Beauty Essentials For Your Party Clutch
On a normal day we carry a bag full of every possible thing we might ever need - make-up, diary, hand cream, snacks, coffee cup, kitchen sink... But for the party season we have to somehow reduce these (supposed) must-haves to the bare necessities, purging anything that won't fit into our considerably smaller sized clutch bags. The most difficult thing to cut down on? Our beauty essentials.
To help you out this party season we asked make-up artist, beauty columnist and YouTuber, Cher Webb, to share three festive make-up looks inspired by our bags, along with the products to take with you in your trusty party clutch.
Whether it's a statement red lip to match our Love Shearling Clutch or an emerald eye to reflect the turquoise hues of our Clarisse Velvet Bag - find a make-up look to match your accessories and the beauty essentials worth taking to the party...
Emerald Eyes - Clarisse Velvet Bag
"The Emerald eye trend is becoming one of the most replicated
looks on social media. So many beautiful jewel brights are available and should
be paired with contrasting shades to make the cut. Keep the skin looking
flawless and radiant using Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Fluid Foundation.
Add your eye base to lock in the shade - I love the Trish Mcevoy Eye Base Essentials. Then it’s onto the green! NARS Tarvos Eyeshadow
is a very wearable pastel mint metallic powder, take it all over the
eyelid up to the socket line. Next up is the Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Vivid Jade and for some added drama you can also use this under
Use lashings of the L’Oréal Unlimited Mascara to give
instant volume and drama to complete the look.
Finish with a subtle hint of colour on the lips, keeping it
neutral and natural. One of the most talked about products on the beauty scene
is the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Cheat Pencil, which
gives an authentic kissable pink hue."
Smoky Eye - Rock 'n' Roll Clutch
"Nothing epitomises Rock 'n' Roll more than a worn in, sexy,
smoky eye. The type of sultry look that just gets better as the night goes on!
To achieve this look, go for a foundation that has staying power and one that
will give you a gorgeous flawless finish like the YSL Beauty Touche Eclat Foundation. This formula has the most beautiful semi-matte texture with just
the right amount of glow.
For a modern smokey eye, keep it super simple. I try to use
a minimum of two to three products for maximum effect. The Tom Ford Cream Colour for Eye
works both as a base to lock the colour and also a dreamy eyeshadow. Try
shade Burnished Copper, a rich smoky brown all over the lid and blend up into
the socket. Take your most dramatic eye kohl pencil, I love the MAC Feline Eye Pencil, apply along the waterline and don’t hold back! Think Debbie Harry meets
Kate Moss. For a bit more drama, sweep through your top lash line, then you can
add a touch of colour or sparkle with one of the shades from the Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette of Pops in the centre of the eye for the ultimate party
Curl and completely cover your lashes using NARS Climax Mascara for maximum impact!
Personally, I like to team a satin nude lip colour with a
smoky eye. One of my favourites is the Sisley Le Rouge Phyto in Shade 11, it’s
the perfect mid-tone nude!"
Statement Red Lip - Love Shearling Clutch
"A statement red lip is forever iconic and timeless. As this
is such a bold and symbolic look I always simplify the rest of the make-up,
keeping it luxe and chic. Just a wash of gold metallic is all you need for the
eye, the NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Rigel is a mesmerising golden staple shade that goes
with every look! Keep the lashes looking groomed and feathery with Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black.
For a skin that looks glossy and hydrated, the incredible IT Cosmetics CC Cream does the job perfectly, followed by a veil of Givenchy Healthy Glow Powder all over to give an instant natural glow.
A lip primer is a must for this look! It’s your secret
weapon, preventing bleeding and promoting long wear. I love the waxy smooth
texture of the MAC Prep & Prime Lip as it delivers a beautiful canvas for
your favourite ever red.
One of the most iconic red lipsticks is MAC Ruby Woo. Add a
touch of the Glossier Clear Gloss for maximum shine and impact."
For more beauty tips, follow Cher on Instagram @cherwebbmakeup and shop our partywear collection here!