Poised Merriment

Elegant, regal, and poised—evoke classic glamour with your holiday looks during this most wonderful time of the year

The holiday season is home to much merry-making and many get-togethers, quite a lot of them are sure to be with close friends and family. The look to go for with more formal events such as these is often softer and refined with just the right amount of tasteful glamour.

At rustans.com, we're here to provide you with three easy, elegant looks to inspire you. Be at your most radiant when you try these subtle yet stunning, stylish looks as they can go from soft and charming to strikingly chic with something as simple as the swipe of a lip color.

CHARM THE HALLS

Soft, glamorous makeup looks can be deceivingly complex. You can achieve the subtle charm of this wearable look with the help of some natural-looking products that help you look flawless.

Firstly, start off with a clean and nourished base. Apply the Hydrating Face Tonic to a clean face to make it softer, smoother, and prepped for other products. Then, prime your face with the Primer Plus Radiance SPF 35 to ensure that your makeup stays on longer and to retain a glow that radiates from within.

Next, even out your skin tone with your Skin Foundation Stick. This foundation stick gives you natural-looking full coverage that applies cream-like to your skin so it's best to apply it lightly. Set your foundation with a light dusting of your Sheer Finish Pressed Powder. Add dimension to your face afterwards with the Bronzing Powder and a softer touch of flushed color to your cheeks with the Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Maui.

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Complete your look with a few more accents that step it up a notch. Get your brows looking naturally perfect and sculpted with the Natural Brow Shaper and Hair Touch Up. This will keep your brows in place and looking neatened in no time.

To make your eyes appear bigger and brighter, lightly line the Eye Definer Brush dipped with the Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner along your lash line to add a natural-looking depth to them. Accentuate your eyes even more when you sweep on a coat of the No Smudge Mascara.

Next, add on a light touch of the Shimmer Brick Compact - Bronze to the high points of your cheeks for an extra bit of glow that catches the light and melts in with your soft, almost champagne-like look. Lastly, apply your Crushed Lip Color in Bitten to your lips for a barely-there touch of allure that remains kissable.

Wear your hair in a quaint half ponytail while letting the rest of your hair fall in soft waves over your shoulders to complete the look.

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SLEIGH FROM DAY TO NIGHT

Sleek is the name of the game when you want your look to truly slay your holiday soirées from day to night. This means a perfected base that lasts you for hours — from your aunt's afternoon family reunion to your newly married cousin's first time hosting a holiday dinner. This kind of look that radiates chic elegance is sophisticated and a little more grown up but still remains youthful and wearable.

Prime your face with the Primer Plus Protection SPF 50 to help enhance the quality of your foundation as you wear it. As it contains SPF, this primer also protects you from harmful UVA/UVB rays so you don't have to worry about going to outdoor events in this look.

Next, color correct your complexion with your Corrector. This will make it so that when you apply your Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40 with your Foundation Brush, your complexion appears as flawlessly even and as luminous as possible.

Add depth and dimension on your eyelids with a darker Eye Shadow like the shade Taupe to add a sultry touch to your look. Use your Eye Blender Brush to blend out the edges, making the eye shadow appear soft and seamless.

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Adding dimension to your face after a perfected complexion is the next step. Brighten your undereye area and other dark spots with the Instant Full Cover Concealer. Let the concealer blend seamlessly with your skin when you use your Concealer Blending Brush to do so.

With an extra touch of Shimmer Brick Compact - Rose to the apples of your cheeks, you add a soft pop of flushed color to your face that will make this look all the more radiant on you. Now, put on a sweet, dusky pink lip to soften the otherwise strong depth of the look with the Luxe Lip Color in Soft Berry.

For your hairstyle, go for a sleekly slicked back ponytail to give off a sophisticated, refined vibe. Accessories like earrings or hair clips with pearl accents can really heighten the class of this appearance.

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BERRY, MERRY, AND BRIGHT

And of course, for when you want to channel something a bit more old-school Hollywood glam that's still perfect for the holidays, brighten your look with a bolder, eye-catching lip. A striking, stronger look like this that remains wearable for any holiday soirée is just the thing to make a statement while still retaining that poised elegance.

Firstly, prepare your skin with the Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm. This skin-boosting balm gives your skin a sudden burst of nourishing moisture that gets it looking healthy, soft, and plump, getting it just ready for your makeup look.

Next, even out your skin tone with the Skin Foundation SPF 15 for a natural, skin-like finish with undetectable, oil-free full coverage so you can mingle and party with your family and friends for hours without worry. Spray on your Primer Plus Hydrating 3-in-1 Setting Spray as soon as your base, complexion makeup is finished to ensure that it stays put.

Now, if you're going for a warmer bold lip, like this red that wears the Luxe Lip Color in Parisian Red, it's best to first line your lips with a color that matches your natural lip such as your Art Stick in Dusty Pink. This helps you get that professional-looking, perfect lip shape that then wears and fades beautifully as the party goes on—that way, you don't have to worry about constantly reapplying your makeup as much.

Don't forget to do your brows as they are the natural frames of your face. Use your Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil to get your brows' shape just right.

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If you're feeling more of the berry side of things with your Luxe Lip Color in Your Majesty, you want to make sure that the rest of your makeup follows this same cool tone so that it flows more cohesively. Use your Blush in the shade Slopes to compliment your darker, bolder lip.

With a touch of Highlighting Powder - Bronze Glow using your Angled Face Brush, you can sweep on some brightness to your complexion that catches the light, adding to your natural radiance.

And of course, when you wear your hair up with soft, tasteful curls for texture, you complete this refined but eye-catching holiday look.

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Celebrate the holidays with poise and grace when you wear these elegant looks to your events, reunions, and other gatherings.


Presented by Bobbi Brown
Photographers: Oliver Tam and Joy Frances Ulit

Art Directors: Hans De Barras and Jonnah Dayuta
Producers: Jonnah Dayuta, Patty Mendoza, and Trina Domingo
Stylists: Nana Valdueza and Alex Lizares
Production Coordinator: Elaine Contreras
Makeup: Jerome Bustamante for Bobbi Brown
Hair: Kierlo Velasco
Models: Duni Köth and Sara Endswell with ELITE Model Management Manila
Shot on location at The Penthouse 8747
Special thanks to The Penthouse 8747. For more information, go to Facebook, Instagram (@thepenthouse8747), or visit https://paseopenthouse.com.