‘Tis the season | Makeup party tip’s from our Professionals

Party season is fast approaching and our Illamasqua professionals are bringing you all the party tips and tricks you need! Struggling to think of your outfit let alone makeup? We have some quick go to looks that will transform your getting ready routine.

Smokey eyes are something you can either nail or need a Youtube tutorial to guide you. They are one of the go to looks when people visit a makeup artist to have their makeup done. That’s why Melanie Barrese our Head of Education, has a quick and easy tip to help you create the look yourself.

 ‘For a quick and easy smokey eye that lasts all night, use Precision Gel Liner. The cream gel formula is traditionally an eyeliner. However when blended creates the quickest, long lasting smouldering eye look for the party season. Apply the Gel Liner with a small brush, it doesn’t have to be neat, as you then take a fluffy blending brush to blend out for a seamless smokey look. Add a Colouring Eye Pencil, like SOPHIE in the water liner. Then pat a small amount of Empowering Iconic Chrome in the middle of the eye lid, for a pop of shimmer. Finish the look off by apply lots of Masquara or false lashes. This look can be worn with a natural or dramatic lip look.’


If a smokey look isn’t for you, fear not Frankie McKernon, Head of Professional Development explores a little bit of glitter with our Pure Pigments.

Pure Pigments are a must have for the party season. The super fine, high shine metallic powder can be used dry or wet for a bolder metallic finish. This product can be used anywhere on the face or body. I LOVE lightly dusting over my favourite lipstick, pat a small amount onto the centre of the lips with a round buffing brush for a nice even layer and gently blend out towards the edges.”


Or if you have been invited to a party with too late notice? Fear not! Our Director of Artistry, Pablo Rodriguez has a quick 5 minute party look to make a difference.

‘Apply Skin Base Concealer Pen where needed. Then add Powder Foundation acting a bronzer to get warmth and coverage. Pile on Masquara Raven and your favourite Antimatter Lipstick and you are party-ready!’


If none of them are for you, party season wouldn’t be party season without a bold lip. Our festive Electro Tartan Turntable Lipstick would be the perfect go to or why not try a classic red lip. Steer clear of the eyeliner and make sure all the attention is on your lips (and outfit of course!). Red lipstick is a colour everyone can pull off you just have to find the right shade for your skin tone. Head to our blog here to find yours.

Ready to nail your Christmas party makeup looks?



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