Ashlee MacEwen, a beauty advisor with Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique shares holiday makeup tips that'll help you put your best face forward this season.
CanadianLiving.com: What are the leading trends for holiday makeup 2011?
Ashlee MacEwen: Black eye makeup in different tones and textures made a big comeback for fall and the holidays so this holiday season, don't be shy to wear an ultra sultry black smoky eye for your holiday soiree. For a twist on traditional black, put your unique spin on the look by wearing a deep navy blue or forest green.
The fall metallic trend continues into the holiday season. Gold is a timeless holiday classic as well and you can incorporate this look not only on your eyes, but also your cheeks, using highlighters and blushes enhanced with specks of gold for a radiant glow. You'll also see shimmering bronze hues on the eyes this season.
CanadianLiving.com: How do you make sure sparkles look tasteful; not tacky?
AM: Sparkles are very popular come the holiday season. The application of sparkles should be the last chapter in your makeup regime; they should just finish or accent your look.
Sparkles are fun, but it's easy to go overboard. Avoid large flecks of sparkle on your face; they reflect too much light and can look tacky. Focus on one feature you want to bedazzle, whether it's your eyes, lips, cheeks or nails. A shimmering body lotion is a great way to finish any look.
Page 1 of 3 -- Arrive at any evening holiday event looking fresh-faced and pretty. Find out how to control excess oil and shine on page 2.