This holiday season, we all want to put our best faces forward. But if you're not quite sure which face you'll put on for those upcoming parties yet, here's a fail-safe tip: Go for something classic and universally flattering. To see what we mean, have a look at this glam from Kathryn Bernardo:
Glowing skin? Bronze eyes? Red lipstick? Not a groundbreaking combination by any means, but you have to admit—she looks absolutely stunning. Because while we highly encourage you max out on the shine for your Christmas parties, there will be days when you just want a quick yet very photogenic face. And this makeup is exactly that. Best of all, the products you need for it are most probably already in your collection and all you have to do is apply. Here are a few tips for that bulletproof beat:
1. Cover and highlight strategically.
Parties aren't the best places to whip out a base with mediocre lasting power. You will need something that'll stay on your skin for hours on end, so use the longest-wearing one in your collection! You can always add some glow with highlighter later on, but apply it only where you need it—on your cheekbones, the inner corners of the eyes, and the cupid's bow. Applying too much puts you at risk of looking shiny!
MAYBELLINE Super Stay 24H Full Coverage Foundation, P499, Watsons; OFRA Highlighter in Rodeo Drive, P1395, Glamourbox
2. Keep your eyeshadow simple.
Pressed for time? Stick to two steps: dark brown eyeshadow on the eyelids and a bronze shimmer on top. A simple, holiday eye that needs minimal blending skills.
TOO FACED Natural Eye Shadow Palette, P2200, Sephora.ph
3. Choose your red lip wisely.
For a statement lip that isn't too heavy on the eyes, go for a brick red shade that complements your skin's undertones. Don't forget to pop the lipstick in your makeup bag for post-meal touchups!
HAPPY SKIN My Lips But Better Ultra Matte Lippie in Simplicity, P399, SM Aura