How to perfect the classic evening look

Sometimes you just want to look chic. But if you need some extra sparkle in your life, we show you two glittery hacks, inspired by the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Start with a clean and moisturised face. Then apply a thin layer of foundation (or tinted moisturiser, BB or CC cream) to your entire face. Pay special attention to areas under the eyes and around the mouth and nose. You want to be sure your skin is smooth and even-toned. Moisturise your lips with balm now so it has time to sink in and leave your lips soft for colour later.

Curl your lashes and brush your eyebrows. Fill any sparseness in your brows with a brow pencil. Use light, feathery strokes to keep the look natural. You don’t want them to look drawn on.

Next, add a little bit of glow to the highest point of your cheeks. Use a shimmery blush or highlighter and blend it in well. Add a bronze shimmer around the eyes so they pop.

Now it’s time for your cat-eye. Go for high drama by using a gel or liquid liner. Draw a line from the inner corner of the eye all the way out. Use a business card or make a stencil from a Post-it so your cat-eye wings out perfectly. Clean up any smudges or shaky lines with a cotton bud. Carefully apply lots of mascara.

Blot away any excess lip balm with a tissue. Make a smooth base for your lips by brushing foundation on them. Wipe off any excess foundation and then powder your lips so your colour lasts all night.

Take a red lip pencil and line your lips before colouring in your whole mouth. Blot with a tissue, then powder lightly again. Finally, add a thin layer of red lipstick.

The result – dramatic but surprisingly natural with glowing skin and standout lips and eyes.

If you absolutely need some more glitz, we feel you. These easy add-ons take your look from subtle to glam—in a flash!

1. Use gold glitter liner to go over your existing black cat-eye.
2. Follow the lash line all the way to the wing to create a sparkle effect.

1. Dip your finger into gold eyeshadow. Press the colour from the middle of the lips outward to cre-ate a rich, ombre effect.

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