Getting ready for a party means prepping yourself for long-lasting makeup, and Maggie and Annie Ford Danielson of Benefit Cosmetics are here to help. Not only do they show us how to keep makeup put during all the festivities, but the sisters also have a clever tip on how to recover from an awkward — and common — party situation. Watch now and learn from two of the best.
Waves are a party hairstyle that you can create in 10 minutes flat. Taking notes from Emma Stone's stylist, Jen Atkin, we set out to achieve the actress's pretty, subtle curls. So turn that curling iron on, and watch to see how you can get a no-fail coif in record time.
It's time to prepare your holiday-beauty game plan. If you're still debating which warm-weather hair and makeup trends to try, look no further than the red carpet for inspiration. These 10 celebrity looks are glamourous standouts perfect for re-creating at home. Once you choose the styles that are right for you, you can check that one last thing off your party season to-do list.
The party season is the perfect time to experiment with sequins and sparkle in your look. But why not think outside your outfit and add some shine to your makeup? If you know what you're doing, then adding sparkle can look fabulous instead of tacky. Try one of these shimmery tips for looking extra special in the coming months:
- Romancing the rhinestone. Take a page from Dior's runway (pictured above), and add some rhinestones to your beauty look. You can use eyelash glue to adhere them, play around with colours, and arrange them in pretty patterns.
- Body and glow. Body glitter makes you want to cringe, right? Reach for a moisturiser with a little shimmer instead. Molton Brown Heavenly Gingerlily Body Cream ($39) adds a light sheen that looks natural, not over-the-top.
- The glitterati. Tap some loose, fine-grade glitter onto the fullest part of your lips to attract light, making them look bigger.
- Heavy metal. A metallic smoky eye is a shimmery update on a classic and is gorgeous for the party season.
Throughout Summer and Christmas beauty brands come out with a plethora of pretty limited edition palettes, some more noteworthy than others. This year's 10 most stunning pieces range from the sweet to the jaw-droppingly luxe and are almost too gorgeous to use. They're also one of the least expensive, usable ways to own a piece of art — so make sure you pick one up before they disappear.