It’s not even Thanksgiving yet and we are already swamped with work, exhausted from the influx of parties, and trying hard to stay on top of looking our best. One thing we’ve found that makes it easier to get a flawless look for the holiday season? Amazing make-up tutorials on our favorite seasonal looks!
If you want the inside scoop on how to have perfect cat eyes with the magic of Scotch tape or red lips that stay put despite all the mistletoe make-out sessions, check out our list of Ten Quick & Easy Beauty Tips For The Holiday Party Season.
10. Full Sexy Curls
Something about big curls just screams holiday glamor and with everyone snapping pics on their phones to post to Facebook, spending a little more time on a curly do might have you tagging yourself all throughout January.
9. Smokey Glitter Eyes
We are proponents of glitter all year long, but if you are normally shy of sparkles for day-to-day, there is no better time to whip out your glitter crayon than during the holidays. A little around the eyes looks like a mistake, so go bold with an eyeload of dense color.
8. Perfectly Shaped Eyebrows
Oh my god, Jane Marie is our skin-spiration and her tutorial on how to get perfectly shaped eyebrows is so easy to work with. Even without gads of make-up on, good skin and good eyebrows can make you look fabulous wherever you go!
[Source: The Hairpin]
7. Contured Face
OK, we’re right there with you. There are carbs everywhere and you’ve gained your annual winter ten–right in your face. Learn how to contour with make-up, slap on some Spanx, and no one but your scale will know the difference. Remember–that’s what New Years resolutions are for!
6. Look Alive
The title sounds a little macabre but all of us know that feeling after a few cocktail parties back to back–tired eyes and skin. Don’t show up to work or your family dinner looking like a hot mess. Try these simple make-up tips to make yourself look more “awake.” You’ll thank us when your aunt isn’t making comments at the table about you looking a “little tired” and “how are you going to get a man with bags under your eyes.”
5. Lush Fake Eyelashes
When mascara is just not enough and you want to really make a statement at your next holiday party, whip out the fake eyelashes and gloat on all the compliments you get. Yes, that’s right. You’re hot.
4. Flawless Matte Foundation
Channeling a bit of a retro vibe for the holidays is always fun and we love going full-on ’50s. One of the key components of the ’50s look? Flawless matte skin.
3. Perfectly Manicured Holiday Nails
Scarlet red nails always look fancy ripping open presents, but if you’ve spent all your late year dough on gifts for your loved ones, a perfect at home manicure is not as hard as it seems. And it’s so much cheaper!
2. Bright Bombshell Red Lips
Red lipstick can be kind of scary, but if you pick out a color that fits your skin tone (ask the people at the beauty store for help) and you follow Jessica Harlow’s amazingly simple tips, your red lipstick will look red-hot at your next holiday party.
1. Scotch Tape Cat Eye
Jane Marie from The Hairpin teaches us how to wondrously scribble on a coveted cat eye with the magic of Scotch tape. Super sexy ’60s eyes let me introduce you to little black dress. We’re sure you’ll get along beautifully.
[Source: Refinery 29]
- What are some of your holiday make-up tips? Let us know in the comments!