‘Tis the season to get gorgeous, and that’s never been easier to do with organic makeup than now.
Here, we’ve selected some of our very favourite glamorous products that will help you truly shine this holiday season, be it at an office party, cocktails with friends, or ringing in the new year. Warm wishes to all you gorgeous women, and a happy new year too!
You can never go wrong with glitz and glamour during the holidays. Metallic eye shadows, like the Gold and Silver ones from AEOS, do the job the best. Not keen on pure metallics? Pick a bold mineral based colour like navy blue, cobalt blue, or forest green and apply generously to your eyelid. This is the time of the year to really shine, so you may as well reach for that body shimmer you haven’t used all year and apply some to your collarbone and to the sides of exposed legs for an extra glow. If you’re feeling super bold, add some stick on glitter applique, focusing on the outer corner of the eye, or even a simple doll-like dot right under the pupil.
Not sure how to apply shimmer to your eyes without making a mess? Need some tips on using heavier eye makeup? Watch this Ethical Bella video to get some suggestions for a total holiday glamour look:
Pair metallic coloured eyes with a bold red or berry lipstick
What used to be considered a beauty faux pas is back as a super sophisticated makeup look this winter season. If metallic eyes sound too daring for you, then keep your eyes natural and go for a bold lipstick colour, such as these brilliant shades below by Josie Maran or the highly pigmented reds (perfect for Christmas!) by Ilia. Still loving the metallics theme? Plump your lips up a notch by applying loose glitter on top of the lipstick for a festive effect, or if you prefer using a single product, Lakshmi Organic Makeup makes fabulous lippies with metallic underhues.
Josie Maran’s brilliant lip gloss shades.
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You can also easily add some shine to your look with a brilliant metallic polish. This trend seems set to continue well into spring, so invest in a good brand free of harmful chemicals like Priti NYC, which has just introduced a wonderful range of glittery topcoats and polishes, such as Porcelain Doll, seen below. We also love the hologram nailpolish by FNUG–guaranteed to make people notice you as you unwrap your presents.
Hair on High
As far as hair is concerned up-dos are the uttermost ‘do for hairstyles this holiday party season. The simpler the up-do, the chicer the final look will be. Sleek ponytails are always a good idea, as seen on these Dior runway models, below. Or, braid random bits of your hair for an appealing style; bedazzle your hairstyle with jewelled hair accessories, like those by Lia Terni, in gold below. We LOVE that look!
Make sure you smell as good as you look! There are more organic perfume brands out there than ever before. For winter, we recommend rich myrrh, frankincense and sandalwood based scents like La Bella Figura Istanbul perfume, a heady blend of smoky patchouli, sandalwood and spice, or Neal’s Yard Pure Essence No1, a tribute to Frankincense. Hey, if it was good enough for baby Jesus…
Once you have your party dress picked and your holiday makeup look planned, don’t forget to wear the most important element of any outfit: a big dose of confidence, of course! Happy holidays, all!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Eluxe Magazine is the world's first print and digital publication devoted to sustainable, high-end luxury fashion, beauty and lifestyles.
Eluxe was launched in 2013 by Chere Di Boscio, a former glossy magazine editor with a passion for all things naturally beautiful. After just over a year of operation, Eluxe has already received the support of top writers, celebrities and photographers, and continues to spread its message of sophisticated sustainability to refined readers around the globe.