Christmas party season is upon us and if you’re anything like us here at Little Soap HQ, you might be wondering how on earth you’re going to juggle it all! The festive season is such an amazing time for getting together with friends and family and celebrating the year’s achievements, whilst looking forward to all that next year will bring… but it’s also one of the most busy and chaotic times of the year too! Often, we’re dashing from work to meet-up to party to more meet-ups… and all with limited time to prepare in-between. How to transform our day faces to night faces without stripping it all down and starting again- thus adding at least another hour to get ready? Stop. Take a breath. No need to over-think it. Here are some really easy Christmas makeup trends we love right now- so easy that you can definitely carry them off with minimal effort and still manage to look as glam as ever.
A splash of colour
If you tend to go for a more natural look through the day, and rarely wear much more when you go out of an evening, then you’ve got the easiest option of all. Just add a simple splash of colour to either the eyes or the lips and seriously- you’re ready to go. We love love love the idea of a slick of electric blue eyeliner to immediately open up the eyes and add a daring colour pop to compliment any part dress. Likewise, a bold red lip can transform any look from office to party and really requires no prep at all.
Tip: if you go for a statement eye colour, keep the lips nude, and vice versa. A bold lip requires a subtle eye- less work for you, which. is always a winner when time is of the essence!
The highlight of the show
A good highlighter can make all the difference when it comes to just another night out and a Christmas party night out. This trend is another winner for those of us who prefer a more simple look- but can also be equally as effective if you like to wear a little more too. Go for glitter this party season!
Tip: Use a dense brush to apply powder highlighter and remember to sweep it on lightly for a shimmeringly subtle look.
We love: Born to Glow Highlighter Singles from Nyx- the perfect size to pop in your handbag, and cruelty free too.
All about the eyes
If eyes are your thing, this one is for you. We’re absolutely in love with the current trend for bright, uncompromising green eye shadow. Trust us on this one! If you’re feeling daring- and why not? It’s Christmas party season!- then why not just go for it? Team a statement eye with a slick of lip gloss and you’re good to go.
Tip: Use a primer underneath your eyeshadow to help it stay put while you party the night away.
The classic eye and lip combo
Want to make a statement? What better way than with a classic winged eyeliner teamed with a full red lip? This look will go with literally any outfit, and help you transition from work-weary to party ready in a matter of minutes.
Tip: prep your lips ahead of the the party with the amazing Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Scrub from Lush.