The festivities have begun and your social calendar is quickly filling up with holiday soirées. Whether you’re hanging out with old friends or busy making new ones, ‘tis the season to go for gorgeous! From girlish glamour to smoldering temptress, you’ll find what you need from Lancôme’s latest Holiday 2016 Makeup Collection, created by Lancôme’s Makeup Creative Director Lisa Eldridge, to switch up your look in the festive month ahead. Here’re the top makeup-must-haves to bring out your Parisian beauty:
Day or night, natural-looking radiance is de rigueur for any Parisian beauty! To create a subtle yet dewy finish, strobe a luminiser like Lancôme’s Highlighter Cushion (SGD75) over your cheek bones to throw light on your skin. Encapsulated like a beautiful jewel in its gorgeous, golden case, this complexion enhancer is on every glamourista’s lust list.
A Softer Smoky Eye
Headed to an intimate Christmas dinner? A dreamy, soft-focus palette of beiges, browns and coppery golds from Lancôme’s La Palette des Rêves (SGD98), makes it a breeze to achieve the sophisticated evening look for any skin tone. The neutral eyeshadow hues of this palette complement one another beautifully to create a sultry look.
Plus, its beautiful Parisian clutch packaging is so pretty, you’ll want to bring it everywhere and show it off.
Go For Gold
If you’re transiting straight from the office to an after-work event, turn your daytime look into party mode instantly by adding a hint of metallic sparkle. Laced with gold pigments, Lancôme’s Ombre Hypnôse Mono (SGD36) eyeshadows add a festive touch with four scintillating shades: Blanc Scintillant (white), Brun Glacé (beige brown), Rose Satin (pink), and Hôtel Particulier (dark brown).
(L-R: Blanc Scintillant, Brun Glacé, Rose Satin, Hôtel Particulier)
To go from boardroom pretty to party-ready in a flash, gently dust Blanc Scintillant or Rose Satin just below your brow bone and along the inner corner of your eye and lightly layer Brun Glacé over your eyelid. Finish off by applying Hôtel Particulier along your top and bottom lash lines. (Tip: wet the brush to increase colour intensity.) Formulated for 16-hour hold, the party never stops!
Speak volumes with eyes that hypnotise. Designed with one end for illuminating and the other for shading, the Lancôme Khol Duo (SGD42) is perfect for creating breathtakingly sensual eyes.
(L-R: Illuminating shade, Hôtel Particulier, Chéne Brun, Brun Glacé, Paris La Nuit)
Use the dark side to line your eyes in smoky pearl shades, and then add highlights by dotting the light side over your eyebrow arch, and along the inner water rims of your eyes. If you’re going to party till dawn, this clever tip will keep you looking wide-eyed and awake into the wee hours.
Make a statement with your lips
(L-R: 367 Bouquet Final, 132 Caprice, 368 Rose Lancôme)
French women are known for their chic, effortless beauty. And sometimes, all you need to get the classic Parisian look is a bold lip. This season, Lancôme puts a twist on the trend with three vibrant shades added to its L’Absolu Rouge (SGD46) range. Rouge on instant confidence with a striking pop of fuchsia (367 Bouquet Final), or a classy bright red (132 Caprice)! If you gravitate towards girlish glamour, wear a wash of sheer pink on your cheeks and finish off with blushing pink (368 Rose Lancôme) on your lips.
For that final touch of festive sparkle, flaunt your nails in one of three new shades from Lancôme’s Vernis in Love (SGD30) nail polish collection. Bring on the December frost with snowy white (161 Blanc Scintillant), luminous beige (261 Brun Glacé), or deep brown (461 Hôtel Particulier).
Then add a sprinkling of magic with a top coat sequined with rose gold glitter (361 Paris En Rôse) – now you’re ready to revel in the joie de vivre of the season!