Glam holiday makeup looks don't have to be hard.
With the right products and a few tips from our beauty experts, you can easily shine bright this season. When it comes to holiday makeup, anything goes. Whether you want to glitter, sparkle and shine or appear radiantly flawless for those seasonal soirees, we've got the answers for your holiday beauty regime. Check out our beauty experts' favorite products to make the season bright!
It's time to step away from your trusty beauty regime and try something new for that special event or party. The NYX Suede Lip Cream Vault Set includes 24 matte shades that dry instantly and provide a comfortable, long-lasting wear. Try a bold new color or create an ombre look by using a darker shade as a liner and a lighter shade. Each tube is compact, perfect for the holiday clutches.
Expert tip: If you have on a regular lipstick, and would like to add dimension and set it to matte, use the suede lip cream as a top coat.
During the holidays, it's so important to have a versatile eye shadow palette. The Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette is perfect for every skin tone and allows for a large range of looks. Create a natural look with a shade that complements your skin tone for those holiday mornings or casual events. Or, for those inevitable nighttime extravaganzas (i.e. NYE), use the darker tones for a smoky eye.
Expert Tip: Use the tip of the brush to press on powder-based eyeliner directly onto the lashline and below to add dimension.
Smile for the camera! There's no doubt that you'll be cheesin' for all of those holiday photos. Our beauty experts suggest a true-to-skin blush that easily blends into the skin, rather than just sits on top. Try the Tarte Sculpted Cheeks Deluxe Amazonian Clay Brush and Set for glowing, Insta-worthy cheeks. These shades are buildable, allowing for natural and bold looks.
Expert Tip: Let your cheeks play the supporting role by using a skin-mimicking blush, and amp up your look with highlighter or bold lip and eye colors.
What's the best thing about makeup shopping during the holidays? Gift sets! Pamper yourself with a new brush set that will last throughout the year. This season's editor pick is the IT Brushes for ULTA- City Chic Set. It's easy to get excited about all of the awesome products, but don't forget to invest in your brushes. Make the application of your favorite products easier with this set.
Expert Tip: Wash your brushes after every application. If this tip sounds overwhelming, try a spritz of makeup brush cleaner.
Eyes + Lips + Cheeks
‘Tis the season to sparkle and shine! If you're looking for the gift set that does it all, try the BareMinerals Keep It Glowing set. It includes an eye shadow palette with glistening neutrals, blush, luminizer, volumizing mascara and lip gloss. If you're in a rush or you're looking for a present for your beauty-loving friend, grab-and-go with this gift set.
Expert Tip: In the corners of your eyes, brush your mascara outward to elongate your lashes.