Holiday Makeup DON’Ts

Posted in makeup by tokyostargirl on December 9, 2009

The Top 3 Holiday Makeup DON’Ts (and Easy Ways to Fix ‘Em)

To make sure you look your best during party-hopping season, steer clear of the three holiday makeup pitfalls that Face makeup artist Amy Zdunowski-Roeder pointed out.

First, DON’T forget to moisturize. If your skin is dry, your makeup will look dry—and that doesn’t look or feel pretty. Zdunowski-Roeder suggests exfoliating and moisturizing before applying party makeup, as well as using a non-alcohol-based foundation or mineral makeup so that it won’t dry you out even more.

Second, DON’T use foundation that’s too dark for your skin. It’s tempting to think a darker shade will give you a “tan,” but really it will just look too dark. Zdunowski-Roeder says it’s better to match your skin exactly, then get your glow on with a bit of shimmery bronzer. (Be sure to take the bronzer down to your décolleté if your sexy party dress bares a lot of skin!)

Finally, DON’T waltz into clown-makeup territory! Take your cue from Natalie Portman’s sophisticated approach—her recent spot-on silvery eyeshadow and natural lip combo prove that less is more when it comes to bold hues or glittery makeup. Emphasize just one feature and play down the rest

credit: Andrea Pomerantz Lustig


PS. As for the last one – you can still use bold colors without making it look clownish! Come on, it’s the holiday — have fun with your makeup

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  1. anh said, on December 9, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    great tips jeannie! i will def rem these! i need to apply my makeup better especially for pics.

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