Make-up tips from Luxola.com
One of the greatest things about the holiday season is all those fabulous parties you get to hit up. At UrbanJourney, we know that you want to look your best no matter what type of gala you attend, so we're sharing some tips and advice from one of our favorite online make-up portals, Luxola.com.
Luxola.com offers the best in cosmetics, skin care, hair care products & more and best of all they'll deliver the beauty products of your choice to your doorstep making go-to for make-up and beauty advice. From a Girls Night Out to Holiday Chic, Luxola has your look covered.
GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT – could be a hen’s night or just after-work drinks with your best gal pals
A girl’s night out is a great excuse to doll yourself up, so start by drawing some attention to your eyes with a bit of drama. Use Sleek’s highly pigmented Storm i-divine palette to create the smokey eyed look, followed by their Kajal eyeliner to give thick cat-eye-like liner and then team with The Ultimate Mascara from BECCA for fab, flirty lashes. Highlight cheekbones using Korres Zea Mays Blush, and finish with DUWOP’s Venom Gloss to plump up lips and give them a juicy pop of colour.
GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT: Smokey Eyes & Glossy Lip Plump
1. SLEEK Storm or Bad Girl palette
FIRST DATE (or DATE NIGHT with the hubby) – when you need to look drop-dead gorgeous but not too over-done
When it comes to a first date, your makeup is just as important as what your wear. Show your true colours and opt for a natural glowy look, as opposed to piling on the makeup. For instant radiance, prime your face with DuWop’s Doubleglow7, which also provides the perfect base for Face Atelier’s Ultra Foundation. Give eyes a flirty fringe with Sleek’s Eye-Drama mascara and complete your look with Sleek Glossed for the perfect non-sticky glossy lips, making them irresistible to kisses!
FIRST DATE: Natural/Glowy Look
HOLIDAY CHIC – getting the most mileage out of your carry-on limit
Avoid overloading your suitcase with unnecessary beauty products and opt for multi-purpose travel sized items. Use Mario Badescu’s Oil Free Moisturiser with added SPF 30 to hydrate and protect skin and for glossy locks pack Intelligent Nutrients airplane -friendly Harmonic Travel Shampoo and Conditioner. Sleek’s Dip-it-Duo, a mascara and eyeliner in one, can be paired day or night with Becca Beach Tint to add a touch of colour to lips and cheeks. Ideal for any tote, stay floral fresh with a vial of Kai Perfume Oil and lastly, Korres Pomegranate cleansing wipes for fuss-free makeup removal on the go.
HOLIDAY CHIC: Multi-purpose
3. KAI Roll on
JOB INTERVIEW – professional and neat but still showing your personality
For job interviews, less is definitely more. You want to look fresh faced and give the right impression. Prime your face with Korres Wild Rose Brightening and Line Smoothing Face and Eye Serum to transform dull and tired skin to polished professionalism. Apply Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector for a natural glow, then add one of Sleek’s blushes to highlight cheeks for a healthy flush. Lastly, avoid gloss and instead opt for a more formal pale lipstick or balm such as Julie Hewett Organic Camellia Balm in rose to add a hint of colour.
Job Interview: Looking Fresh & Rested
4. SLEEK Blush
RED CARPET NIGHT – looking glam for the paparazzi at a charity gala event
Ensure your makeup is flawless with a touch of WOW factor is essential for an A-list worthy look. For radiant, star-worthy skin use Becca’s Shimmering Skin perfector followed by a glamorous shimmer to eyes with DuWop’s Crush 18 Karat eye shadow before you add eyeliner and mascara. Smile like a superstar and give the apples of your cheek’s a flush of colour with Face Atelier’s Ultra Blush, then using one of Julie Hewett’s Face and Body Shimmer Pots, add a very light sheen to cheekbones, lips and collarbone to highlight. Finish your movie star look with luscious red lips using one of the Julie Hewett’s Icon of Beauty lipsticks.
RED CARPET NIGHT: Shimmering Look