"Your cosmetic choices express who you are, so the key to achieving a captivating party look is to select colours that you feel comfortable and beautiful wearing," says Jonas.
An eyelash curler is a beauty tool must-have for achieving dazzling feminine lashes. Jonas explains that the trick is to curl your lashes in several places – starting at the roots gently clamp the curler down, release, and continue until you reach the tips. This technique has the double benefit of creating a soft and natural doll-like curl that lasts the night.
Amplify the look with several coats of volumising mascara. "The secret to achieving a brilliant eye-opening effect is to apply it in three different directions," Jonas advises.
- Starting with the inner lashes, gently apply in the direction of your nose.
- When you reach the middle lashes pull the wand in an upward motion for added lift and length.
- Finish with the outer lashes by applying in the direction of your temples.
This technique will give the illusion of bigger eyes and longer, fuller lashes.
The genius of lipstick is that it's easy to apply and can dramatically transform a look.
To achieve the perfect party pout, trace the natural line of your lips with a lip liner in the same shade as your lipstick, then blend this line with a lip brush for soft yet strong colour.
If you are not accustomed to wearing bold shades of lipstick, Jonas suggests that you practice by dabbing it on with your finger for a sheerer result. For those seeking a more powerful look, he recommends using a lip brush to apply your lipstick starting at the inner corner of the lips and meeting up at the centre.
From low-key gatherings to formal celebrations, dramatic lashes and bold statement lips are the key to head-turning glamour this festive season.