The holidays are always a great excuse to add a little sparkle to your routine, whether you’re going to an office holiday party or a Christmas fete. From nail polishes to lip glosses, here are our favorite ways to add a festive twist to your beauty repertoire.
AERIN Winter Color Palette ($70): This little palette is a bit of a splurge, but it’s worth it. It’s an ultimate secret weapon with a super easy-to-wear trio of shimmery sheer gold, deep brown, and rich teal shadows. Try dusting the gold over your eyelids before defining your eye with a black-brown eyeliner, or use a pointed liner brush to line your lash lines with the emerald for a more smoky look. To finish your look, the rosy nude blush adds a pretty winter glow.
Kate Spade New York Glitter Bug Georgie Clutch in Rose Gold ($78): Store your beauty essentials in this glittery clutch, a perfect accessory for any holiday festivity. The rose gold hue and delicate bow are both playful and elegant, and the size is just right to hold everything you need for a fun night out.
Soap & Glory A Great Kisser Lip Moisture Balm in Vanilla Bean ($10): For girls who just want to dip their toes into the sparkle, this tinted moisturizing lip balm is infused with a subtle amount of gold shimmer. Effortlessly dress up your everyday lip with this sheer balm—or make it a fun stocking stuffer for your friends.
Benefit Longwear Powder Shadow in Kiss Me I’m Tipsy ($20): Made with Benefit’s silky-soft long-lasting powder shadow formula, Kiss Me I’m Tipsy is a shade that every girl needs in her makeup collection. The shimmery mauve-y brown will become your go-to for glamorous smoky eyes. Or, for a more toned-down look, simply sweep a sheer wash on your eyelids.
Dior Addict in Pink Fantasy ($29.50): Swipe on this bright watermelon lip gloss before a night on the town. The non-sticky formula adds shine while plumping lips as the look-at-me magenta hue enlivens your whole face. Just add a little eyeliner and a coat of mascara and you’ll be set to go.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette ($58): Grab this limited edition palette before it’s gone. Its universally flattering finishing powders deliver a luminous glow with high-tech ingredients that enhance your skin tone in various lights—leaving you to look fabulously flawless in every holiday picture.
Make Up For Ever Glitter in White Violet ($15): Dab a little sparkle wherever you need it. Wearing a strapless dress? Dampen your shoulders and dust on a tiny bit of this iridescent glitter to add a hint of glamour. For special occasions, apply eye shadow over it to totally transform your everyday matte.
Essie Encrusted Nail Polish in Peak of Chic ($8.50): Turn your nails into a winter wonderland with this pretty white and holographic bar glitter. Layer two coats over a sheer neutral polish for a dense opaque look or apply over a deep red or bright fuchsia to jazz up your manicure in a snap.
Smashbox Wondervision Eye Set in Flash ($32): Mix and match these six neutral shadows for an infinite number of looks. The deep plum is more unexpected than a basic brown or black and the pinky nudes are great for layering. Complete with black eyeliner and mascara, this set includes all you need to prepare for any event.
Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer ($28): Add radiance to your face and body with this hydrating illuminizer. Swipe it onto your collarbone or mix a little bit with your foundation for a little extra glow.
Last modified: December 20, 2013