Take notes, kids. These beauty techniques from artists who graced the white carpet at the Star Magical Christmas Party might just be the perfect makeup guide for your next holiday get together!
December is a few days away, and we all know what that means: holiday get-togethers and Christmas parties left and right. As exciting as these may be, it can also be a point of anxiety to prepare for. Other than getting through the holiday rush, planning your makeup look and themed outfit can be quite a handful. Some of us prefer the same holiday beat every year, while others go all out. Regardless, sometimes it’s also nice to try new things. This season, why not opt for an experimental approach on your makeup?
Last weekend, Star Magic artists graced the white carpet at the Star Magical Christmas party and we were all stunned by the glitz and glamour. What really stood out from the crowd? Bold and bright liner and pearl embellishments to match their sparkly looks. While soft glam is common in carpet numbers, it was nice to see celebrity makeup artists paint their muses in striking and creative looks. Take a look at some of the techniques you can test out for your future festivities.
BRIGHT AND BOLD LINER
Who says red and green are the only colors of the season? Reminiscent of a snow angel, Anji Salvacion’s eye makeup is all blue’d up. Makeup artist Japeth Mike Purog used a light aqua shimmer for the inner corners and a striking royal blue pencil liner to make the eyes pop. Some might say hazel eyes shouldn’t be paired with a bright blue eye look, but Anji Salvacion proves otherwise as she looks heavenly as ever.
CUT CREASE AND FOX-EYE COMBO
Soft glam with a twist? Yes, please. A nod to drag artists, makeup artist Carissa Cielo Medved used a makeup technique commonly known as a cut crease to add dimension to Janella Salvador’s lids. Normally, cut creases may appear extravagant for an everyday look, but a great example of how you can transform this theatrical technique is by simplifying a complicated process and using neutral tones to make it more wearable. Pair it with a cool-tone red lip and you are good to go.
Heavily inspired by Euphoria’s influence in the beautyverse, embellishments are a great way to go from plain jane to hyper-glam real quick. Makeup artist RB Chanco applied intricate pearl detailings to Francine Diaz’s natural beat and shimmery lids; to describe this beat as otherworldly is an understatement. Glue a few pearls, or go all out and apply it all over your face–you are sure to stand out at this year’s Christmas party.
SUMMER DURING WINTER?
In western countries, Christmas means the cold of winter. In the Philippines, it’s almost always bright and sunny, so why not serve a warm and tropical ensemble like Alexa Ilacad? Steering away from a neutral glam look, makeup artist Jake Galvez painted the it-girl’s mug with warm orange and yellow hues and a peachy glossy lip to match her freshly baked bibingka-inspired dress.
INTRICATE RHINESTONES ON THE LOWER LASH
If you think pearl embellishments are a bit much, but still want a mug that will turn heads, consider adding intricate gems or rhinestones on your lower lash instead of a shimmery shadow to make the eyes appear bigger. Makeup artist Celine Lin applied this technique on Star Magic artist Krystl Ball and it elevated the douyin-inspired mug that we’ve been seeing all over social media.
BOLD RED LIP AND A NATURAL BASE
You can never go wrong with a bold red lip! To highlight Maymay Entrata’s beautiful lips, makeup artist Owen Sarmiento chose a natural beat; simple brows, minimal eye makeup, and a glass skin base. The star of the show was a matte red lippie and it was a serve.
Thinking about recreating this look? Pro tip: there are dozens of shades and tones of red. Whether it’s a cool or warm toned lippie, better test out a few shades to see, which matches your complexion. The last thing you want is your teeth to look yellow during your group holiday photos.
NEGATIVE SPACE EYE LINER
Applying a winged eyeliner is a common technique used in glam makeup. What we don’t see often is eyeliner applied at the bottom lash and extending a wing at the end of the eye to create a negative space effect for a lifted illusion. This simple step can really make a difference if you’re going for a snatched mug.
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