Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fast Fixes to Achieving the Perfect Party Look; Boost the Glamour Via Your Make-Up Bag. Lisa Haynes Reveals Some Shortcuts to Dazzling Party Looks

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fast Fixes to Achieving the Perfect Party Look; Boost the Glamour Via Your Make-Up Bag. Lisa Haynes Reveals Some Shortcuts to Dazzling Party Looks

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YOU don't have to invest bags of time or money to look a million dollars during party season. The sparkly and decadent beauty offerings illuminating shelves at this time of year, make Operation Glam a breeze.

Two-fifths of women spend up to two hours preening before a big festive night, according to a recent survey by Lambrini.

But there are cracking shortcuts if you play up your best feature, whether it's tinsel-inspired eyes or Santa-red lips.

"The new rule in holiday make-up is about what makes you feel glamorous," says make-up artist Bobbi Brown.

Give yourself the gift of glam this party season.

SANTA RED IF YOUR pout's your party showpiece, look to matte, red lips that take mistletoe kisses and canapes in their stride.

"There's nothing more chic than a red lip with neutral eyes," says Brown. "Matte products are dense and last longest - they contain less moisture than other products, so they adhere to the lips and don't fade as quickly."

Blot your lips and re-apply your red for extra longevity.

| TRY: Lancome L'Absolu Rouge Christmas Limited Edition Lipstick, PS25 (www.lancome.co.uk) GLITTER BUG LIKE Christmas pudding on December 25, metallic and glitter eyes are a party season tradition you can't avoid. Play up molten metallic eyeshadow by making it the focus of your look.

Eylure Showtime "To nail the metallic trend, try using two shimmering shades," advises Una Tynan, founder of Blank Canvas Brushes. "Sweep a deeper metallic shadow on the lids, blending into the socket line and stay below the brow bones to create a halo effect on lids. Apply a lighter metallic shadow on the inner corners to complete the look."

| TRY: Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Comex Gold, PS33.50 (www.stila.co.uk) ANGELIC GLOW YOU might be the devil of the office Christmas do but ensure your face says otherwise. Strategically placed highlighter can give you a wide-eyed innocent look and lift your Katy Perry lashes cheekbones to rival supermodel Kate Moss. …

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