Friday, December 12, 2008
Style File: Holiday Looks
From office get-togethers to glamorous soirees. It's non-stop partying from now until New Year's. In tonight's Style File Seven's Belkys Nerey unwraps all the holiday looks for hair and makeup.
WSVN -- Want to look better than everyone else at the holiday party? Of course you do! To do that, think jewels, and we don't mean baubles for your fingers or ears.
Rogelio Reyna, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics: "Holidays is all about jewel tones for the eyes. We're talking sapphires, rubies, amethysts, smoky eyes."
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is offering this eye bright palette exclusively at Bloomingdales with 35 of the hottest holiday shades! But if you have to pick one hot color for the eyes this season it's purple.
Rogelio Reyna: "From your lilacs to your lavenders to your ultraviolets. You want to start with a softer tone, then medium tone, then play up."
To keep eyes vibrant as you party the night away here's a professional trick using black or brown eyeliner as a base.
Blaire Patterson, Estee Lauder: "You want to start your contour and draw a line straight down and then fill in, and then you want to take a brush and you want to smudge it, and then you want to take your shadow and just go right on top and see how that color really starts to pop out."
The latest in lashes, make a bold statement with rhinestone or feather lash extensions or simply try one of the new electric mascara brushes!
Blaire Patterson: "The newest extension in mascara is Turbo Lash by Estee Lauder. You open it, it turns on, you get it right at the lash, and that movement pulls it into the base of the lash, you pull out. That's how you get these beautiful, dramatic lashes."
If you play up the eyes, play down the lips.
Rogelio Reyna: "For the lips, you want to go with very pale, very glittery, very nude colors that really mimic the lips."
If you're focusing just on the lips, be daring in a bright red. But keep in mind, berry colors tend to match more people's skin color. To top off your holiday look, add a little shimmer to your face and body.
When it comes to hair, the ladies at Rik Rak Salon have got the hottest styles to looking good in Miami's holiday humidity.
Raquel Watters, Owner, Rik Rak Salon: "We have the slicked back ponytails, and they are so easy to do and. You look so sexy."
Also simple and sexy to do, the undone up-do.
Raquel Watters: "Basically, it's pulling it back, tying it in the back and just leaving it a little messy."
For a New Year's party, go glam with the old Hollywood look of long finger pin curls or step out with natural waves.
Raquel Watters: "Another look for the holidays is a very natural, soft wave. It's achieved with pin curls, and it's just tossled."
The very long, very straight look is also making a comeback.
Raquel Watters: "Number one, it makes you look leaner, taller and it's very sexy, and we can achieve it very easily with extensions."
Perfect ideas to look pretty as a present under a Christmas tree.
The rule for holiday dresses this year, short cocktail dresses. Once again in the jewel tones.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Bobbi Brown & Estee Lauder
Sold at Bloomingdales in Aventura Mall
19555 Biscayne Blvd.
Rik Rak Salon
1428 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131