BEAUTY BAR: Merry and Red

As finals are wrapping up and the anticipation for the holidays draw closer and closer, of course planning the perfect winter outfits are a must. While the chilly weather could make it all the more tempting to bundle your face up until it is unrecognizable, adding touches of color could make all the difference. What could be any sweeter than using a classic red color? Perfect for the frigid season, adding hints of red to your winter makeup palette is just what you need to glow under that jolly mistletoe.

As there is no need to worry about the heat, winter is the perfect season to layer on the makeup. As Taylor Swift said, you’ve gotta have “That red lip, classic, thing that you like.” Adding red lipstick is not only a classic, but it also adds a pop of color that essentially makes the outfit. Then, what better way to make a statement than accentuating the eyes with black makeup? Adding touches of black eye liner and black mascara emphasizes the eyes just enough so that they complement the bright red lips rather than overpower them.

Our Fashionista knows how to compose her outfit based on her makeup: she starts with a red pleated skirt, which is the perfect girlish touch to any holiday outfit. She pairs her red pleated skirt with a loose cream camisole with a zipper detail down the center. She adds more zipper detail with a black leather motorcycle jacket, which features zippers on the front. She completes her look with black tights and black lace-up combat boots in order to bring out her tough-girl side. With this classic yet tough look, you’ll be looking flawless at any holiday party!

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: The number one component to this look is any shade of ruby red lipstick. As for the eyes, stick to black eye liner and mascara in order to bring out the black jacket, tights and boots. Keep the rest of your makeup to the natural side so you can let your eyes and lips do the talking.