Party Face- Instant Holiday Party Make-Up Survival Tips
Take a chance and ring in the new year with bolder makeup than usual, but remember to avoid overdoing it by playing up BOTH the eyes and the mouth… it’s one or the other for a more than festive look!
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I love the look of a bold, pronounced lip for holiday party festivities and with the season upon us, I’m going to show you how to go from the office to a cocktail party in a flash.
- Bold lips mean lighter lids ladies so play up the eyes with a luminous light shadow and a fine line of liquid liner at the base of the lash tilted up at the outer corner of the upper lids.
- A great trick to make the eyes pop is to use a white eyeliner pencil and rim the inner lower lid from corner to corner followed by two coats of mascara.
There’s nothing sexier than grabbing your party mate’s attention with a moody, dark eye for a look that is dramatic and chic.
- If you’ve chosen the light lip then play up the eyes with a smokey near black shadow dusted on the upper lids from lash to crease followed by a nude shimmer lightly applied to the arch
- Rim the lower inside lid with a dark brown pencil and dust the lower lash from corner to corner with dark brown powder
- Once you decide on the EYE of the evening the rest is simple- accentuate the eye with shimmery blush on the checks, what is key here is to make it look fresh and dewy so skip the foundation during the holidays and use a tinted moisturizer
- If your going from morning to night remember that a quality primer is key
- Carry oil blotting papers in your bag and avoid pressed powders when running from party to party- caked and cracked is not a pretty look
Now go get yourself a fabulous little black dress and a cocktail and radiate holiday cheer.– Brad Boles
Photo: Tinko CzetwertynskiPublished on December 23, 2011
Brad Boles landed in New York in the early eighties at the height of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and worked his way up the make-up artist ladder to fame with his work being featured on the cover's of countless fashion magazines, as well as editorial spreads. MTV was his playground working with the most celebrated artists of the time from Pat Benatar to Grace Jones.
When Hollywood came calling, he landed his first film doing Kim Cattrall’s make-up and went on to work with Reese Witherspoon, Gina Gershon, Sandra Bernhard, Karen Black, Billy Zane, Andrew McCarthy and more.
Brad was the creative director for Denise Rich for 12 years as her stylist and make-up artist, as well as designing her legendary parties for such luminaries as President Clinton, Patti Labelle, Natelie Cole, and Richard Avedon.
Later, Brad opened a store of exotic interiors in NYC in 2002 and then opened a store in Moscow! Brad also designed the Zarin Fabrics showroom with Jill Zarin thus leading to being on the “The Real Housewives of New York City” seen as Jill Zarin's gay husband. Brad is currently working globally on interior projects and has been busy doing interiors in New York City, The Hamptons, Moscow, Morocco, and Dubai.
He has shot the pilot for his own TV show produced by Nancy Glass Productions. Look for his coffee table book, "The Art of Extravagant Luxury" coming soon. Brad and Sharon Haver are developing a style book and series.