18 December 2013

Ultimate Beauty Tips for the Office Christmas Party


Remember that scene from Bridget Jones Diary where our lovely Bridget is on a table top, karaoking in the most melodious tone while all her colleagues glare at her in awe?

While we do love our Bridget, we strongly recommend not being that girl at your Christmas party this year. Whether you're going to a formal seven-course meal, or a bowling session with your office mates, we have you covered with this beauty guide for the upcoming Christmas party. All you need to do now is find that Mary Poppins' bag that will fit all the below in... we're still trying to find one.

Dos:
  • Always carry a highlighter of some sort in your clutch. What these bad boys do is they highlight the high points of your face - cheekbones, jawline, centre of your nose - without making the look too harsh. They are subtle and don't look too shimmery (like the stockings hanging off the fireplace). These highlighters will bounce light off from under the eye area and stop you from looking like a Kardashian sister. 
  • Stick to making the eyes the most emotive feature on your face - almost like the statement look of your face. Load up on the mascara and opt for false lashes, if you want to go the extra mile. 
  • Wear a nude or pinkish lippy if you're planning on having a big night at the pub. This will make you not want to retouch your lippy every half hour. 
  • Want to wear some colour on your face? Blend a beautiful, creamy cheek tint on the high points of your cheek. Pick a bright pink or a deep coral if you have a duskier complexion. 

Don'ts:

  • Don't wear a bold lipstick, for this party, at least. Yes, holiday season is all about making a statement in all shades of crimson, pink, maroon and coral, but if consuming a lot of food and beverage is your idea of a perfect Christmas rendezvous, we recommend you stay away from a bright lipstick. Reason being, you'll either spend the entire night in worry of how perfect your pucker needs to look or you will have smudged (horrible) lips all night - take your pick! 
  • Don't overdose on the shimmer eyeshadow. A little bit of va-va-voom in the form of a glittery shadow is acceptable, but don't act like you're a fairytale character out of Cinderella. Want to add some shimmer to your look? Then paint your digits in a glittery shade of silver of golden. 
  • Don't be afraid to play with your hairstyle and make it your 'it' look. If you're afraid to attack any other beauty trend of the season, then go wild with the hairstyle you pick for the event. What's hot at the moment - fishtail braids, high topknots and messy beach-kissed hair - the hair world is your oyster, ladies. 

Tell us, what beauty look are you opting for this Christmas? 

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