December 31st, 2010 / posted by paularath

 Holiday Beauty Tips From International Make-up Artist William Squire

Wondering how to look dazzling for New Year’s gatherings? International make-up artist, fashion guru, professional model, agent, author and Your Signature Style host William Squire provided us with tips to make you sparkle.

William and I have been friends for years now. We always get together when he is in Honolulu for Chanel or his Signature Style events. He has a condo in Kapalua so we sometimes get to see him on Maui. I love his makeup style, simple and natural, always created to play up a woman’s best features. Although he is a national makeup artist for Chanel, he uses a variety of products in his personal kit.

“To glow this holiday season, think glimmer, shimmer and shine!” William said, adding the following tips:

“1. With colder weather upon many parts of the country, you may need a heavier cream or a moisture mask, such as Lancôme’s Aqua Fusion Continuing Infusing Moisturizer. (Note: This also goes for those of you who go on vacation in cold climates or take ski vacations in the winter or summer trips to places such as New Mexico or Arizona. Our Island skin is not used to cold and/or dry climates. We need to add moisture, moisture, moisture.)

2. For a flawless-looking complexion, apply foundation with a brush in small downward strokes, continuing down to the neck. I love MAC’s foundation brush #190 and Kevyn Aucoin’s Liquid Airbrush Crème Foundation.

3. For a spectacular glow, try Chanel’s Poudre Precieuse Gold Highlighting Powder with Brush,  Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche D’or Golden Touch for the Face or your favorite gold dust.

4. Drama and dazzle start with the eyes; silver, gold and metallic eye shadows are all the rage. Go light or heavy, no rules apply. Just be sure to blend well. NARS single eye shadows in Silent Night or Bombshell are perfect for every festive occasion. Now’s the time to pull out your black eyeliner and go wild. Go heavier along the top of the lashes and toward the outer corner, and a bit softer under the eye for the perfect smoky eye. Follow with two coats of black mascara.

5. Always wanted to try false eyelashes but are intimidated? Buy some individual lashes and clear eyelash glue (don’t get white). Use tweezers to dip the ends in a small amount of glue and place on outer corners of lashes and hold for a moment. Three or four lashes make a huge impact. 

6. This time of year is perfect for red lipstick and nail polish. Just make sure that the red on your nails is in the same color family as the red on your lips. Great alternatives to red polish are white, beige, gold or soft-pink pearlized colors, such as Chanel’s Le Vernis in Perle Rose. For great reds, OPI’s Red Hot Gift and Little Red Wagon are among my favorite polishes.

7. For a final touch, dab pure perfume, like Nuit de Noel by Caron, on your pulse points. Perfume is actually lighter than eau d’ toilette, which contains alcohol that gives it a stronger smell.

 Now all that’s left to do is exude confidence, have fun and know that no one else in the world has the same beauty as you.”

William also collaborated on the “The Model’s Workbook,” to provide information and tips for people who want to succeed in the modeling industry. It’s kind of a workbook to help the aspiring model navigate those often murky waters.

For more information, visit or To reach William Squire, email

– Paula Rath

What are they saying?
Leave a comment below.
Aimee R
December 31st, 2010 at 7:02 pm


January 24th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

thanks for the tips about glimmer.i admit wearing red lipstick is a wonderful festive treat for me.:))

Leave a comment:
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *.