The silly season is finally here and with it comes a whirlwind of social events. So, we thought we would put together our favourite pre-party beauty tips, complete with Christmas Tree brows.
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#1 It’s all in the prep
Okay, so this one is a given, but with crazy December schedules it also becomes very overlooked. Great skin doesn’t happen overnight, it takes preparation. If you are considering a treatment for that extra boost, it’s a good idea to do this 1 week out from your event so you can ride out any downtime before it reveals that perfect party glow. This will also improve the absorption and efficacy of at home skincare. Night creams containing retinaldehyde will help to brighten and even your skin tone as well as ward off any pesky breakouts (that may or may not be due to starting each day with advent calendar chocolates).
If you are spending a few nights away over the Christmas break, write yourself a list of things you’ll need and cross them off as you pack – using hotel soap for your face is never a good idea!!
#2 Twinkle toes
Nothing ruins a pair of heels like dry, cracked skin. If you don’t have the time to treat yourself to a pedicure; consider an at home treatment, and don’t forget to use a rich moisturiser every night before bed. We love La Roche-Posay's Ciccaplast or QV heel balm. You’ll be ready for the dance floor in no time.
#3 Bronzed glow
This one is a personal favourite of ours. Nothing says ‘I’m well rested and have my sh*t together’ like a good golden (sunless) tan. Applying a few coats 2 days before your event will have you feeling (and looking) radiant. For a flawless application, we use a gentle AHA/BHA body wash or lotion 1 day prior to applying our tan to remove any dry/dead skin. Some of our favourites include, ASAP's clear skin body gel & Lanate.
#4 What you know
Looking to try out a new makeup look or recently purchased a new foundation? We suggest giving it a test run a few days before your event, this will give you a good idea of the staying power. Everyone wants their makeup to last for eternity, and knowing it will stay put will allow you to enjoy the festivities without having to worry if you need to touch-up– every 30 minutes.
#5 Take time for you.
It' the most magical time of the year. You've worked hard and deserve to let your hair down. From the team at Bespoke, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and can’t wait to see you in 2019!