Add a little gem tone
If you've ever wanted to make a colour statement, now's the time. Try this: Create a smoky eye with vibrant shades of purple and emerald. To make this look really pop, finish with a touch of gold in the inner corners of the eyes. Don't be afraid to experimentu2014makeup always washes off!
Add a jewelled collar
We have it on good authority that this trend in bold necklaces will continue into string. So choose your weapon of seduction: rhinestones, pearls or both!
Clockwise, starting top left: $85, $88, Ann Taylor. $370, Rita D.
Wake up your skin while you sleep
Psst: bit of a bender? This mega-hydrator is sure to be your new secret weapon. Throw on the recovery mask overnight, and, thanks to a good dose of vitamin C, your complexion will be bright and dewy again come morning. Phew.
Korres Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial, $54.
Get the pout of the moment
Sexy? Yes. Bold? Absolutely! Ever season there's a shade that induces total lip envy among beauty lovers, and this time around it's all about vampy lips.
Giorgio Armani in Rouge D'Armani, $31. CoverGirl in Euphoria, $11. Maybelline New York Color Sensational in Plum Perfect, $10. Lise Watier Rouge Plumpissimo in Glamour Rose. Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in L'Impatiente, $40.
Say yes to shimmer
This glittery palette is perfect for party hopping: Use these metallic shades alone, or layer two or more for extra glamour.
Eyeshadow quad, $10, Joe Fresh.
Show off your scent
Be forewarned: These soft, feminine fragrances are sure to have everyone demanding, "What are you wearing?"
Sexy & subtle: This luscious perfume blends sweet and floral notes with a hint of patchouli. Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Eau de Toilette, 50 mL, $95.
Fun & fruity: Crisp and delicious, this scent balances the sweetness of raspberries and orange blossom with sensual vanilla. Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme Eau de Parfum, 50 mL, $95, Holt Renfrew.
Flirty floral: With warm notes at its centre, this bright bouquet features jasmine and rose. Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum, 50 mL, $125, The Bay.
Decorate your tips
Talk about life of the party! These glitzy polishes are as festive as tinsel and will have you doing jazz hands all night long.
Essie Polish in She's Pampered and Beyond Cozy, $10.
Dress the part
Travel back in time with Banana Republic's first film-inspired line. The 52-piece Anna Karenina collection was curated by Academy Award-nominated costume designer Jacqueline Durran. Expect rich velvets, faux furs, lace and bold statement accessories inspired by the story's infamous characters.
Available at select stores starting November 2012.
Embrace multi-tasking makeup
Not quite liquid, not quite solid, this BB cream comes in a purse-friendly compact. Dab it on like a concealer or use it for full coverage. It's a great moisturizer and sun protector, too.
Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30, $37, M.A.C Cosmetics.
Warm up in a classic ski sweater
You don't have to hit the slopes to sport one of this winter's novelty knits.
Stay inside the lines
We'll admit, it's a bit of an enigma: How can a liner be so soft, creamy and rich and still stay put? We don't know and we don't care. We just know we love it!
Urban Decay Smoked 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set of 6, $42, Sephora.
More from Chatelaine:
- 12 ways to look smart now
- 12 pretty party-ready dresses
- How to wear the urban country trend
- The doctor's bag: Seven of our fave pocketbooks
- Six ladylike accessories from purses to peplums
Connect with Chatelaine: