_MG_7106 During this Festive Season, it is my pleasure to bring you all the holiday looks in both Fashion and Beauty that could make your lives a lot easier when Getting Ready for all your parties. Since the last couple of weeks were all about the different party looks for different occasions, this week I've got the pleasure to give you the Beauty Party Edition with LANCOME. The Lancôme team was kind enough to give you all the tips and tricks for achieving the perfect Christmas Look.

We are going to be discussing 3 Different Looks with 3 Different Lipstick Colors that could suit all your complexions and give you the top Lip Colors for the Season.The Eye look would be the same for all, but with different twists on the Lips and Cheeks, which is very important when you are in need for a quick change up from Day-to-Night.

The main reason for this Collaboration is to bring to you the Christmas Looks that are easy and approachable and that could be replicated at home with your own tools.

So here are the Easy steps that the National Makeup Artist at Lancôme Martine shared with me ::

The MAIN LOOK :: For the Skin, we should always prepare our face for makeup, by applying a Serum that would make our skin glow from the inside. The Genefique Youth Activator is a must for the younger skin, that allows the application of the foundation to be a lot easier. To achieve a good base that would last you through the longer party days, a foundation with a good staying power is a must, but it also has to be light-weight so that it wouldn't look too cake-y on the face. The Teint Miracle foundation is perfect for a light to medium coverage, but which could be easily built up to high coverage if needed. Since the foundation gives a pretty flawless coverage, you can skip the concealer stage and instead use the Touch Miracle highlighting concealer in the shade 01 for a finishing look to the face. This highlighter is perfect when applied under the eye area and all the other parts of the face that you want to emphasize, i.e. above the eyebrow, down the bridge of your nose ...

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For the EYES :: For the Christmas Season with Lancôme it's all about the GRANDIOSE eyes, and although the steps you would make are really easy, the result is pretty amazing. We are going to create a light smokey eye with a lot of shimmer, by using 2 of the latest eyeshadows from the Grandiose Collection. With an eyeshadow brush we apply the MONO OMBRE HYPNOSE in the shade 108I to the inner corners of the eyes and in under the brow-bone for the perfect shimmery and light effect. Then with the use of a fluffy Blending Brush we apply the MONO OMBRE HYPNOSE in the shade 202I to the outer corners of the eyes in a circular motion, that would create the smokey effect. Instead of doing the typical cat-eye look on the upper lash-line, we are going to emphasize the lower lash-line and by using the Black Kohl we draw a line that we are going to smudge for a smokey effect. No Eye-look is complete without a generous coat of Mascara, and for the grandiose look you can only go for the GRANDIOSE Mascara.

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Now that the Base Look is complete, were are going to show 3 Different Looks:

LOOK 1 :: BOLD BURGUNDY LIP

When applying a bold color on your lips, you have to always remember to balance that strength with a properly sculpted face, and use a Bronzer ECLAT AMBRE in 04 to the hollows of your cheek with a narrow brush. This would add some structure and color to the look. Instead of using a blush color, we are going to use a peachy-toned highlighter on the upper cheekbones and under the brow bone for a glowing effect.

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For the lips, a combination of a Lip Liner ROUGE BORDEAUX in 105 and ROUGE INLOVE lipstick in 277N give you a rich colored burgundy lip that would last you hours.

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LOOK 2 :: THE PINK LIP 

If you want to go for a softer look on the lips, go for the less sculpted face, with just a little bit of the Bronzer ECLAT AMBRE in the hollows of your cheeks and add some colors with the Blusher in a Coral Shade SORBET DE CORAIL in 03 using a fluffy Blush Brush that you apply generously to the apples of your cheek in light circular motions.

For the Lips, we are using a combination of the Lip Liner ROSE BOISE 303 all-over the lips for the perfect shade on pink and a dab of the GLOSS IN LOVE 302 to the center of the lips for a shiner effect.

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LOOK 3 :: BRICK RED 

No Christmas Look is perfect without the Red Lip, so why don't you try this year, instead of the typical true red color, to go for the Brick Red Shade by using the amazing combination of the Lip Liner ROUGE EBENE 111 all-over the lips and the L'ABSOLU VELOUR liquid lipstick in 197 VELVET RED.

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And here you have 3 very Easy but Effective  looks that would look great on simply everyone. Hope you enjoyed the Tutorials :D

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