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Julyne Derrick

5 Holiday Makeup & Hair Tips

By December 17, 2012

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Here are a few of my favorite holiday tips:

1. Play up the eyes or the mouth. Never do a dark, smokey eye and a red lip, unless you are performing burlesque. Choose one or the other. For eyes, consider a smokey gray this year instead of black or brown. If playing up lips, try both lipstick and gloss. First apply liner all over lips, dot lipstick with your finger and follow with a light (not heavy) gloss.

2. Keep nails short and rounded. What's not hot? long, fake talons. What's chic is short nails that are rounded, not squared. Dark colors for nails are still hot for the holidays.

3. Don't overdue the statement jewelry. Big jewelry pieces are hot, hot, hot, but make sure you wear them correctly. Don't wear a large necklace, a chunky ring and big earrings. Choose 1-2 statement pieces and keep your other jewelry quiet and subdued. You can do either a strong necklace and tiny earrings and rings OR a statement ring and statement earrings.

4. Color your hair. If you have gray hair or blah hair, get thee to the drugstore or the salon and color your hair. If you're doing it yourself, stay within a shade or two of your natural color. Covering up gray hairs and roots will add oomph to your holiday look.

5. Go for dewy skin by applying moisturizer under concealer and/or foundation. Add shimmer to eyes, cheeks or chest area, but don't overdo it with all 3. Apply a shimmer moisturizer (Jergens Soft Shimmer Skin Radiance, from drugstores) to legs if you're going bare.


December 29, 2008 at 1:25 pm
(1) Jenn says:

THANK YOU for reminding woman NOT to do a smokey or intense eye and then also do red lips…I just saw this recently while out holiday shopping and the woman looked the character of Mimi from the Drew Carey Show, except her eye shadow was gray and not blue…but she was definitely outlandish even without the blue shadow!

December 29, 2008 at 10:03 pm
(2) jaykay says:

Thanks, I will follow your advise

January 27, 2009 at 4:56 am
(3) laura x says:

thank you for the help x it really helped me through my school year x

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