While we’re totally jealous if your only plans for the holiday season include sitting at home by the fire with a good book, we’ve already said yes to all sorts of parties and get-togethers — the perfect excuse to try out a cheery new holiday makeup look. With nine of Amazon’s bestselling makeup items from the past year, this festive look is filled with bright colors, glowing skin, and a little sparkle.
Step 1: Prep your skin
To apply your makeup like a pro, the first step is always a primer. We’re obsessed with Touch In Sol’s No Pore Primer because it’s long lasting, non-irritating, blurs your pores, and gives you a soft glow. It’s creamy, lightweight, and even has green tea extract to protect and energizes your skin.
A quick search on YouTube will bring up a million and one ways to apply your foundation flawlessly, but in my experience, it all comes down to your foundation’s formula and the tool you use to blend it. One of Amazon’s best selling foundations of all time is Avashine Color Changing Foundation — and it’s only $13! It’s light and creamy but full coverage and waterproof. The best part? You don’t have to worry about shade matching because it changes to match your skin tone. To apply it, press it into your skin with a damp sponge. We love the shape of the Juno & Co. Microfiber Velvet Sponge.
Step 3: Do that thing with your eyes
I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t have my eyes on an eyeshadow palette from Lady Gaga’s new makeup line, Haus Laboratories. The Glam Room No. 1 palette has 10 shades including a gorgeous matte and some fun metallic, shimmer, and sparkle finishes to put you in the holiday spirit. They are super blendable and even include a black you can use as a faux liner. Put on some music and have fun with these colors! It’s the holidays — anything goes.
Step 4: Make your lips pop
My golden rule for lip color that lasts all night long lies is a yummy, organic lip scrub. It’ll get rid of your dry, chapped skin and provide a smooth base for your color. For color, I use a combo of cherry-colored lip tint (because it’s low maintenance and last SO long) and a hydrating lip balm to carry around with me and protect my lips from the winter winds.
Step 5: Add sparkle
A little highlighter goes a long way in the winter time when your skin might otherwise feel dry and look dull. Using the amazing Physician’s Formula Butter Highlighter in “Pearl” or their golden “Champagne” shade, you’ll look instantly brighter and glowy-er. Bonus: they won’t irritate sensitive skin and blend like a dream.
Step 6: Seal it with a mist
I live and die by NYX’s Matte Setting Spray because it reduces shine, locks in my look without drying out my skin, and cost less than Starbucks latte. Happy holidays!
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