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Party season is fast approaching, and it’s that time of the year when endless invitations are flooding into your mailbox.
But with all those extra pre-Christmas jobs piling up at work, the mad dashes to the shops for gifts and all the other seasonal events in the diary, there are some occasions where there is no time to go home and change.
Online hair and beauty retailer Hairtrade.com have looked into the world of Christmas party trends and picked out the best beauty products that can be popped in your bag for a quick office to party transformation.
From glitter sprays and bold lipstick to sparkly nail vanish and dramatic eyeliner, there is range of products to pick from that will take you from your boring office make-up to looking party-ready in minutes.
Also great for an office to party transformation are a sweep of highlighter, a pop of eye shadow and a quick spritz of a long-lasting perfume.
Joanne Dodds, from Hairtrade.com said: “Christmas is a busy period and leaves you with very little time to spend perfecting your hair and beauty regime.
“We’ve scoured the most glamorous party looks and picked the best products that are perfect for a quick on-the-go transformation.
“There’s a product to suit any occasion – whether you’re heading out for seasonal drinks with friends or going to the big office Christmas party.”
Here are the best products to use to take your look from office to party:
Instantly glamorise your usual office hair and makeup with some glitter spray. To achieve a sparkling look, simply spray onto your hair and stand out amongst other partygoers.
Don’t have time to switch up your make-up completely? Throw on a bold lippy and you’ll be good to go. Choose statement colours that suit your skin tone – for pale girls, try cool-toned lipsticks like bright red or hot pink. For darker skin, a bright orange or dark purple would look beautiful.
Dramatise your look this party season with a statement-winged eyeliner. Sweep over the eyelid and upward towards the end of the eyebrow for a glam, evening look.
Sparkly Nail Varnish
Dazzle your usual office nail look with a sparkling glitter topcoat, simply coat onto your normal nail colour for an instant evening-appropriate transformation.
Give your office foundation a dazzling glow by adding a sweep of highlighter. Apply gently onto the cheekbones, nose and Cupid’s bow to look instantly radiant and Christmas party-ready.
Looking for a fun and unique way to get an instant office to party look? Add red and green hair clip-ins into your hair for creative Christmas-themed hair. Simply attach them to the crown of your head and brush them in. Try cutting them too so they match the length and style of your usual hair.
Bold Eye shadow
Add a pop of colour to your eyes by applying a fun eye shadow. Pick an exciting and unique colour to blend with your usual office eye shadow for quick and easy office to party look.
If your nails need a quick office to party pick me up, try adding acrylic nails. Most beauty retailers sell acrylics and you can even buy Christmas themed ones to get that seasonal look. Simply add onto your nails after a day in the office before heading to your party.
For an extra dose of glam, try adding fake eyelashes to make your eye makeup really pop. For an understated look, use natural ones that give just a slight extension and volume, or for a more glam look, go bold and wear ones with a touch of glitter for party sparkle.
Spritz of perfume
Of course, no office to party transformation would feel right without a spritz of perfume. Use a long-lasting scent that will leave you smelling beautiful all night long.