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After Dusk: Raise the Bar With Colourful Holiday Beauty Looks

Embrace vivid colour pairings and eye-centric looks for a high-concept beauty look.

Sparks Fly

Capturing a moment of pure bliss, this coruscating look makes any event an important occasion. Using Dior’s Diorshow 24H in Sparkling Taupe, draw a winged shape from the inner corner of the eye past the outer V. Fill out the wing by layering CHANEL’s Longwear Liquid Eyeshadow in shades 28 Desert Wind and 22 Rayon for maximum sparkle. To complement the eye, apply NARS’s Climax Mascara to define and lengthen the lashes. Finally, complete this sultry look with FENTY Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Colour in Underdawg for deep burgundy lips.

Dress by GUESS; earrings by Tiffany & Co.

Time to Play

Explore colour with an explosive eye look that is both playful and dreamy. Start by taking a neutral shadow from MAC Cosmetics Art Library: Nude Model palette and apply that all over the lid as a base. Choose from the array of bright, vivid colours in MAC Cosmetics Pro Palette Paintstick x 12 and start painting all over the eyes. Balance out this exuberant eye look with a soft, neutral lip using Dior’s The Atelier of Dreams Diorific lipstick in 074 Rose d’Hiver.

Top by GUESS; earrings and necklace by Cartier.

Lined Up

Reimagining what liner can be, this look elevates the eye with a bold placement of pastel lines. Using Dior’s Diorshow eyeliners in shades Vinyl Black, Pearly Turquoise, Matte Pink, Matte Pop Green, Matte Blue, and Matte White, draw around the eye, following its organic shape while fashioning unique lines. Explore areas of the eye such as the brow bone, lash line, and under eye. Following that, add some glow by applying Dior’s Forever Couture Luminizer in 01 Nude Glow to the cheeks.

Earrings by Louis Vuitton.

Abstract Wonder

Take inspiration from sculpted shapes. Apply Make Up For Ever’s Multi-Use Waterproof Color in 04 Jungle to create the desired winged shape, using a small blending brush to soften any harsh lines. To lock the pigment in place, set it with shadows from FENTY Beauty Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette in 10 Money. Define the eyes with Dior’s Diorshow On Stage Liner in Matte Black and, for a flirtatious finish, apply NARS’s Air Matte Lip Color in Gipsy.

Vest by COS; earrings by Humbertown Jewellers.

Earth Angel

Opt for an exaggerated metallic eye packed with impact. Begin by applying a copper base shadow to the lids, extending past the outer V to create a wing. Take Lit Cosmetics’ Glitter in shades Joy, Oprah, and Firecracker and follow the base wing, layering the varying glitters as you go. Top it off by applying the limited-edition Rouge Hermès Matte Lipstick in Rose Magenta for an irresistible pout.

Top by Smythe; earrings by Chopard.

Blue Velvet

Velvety blue-hued lids with crushable red lips make for the perfect evening pairing. Begin by applying BareMinerals Mineralist Lasting Eyeliner in Aquamarine all over the lid, smudging the pigment outward to achieve the desired shape. Diffuse the aqua with the moody purple from Clé de Peau Beauté’s Sunset in the Garden, blending with care to achieve a gradient effect. Top off the look with Dior’s Forever Liquid 760 for an eye-catching lip.

Jacket by Smythe; earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels.

Photography by Renata Kaveh
Model: Kristienne at Want Management
Makeup by Brittany Sinclair at P1M
Styling by Haley Dach
Hair and Makeup Assistant: Kathy Nguyen at P1M
Photography Assistant: Derek O’Donnel