The holidays are the perfect time to up your beauty game. I love experimenting with looks around this time of year because you can go a bit bold without looking completely crazy! read on for my 5 holiday beauty essentials you need in your makeup bag!
5 HOLIDAY BEAUTY ESSENTIALS:
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation // A good base is essential for any look, especially when you’re getting all dolled up for the holidays. This is my all time favorite foundation and I wanted to talk about it here because it’s perfect for dry winter skin. It’s light to medium coverage foundation with buildable coverage, but it looks super natural and I’ve never had a problem with it clinging to dry spots on my dry skin. For reference, my shade is “Deauville”
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette // The Urban Decay Naked palettes are popular for a reason, the shades can create everyday to smoky looks. The 2nd Naked palette is the “cooler” toned one and it consists of plenty of metallic and shimmery shades to create the perfect holiday party smokey eye.
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector // When creating a look for a holiday party I like to sparkle all over! Highlighting can definitely be overdone sometimes, but it’s practically made for the holidays! I love this one because it looks super natural and the pigment is super finely milled. My favorite shade is “Champagne Pop.”
Bold Red Lipstick: MAC Russian Red or Nars Cruella // A bold red lip is an absolute must during the holidays. I couldn’t add just one red lipstick though because these two are my all time favorites. MAC Russian Red is the perfect classic red lip and the shade looks goo on practically everyone. Plus the blue tones make your teeth look super white. Nars “Cruella” is a deeper red that is perfect this time of year and it literally NEVER COMES OFF! I love the staying power of this and it definitely makes it worth the splurge.
Ardell Faux Mink Lashes // When creating a bold holiday or New Years look false lashes can definitely add that finishing touch. I’ve been practicing with false lashes because I’m planning on wearing them for my wedding and these are my favorite (and only $5.99!) because they look super natural on!