Be ready for all the celebrations with these easy holiday makeup tips!
Appear fresh and youthful with a light dusting of shimmering blush.
Pick warm hues. If you have fair skin, try a peach-colored blush with silver flecks. Richer hues like apricot with touches of gold are beautiful on darker complexions.
Provide polish. Finish with powder blush instead of a cream, which can impart a dewy glow and look too shiny next to sparkly formulas.
Work in light layers. Tap or blow off excess powder before swirling it on the apples of your cheeks, where blush is the most flattering. Sweep in one motion and blend up toward the hairline. Repeat to build intensity.
This product is silky-smooth and has the perfect amount of subtle sheen.
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom blush and highlighter, $12 at PhysiciansFormula.com
Dab a pearly highlighter on cheekbones and brow bones to enhance your glow.
E.l.f. Studio Line Shimmer Palette, $3 at EyesLipsFace.com
Create a romantic, feminine look using rich purplish tones.
Heal chapped lips. Remove flaky skin with a damp washcloth, and coat your mouth with a waxy balm. Let it soak in, then remove any excess. (Otherwise, color will slide off easily.)
Prevent feathering. Line and fill in lips with a nude pencil before applying color. This will help the shade last longer and define the shape of your pout, too.
Layer color in two thin coats, blotting after each. If you have thin lips, opt for light to medium violets; darker tones have a minimizing effect.
This ladylike raspberry stain gives lips a juicy flush without the heaviness of lipstick.
CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain, $8 at Target
Draw the focus to your lids with sparkly shadows in striking hues.
Play up your peepers. To bring attention to your eyes, use shades that contrast with your eye color.
To intensify the color, dampen your makeup brush before dipping it into the powder.
NP Set Eye Palette, $20 at Target
Creams appear more natural than powders since they sink into your skin instead of sitting on top.
Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow, $6 at Ulta