Do you need some help getting into the holiday spirit? Here are some ways you can put your best face forward. This list of easy-to-use products will inject some festive glamour into a classic makeup palette.
Go for an illuminating and lightweight foundation to avoid a cakey look.
Use a BB or CC cream to create a natural glow and healthy complexion. Apply 1-2 pumps of IT Cosmetics CC Cream Illumination onto a clean face. This CC cream offers many advantages. It can be used as your moisturizer, anti-aging serum, concealer, foundation and sunscreen.
Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+ – IT Cosmetics – $49 – www.itcosmetics.ca
Pick a cream-based concealer that will blend well and create a flawless look.
Use a full-coverage, waterproof concealer to hide blemishes and dark circles. To guarantee a natural result, warm a tiny amount of the award-winning Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination with your fingers and then tap onto your skin. This method of application will avoid creases or cracks.
Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination™ Anti-Aging Concealer – IT Cosmetics – $32 – www.itcosmetics.ca
Forget the traditional smoky eyes. The trend for the lids this season is sheerer. You want to look like a diva with less makeup.
The classic ’60s version of winged eyeliner is en vogue. Just apply a neutral shade of eyeshadow on your crease. Then draw a line above your lashes with a black or metallic liquid or pencil liner, flicking up the end slightly for that winged effect.
Go extreme, but don’t look like a drama queen. You can transform the classical cat eye by drawing a stroke on top of your eyeliner with a metallic glitter liner. Choose the same colour glitter as your metallic liner.
Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner – URBAN DECAY – $23 – www.sephora.ca
The timeless winged eyeliner and red lip combo is the must-have look this season.
Treat yourself with luxurious, Charlotte Tilbury cashmere-soft lipstick. This special blend of waxes won’t bleed and stays vibrant all night.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick So Marilyn – red – $39 – Sephora.ca
Put a twinkle in your smile by swiping a high-shine gloss in the middle of your lips.
Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lip gloss, colour Shine A Light – MARC JACOBS BEAUTY – $35 –.sephora.ca
Use a neutral cream blush rather than powder-based to avoid a talc-y or dry look. It sounds like an understatement, but stick to the same neutral colour for your cheeks and eye lids to achieve a classic but yet gorgeous look.
The versatile M.A.C Cream Colour Base offers a dewy finish, which allows you to create an effect that ranges from sheer layers to dramatic intensities. It can be used on the eyelids, lips, and cheeks, and is extremely easy to blend.
Cream Colour Base – M.A.C – $28 – maccosmetics.ca
Turn on your cheeks by applying on the top of your cheek bones and the bridge of your nose one of the highlighters in the trio Highlighting Powders Nars palette. The formulas bring a weightless illumination and shimmering sophistication.
NARS High Voltage Highlighting Palette – $42 – narscosmetics.ca
Load up your lashes with black mascara to so they pop from your eyes.
The holidays are a perfect time to wear false lashes. Choose faux mink lashes with a crisscrossed pattern for an ultra-natural-look. Velour lashes offers a kit that makes them easy to apply and is perfect for first-time users. It comes with Latex-Free Lash Adhesive that is completely invisible and lasts all night.
Velour Silk Lash Ornament – VELOUR LASHES – $34 – www.sephora.ca
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