Following on from my Night and Day blog which gave useful tips on how to turn that daytime office look into a fun party style, here are some top tips from Jane Fardon on how to get the festive make-up just right. We all know that the colours of some clothes we wear make us look great, and others drain the life from us. The colours of the make up we wear are just as important.
Jane is an image consultant with over 20 years’ experience. She knows that the core issue for all of us is very simple – we want to look good and feel confident. Jane has developed her own range of make-up, complementing your unique combination of skin tone, eye colour and hair, helping to take the guess work out of what suits you.
Here are Jane’s top tips to looking good this Christmas
Lipstick! Even if you don’t normally wear lipstick, Christmas is a great excuse to treat yourself to a new one; whether it’s for the ‘family gathering’ or the ‘Christmas party ‘– one that’s in a colour that will flatter you.
As red is the traditional colour for Christmas, and also the colour of lipstick that most people find hard to get right I thought I’d give you some tips on choosing the perfect red lipstick for Christmas – for you.
If your skin tone is yellowy, olive or sallow, pick a slightly cool red. Cool reds include Cranberry (bright), Fiesta (light and bright), Cherry (pinky red) and Burgundy (deep).
If your skin tone is honey or pinky, or if you have red hair, pick a warm red. Warm reds from our range include Ruby Red (deep), Flame (strong), Fiesta (bright), Poppy (light and bright).
Garnet Red is a great ‘safe’ red for most skin tones.
Primer! Whether you are at a party or celebrating Christmas day itself you want to know that once you have done your make-up you don’t need to worry about it as it will stay looking good. For this, it’s really important to use Foundation Primer. It not only fills the fine lines and makes applying your foundation much easier but it will also help you make-up last all day.
Shadow lifting pen! To cover any tired circles use under the eyes, close to the eyelashes, to define the eyes and make them look bright and clear. Also use on the eyelid to cover any visible veins and on the brow bone as a highlighter.
Eyes! Generally we take eye make-up stronger or add some shimmer when we are doing make-up for special occasions. When you are applying your eye shadow, try adding a touch of a light shimmery colour to the centre of your eyelid. It will open up the eye and add definition. If you need cool colours try Silver, or if you are better in warm colours try Ochre.
So, now you know what make-up is going to help you look fabulous, go and have some fun!