Day-to-Night Beauty Tips: The Holiday Party Circuit
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And for a lot of us, it’s also the most party-filled time of the year. At least once a week leading up to the holidays, you’ll find yourself needing to go from Office Girl to Glamour Girl in a flash. These products & tips help get you from the desk to cocktails with ease.
There’s no better pick-me-up slash skin refresher than a hydrating mist of facial water. Our Beauty Editor is known to keep Chantecaille Rose Water (212 872 2725) at her desk and Amore Pacific Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System (212 872 2770) stashed in her tote. These lightweight misters immediately energize, brighten and replenish skin.
AMP THE EYES
The goal here is two-fold: shine & define. It’s as simple as a subtle, sparkly lid and kohl rimmed eyes. Lancôme Les Paillettes Aux Yeux Eye Glitter in “Put on the Ritz” (212 872 2740) is the perfect topper for your daytime eye shadow. The shimmery golden flecks instantly transform your 9-to-5 look to party ready. Further intensify and frame the look with a smudgey (because who has time to achieve a perfect line…party starts in 20 minutes!) rim of kohl to the entire eye. Oh, hello sultry eyes!
LET THERE BE LIGHT
Revive skin and impart luminous light with a highlighting product like Bobbi Brown Highlighter Pen (212 872 2681). With a few strategic strokes, cheekbones with gleam and friends will envy your ‘glow’!
LET’S TALK LIPS
If you’re a super simple lip balm girl from 9-to-5, try a glossier lip for evening. As to not depart too far from your comfort zone, stick with a high-shine neutral like Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Curviest Caramel (212 872 2782). If your 9-to-5 look involves a statement-making red, like our Linda Fargo, feel free to stay true to your red roots for evening. Or, go slightly deeper with the lip-of-the-moment: Oxblood. For this, we like Kevyn Aucoin Blood Roses (212 872 8890).
ALL DRESSED UP AND NO PLACE TO GO?
Holiday 2012 Hostess Gifts
Nest Holiday Three-Wick Candle, 212 872 2769
Michael Storrings New York City Subway Car Ornament, 212 872 8872
BG Collection Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies, 212 872 2758
Maison Francis Kurkdjian 111th Anniversary 754 Eau de Parfum, 212 872 2733
Michael Storrings 2012 BG Storefront Ornament, 212 872 8872