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4 December 2017, 16:01
'Cos we all know you need to look your BEST at the Ball!
We all know that Capital's Jingle Bell Ball with Coca-Cola is one of the BIGGEST weekends for live music fans, and 16,000 of you each night at London's O2 certainly never disappoint when it comes to looking good!
We know you've probably had your outfit locked down since the moment you managed to get your hands on the most coveted tickets - seriously, they sold out in a record 43 minutes - but if you need a bit of inspo for a perfect make-up look, we've got you covered... and these looks are great not just for Ball day, but for the whole of the festive period too!
A scarlet pout is a timeless classic, so would look just as good any time of the year as it does at Christmas - you can copy Rita's pillar box red lips with Mac's cult classic, Ruby Woo with matching lip liner for those seriously crisp lines. Rita's paired her red lippy with a neutral smokey eyeshadow on her lids and an awesome pair of falsies for added flutter - Mac's #7 Lash will give you that doe-eyed look!
If a charcoal smokey eye is a little too heavy for you, a less harsh alternative is a softer burnt orange take just like Anne-Marie. You can copy her look using Mac's Antiqued eyeshadow with a touch of Copper Sparkle Pigment on top for added shimmer (well, it is the #CapitalJBB after all!). Anne-Marie's matched her eyes to her lips, and Mac's Chicory Lip Pencil will give you the 'Heavy' star's on-trend look.
Definitely not one for a shrinking violet... Dua Lipa's bold blue glitter eye look will definitely get you noticed at any Christmas party or event. You can get the look with Mac Cosmetics' Fuchsia Glitter pigment all over the lid, paired with Bold and Bad Lash mascara and a clear lipgloss - because a nude lip is the difference between this look being high fashion and just too much.
If you're more into a pink palette than blue, Rita showed us how it's done - and this look is easy to perfect even if you're not a make up pro. Layer Mac Cosmetics' Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Stylishly Merry under their glitter pigment in Reflects - Very Pink and voila! Notice that Rita's not deviated from that nude lip either - top marks!
This was THE look that had Tay Tay turning heads for all the right reasons - we're more used to seeing Taylor with a red or nude lip but she proved she can turn up the vamp-factor with this stunning berry pout. Luckily enough, we've got the perfect dupes - line your lips with Mac's Night Moth lip pencil before filling in with Sin lipstick. All you need is a slick of mascara and you're good to go!
We love Louisa's glowing skin, and you can fake a flawless base using Mac's Mineralize Moisture SPF15 foundation with a sweep of Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish powder for an extra bit of glow. Gold eyeshadow is super versatile for any time of the year, looking amazing with a summer tan or for a Christmassy sparkle - Mac's Amber Lights eyeshadow will be your year-round staple.
OK, so Dua Lipa and Rita's bold eye glitter might not be for everyone, but Stefflon Don proves you can rock a bit of colour and shimmer without it being overwhelming - and just look at how that cobalt blue eyeliner makes her eyes stand out? Mac's Chromagraphic pencil in Hi Def Cyan is the perfect dupe, with a bit of Mac's Studio Eye Gloss in Taupe swept across the lid for a subtle glow. We're big fans of her frosted pout, proving a bold liner with a dusty pink lipgloss looks AMAZING for winter.
Not a fan of big and bold? You can keep it simple and still look hella chic as Mabel proves - a winged liner transforms any look to fierce (Mac's Pro Longwear Fluidline in Blacktrack is great for staying perfect all through the Jingle Bell Ball and beyond FYI) paired with a little blush and a subtle pink lip. Perfect!
Capital's Jingle Bell Ball, your office party, drinks with the girls, dinner with the family.... sorted! Now go forth and be glam!