Your social calendar is about to get a lot more full, which means you’ll need to get creative with your beauty looks to ensure you’re party-ready at all times.
Never fear, we’ve rounded up five of the best celebrity beauty looks to take inspiration from this festive season. From glowing skin and smoky eyes, to nude lips and sleek hair, there’s a look for every occasion.
1. The Glow-Up
One of the biggest trends on the red carpet this year has been the ‘glow-up’. Celebrities have been ditching the heavy contouring in favour of a more natural look, opting instead for dewy skin and a healthy flush. To achieve this look, start by prepping your skin with a hydrating primer or mist, then use a light foundation or tinted moisturiser to even out your complexion. Add some colour to your cheeks with a cream blush or bronzer, then finish with a highlighter on the high points of your face for an extra glow. Don’t forget to set everything in place with a light dusting of translucent powder.
2. The Smoky Eye
A smoky eye is always a good idea – it’s sexy, mysterious and flattering on everyone. To achieve the perfect smoky eye, start by applying a dark shadow all over your lid and into the crease of your eye. Then use a lighter shade along your brow bone and in the inner corner of your eye to brighten things up. Use an angled brush to blend everything out until there are no harsh lines. Finish with lashings of mascara and you’re good to go!
3. The Nude Lip
A nude lip is the perfect way to balance out a smoky eye or dramatic cheek colour – plus it’s super easy to achieve! Simply find a lip shade that closely resembles your natural lip colour (or slightly lighter/darker if you prefer) and apply it evenly across your lips. If you want more definition, outline your lips with a lip liner first before filling them in with lipstick or gloss. For an extra touch of glamour, add a coat of glittery clear lip gloss in the centre of your bottom lip.
4. Sleek & Straight Hair
Whether you wear it down or pulled back into an updo, straight hair will always be chic – especially when it’s glossy and super sleek like these celebrities’. To achieve this look at home, start by washing your hair with products that will help smooth things down (think: anti-frizz shampoo and conditioner). Once you’ve towel dried your locks, apply heat protectant serum from root to tip before using a straightening iron on small sections of hair until it’s completely dry (don’t forget those pesky flyaways!). Once everything is nice and straight, mist lightly with hairspray for extra hold.’