With the year coming to an end, December is truly the month of personal reflections, sentimental look-backs and the opportunity to say goodbye to 2019 on a high note.
This month, take the opportunity to try new makeup colours to spice up your everyday look, especially if you’ve been using the same shades all year round. Here are the makeup colours to wear for your upcoming Christmas parties to give your aura a little boost.
Lucky colour: Sunny Yellow
Since Ariens can expect a positive month ahead, what better way to celebrate this joy than the colour yellow? If yellow eyeshadow is too bold a makeup look for you, try a marigold eyeliner that’ll give your eyes a subtle pop of colour.
Try the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Mari(Gold) that promises to glide on smoothly on your eyes. Apply it to your waterline to achieve that “just awake” look, or extend the eyeliner into a long wing for a dramatic effect.
$38, from Sephora
Lucky colour: Earthy Red
If you’re Taurean, luck is on your side since your lucky colour matches all the festivities. Since it’s December, everyone’s donning the colour red. From all-red ensembles to sparkly red nails and maroon eyelids, it’s undoubtedly the colour of the season.
This month, go classic with this iconic colour with the Givenchy Rouge Interdit Lipstick in N11. This red lippie is an exceptionally smooth, long-wearing lipstick that hydrates your lips as your party all night. The sleek packaging is also an added bonus we can’t say no to.
$52, from Sephora
Lucky colour: Bright Yellow
If you’re worried to take on a makeup look inspired by such an attention-grabbing colour like bright yellow, why not add your lucky colour to your fingertips instead?
Here, we’ve got Nails Inc. Gen Yellow Nail Polish and Lip Balm Duo Set, an affordable way to incorporate yellow into your life this month. The nail polish is chip-resistant and long-lasting, while the lip balm is a must-have for anyone who struggles with chapped lips.
$23, from Sephora
Lucky colour: Pale Blue
Cancerians can look forward to an upbeat and productive December, especially when it comes to work. Keep your office makeup simple yet sophisticated with the Natasha Denona Matte Eyeshadow in Steel Blue, which is easy to blend and is versatile to create an array of looks.
This velvety-rich formula promises to stay on the eyes all day and is the perfect base for a classic smokey eye.
$37, from Sephora
Lucky colour: Sea Blue
The Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Bang! Mascara in Blue is the way to go if you’re looking to add in a pop of blue to your look without being too flashy.
The smudge-proof and water-resistant formula is perfect for keeping your lashes long and luscious all day. And since Leos should expect more socialising this month (read your full horoscope for December here), this blue mascara is sure to be an excellent conversation starter.
$44, from Sephora
Lucky colour: Bright Silver
With all the Christmas parties to attend this month, who could say no to a classic silver eyeshadow? The Tom Ford Beauty Shadow Extreme Eyeshadow in Silver (Tom Ford also recently launched its skincare range. Read all about it here) is definitely a must-have for some extra luck this December. And no, it’s not just a pop of colour to wear at parties, it can be worn to work too.
$50, from Sephora
Lucky colour: Azure Blue
Since December is looking like a busy month for Libras, it’s important to take good care of your skin to prevent any potential breakouts caused by stress. Try the Foreo Luna 2 For Oily Skin, the perfect tool to deeply cleanse the skin while softening the appearance of fine lines.
Apply your favourite facial wash to your face and use the Luna 2 to get to hard-to-reach areas for smooth, clean skin. This product is specially made for those with oily skin to ensure that any excess oil accumulated throughout the day are completely gone.
$259, from Sephora
This month’s all about taking charge and nothing says you mean business more than a dark red lip. Try the Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment Lipstick in Under My Thumb which is the perfect colour for work, the weekend or even a festive party with friends.
This quick-dry formula applies evenly onto lips and provides a pigmented look that doesn’t fade. This means no mid-day touchups and more time to get things done.
$40, from Sephora
Lucky Colour: Soft Grey
If you’ve always been one to reach for a jet black eyeliner, why not switch things up and try the Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Madison Avenue?
It’s a perfect shade of grey that’ll still give the eyes a subtle, smokey vibe without looking too fierce. The creamy formula glides on easily on the lids and has a 12-hour wear so you won’t have to worry about touching up. Remember to extend the wing if you’re looking to achieve a dramatic look.
$40, from Sephora
Lucky Colour: Light Purple
Since Capricorns can expect this month to be one of romance and love, the Huda Beauty Double-Ended Liquid Eyeshadow in Purple is perfect to pop onto your lids for a romantic date night (if you need a little help on date night ideas, we have something just for you). On one end, you get a velvety matte formula while the other is a sparkly light purple that’ll brighten your eyes in an instant.
$45, from Sephora
Lucky colour: Reddish Brown
Since this month is about assertiveness and confidence for Aquarians, walk into your next meeting with this lipstick to achieve just that. Pair this long-lasting matte lipstick with simple, lined eyes to let your lips be the star of the show.
$53, from Sephora
Lucky colour: Greyish Blue
We admit: blue eyeshadow isn’t for everyone. So if your lucky colour is blue this December, why not rock that colour on your fingertips? The Nails Inc. Sending Nudes Nail Polish in So Nude is an affordable option that is fast-drying and resistant to chips. Plus, it gives off some subtle winter wonderland feels, which couldn’t be more apt for this season.
$23, from Sephora