HOT for the Holidays: 6 Easy Makeup Tips from Benefit Cosmetics
On Monday I visited Benefit Australia's HQ and caught up with National Brow & Trends Artist Hannah Terrett to get her top makeup tips for looking HOT this holidays!
TIP #1: HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CONTOUR!
Contouring this season is subtle...less is more. To create a naturally-sculpted look, sweep a soft matte powder bronzer like hoola beneath your cheekbones and jawbones and along the sides of your nose. Blend thoroughly to avoid harsh lines.
IP #2: YOU’RE THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE HOLIDAYS
Light up the party with simple strobing! First, swirl peachy-pink blush on the apples of your cheeks, then blend a soft, shimmery highlighting and strobing cream like watt’s up along the tops of cheekbones, the bridge of your nose and cupid’s bow.
IP #3: IT’S THE MOST BROWTIFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
Groomed brows are key to achieving a party-perfect look. Brows are designed to enhance your best features, when shaped correctly, brows frame the face, bring balance to your features and polish your overall appearance. For example, less space between eyebrows creates a slimming effect on the nose, while extending the tail end of the brow makes a round face look more lean otherwise known as brow contouring. For expert help, pop into your nearest Benefit BrowBar to reveal your ideal brow shape with a Signature Brow Mapping. This personalisaed consultation is complimentary... tweeze the season!
TIP #4: FEATHERED BROWS ARE COMIN’ TO TOWN!
After you’ve shaped your brows, get them all decked out! To get instagram-worthy feathered brows like those seen off the runaway, draw short upward strokes with a super fine tip pencil like precisely, my brow pencil. Use a light flicking motion with the tip of your pencil in the direction of your natural hair growth. Finish by brushing on 3D browtones instant highlighting gel to add subtle highlights and dimension to brows.
TIP #5: “YULE” HAVE THE HOTTEST PARTY PEEPERS
For big, sexy eyes that will put you at the top of the “naughty” list, stroke they’re real eyeliner along upper lash line, flicking up the outer corners to create a cat-eye effect. Then apply they’re real lengthening mascara. Hold the wand horizontally then wiggle through lashes from base to tip. Next, hold the wand vertically and stroke the custom dome tip through lashes for curl and separation.
IP #6: FINISH WITH A KISS OF COLOUR
Don’t get caught under the mistletoe unprepared! For sexy, fuller-looking lips, trace over your natural lip line with a liner that’s 1 to 2 shades deeper than your lipstick. They’re real! Big Sexy Lip Kit makes it mistake-proof with four shades of double the lip! lipstick and liner in one. The Custom Teardrop Tip contains two perfectly-paired shades that line and fill-in lips in one easy step. Simply position the pointed tip along your upper lip line and glide on. Pivot to fill in your lower lip.
I hope you found these tips as helpful as I did so you can party on in style!
*These products were sent to me in exchange for a review. Products have been tried, tested and all opinions expressed are honest and my own.