Perfect Holiday Makeup Without Breaking the Bank

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, but there’s no need to stress about looking glamorous – or spend a lot of money to achieve that perfect Christmas or New Year’s look. A few simple makeup tips, along with some key holiday products, will not only reflect your own beauty but show off the holiday spirit, as well.

Shimmering Skin

After applying your own concealer and foundation, add some shimmer to your face by sweeping a glittering powder over you cheekbones, below your brow bone and even on the inner corner of your eyes. If you’re fair-skinned, choose a pink-based highlighter. If, instead, your skin has medium or dark tones, stick with a golden shade.


If you don’t regularly groom your brows, just combing the hairs and filling in bare spots can give you entire face a makeover. There’s tons of brow-grooming kits available, such as NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder.

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There are tons of options when it comes to creating the perfect holiday eyes. You can sweep black liner across your top lid to make a bold yet elegant statement. Try a bold look with either liquid or gel liner. Top it off with a basic grey eye shadow, then mix in a gold shadow to highlight your eyes.

If you’re not keen on dark eyeliner, you can create a gorgeous look with various shadows. Start by brushing a soft red shadow on your eyelids followed by a white shadow on the inner corners of your eyes. Highlight the top of your eyes near your brow bone with a gold shadow, then finish the look with a gold eyeliner at the edge of your top lashes.

Finally, you never want to hit a party without your mascara in place.


If you’ve gone for colorful eyes, don’t forget your lips with a soft red lipstick topped off with a clear gloss. If you’ve left your eyes in mute colors, create a holiday look with a chocolate lipstick with mauve or reddish undertones.


No holiday look is complete without blush. Highlight your natural beauty by combining lighter and darker blush colors. Start off with the lighter shade in a compact, then layer its darker companion on top.

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by on December 23rd, 2014