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Models Direct Party Make-Up Tips

Posted 30th December 2009.

The Christmas parties are in full swing and this seasons trends are truly gorgeous.

Whatever your style, your make-up is the icing on the cake, completing your individual look and saying a lot about who you are. Below are the current key shades and leading products that will complement your perfect party dress and ensure that you dazzle every time you go out this holiday season.

Skin

The look for skin this season is still luminous and dewy with subtle highlights. Try a skin illuminator under your foundation and some subtle shimmer on your cheekbones to give your skin a polished look. Next season will return to a more matt look so make the most of this chance to glow.

Colour trends

There is no doubt that sophisticated purple is big news for those who wish to keep their look bang on trend into next season, from deep plum to softer crocus and lavender hues.

Eyes

Should be mysterious and smoky, maybe with wet-look/metallic shadows on inner corners.

Lips

It is probably best to stick with the nude lips trend if you are going to experiment with bold eye shades. (Red lipstick is back as an alternative look for those who dare, but Models Direct would advise that you keep other face colours neutral if you are going for red lips.)

Handy tip – A good rule is to go for bold lips or bold eyes, but never both together.

Christian Dior really set the tone for this seasons make-up shades earlier in the year, including a gorgeous purple range that was created by their Artistic Director, Tyen, and inspired by John Gallianos catwalk collections – as seen on models on the Dior runways earlier in the year. Tyen has been with Dior for 30 years and his expertise shines through when you take a closer look.

If you are lucky enough to have green, blue/green or hazel eyes the new purple shades will look stunning on you. However, if you feel purple is too bold for you try these fab alternatives;

Best for blue eyes: brown/gold hues
Best for brown eyes: blue/teal hues
Best for green/hazel eyes: plum/brown hues