From silky strands to sparkle galore, the holidays are your time to shine. Try some beauty trends you’d normally never wear (face crystals, anyone?), or just amp up the glitter factor. Either way, make sure your skin is glowing and your hair lustrous.
1. Dare to Wear
Outsized glitter? Exaggerated cat-eye? Vamped-up lips? Yes, yes, and yes! Let loose and have a little fun this holiday.
Rather than a straight line of lashes, these mimic real lashes with their layered placement. Battington 3-D Silk Harlow Lashes, $26, battingtonlashes.com
Apply the high-shine glitter shadow on top of the cream base for some serious sparkle that won’t budge all night. The Estée Edit Metallishadow Créme + Powder, $25, sephora.com
Milani Stay Put Matte 17hr Wear Liquid Liner, $8, milanicosmetics.com
Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara, $9.49, ulta.com
If you can’t do face crystals, try a liquid foil cream shadow. Apply glitter on top with this convenient dual-ended wand. Touch in Sol Metallist Liquid Foil & Glitter Eye Shadow Duo, $25, sephora.com
Hard Candy Fierce Effect Lipstick in Black Diamond, $5, walmart.com
2. Get the Glow
Let your light shine in all the right places (and keep smoky eyes matte).
Love looking candlelit but not strobe-y? This face powder with a hint of glow gives you an instant selfie filter look. Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder, $38, lauramercier.com
A rosy-gold highlighter for an etheral finish. Roll it on cheekbones with an oval brush. M.A.C In The Spotlight Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Show Gold, $33, maccosmetics.com
Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics, $54, ulta.com
3. Keep It Lush
Whether straight or wavy, keep hair shiny, lush, and smooth.
Smooth without weighing down strands. Honest Beauty Honestly Polished Dry Condition + Shine Serum, $20, honestbeauty.com
PK Prep Plumping Cream, $33, philipkingsley.com
Color Wow Pop & Lock Crystallite Shellac, $18, ulta.com
4. Prep & Prime
Perfect your skin with these instant pick-me-ups.
This mask leaves behind a fine veil over skin for an instantly whiter, brighter complexion. Cledbel Gluta Power Mask, $46, hallyucosmetics.com
Dot on fine lines for an instant smoothing effect. DHC Quick Film Smoother, $27.50, dhccare.com
Originally published in Composure Magazine.