With Christmas right around the corner (literally, it’s just over a month out!) you might start getting those Christmas invites through the post, email or in person. It’s party season, people, and you know what that means! You want to go out on the town to celebrate in style looking your absolute best! But where to start? How do you get ready for those big Christmas parties, and how many do you have to attend this year? Between work, friends, family and more it can be easy to get tuckered out before the big day. Here are some great tips to help you get ready for all those upcoming shindigs and keep that makeup fresh all night long.
Eye trends this autumn and winter season are mixed. From understated neutrals to bold 80’s neon effects, it seems everything is on trend. If you’re hitting up a number of Christmas parties though, be sure to consider going grunge metallic. This smokey eye effect is perfect for those late nights and the metallic addition is ideal to match those glistening Christmas lights and decorations. Metallic shades in particular are popular around Christmas, so the same effect for eyes is a bonus!
It seems most lip trends this autumn are going fairly heavy on the colour. Bold red lips are a favourite, especially for Christmas. If you’re choosing to do metallic eyes, why not consider going ombre for your lips? This multi-tonal effect is particularly fetching and can incorporate a number of colours and shades and is fast becoming a huge hit. Another big trend this season is the faded lip look. Whether you add barely there colour to the centre of the lips to blend out or you add a thick berry colour and then dab to fade and create a smudged look, the looks this year range from subdued to bold.
Just like lips and eyes, nail trends this year range from subdued natural hues all the way up to intense, bold patterns and colours. Pair a metallic eye and lip combo with equally metallic nails. Dress up a little black dress by going for some patterned punky edge with bold neon eyes. The choice is yours this holiday season when it comes to bundling your looks, and with professional manicure kits available, it’s never been easier to get that look you want.
Whatever the weather, heat it up with some bold new hair colours and styles this season. Updo’s with the messy effect continue to be popular while the new trend of seriously bright and bold “acid hair” effect is coming in strong. Whether you choose to go with a couple of streaks of rainbow or an all over effect, one thing is for sure, picking the right hair colour and hair do will have you standing out at any shindig this season.
So whether you’re a stylist looking for new inspiration or you’re just looking for your own styles for the upcoming party season, check out Ellisons new fact sheets and website. You will find more than what you’re looking for – guaranteed!