Take this Xmas Party Look from Desk to Dancefloor!


The Christmas party is arguably the most important event in the working calendar. It’s a great opportunity to socialise with your colleagues and chat about things that doesn’t involve Excel and who stole your yogurt from the shared fridge.

Planning a Christmas party makeup look can be stressful, especially when you have to go straight from work to the party with no time to fully get ready. Luckily for you, makeup artist extraordinaire Lisa Potter-Dixon has put together a fool-proof guide on how to go from desk to dancefloor this festive season!

The Desk Look

The great thing about this makeup look is that the majority of it can be achieved ahead of time, with the finishing touches being added while you’re sat at your desk or even in the taxi on the way there!

Firstly, prep your skin with Total Moisture Facial Cream before applying POREfessional primer to your entire face, concentrating on the pores on your cheeks. This will give you the best base to work with when you apply foundation!  


Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional Face Primer


Next apply Hello Happy Flawless Brightening Foundation using either a brush or a damp sponge. The great thing about this foundation is that it’s a medium coverage but is extremely buildable without looking cakey. You then want to swipe a little Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer under your eyes and to any areas you feel needs a little helping hand, blending out with a brush or sponge. Finish your base with a dusting of Dr Feelgood Mattifying Powder under your eyes and anywhere you applied concealer.


Benefit Cosmetics Hello Happy Flawless Brightening Foundation


Now it’s time for brows, the most important part of any makeup look (obviously). Use our best-selling Precisely, My Brow pencil to fill in any sparse areas and define your brow shape. Then take 24-Hour Brow Setter clear gel and lock those bad boys in place!


The Dancefloor Look

Since you did most of the work before you even got to the office, this part of the look won’t take long at all! Take the Party Like A Flockstar palette and use the creamy, shimmer shadows to create a soft, smoky eye. Put the shade Pearls Night Out over the entire lid and then layer Hey Coralfriend and Hot Copper on the outer corner of your eye, making sure it’s completely blend. Take a bit of Hot Copper and blend it along the lower lash line.


Benefit Cosmetics Party Like A Flockstar Palette


To take your eye look to the next level apply BADgal BANG! 24-Hour Eye Pencil in black to your upper lid and lower lash line, blending out with the handy built-in smudger brush. Want to go even further? Use the liner in dark purple to inject a bit of colour.  


The next step is to bronze and highlight your face. Use Hoola from the Cheekleaders Pink Squad palette to bronze the hollows of your cheeks, forehead and jawline. Take GALifornia blush and apply to the apples of your cheeks to give yourself a healthy glow. Finally, use Tickle and dust it along the tops of your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, under your brow bone and the inner corner of your eyes.     


Benefit Cosmetics Cheekleaders Pink Squad Blusher Palette


Last but not least, apply our cult classic Benetint to your lips. The rose-tinted lip and cheek stain is long lasting, smudge proof and buildable, perfect for a night out!


And there we have it Benebabes, you’re ready for the party. That wasn’t so hard was it! Now all you have to worry about is not embarrassing yourself in front of your manager (don’t worry, it happens to everyone!). Have an amazing festive season, we know you’ll be looking fabulous!


Christmas Party Final Look