Christmas is the season to be sociable and everyone wants to look their best when attending Christmas parties, meals, or festive events. Beauty accessories like false lashes can instantly transform your look, enhance your natural features, and boost your confidence. To help you look and feel fabulous this party season, we’ve put together a guide on the best lashes and beauty looks to try over the festive period.
Christmas false eyelashes
False eyelashes are the beauty industry’s secret to big, beautiful eyes. They are super easy to apply, come in a huge variety of different styles, and can give you a glamorous look in seconds. We think that everyone should be using false lashes as part of their Christmas beauty look. However, with so many different brands and varieties on the market today, it can be difficult to decide which false eyelashes will be best. To help you get the most out of your Christmas party look, here are some useful tips on how to choose and apply fake lashes:
Tip 1: Choose strip varieties if you are new to false lashes
There are two main types of fake eyelashes on the market today – strip lashes and individual lashes. Strip lashes are generally more popular as they come in a prearranged strip, which makes applying them quick and convenient. Whereas, individual lashes benefit from being more natural-looking, but they must be applied individually which makes the process more time consuming and complex. For that reason, we would always recommend choosing strip lashes if you are new to fake eyelashes. If you’re new to false eyelashes, then we’d recommend choosing strip lashes as they are far easier to apply and remove.
Tip 2: Find the best style for your eye shape
There is an extensive variety of fake eyelashes on the market today – from natural false eyelashes to dramatic volume styles. You can also find a fantastic selection of cruelty-free eyelashes and vegan lashes such as faux mink lashes. The type of false eyelashes you choose should depend on your natural eye shape and the look that you’re hoping to achieve. Make sure you measure the false eyelash against your eye first and cut it to size before applying any eyelash glue. This will help ensure a perfect fit.
Tip 3: Let the glue go tacky before applying
According to beauty experts at Harper’s Bazaar – “The biggest ‘mistake’ you can make when applying lashes is not giving the glue enough time to get tacky.” Make sure that you leave the lash glue for around 15 seconds before applying it close to your natural lash line.
Tip 4: Reuse your false eyelashes
Remember that you can reuse your false eyelashes several times (as long as you apply and remove them correctly), so don’t waste money by throwing them in the bin. Apply oil-free makeup remover and gently peel the false eyelash strip away from your eye. Then, clean your fake lashes in warm water and place them back in their packaging until you want to wear them again.
Christmas makeup looks
The festive season is the perfect time to experiment with different beauty looks and have fun with more glamorous makeup styles. For instance, red lipstick can be the perfect way to add some glamour and allure to your festive look. The bright scarlet shade can instantly dress up any outfit and make you feel empowered and confident. However, a daring red lip only looks great when you pick the right shade. Beauty magazine Grazia recommends choosing dark red shades for pink skin tones and orange shades for yellow skin tones. Make sure you exfoliate your lips first to remove any dead skin and always apply a sealant on top of red lipstick to prevent it from smudging. Other popular makeup looks during the party season include sultry smokey eyes and metallic eyeshadow in festive shades of gold or silver. Christmas is also the time of year when you can get away with breaking the ‘eyes or lips’ rule. During festive parties, it’s completely acceptable to go all out and create a striking look by combining statement eye makeup with a dramatic lip colour.
Again, festive party hairstyles are all about glamour. Christmas is the perfect time to test a daring new hairstyle or treat yourself to a professional updo. An elegant hairstyle can instantly enhance your outfit and help you create a standout look. Try experimenting with festive hair accessories or treat yourself to hair extensions to achieve the long, flowing locks of your dreams. You can find plenty of festive hairstyle inspiration by searching on sites like Pinterest or Instagram, or by reading hair and beauty blogs online.