FESTIVE MAKEUP INSPO
By Amelia Bell, 21 December 2020
Whether it's for a Zoom party or cocktails at home, the festive season is the perf opportunity to get a little more creative with your makeup – especially if you've not been wearing it for most of 2020 (thanks, lockdown). As always, we turned to @asos_lesley, our go-to for glowing skin and bold-lipstick looks, for some fresh inspo feat. Charlotte Tilbury makeup. Keep scrollin’ for all the glossy lips, flicked liner and glowy highlighters to inspire your next makeup-artist moment – brushes at the ready!
What’s more festive than a red lip? Exactly. Why not switch things up this year by adding some gloss on top of a matte lipstick? As for your base, keep it simple and add a lil sparkle on the eyes with the Walk Of No Shame Palette: apply the lightest shade all over your eyelids, adding a darker shade along the crease line using a blending brush. And the extras to make it pop? Statement gold jewellery and a sequin top!
For a major throwback, make like Lesley and go for this iconic 90s-bronze-lip trend with plenty of lip liner. How to create it? Apply a lighter lipstick shade and then add a darker lip liner, like Charlotte Tilbury's long-lasting Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk Intense, keeping the liner visible (another seriously retro vibe) or blurring it out to create a cool ombré effect.
Looking for something a lil more low-key? This look might be more subtle, but it’s all in the details... For the ultimate Hollywood glow, use the Beauty Light Wand with its light-reflecting particles that catch the high points of your face, highlighting your cheekbones, the centre of your nose, the inner corners of your eyes and your brow bone. The final touches? Plump up your lips with CT's glossy Collagen Lip Bath, add a subtle flick of eyeliner and you'll be ready to glow.