Christmas and New Year’s celebrations mean you can have a bit more fun with merry and bright makeup, no matter what your age or occasion. These red carpet looks are the perfect way to add a touch of holiday glamour without looking like you’re in a Christmas parade. Whether it’s a festive lunch, a work function, a formal cocktail event or a New Years Eve party, these beauty looks can work with everything from a sequin dress through to jeans and a t shirt.


Amp it up with sparkling shimmer

Although Christmas might be the best time to try full glitter, unless you’re a pro it’s likely to turn into a mess (that’s impossible to clean up) faster than you can say everywhere. Instead, opt for a gorgeous gold, peachy pink or copper shimmering eye to add a boost of luxe radiance. The Quoi Polychromatic Shadows in Lucky Penny or Apricot will give a metallic pinky bronze look, or try shades Champagne Bubbles or Nugget for glowing gold. Mix and match by custom creating your own trio palette of your dream shades! Use a light gold on the inner corners of the eye and browbone, with a darker warm shadesover the lid, in the crease and along the lower lash line. Pair with some dramatic dark lashes and you’re good to go!


A luxe red lip

There’s more than one style of red lip, and you can take it through any type of Christmas event you attend. A decadent dark red lip is perfect for a cocktail night paired with a little black dress and some sparkly bling, try the long-lasting Quoi Matte Liquid Lipstick in Carpe Vinum for a sultry look. A classic red is a bright and cheerful option for a BBQ or family lunch, try Cream Lipstick in Regal Red, which contains botanical oils and shea butter to nourish the lips. Need an effortless lip to last through a lavish meal? Opt for a red “lip stain” look by dabbing Ultra Matte Lipstick in Infrared on with your fingertips, using any excess on your cheeks as a blush. Bonus points if you can pair your red lip with some festive earrings like Olivia Palermo!


Get a Golden Glow

This year has been all about dewy, glowing skin and highlighting, so take it up a notch and strobe your heart out with a powerful highlighting powder. A powder with strong pigment will last longer than a lotion version, especially on hot summer nights where it may start to sweat off! Use a small brush (so you can get really precise) to apply highlighter to your brow bones, along the temples and cheekbones, collarbones, cupids bow and tip or ridge of your nose. Try the ultra-creamy Quoi Powder Highlighter, which blends seamlessly and contains micro-fine pearl pigments for the ultimate radiance and luminosity. Hello glow!


Add a Touch of Green

You’re definitely thinking the Grinch, but we’re talking a gorgeous emerald or olive mixed with golds for a luxurious and flattering look (especially on brown, hazel and green eyes). Try the Polychromatic Eyeshadow in Champagne Bubbles mixed with Mineral Eyeshadow in Evergreen over the lid and crease, and along the lower lashline. Add some extra gold on the browbone and a dark brown liner, such as the Gel Liner in Sienna, along the waterline for some drama. If you’re not feeling brave enough for green shadow, opt for brown and gold shimmering shadows and line with the dark olive green Gel Eyeliner in Baroque, or the dark emerald shade Ivy. Add coats of black Quoi Lash Boost Mascara for the finishing touch. Avoid being too Christmas by skipping the red lips and opting for a lush nude gloss, the Quoi Plumping Lipgloss in Radiance or Cloud9 will add shimmer, hydrate and plump your lips with botanical extracts to nourish and soothe.

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