The holiday season is definitely one of the most wonderful times of the year, especially because it gives us reasons to wear refined outfits and sophisticated makeup. And while classic holiday makeup looks like red lips and eyeliner are always a staple for dinner gatherings and after-dark soirées, there’s nothing wrong with adding some extra sparkle by playing with glitter products and more.
So, just in time for the holidays, here is a step-by-step guide to creating the most beautiful and effortless French girl makeup for a holiday soirée.
Foundation is a step French women generally skip, but on days when breakouts and redness show up, they’ll make an exception. Opt for a foundation with light coverage that leaves a natural and radiant finish. Then, just apply the tiniest amount of concealer sparingly to problem areas: under the eyes, but also anywhere else to cover blemishes or pigmentations.
This French holiday party makeup is all about natural glow and a little flush. cJust add a little bit of blush exactly where you would naturally flush: to the apples of the cheeks, up onto the temples, and right on the bridge of the nose. Blend until you have a very subtle color and natural finish.
Finally, add a little extra sparkle to your complexion with a highlighter in gold, copper, and rose gold shades. Apply your favorite highlighter above your cheekbones; it will give that definition as if you’ve sculpted out your cheeks.
For the eyes, you’ll need a dark brown kohl eye pencil, a gold or beige shimmer eyeshadow, and plenty of black mascara. Just line your upper and lower lash lines with the pencil and then use either a fine eye shadow brush or the tip of your finger to smudge it out. Then, apply a gold, beige, or rose shimmery eyeshadow. For mascara, choose a very dark black mascara for a more dramatic look.
Finally, when it comes to brows, the bigger the better. French women generally like them generous and not too over defined. Basically, fluffy eyebrows are the go-to look.
For the lips, you can choose a pinkish-nude or bright red lipstick. For the application, first, always hydrate your lips with a lip balm and dab the excess moisture with a tissue, this will prevent the color from bleeding. Then, start on the bottom lip with one continuous swipe of lipstick from one side to another. You can use your fingers to diffuse the color all over your lips. Once it’s done, you can intensify the color by applying several layers of red lipstick and then, just smush your lips onto a tissue. It’s the best way if you want your lipstick to last all night!
For a holiday soirée, French women generally match their nails and lips. To do so, you don’t have to find the exact same red color for your nails as the one you’re using for your lips. But you can wear a darker or brighter nail polish color.