party makeup smashbox
party makeup smashbox
party makeup smashbox
party makeup smashbox

It’s party makeup time! The Christmas spirit is in full swing, the Coca Cola advert has been aired and it’s time to start dusting off that LBD and your favourite pair of dancing shoes so you can begin planning outfits for the social calendar season. Although the second full week in November may seem a tad premature to ramp up into party mode, there is no time like the present to discuss all things makeup. In honour of this time of year I bring to you a brand spanking new feature with one of the most unique and catchy names I’ve ever conjured up, drum roll please it’s the – Party Makeup Series!

Different looks suitable for a multitude of invites, I get to pile on the makeup whilst you get to pick out the best from the bunch! Starting things off is a smorgasbord of Smashbox goodies, featuring the Full Exposure Eye Shadow Palette* and Be Legendary Long-wear Lip Lacquer in Beet It* you can create a vampy look that will get all the boys attention ;) Here I opted for a more neutral eye to complement the bold lips, the cat eye liner still brings an element of drama whereas the lips will be capturing all the attention.

I focused the shadow picks in the far left hand corner of the palette using the two top shimmer shades across the lid and in the outer corner with the bottom dark brown applied along the lash line to smoke out the colour. Finished with lashings of the Full Exposure Mascara you will have fluttery lashes that demand attention. The gloss gives an injection of berry goodness without being too overpowering, a soft and sheer finish this gives a more muted look which makes it the perfect option when going for drinks with friends or out for a work Christmas dinner.

Hope you enjoyed my first party look – stayed tuned for the rest with one popping up each week to help you get ready for the next festive occasion in your diary.

*pr sample