smokey eye.
#9 Become a contour queen
This year’s favourite make up trend but by all means not the easiest make-up trick to master. Make sure to practice before you hit the christmas parties. For extra radiance focus on the highlighting aspects to create a fresh-faced glow.
#10 Treat your fingers and toes
Even if your feet are poised at an unnaturally painful angle your toenails must not be neglected! Gel manicures and pedicures are the perfect way to keep your nails looking fresh and chip-free this party season. We recommend a picking a versatile wintery shade that will go with any outfit, our favourites are plum or oxblood hues.
Aided by our top 10 beauty commandments for christmas party perfection all you need to do is flutter your false lashes, swish your tousled hair and wait for the mistletoe magic!