Holiday Makeup Must-Haves

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Just like every other girl, I fully intend on making the most of sparkle and glitter this holiday season. My makeup is no exception, and this year, I am all about a gold, sparkly eye and red lip. 

To get the look, my go-to palette is the Lolita 206 by Marc Jacobs. Mine is well-loved (if you couldn’t tell by the cracked mirror). I like to use the second color from the left (a warm light brown) in the palette in my crease to create a bit of definition, and then I’ll take the the darker brown and use it on the outer corners of my eyes to add some depth. I like to use the second-to-right color (a really pretty pale gold) to cover most of my lid and blend it slightly with the darker brown. Then I’ll spray some Mac Fix+ on an eyeshadow brush and use the middle shade (a slightly cooler gold with chunkier glitter) to press over the previously applied gold shade. Then I apply the far left color on my browbone to give some lift and highlight. (If you’re looking for something more budget-friendly that’ll pack a sparkly punch, check out Sonia Kashuk’s Showstoppers palette from Target.)

After the eyeshadow is done, grab your favorite liquid eyeliner (mine is Lorac’s Front of the Line Pro in black) and create a cat-eye. Then finish up with mascara. If you’re looking for your lashes to make an impact without going the falsie route, I really like Tarte’s Best in Faux Lash-Extending Fibers.

For cheeks, I like to add a bit of color and red without going overboard (you don’t want to overpower that bold lip). My go-to’s are Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Natural Beauty and Tarte’s Cheek Stain in Flush. Then top off your cheekbones with a highlight, such as “pearl” from Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlights trio.

Finally, and most importantly, it’s time to focus on that red lip. For long-lasting wear, using a lip liner is important. Rimmel’s Exaggerate Automatic Lip Liner is a good option. The Wet n Wild Megalast Lip Color in 909D Coral-ine is amazing for the drugstore-savvy gal, and for the girl who loves something high-end, I’d suggest Smashbox’s Be Legendary Lipstick in Infrared Matte (the perfect holiday red).

What’s your go-to holiday makeup look? Let me know in the comments below!