'Tis the season to be jolly – and to think not just about Christmas gifts for your loved ones, but to plan to perfection all your festive finery and sport the best makeup ever! With Bellabox’s tried and true tips on how to look photo-fabulous and party-perfect, there’s no excuse not to be ready for all those holiday auto-flash moments…
Primers are an essential ingredient in the recipe for ‘stay put’ make-up that help you look flawless throughout all the partying and in pictures. Face primers help foundation adhere to your skin by creating a perfect, flawless canvas that allows your base to glide on – and stay on. Your team at Bellabox recommends using the Napoleon Perdis ‘Auto Pilot’ Pre-Foundation Primer. It is scientifically formulated to prime the complexion for that flawless finish, helping make-up last longer so you'll always be ready for those holiday snaps.
For eye make-up that stays shimmery and substantial all day and all night? Invest in a great eye primer such as the Too Faced ‘Shadow Insurance’ Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer. Eye primers work in the same way as face primers in helping eye make-up look more vibrant and stay on longer. Alternatively, use a cream eyeshadow such as Napoleon Perdis ‘Crème de la Crème’ Eyeshadow as a base to your powder shades for a vibrant colour pop that'll be so visible in your holiday photos. No festive fading or fallout!
Don't Rain on My Parade
Another great tip to keep your make-up smudge and budge-proof? Choose waterproof formulations for the eyes, such as waterproof mascara and water-resistant liquid eyeliner. The Napoleon Perdis ‘Mesmer-Eyes’ Mascara in Waterproof Black is a triple threat treat - offering exceptional volume, superb length and you-go-curl bounce. Slip the nifty and perfectly sized Panda Pen into your classiest clutch for easy, on-the-go clean ups that may occur just before you snap that picture. It's the perfect handbag accessory for the holiday parties. Better to be safe than smudgy!
Want that continuous ‘freshly blushing’ look in your lips and cheeks? The secret lies in layering. Pat on cream blush such as MAC's Cremeblend Blush and then carefully brush on a powder blush in the same colour to give your cheeks that bright pop of colour that will be visible even in photos taken under harsh lighting.
To keep your lip colour looking luscious all day, fill in the first layer of colour with a lip pencil. Then add a lipstick in a matching colour such as the Savoir Faire's lipsticks. Lightly blot and slick on yet another layer of lipstick. The OCC lip tars are also a perfect alternative if you want something fuss-free but still long-lasting. These lip tars are so pigment-rich, they'll definitely pop out at you in your party pictures!
SPF In the City
Sunscreen is essential, especially in the Aussie summer heat, but using products with too high an SPF will give you that dreaded white cast you sometimes get in pictures. The reason for this? Sunscreen uses a high percentage of titanium dioxide to scatter the sun’s rays – which usually aren’t found inside the average office bash! We suggest using foundations and powders with low to no SPF, so you can flash your pearly whites and not look ghostly white. The Ghost of Christmas Past isn’t exactly the best look for this season’s party photos, is it?
Follow these tips to the very ‘T’ and we guarantee your photo-fabulousness and party perfection…and that you will have a very Bella Christmas!
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