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Alumier Skin Experts / November 19, 2018

Dial Up Your Holiday Glam with Must-Note Makeup Tips

The festive season is nearly here and it’s time to get your skin care and makeup routine party-ready!

First—Prep That Skin

Beautiful makeup begins with healthy glowing skin and is the secret to achieving a long lasting and well applied makeup look.  Speak with your skin care professional about AlumierMD’s customized treatments such as the Enzyme Retexturing Treatment or Refining Clay Mask, which both smooth the look and feel of your skin with very little downtime. If hydration is what you need, AlumierMD’s Aqua Infusion Mask and Deep Moisture Mask both offer an intense boost of moisture to your skin.  Contact your skin care professional to experience these professional masks.

Now that your skin is prepped, follow these easy tips and tricks to achieve gorgeous makeup over the Holidays, whether choosing soft eye makeup or a smoky look.

It’s All About That (Flawless) Base

Do you want to give your face that #facetune look? After applying your serum and moisturizer, smooth 2 pumps of Vitamin Rich Smoother over your face. Pores will appear smaller, fine lines and skin texture will be refined; your skin is perfectly primed for foundation. In the palm of your hand, mix a small amount of your foundation together with Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40, creating a tinted sunscreen in your shade. With a foundation brush, dab onto your cheeks, forehead, nose and chin, blending outwards outer edges of the face. Apply a light dusting of loose powder to the T-Zone to set your base.  Next sweep a peach-nude blush to the upper apples of your cheeks. As a final shimmering touch, create delicately highlighted cheekbones with a bit of AluminEye dabbed onto the upper cheekbones. The soft shimmering particles will pop your cheekbones for a lifted effect.

The Power of the Perfect Brow

Did you know that your eyebrows make up 25% of your facial expression? Improperly shaped or applied brows can change your appearance. For example, brows that are too heavy will close your eyes in, making them appear smaller, while brows that are too close together can make you appear angry or harsh. Well applied brows are the first step in achieving beautiful eye makeup whether you choose a natural look or a smoldering smoky eye. Use a small, firm angle brush and a brow powder or an eye shadow. The colour should closely match your natural brow colour and should have no red or yellow undertones.  If you are blonde, choose a soft ashy taupe and brunette try a medium chocolate taupe. Never use black, even if you have a deeper skin tone or very dark hair. Fill in any sparse areas, following the natural arch of the brows. The inner part of the brow should align with your tear duct while the end of the brow should align with the outer corner of your eye. After filling in the brows, brush them with a brow brush to soften the look and set them with a clear brow gel.

The Priceless Pout

Yes, you’re reading this right: dab a small amount of AluminEye to the upper lip, to smooth and add a subtle highlight. The small light reflective particles will make the lips appear fuller. If you have chosen a smoky eye, finish your holiday look with sheer, nude lips. Line the edges of the lip with a nude lip pencil for definition and top off with a swipe of your favorite nude lipstick. If soft eyes are the look for you, try adding a splash of matte bold red on your lips. Reds with brown or yellow undertones work well on most skip types and have a modern flare. Avoid pink based reds as they can highlight small imperfections in the skin and can look dated.  Line your lips with a longwearing, waterproof lip pencil that closely matches the lipstick.  This will prevent the bold colour from feathering.  Use a lip brush when applying red for a precise lip line.  Apply one coat, blot and reapply.

So, whether you’re hosting or hopping, the perfect party look for this festive season starts with healthy, radiant skin and these makeup tips in your pocket. Holiday party makeup has never been more beautiful.

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