With Christmas nearing and a schedule crammed with parties and celebration, I am sure most of you are probably wondering what makeup to wear with your party outfits.

If you ask me, glitter is definitely the way to go. Why? ‘Cos glitter = instant glamor. You can wear it on the eyes, on the cheeks and even on the lips. The key is to focus on one feature and play it up. Glitter all over is simply an overkill.

Below is a FOTD of me wearing glitter on my eyes. I will also cover the different ways you can use glitter to play up your eyes shortly.

So I did a tutorial on a natural glossy eye last week. Today I will cover a slightly more advanced version of the same look – a dramatic glossy eye.

Since the look involves the use of darker colors, it will require patience and practice to master it. Compared to the natural glossy eye, this also has a higher tendency to smudge. I highly suggest you save it for photoshoots or the runway.

Glossy smoky eye makeup tutorial

Glossy eyes have always been one of my favorite looks. The subtle sheen the gloss creates can instantly brighten up your eyes and give off a fresh, luminous glow to your whole face. But while they are pretty to look at, they do have the tendency to crease and migrate. Besides, finding the right product to achieve the look and creating them itself can be tough. I have tried a few of the eye glosses out there and trust me, most of them have failed me miserably (and I don’t even have oily eyelids!!) So instead of investing in a gazillion products that claim to give you glossy eyes that last, I suggest you use good old Vaseline or a clear lip gloss. Below is a brief tutorial on how you can create a natural glossy eye. Hope you guys like it!

Glossy eye makeup

So you have recently dyed your hair and your eyebrows are now a totally different color! *gasp* Before you start freaking out, take a look at British it model Agyness Deyn and singer Gwen Stefani. With their light blonde hair and significantly darker eyebrows, they are living proof that you don’t have to match your eyebrows to your hair color completely to look cool. The key is to make sure your eyebrows are a shade or two darker than your hair color. An exact match would look too matchy-matchy and fake.


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Young stars Hayden Panettiere and Kristen Bell wowed everyone at the 2008 ESPY Award earlier this Wednesday. Their secret other than their good looks? Matching makeup to their outfits accordingly.


Hayden Panettiere spotted in an orange dress with coral makeup

Unlike clear contact lens, colored lenses can change your look completely in seconds (which explains its HUGE popularity all over the world!) I personally *love* them and my favorite ones are Freshlook Colorblends, Geo Angel and Tri-Color Lenses.

Types of Color Contacts
* Enhancement Lenses: This type of lenses are made of semi-transparent material that will blend with your natural eye color to enhance your eyes. Some of them, like Freshlook’s Colorblends and Geo’s Tri-Color Lenses, have different colors blended together to give the most natural look. You can choose a color similar to your natural eye color or you can go with something totally different.

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* Opaque Lenses: This type of lenses are made with opaque material to change your eye color dramatically and Paris Hilton used to wear this too (she uses Natural touch in Baby Blue to change her naturally brown eyes blue). Opaque lenses normally come in solid colors like green, gray, blue and brown etc. If you have dark eyes and want to change your eye color completely, this will probably be your best bet.

* Circle Lens:Unlike the other two, these have a black rim on the outside of your iris (hence the name circle) to make your eyes appear bigger and brighter. They are currently the “it” thing in Asia and they come in a variety of colors like black, brown, gray, violet, blue and green. They will give the most dramatic effect and get you all the attention you deserve.