Female job seekers learn to apply makeup suitable for job hunting as they attend a session organised by a cosmetics company during a job fair for fresh graduates in Tokyo December 7, 2013. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in office a year, has gotten little traction so far with plans to unclog the nation's sclerotic labour market. But now his government wants to ease rules and make it easier for companies to replace regular "salarymen" with temporary contracted workers. Picture taken December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino
The holidays usually mean several parties to attend to, such as Christmas and New Year's Eve parties at work, with the family, with friends and significant others. That's why looking your best should is very important. Here are some Holiday 2013 hair and makeup ideas to help you look fab and be the belle of any ball.
Holiday 2013 Hair and Makeup Ideas:
1. Mulberry lip + French braid
A romantic French braid headband incorporated with an updo is a beautiful way to style your hair for parties during the holidays. It keeps hair neat and in place and takes hair away from your face to better highlight and showcase your gorgeous makeup.
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Use Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Oil in Cream, $45. Run it through damp hair to help set the style and add a bit of shine. Create a deep side part on your hair. Then, proceed to do a French braid only on the front right section. Then, gather the rest of the hair up and twist it into a messy bun using bobby pins.
Apply peachy eye shadow on lids. Then, layer three coats of black mascara on your eyelashes. Dust cheek bones with rose blush and finally, put on a dark mulberry lipstick.
Eyes: MAC Cosmetics Pigment in Melon, $21 (lids) and Givenchy Phenomen Eyes Mascara, $30 (lashes)
Cheeks: Guerlain Rose Aux Joues in Peach Boy , $50
Lips: Tom Ford Lipstick in Black Orchid, $48
2. Red statement lip + luminous complexion
A simple, easy and classic look that never gets old and will always look amazing time and time again, the red lip and flawless skin combo is guaranteed to make you stand out.
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Use a tinted moisturizer like, to get the much coveted luminous complexion. Then, swipe on a bright red lipstick. To make it last longer, apply red lip liner all over the lips before putting on the red lipstick.
Face: Josie Maran Tinted Moisturizer in Butter, $38
Lips: Too Faced Perfect Lips Lip Liner in Neutral Red, $17 and L'Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge in Ravishing Red, $9.99.
3. Cat eye + half-up, half-down waves
This holiday makeup look is understated but still has a lot of impact. It lets the eyes take the center stage with a dramatic cat eye. Paired with wavy hair, it will make you look like a princess and a rock star combined into one.
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Wrap 2-inch sections of hair around a curling iron. Stop wrapping hair at about eye level. Then, create a side part. Just pull the top half of your hair back and then simply pin it behind your ears at the crown. To up the shine, spray on Bumble and Bumble Shine On Finishing Spray, $15.
Start at the inner corner of your eyes and apply liner along the top lash line, working out towards the outer corners of your eyes. Once you reach the outer corner of your eyes, create an upward diagonal line for the cat eye wing. Then, apply a hint of rosy tint on your cheeks. After that, just put on a pretty lipstick in a bubblegum pink shade.
Eyes: Hourglass Calligraphy Liquid Eye Liner, $32
Cheeks: Benefit Benetint, $29
Lips: Illamasqua Lipstick in Bright Bubblegum, $24
Source: Total Beauty
Try these Holiday 2013 hair and makeup ideas to help you look fab. You'll be the hit of any party and stand out from the sea of women out there. Look beautiful and feel beautiful during the holidays with just a touch of cosmetics that will highlight your already gorgeous face and hair.
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