Twinkle, Twinkle: Holiday Fashion and Beauty Tips

by Wendy Crawford
Photo used with permission from
 http://www.wheeliechix-chic.com/
Designer wear for women in wheelchairs
What are the hottest makeup trends for this season?

The two looks that are really hot this season are: The dark, smoky, shimmery eye paired with neutral lips; and deep red lips balanced with a light eye. Shimmer is big, and the holiday season is the time to shine!


My everyday makeup is fairly conservative. How can I add to it when going out to a holiday party without having to take everything off?


The best thing to do is to clean up any messy smudges and then use a light powder or try a tinted moisturizer for a dewy finish. Reapply blush. Next, darken the eyes with shimmery dark shadow to create a smoky eye effect. Only add more mascara if it has worn off, as a second coat sometimes will clump.

Another option is to cover the lid with a light, shimmering eyeshadow and then emphasize the lips with your favorite red lipstick, making certain to line edges with a similar color to keep a clean line. If you have difficulty with hand function and reapplying, there are a lot of long-lasting lip glosses and lipsticks available.

To keep from looking too made-up and overdone, never emphasize lips and eyes at the same time.