Put on your party face with the festive season’s hottest make-up looks
Nothing says “party” like a classic red lip, and Marc Jacobs’ and Victoria Beckham’s models rocked it at their A/W ’12 shows. Mix it up by teaming with a glitter eye. To stop sparkles getting everywhere, use a liquid latex such as Make Up Forever Liquid Latex, £8.50. Apply to skin with a small brush, let it get tacky then pat Snazaroo Red Gold Glitter Dust, £3.49 (1) on top of the latex layer. To balance out the bling and define your eyes, line the rim of the lower lid with Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal Pencil in Jet Black, £2.99, and brush on layers of Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Mascara in Extreme Black, £7.99. Give your pout clout with Sleek Make Up Shangri-la Collection Truly Mattely Deeply in Jazz, £4.99 (2) – a really rich red.
The eyes are all white this winter as inspired by the ice-maiden models at Fendi. Get your ice on with Rimmel London Glam’Eyes Trio Eyeshadow in Twilight Zone, £6.49 (3). Wash the white shade all over the eyelid, taking it right up to the brow bone. Then take the silver shade and apply it with your finger along the socket line, blending until you achieve a two-tone effect. Dab Mac Paint Pot in Pure White, £14.50, on to your eyebrows and eyelashes with an Hourglass Disposable Mascara Wand, £4.50 for 25. Line the rim of the lower lid with Mac Chromagraphic Pencil in Pure White, £13.50 (4). To finish, opt for a lip stain instead of a gloss. For a flush of natural-looking colour, try Rimmel London Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Transferproof Lip Tint in Nothing But Nude, £5.99.
Swap black liner for blue à la Anna Sui, with Rimmel London Scandaleyes Liner Waterproof Kohl Kajal Pencil in Bright Blue, £3.99 (5). Start in the middle of the eye and draw out into a flick, then fill in from the tear duct. Add a slick of YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils in Extreme Blue, £22. Then pick two blue Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique Crystal Nail Jewels, £7.99 (6). Apply eyelash glue to the back of each gem, allow to get tacky, and stick underneath your lower lashes.
Dewy skin and high-shine finishes were huge on Preen and Oscar de la Renta A/W ’12 catwalks. To join the glossy posse, start with Rimmel London 9-in-1 BB Cream, £6.99, for an all-night glow. For high-shine lips, slick on Givenchy Gloss Interdit in Rouge Passion, £19. Complete the look with Max Factor Clump Defy Mascara in Black, £10.99 (7). Its thin wand means long lashes, minus clumps. For extra beauty points, finish with a sweep of gloss over your lids – try Rimmel London Vinyl Gloss in Crystal Clear, £4.99 (8).
Prada set the trend for bold eyes this season. Try a peacock-inspired look by applying Barry M Dazzle Dust in Gold, £4.59, across the lid, around the tear duct and under the lower lashes. Then add Barry M Dazzle Dust in Parrot Green, £4.59 (9), across the socket and under the lash line. Next, sweep Rimmel London Glam’Eyes Mono Eyeshadow in Posh Peacock, £4.49, just under your brow – dampen the applicator for a matte finish – then work in the purple from Rimmel London Traffic Stopping Shadow in No Parking, £6.49 (10), beneath the brow. Keep all eyes on your peepers by painting your lips nude with Rimmel London Kate Matte Lipstick in 113, £5.49.