Like most everything else this year, holiday celebrations have moved to the virtual world.
As people take measures to stay safe and maintain social distancing, many are opting to meet up online for seasonal merriment, whether it’s singing carols, opening gifts, sharing stories or toasting to a new year.
However, skipping the in-person holiday gatherings doesn’t mean you should skip the holiday style. You’re still turning on those cameras so you can still look and feel your best with makeup that conveys the spirit of the holiday and looks great on screen.
We turned to Artistry™ Beauty Squad members Hedieh Valdez and Mimi Johnson for their tips for getting the perfect glam makeup look for all your virtual holiday celebrations.
Prime your skin for a lasting look
Your first step should include priming to help nourish your skin and prepare it for makeup application. This ensures your look will be fresh and festive no matter how late your virtual party goes!
Two must-have products for priming are the Artistry Studio™ Pampered Pout Lip Balm + Overnight Mask and Artistry Studio™ 2 in 1 Perfecting Glow Finish Primer. The Balm conditions your lips and enhances their natural glow, while the Finish Primer prepares your face, eyelids and lips for smooth application of makeup.
Layer colorful hues for eyes
The holidays are merry and bright, so when it comes to your eyes, embrace color. What’s more, video has a tendency to dull images, so a rich, vibrant hue will help you stand out at your virtual gathering.
Hedieh suggests starting with a base shade on the lid and build on the transition, focusing your color of choice on the outermost corner of your eye where your crease is located. Blues are a great choice for winter and Artistry Studio™ Soft and Silky Eye & Cheek Pop Trio in Shanghai Starlight has all the layering shades you need.
Define cupid’s bow
The term cupid’s bow refers to the center section on the curve of the top lip. While it’s a small area, Mimi says it really defines the pout. Consider adding just a touch of highlighter or light shadow with your finger or a small brush. This highlights the contour so you’re ready to focus on the lip itself.
Use two colors for a perfect pout
Go bold on your lips with vivid reds that are perfect for the holidays and will that that perfect pop of color to your screen. Choose two shades so you can add some depth.
Mimi recommends using a deeper shade to line the lips, such as Artistry Studio™ Light Up Silky Matte Lip Color in Spice Red. Follow that up with a lighter shade in the center, such as Artistry Studio™ Light Up Silky Matte Lip Color in Cherry Red.
This multi-shade application adds variation that works with the lip’s natural curvature to make your pout pop!
Create lush lashes
Full lashes are on trend and you can make your eyes vibrant and flirty in a few simple steps.
Enhance your eye makeup by using a liquid pen to create a natural wing at the outer edge of the eye. Hedieh says this opens up the eye and gives the illusion of more full lashes.
Next, a great mascara is essential for defining those lashes and transforming them from blah to bombshell. Check out Artistry Studio™ Lash Boosting 3-in-1 Mascara, which provides volume and lifts and separates with each stroke.
Effortlessly erase mistakes
It’s fun to experiment with holiday glam makeup looks, but if you make a mistake, no worries. Use a makeup cloth like the Artistry Studio™ Clean Start Micellar Makeup Remover + Cleanser to easily wipe away any mess.
Insider tip: Makeup artists love these for defining lines, such as wiping wing lines on eyeliner or shade for a perfect match with the curve of the lid.
The holidays may be different this year, but that doesn’t mean you should simmer your look. It’s still fun to get dressed up look your best even if it’s just for a web camera!
Check out Hedieh’s full eye makeup video and Mimi ‘s full lip look video for specific steps. Find more makeup tips at Amway Connections and check out the products mentioned here at Amway.com and Amway.ca.