22 November 2011

5 Festive Fixes, to take you from Desk to Dancefloor!

In an ideal world we’d have plenty of time to beautify ourselves for a big night out. Sadly, life doesn't always work out that way. But with party season right around the corner there's no need to panic: try these quick-fixes to take you from desk to dancefloor in a jiffy.

ONE Preparation is key. Primer and powder are the key to keeping your base in place all day – and all night – long, so spend time on these steps in the morning. Clarins Beauty Flash Balm is one of the original primer products and, in my eyes, still one of the best. For a budget version, try Rimmel’s new Fix & Perfect Pro. Bring your powder for touch-ups -- the stunning new Passion palette from Clarins is one you’ll want to be seen with!

TWO Freshen up! Try spritzing your face with a mineral water spray to refresh and revive your makeup for the night ahead. French brands are great at these: La Roche Posay, Vichy and Avène all have versions that can be picked up at your local chemist.  

THREE Refresh your tresses: dry shampoos or hair powders can add volume and texture to your look in seconds. Try: Ojon Rub Out Dry Cleansing spray for a fuss-free fix – the invisible formula means it suits all hair colours, with no chalky residue. Ojon can be found in Arnotts, Dublin.

FOUR Wing it! A slick of winged eyeliner is the quickest way to change your look from day to night. For the season that’s in it, try metallics or glitters – MUA and NYC are both great budget beauty brands that do lovely glitter liners in a range of colours. You'll find MUA in  Superdrug and NYC in chemists or selected Penneys branches.

FIVE  Add a touch of sparkle! Try a spritz of The Sparkler in Enchanting Gold, from The Body Shop: this boudoir-chic atomiser releases a fine golden shimmer that highlights the face, décolletage, and even the hair. New Lustre Dust from  LUSH is similar; dust on for a subtle golden bronzed look. Ramp up the glitz factor by adding a glitter accent nail to your mani (I love Ruby Pumps by China Glaze over Sally Hansen's All Fired Up) and you’re good to go!

What's your favourite quick-fix party look? Share it in the comments!


Joanne Hegarty said...

Hi Emma

I love the sound of all of these. My quick party fix is a blow dry and a glittery dress with shades of gold and brown eye-shadow



fluff and fripperies said...

Thanks Joanne! A blow dry is my favourite way to get party-ready but all too often I'm rushing straight from work with about 10 minutes to prepare :(

Emma said...

450th Member! Hi Emma nice to "meet" you!It's nice to read what a fellow Irish blogger has to say, love all the beauty stuff, must go get me some Beauty Flash Balm, it's been a while!

Emma x

Caren Kennedy said...

My quick party fix? Concealer. Lots 'n' lots of it.


fluff and fripperies said...

Always nice to meet another Emma!

And Caren, concealer, you're so right! In fact that deserves a post of its own...

Watch this space!


little t said...

I love that product from the body shop. Sephora do a really good version too!

Zoe said...

Great post, all these products sound amazing!


Sarah Lanagan said...

Great post Emma! Totally agree about Clarins Beauty flash balm, I use it all the time & it's amazing! Loving the new glittery atomizers from the body shop too, so cute :)