Glam Up That Face

By: Mister Makeup

(a.k.a David Maderich, www.DavidMaderich.com)

The holidays have come and gone, my darlings, but there’s always plenty of opportunities to pour the bubbly and slip into some sky high Louboutins and go paint the town red.  And especially in the doldrums of winter, you can’t sport a drab face! Read on for my Mister Makeup red carpet tips for jazzing up your face for festivities.

If you’re heading from work to a waiting cocktail, try my quick tips to party up your face.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer

The Primer

Start by refreshing your complexion with a quick touch of primer – I adore Smashbox’s Photo Finish Luminizing Foundation Primer – blend the primer into any cakey areas and reapply concealer or foundation.  If your skin is super dry, add a dollop of iO Beauty Moisture Concentrate in a few minutes.

iO Beauty Moisture ConcentrateFinally, add a touch of pink or plum cream blush to make your skin glow. Forgot where to apply your blush? Smile and blend onto the apples of your cheeks.

Light Up with Some Smoke

Sue Devitt’s Eye Intensifier PencilThe quickest way to say goodbye to the office blahs and perk up tired eyes is to add some smoke.  Every girl should have Sue Devitt’s Eye Intensifier Pencil – this big chunky double-side creamy pencil comes with color on one side and a nifty blending applicator on the other. Wrap your upper and lower eyelids with color and blend it out with the sponge tip applicator – instant smokey eyes.  I mean, how cool is that!  I love Victoria Falls – a deep blue that’s perfection for holiday eyes.

Natural Brow Lift

If you are lucky enough to start your party makeup from scratch, try applying Dermalol MD – this temporary facelift in a bottle is amazing. Follow directions carefully and your bags and sags will be diminished for hours. I have no idea how this magic potion works, but it does. I like to add a little touch at the tail of the eyebrows to give the eye a lift.

Avon’s Anew Platinum Eye & Lip CreamLip Luster

Lips can be dry this time of year – and if your pucker is chapped before a big night out, try Avon’s Anew Platinum Eye & Lip Cream.  Apply a generous amount to your lips and let it do it’s magic. You will be amazed how soft your lips will be – add a dab to your under eyes, too – this product does double duty.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in KissNow that your lips are party perfect, go wild with a red or fuchsia lipstick. Try a bright red shade like Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Kiss. Start with a nude pencil –fill in the entire mouth and perfect the lip line. Next, using a lip brush, carefully fill in your lips with the color of your choice. Dust lips with a touch of translucent powder and you are done.  For extra sparkle, add a smidge of gold gloss to the lower lip – try Smashbox’s Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss in Eternity.

John Frieda’s new collection of Defining and Curl Curling IronsHair Helpers

Is your hair drooping after a long day?  Try John Frieda’s new collection of Defining and Curl Curling Irons. I suggest keeping an iron in your office desk for instant touchups.  Give your limp locks some sexy waves by holding the iron vertically and curling the hair away from your face.  Now bend upside down and shake it out – flip your hair back and instant volume.  Add a squirt of L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray and you and your curls are ready to dance the night away.

Soap and Paper Factory’s Amber Absolute’s Solid Perfume

Scent Sense

What is a night out on the town without fragrance? Rather than carry around a small bottle that can leak – and who wants a stain in your new Burberry bag!  I suggest Soap and Paper Factory’s Amber Absolute’s Solid Perfume – this yummy scent of sandalwood, amber and cedarwood comes in tiny tins that are perfect for tiny handbags.  Remember to give yourself a dose when you eye that hot guy across the bar.

That’s it for this month, darlings.  Enjoy the cold chill, and remember – everything looks better with lipstick!

Do you have a question for Mister Makeup? He likes a challenge! Drop him a line at davidmaderich@yahoo.com.