Holiday Hair & Makeup Milwaukee






















Everything has an extra dose of sparkle and glimmer during the holidays, and your hair and makeup should be no exception!    At iLLustria, our hair and makeup experts are available to create award-winning style for all of your holiday events and parties!  Whether you need an updo for the symphony or a fabulous blowout style for an evening out on the town, artistry abounds at our Milwaukee hair salon!   If you are dreaming of a long, glamorous style but lack the hair length or volume to create it, our natural hair extensions can make those dreams come true as well!   You'll be amazed at how good you will look and feel after just one visit to our salon.  Make an appointment early for the best hair and makeup this season!

Our stylists and makeup artists are also available to give you specific professional tips when you visit.  This month, we are happy to share our best expert advice for makeup application that will have you ready for holiday magic.


TIP #1:  Start with a good foundation

A good base should be the building point for the rest of your makeup.  Don't skimp on quality with your foundation.  You will want to choose products that have excellent staying power, radiance and a natural ingredient list that will nourish your skin instead of irritating it.   For best results, we suggest the Mirabella makeup line, a top of the line professional mineral makeup series that is renowned for its superior performance and natural, mineral-based ingredients.

TIP #2:  Choose your best feature, and make it the focal point

One area where many women fall into a makeup pitfall is by adding color everywhere.   To get the most professional look, choose one feature to be the main focus and play it up.   If you have gorgeous eyes, use color, liner, and mascara to draw attention to them while using subtle colors for the rest of your face.  Likewise, if your lips are your best asset, then paint them a shade that will get them noticed while using more neutral tones for other areas of your face.   Using color on every square inch of your face is a recipe for looking more like an amateur makeup artist than a cover model.

TIP #3:   Add a little glimmer or glitter

Add a bit of shimmer eyeliner or glittery eye shadow for a holiday look if you’re accenting your eyes, or choose a shimmery lipstick if your lips are the center of attention.   For a dramatic look on your lips, try Mirabella's velvet lip pencil.   The velvet lip pencil will give your lips a rich velvet texture with gorgeous color saturation that has long lasting staying power.

TIP  #4:   Try false lashes

Holidays are a fun time to be a little extravagant.   Lengthening your lashes is a great way to give your eyes a face-framing accent that is simply luxurious.  If you’ve never worn false lashes before, you can make the application easier by cutting each set of lashes into two or three sections, and applying each of the small sections one at a time instead of trying to wrestle with one very long section.  Or you can make an appointment with one of our lash experts at iLLustria, and we'll apply those gorgeous lashes for you!



Love the smokey eye look?  Follow the video tutorial below to learn how to create this glamorous effect using Mirabella shadow and liner. 




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