5 looks to master this holiday season

5 looks to master this holiday season

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  • It’s time to shine …

    Christmas is the perfect opportunity to increase the anti, so we asked celebrity make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury to create five stand out looks especially for Marie Claire. Prepare to wow.

    Glitter Ball

    Whether you want high-octane glitter or just a hint of glitter, this look is playful, easy to do and will take your party look from zero to hero. “Start with a flawless canvas,” says make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury. Here she used it Magic off concealer, £ 24 and up Light Wonder Foundation, £ 32. You’ll also want to apply a concealer to your lids and under-eye area to give the glitter something to adhere to, ”adds Tilbury, who shared her exclusive pro tips on the shoot.

    Then, pat the loose, chunky flex over the top with your ring finger, working fast, before they set. Finish with one coat of mascara, applied just at the roots, to keep it looking stylish. ‘ Try Sleek Glitterfest Biodegradable Glitter in Silver, £ 5.49And Yves Saint Laurent the Curler mascara in black, £ 26.

    Photography by Jason Hetherington

    Guilty Secrets

    Chocolate and gold: the winning makeup combination for every skin tone. But the festive season gives us permission to be more adventurous, so get out of your beauty comfort zone and use Metallics to pump up the drama. You will need to start with a glossy complexion, so give dull skin a light-bulb moment with Charlotte Tilbury’s bar of gold palette, £ 49Which delivers a metallic sheen to cheekbones, nose and Cupid’s bow.

    For sculpted eyes, sweep Chanel’s Longwear Powder Eyeshadow in Chocolate Brown, £ 26Over lids before dubbing sparkly Tom Ford’s Shadow Extreme in TFX2 Gold, £ 30, On the inner corners. “The key is to blend, blend, blend with a make-up brush so the two tones seamlessly announce,” says Tilbury. To strengthen her mouth, she whipped Matte Revolution lipstick in Birkin Brown, £ 24Onto the lips of model Veridiana.

    Photography by Jason Hetherington

    Mad About Math

    Whatever else you wear, red lipstick will have you party-ready in seconds. This season’s top lip tip? Focus on the finish. Shiny can look OTT, but a velvety matte stamp is both chic And Cool. Plus it’s all the more doable now that lipstick formulas are flexible and soft, rather than chalky and thick. ‘If you want to re-shape and re-size your lips and Cupid’s sheet, stencil first with a “stealth liner,” says Tilbury.

    ‘Trace the natural outline of your lips, correct any asymmetrical unevenness, and enhance the roundness by going a little outside the lip line.’ Try Tilbury’s Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Kiss N Tell, £ 16And then press Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick in Say Laura, £ 24Straight from the bullet onto your mouth.

    Photography by Jason Hetherington

    Back to Black

    Smoky eyes are elegant, mysterious and face lifting, but can also be unnecessarily complicated and time-consuming to create. Tilbury’s technique involves only two products. Start off with a cream base such as BareMinerals’ Gen Naked Eyeshadow + Primer in Exposed, £ 19 To encourage everything you apply on top to stay put.

    Then, use a small brush to create a chunky, feline shaped line of black shade and sweep it down to the lower lashline. Add a sleek black eyeliner for more intensity. We love Charlotte Tilbury’s smoke shade from The sophisticated palette, £ 39And the Classic eye pencil in Audrey, £ 16 – Both are dark and matte. Mascara (try Legendary lashes Volume 2, 25 pounds), Brushed up brows, bare blush and flushed lips are just dressy enough.

    Photography by Jason Hetherington

    Pink power

    Christmas is a time to get creative with color, but instead of a rainbow palette, just stick to one shade. Tilbury chose Millennial Pink – unexpected, yes, but boy does it work. Step one: Create a sheer makeup base. ‘I like to massage the skin with mine Magic Cream, £ 70To stimulate lymphatic drainage and boost circulation, ‘she says.

    Next is a sweep of the Hollywood beauty candle, £ 29, Over the tops of cheekbones, the tip of the nose and the inner corner of the eyes. “It gives this amazing spotlight sheen,” says Tilbury. Add a light wash of pink-colored cream shade to your lids – try it Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow 16H Hold Waterproof in Rose Illusion, £ 20. Then apply Charlotte Tilbury kissing lipsticks in velvet underground, £ 24. Skip mascara, this look is impressive and fresher without it.

    Photography by Jason Hetherington

    Which one of Charlotte’s looks is your favorite? Let us know in @marieclaireuk.

    For more make-up tips, tutorials and product recommendations, go to our beauty section at the top of the page.

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