The Belle of the Ball: Top Holiday Makeup Tips

Holiday parties are fun, festive and the perfect opportunity to try some new makeup application techniques. Trying fun and fabulous new trends is easier than you might think and can help liven up your daily makeup routine. Here are some ideas from Windsor’s premier beauty salon and makeup application experts at Athena Salon and Spa.

Shimmer Eyes

There are a few ways to achieve the shimmer eye look. Try a shimmery cream, powder or shadow and apply shimmer above the iris in your eye and on the inside corner of the eye. This will help to brighten and open up the eyes. Be careful not to go overboard with the shimmer, and stick to applying shimmer to no more than 2 places on your body and/or face.


Try a highlighting pen when going out at night. This will brighten skin and make it look young, luminous, and dewy. Apply a line of highlighter under the eyes, along the nose, above each brow, and under the chin then make sure to blend the highlighter in by dabbing with your middle finger.


Holiday parties are the perfect opportunity to try a bright red lip. In order to find the red hue that will look best on you, it’s important to know your skin tone. If you’re unsure check out the underside of your forearm in natural daylight, if you see undertones of yellow or orange, you’re warm-toned. If you see pink or blues, you’re cool-toned.  Warm-toned skin looks best with red lipsticks that have orange, yellow or golden hues. Cool-toned skin looks best with red lipsticks that have a blue base. Once you’ve found the shade of red that’s best for you, line your lips with a lip liner and then fill in with the lipstick, set with powder and apply another layer on top.

Play Up Either Lips or Eyes

In order to keep your look pretty and classic make sure to only play up one aspect of your face when headed out to holiday parties, if you play up both you may end up looking like a clown. If you choose a bright red lipstick, keep the face light and use only mascara and light shadow on your eyelids. If you choose a dark, smoky eye lighten up on your lips by wearing either a sheer lipstick or lightly colored lip balm.


If your brows are a mess, even the most stunning dress and makeup will look incomplete. A couple of days before your party it’s a good idea to have your brows professionally waxed, threaded or tweezed by a professional at your local beauty salon. In order to keep your brows in line, spray a bit of hairspray on your finger and run along your brows before heading out.

The best salon for makeup services of all types is Athena Salon, Spa & Wellness. Call Athena today to make an appointment for an application or full makeup lesson!

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Sarah Wozniak

Staff Writer, Page1 Online Marketing

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