In a season where almost anything goes in beauty, don’t be afraid to turn up the intensity and try something bold. Parisian make-up artist, global beauty director of Estée Lauder and everyone’s French Girl crush Violette, spins her magic to create this season’s hottest party make-up looks.
From swapping eyeshadow for glistening crystals and supercharging a classic red lip with a swipe of wet-shine lacquer, we explain how to master the looks yourself.
Loving Violette’s take on festive make-up? There are even more beauty trends to try in InStyle’s December issue on sale now!
Blinged-out beauty is totally wearable if you only practise a little restraint. Use Artémes Pro Performance Eyelash Adhesive ($10; at sephora.com.au) to adhere a few crystals onto eyelids. For sparkle, try Ribtex Crystal Elegance Swarovski Crystal Flat Backs ($7/pack of 30; at spotlightstores.com). To take it from runway to real life, use a less-is-more approach: add a slick of mascara and set brushed-up brows with Benefit 24- Hour Brow Setter Clear Gel ($43; at myer.com.au).
Velvet lips have reigned supreme, but summer 2018 sees glassy glosses steal some of the shine. Before applying a vibrant lipstick such as Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick in So Lit ($22.95; at priceline.com.au), dust a translucent powder around your mouth to prevent the colour migrating. Try Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder ($67; at mecca.com.au). Next, elevate the shade with a top coat of clear gloss like Nars Lip Gloss in Triple X ($38; at mecca.com.au).
A sultry eye doesn’t have to be shades of charcoal—burgundy is the unexpected cool-girl colour to wear now. Layer powder shadow over a matching pencil for greater dimension. MAC Eye Shadow in I’m Into It ($33; maccosmetics.com.au) and Estée Lauder Double Wear Eye Pencil in Burgundy ($40; at myer.com.au) pair perfectly. Contrast the low-sheen shadow with Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil in Amber Haze ($37; charlottetilbury.com) on the lower lashline.