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BEAUTY STATION! Getting into the holiday spirit

Here are a few inspiring makeup looks that’ll guarantee you look like a star in your holiday pictures…

BEAUTY STATION! Getting into the holiday spirit

Instep Desk

The holiday season is here, which means that most of us are planning or have already made summer plans. Whether it’s travelling up north to catch the glory of Pakistan in its purest (and coolest) form, or taking a flight to your favourite international destination, we’re sure everyone has some kind of a getaway all sorted out. While getting the logistics in order is imperative, no one can deny the importance of looking good, when on vacation, which is why styling right is so important. No one can deny that the perfect holiday is the one that concludes with the perfect Instagram feed! Don’t worry; we have it sorted for you.

Here’s a lowdown on some holiday makeup trends that will surely come in handy when you need to look picture perfect. They’re easy to achieve, fuss free and promise the professional final touch to your look…

Monochrome makeup

One of the hottest trends this season is monochromatic makeup. It’s about working with myriad shades of one hue on your face – think of using a similar colour on the lips and blusher and eye shadow, all from the same colour palette. It can be a soft brown, all pink or purple. This trend is quite simple as you can achieve your desired look by using just one product. If you have a cream blusher, tap it on your lips. You can even take your liquid lipstick and put some on the back of your hand then take a big fluffy blusher brush and buff it onto your cheeks.

Baby cat eyes

img5This is a fresh take on the extended cat eyeliner. All you have to do is wing it out just a tad bit – a subtle flick gives your eyes some lift. The best way is to apply mascara first and then line your eyes by following the natural shape of your eye. Dab a bit of shimmer onto the inner corner of your eyes to make them look brighter and more awake. Finish off your look with a low-key, neutral lip colour.

Stained lips

img6This is one trend that has literally taken over the fashion industry by storm and has basically replaced matte lipsticks. Now you don’t have to worry about perfecting your lipstick and instead go for a less perfect, softly stained lips. The best way to describe it is envisioning what your lips would look like after eating, say, a strawberry or cherry popsicle. This trend [stained lips] looks pretty when the rest of the makeup is kept unfussy and simple. You can opt for lip powders or lightweight, mousse-like lipsticks by NARS or MAC to get the undone look in a single swipe.

Coloured eyeliner

img4The fact is that when it comes to eyeliner, we are obsessed with jet-black and brown eyeliners. While they are classic shades and never go out of style, this holiday season step out of your comfort zone and go bold with your liner. We have seen this trend on fashion runways and even during awards seasons and it seems like it is here to stay. Retro blue, vibrant violet or a bright fuchsia will add an element of surprise and make your eyes pop. If you are not bold enough to go for a vibrant hue, you can opt for bronze eyeliner instead of the traditional black or brown. The best part is you don’t have to worry about a lip colour. Select a nude or light pink lip shade because you want your liner to steal all the attention.

Hints of metal

img8Metallic shades, especially golden hues are at an all-time high this holiday season as well. Not only is this trend popular for the eyes but looks stunning when used as a highlighter. If you plan on trying this metallic trend make sure to focus on only one feature. Gold adds just the right touch of glamour. Wear this trend by sweeping gold or iridescence hues across the lid for a glam chic touch. All you daring girls who like to experiment with your beauty looks can even opt for metallic lip shades such as burgundy or a warm bronzy tone. High shine is what makes this trend pop.

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