The Glossy Posse
With parties switching from real-life bubbles to virtual bashes in the blink of an eye, the smart sartorial move is to focus on your face. Perfect your makeup, and you’ll look the part… even if you’ve swapped your party dress for PJs before joining the action.
Image: Amelia Dowd
Ice, Ice Baby
There’s more to party shimmer than all-out dazzle. A subtle dusting of silver across lids and lips, and a swoosh of icy highlighter across cheeks, temples and Cupid’s bow looks as enchanting as a visit from Jack Frost himself.
Crimson lips and an arc of inky eyeliner is a look that will always enchant. The secret lies in its simplicity: a blemish-free base; a wash of eye sparkle; a crisp cat’s-eye flick and sooty lashes. Finally, scarlet lips... Flawless.
Easy Does It
Not a fan of complex cosmetics? Fear not. From featherlight tinted moisturisers to failsafe makeup crayons and eye-lip-cheek multi-taskers that mimic a sexy flush, looking gorgeous is child’s play.
Zoom invite says Disco Inferno? This calls for colour. The art to opulence is to choose your shade and blend it, tone on tone, conjuring eyes that sparkle like precious gems. Our pick for party season? Amethyst – pure decadence in makeup form!
It’s time to rethink metallic makeup, trading flashy bling for more refined, burnished tones. Look to bronzers and highlighters with a patina of warm gold, and update your smoky eye in dark woods shot through with gilt shimmer.