How To Look Luxe And Glam For The Holidays | Clozette

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Christmas and New Year’s are just around the corner and with so many parties and celebrations to go to, it may feel a little bit overwhelming. We know you're stressed and tired, with all the deadlines being rushed before the year ends and planning all your year-end parties.

But with our tips, you can go from gorgeous to full-on glamorous in under an hour! Using makeup and skincare products you already have, you'll look ready to party all night long and camera-ready for any pictures you or your friends want to take!

So keep reading below for our tips and tricks to look luxe and glam this holiday season! 

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Work that 'matte & highlighted' look


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To start off your makeup look, apply and blend your holy-grail moisturiser, foundation, and concealer all over your face and neck. Set everything using Avon’s 24K Gold Oil Control Pressed Powder to diminish shine where it shouldn’t be, and mist your face with a few spritzes of setting spray to lock in all those products, as well as adding a nice, healthy sheen!

Add a little shimmer


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What’s a holiday party without a little shimmer and glitter? Rock the hell out of your eye makeup by using a medium bronze shade all over your lids and a dark brown for your crease from Avon’s 24K Gold Medium Palette! The fine shimmers and neutral shades will give a subtle metallic finish to your eye look that won’t overpower, but complement the rest of your makeup. Brighten up your eyes by taking the soft beige shade from the palette and lightly dusting it on the inner corners of your eyes.


Pile on the mascara


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Nothing says ‘glamorous’ like thick, black, and bold lashes. Layer your go-to mascaras to amp up your lash’s volume, length, and definition! But, make sure your mascaras are either smudgeproof or waterproof because you don’t want them to be trickling down your face while you're out enjoying your celebrations.


Rock red lips


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This is the season to hide your nude and neutral lipsticks because during the holidays, it's all about red. Celebrate with your friends and family with a bold, glossy lip from Avon’s 24K Gold Ultra Color Lipstick range! Enriched with real gold particles, this smooth and creamy lipstick will give your lips a gorgeous shiny and opaque finish that will last long after you’ve opened your presents!


Brush on a healthy glow


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Add some colour to your cheeks with a pinky peach blush for that healthy look. If you want to look more sun-kissed, blend your blush with a little bit of bronzer and apply it on the high points of your face like your cheeks, nose, and temples.

And now you're ready for the holidays!

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We all know how beautiful Christmas wrappers are; all that glitter and shimmer. You’ve already wrapped up your presents for other people and you have a few left. Now what? Do you throw them away, or wait until the next Christmas to use them up?

We say neither! Because Christmas wrappers are so beautiful, they can make excellent house decorations as well, even though it won’t be the holidays for most of the year. So whether you have a pile of leftover wrappers or you’re anticipating what to do with all the wrappers from the gifts you’re going to receive, keep reading below for some fun, nifty ideas on how you can put your leftover Christmas wrappers to good use!

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Make excellent flatlay backgrounds


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Slay that flatlay with colourful backgrounds! While typical flatlay backgrounds are white, or brown, or anything plain, gift wrappers will make excellent ones too. Their joyful prints and textures will add more brightness to your makeup, fashion, and skincare flatlay each and every time!

Decorate your makeup bag


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Tired of your old and simple makeup bag? Spruce it up by using pieces of your Christmas wrappers to decorate it! All you will need are scissors, a hot glue gun, and your wrappers of choice! Cut them into your desired shapes and stick them on your makeup bag. Now you have a “new” makeup kit that didn’t cost you a cent!


Design your vanity


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Vanities, and you would know this is you’re a makeup junkie like us, can get cluttered and messy. So for the new year, opt to fix it, organize it, and design it! Give your vanity a new dose of life by adding some glittery decorations here and there! By giving your beauty space a makeover, we guarantee you’ll want to do your makeup every day!


Create quirky storage boxes


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You don’t have to spend so much money on storage boxes when you can make your very own. All you will need are old Christmas wrappers, some tape, scissors, and old boxes. You can even use old gift boxes for this, too! And when you’re finished, you will have cute and quirky storage spaces that you can fill up with anything you like!

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What other ways are you going to do to your leftover Christmas wrappers? Let us know below!

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Imagine, you’re in a club, dancing, drinking, and sweating. Suddenly, black streaks are running down your face because your mascara’s running, and your foundation is moving around your face because of your overactive oil glands, bringing with it your blush and bronzer! No one likes makeup transferring and moving, especially not on Christmas and New Year’s Eve when hard partying and free-flowing drinks are guaranteed.

So you applied your makeup the right way, but what are you missing? Why does your foundation keep fading or your eyeliner smudging? To avoid letting your melting makeup literally and figuratively dampen your party mood during all these late night festive celebrations, here are our 3 tips to make your makeup last all night until the Sun rises!

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Less is more


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Believe it or not, but one of the cardinal rules of making makeup last longer is to apply less. If you have less product on your face, then they're less are likely to disappear! So while a glamorous night time MOTD often requires heavier coverage, stay light-handed with your brush and sponge. Don’t cake on your face products, and blend like there’s no tomorrow!

If you need to, use a primer. Build your coverage layer by layer, and just make sure to push the products into your skin so that it really grips and stays put, as well as look natural!

Bake for no cake


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Baking isn’t a new technique, but it’s really taken over the beauty world this year, and for good reason! It prevents creasing, fading, and makes you look flawless! Plus, it's not even that hard to do! If you want your concealer to stay put the entire night, bake. Or if you want to accentuate your contour and set it, bake. Whatever you want to stay put on your face for God knows how long, bake it and you won’t regret it!

Just take your setting powder, loose or pressed, take a beauty sponge and slather a side of it in the powder and press it onto the area you want to set. Let it cook, or “bake”, for a few minutes, whisk away any excess and there you have it!


Spray it


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If you have dry skin, however, you might be afraid of baking because it might make your face feel drier and tighter. But don’t worry because we’ve been given makeup setting sprays! Set your makeup with any setting spray to mesh all your products together for a seamless, flawless finish! Some will control oil while others will give a dewy look, but all will prolong the wear of your makeup!

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Do you have any more tips to make makeup last longer? Let us know in the comment section below!

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