loved her cuffs. In this iconic photograph, the style setter
rocked one of todayís hottest trends ó bracelet stacking. Itís
the ultimate in timeless cuff love.
season is here ó and with it an influx of invitations to family,
friend and work soirees. Sick of the basic bun or nude lip? This
season, take a nod from the runways and integrate some of the hottest
beauty trends of the season into your party look.
This season ó
and especially for holiday parties ó the beauty buzz is go big or go
home. For makeup, start out by trying a bold brow. Often, brows are an
afterthought in our beauty routines, as the eye focus tends to fall to
eye shadow and mascara. But eyebrows can make or break your look. To
achieve your maximum brow, start with a shaping and tweeze from a
local pro. Brow experts are trained to know the best shape for your
face ó heed their advice, then invest in the tools to keep your look
fresh. A good tweezers, shading pencil or kit and trim scissors should
all be part of your brow arsenal. For a modern look, keep your brows
naturally full, and use a pencil a shade slightly darker than your
brows to add glamour.
accessories donít have to be dowdy. Think chic and practical
with cozy gloves that feature a "touch" finger for
easy cold-weather texting.
Updos have taken
a backseat to sleek, flowing locks the past few seasons. While sleek
hair continues to shine on, pulling hair up and back is making a
comeback. The most popular style? Retro re-dos. Itís all about the
teased crown, a la Brigitte Bardot. Looking for a little less
va-va-voom? Try a low ponytail for insta-classic chic, or trendy
fishtail braid. If youíre anti-updo ó or just love showing off
your long locks ó modernize your party style with a deep side part
or gentle waves.
The Eyes Have
are a fabulous holiday party "extra," and this season itís
all about shimmery purple shadow. The hue is universally flattering
and adds just the right amount of sparkle to a little black dress
ensemble. Looking for more drama? Try a deep smoky eye for the
ultimate in smoldering sex appeal. Finish the look with statement
lashes ó real or faux ó for extra oomph.
phone is your go-to accessory. Keep it classy with a stylish
case, such as this tortoise shell design from Michael Kors.
Funk it Up
Let your inner
rocker shine through ó the hottest fashion trend of the season is
leather, after all ó and embrace two tough-chic hair trends: fringe
bangs and ombre. Ombre debuted a few seasons ago, but is still holding
its own in the realm of most-requested color techniques. Even spin off
names (blondbre, anyone?) are making their way into the beauty
dictionary. Fringe bangs add a touch of devil-may-care edginess to
almost any cut or updo, and can often be maintained on your own with a
mystified by the 25 ways to wrap a scarf? Skip the YouTube
tutorial, and grab an infinity scarf for an easy fall/winter
jacket topper. No wrapping required.
Our Lips are
You can never go
wrong with a classic red lip, and this season is no exception. Whether
a rich, true red or an orange-hued stunner, red lips are a holiday
party mainstay Ö and for good reason. Want to switch it up? Hide
your Cabernet-stained lips with a deep berry hue. The look is modern
and utterly femme fatale. No matter what color you choose, be sure to
prep your lips by exfoliating and finish with a dash of setting
Donít let the
chilly temps mask your glow ó this winter, keep your cheeks rosy
pink to compete your party look. (P.S. Donít forget the bronzer.) To
put your best foot forward, stop by a local beauty boutique or makeup
counter to get the skinny on the best tips and tricks for contouring
your face. Any woman who has had a pro perfectly define her features
with blush and bronzer will attest it is an essential technique to
master to get the most out of your makeup.