Get your glamour on

download (19)The party season is here and it is time to get your glamour on! Forget what you may have heard about choosing between a red lip and a smoky eye. This season the look is old Hollywood style and sizzle. So get ready to sparkle and shimmer at your winter fetes. 

Burnish your lids with shades of gold copper and bronze. Line and define your eyes with a bronze or mink liner.  Tarte SmolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof liner is easy to blend and comes in shades including golden black, bronze, and charcoal.                                                               

Contour and shadow your eyes with shadows of that look like antique gold and bronze. There are b_25301wtwo to try. Smashbox Full Exposure eye palette contains 14 eye shadows that range from nude to black. There are long-wearing shimmers and well as matte shadows.  There are six shimmery shades and well as dark download (20)tones that can be used to line your eyes. MAC Makeup’s Amber Lights and Goldmine flatter most skin tones and easy to blend. 

For your lips think bombshell red or starlet shimmer. For Grace Kelly’s sexy ice princess look choose a classic red lip colour with a creamy finish.  A soft shimmery pink on your lips will give you a soft sexy, glamour like a young Brigitte Bardot.  

Two to try:  Lancôme Rouge in Love lipstick in Rouge Grenadine or Rosemantic; Rouge in Love is a six-hour long-wear lips that leaves lips moist.                             Mac Amber Lights

To avoid the weird look you get when lip liner shows through your lipstick, try a nude liner under red lipstick. It will define your lips and help keep the colour in place. We like Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Nude. Lip liner is a great place to choose a less-expensive product as most of them are exactly like the pricier brands. Top a pink or peach lipstick with Fake Bake’s Prissy lipgloss. This gloss has the perfect 

If you want to look especially radiant before a special occasion try a collagen masks. This exactly what many celebrities do to get that dewy glow you see on the red carpet?  One of my favourites is the LAC Collagen Infusion Mask. It is impregnated with hydrolyzed marine collagen that has been broken down into tiny Nano-sized molecules so that they can be easily absorbed.  It also contains squalene and hyaluronic acid. Squalene is an excellent natural moisturizer that protects skin from damage. Hyaluronic acid attracts and seals moisture into the skin.  The mask also contains alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) in the form of citric acid. Just ten minutes leaves your face looking dewy, smooth and pore less as well.  The masks come in a box of five for $50, which makes them $10 each. 

Finish your look with a fancy jeweled hair clip or headband. Or if you have styled your hair in perfect sexy waves or smooth blow out – tuck the clip or headband in your bag for later if you have planned a late night out. A pretty clip or band is perfect way to revive hair that has gone flat.  

Give your hair the Hollywood treatment with hair ornaments like these:

 Tasha Crystal Feather Hair Clip  $38

L. Erickson Casablanca Lily Headband radiates chic sophistication. Its shimmering petals of beads, pearls, and crystals is very “old Hollywood” $58