PARTY ON “It`s a bit French and a bit rock n` roll, greasy, sexy and cool,” said Christian McCulloch of the glittery eyes painted on the models at Vena Cava. “Makeup is the accessory, the perfect jewel… playful, but chic.” When attending that Xmas party you just can`t slink away from, the easiest accessory that brings your makeup up a few notches is glittery eyeshadow, painted on the upper and lower lids and extending up to the brow bone for party-ready peepers.
CLUB HOPPING Pat McGrath treated the girls at Gucci’s F/W 2011 show to Bianca Jagger-style lacquered burgundy lips, spidery lashes created via multiple coats of mascara and lids highlighted in soft taupe shades.
The easiest way to go all-out on a nightly romp is this season’s hottest lip trend—decadently dark, glossy lips that really pop at night. “The sexiness is centred on the mouth,” said McGrath of the plastic lip look at Gucci, so go full-on with a super thick layer of gloss slicked on decadently dark, juicy lips.
AFTER-WORK DRINKS Go from work to cocktail-worthy with the “simple but super glamorous” look that James Kaliardos created at Diane Von Furstenberg—a very red lip popped against flawless, neutral skin; we added jet black liquid eyeliner winged out at the outer corners. Make the lip colour longue tenue, regardless of how many margaritas they come into contact with, by filling your entire lip with lip liner and using a lip brush to paint your lips a luscious, rich red.
DATE NIGHT Get prepped for that hot date you`ve lined up by glamming up your eyes with a generous dose of metallic eyeshadow. Choose one colour like silver for a more demure look, or if your date includes drinks and some dirty dancing up the ante by choosing a super bright, saturated shade. Opt to add a different colour under the eyes, taking a cue from the multicoloured look at Jeremy Scott which Val Garland described as “an early 90`s club girl… a total individual”.