It’s no surprise that we all want to look our best for the holiday season. This is the time of year to get together with family, friends, and those we may have not had the chance to see throughout the year. Not to mention all the photos taken throughout the countless holiday parties. The right makeup can truly make or break your look which is why we’ve put together this short checklist to ensure that your beauty ready for the holidays.
Use Makeup Primer
First things first, you should always take advantage of a primer to ensure your makeup stays intact and lasts as long as possible. There are different types of primer for different parts of the face and the types of makeup you use. A foundation primer, for example, will help your foundation not only stay on longer, but set nicely to help your face retain its moisture and prevent your foundation from appearing “cakey.” A good primer will help with other areas as well, such as protection from the sun or contain a formula to help prevent wrinkles.
Protect and Improve Hair Texture
It’s probably safe to assume you’ll be styling your hair during the holiday season. All heat and products your hair is forced to withstand from curling, straightening, and coloring will most likely take a toll on your hair’s health. It’s important to use products that help counteract this stress before you subject your hair to damaging heat. When you do start to notice a difference in your hair however, there are products available to help restore and improve hair texture.
Long Lasting Eyeliner
Long wear eyeliner is imperative for any party! One of the worst looks to come by is smudged eye makeup that leaves dark circles under the eyes. Eyeliner can give your eyes a great defined look to help your eye’s pop, no matter what color they are. All day eyeliner is especially key if you have little time to redo you make up for the days you go straight from a day event to a party in the evening. Eyeliner can also be the perfect way to add a little flair to an otherwise simple look. Winged eyeliner may take a little practice but is a great way to give you look a flirty and creative edge.
Learning to use a highlighting pencil is easy and can make such a difference in your look. Highlighting the right places can make your eyes look bigger, your face looks slimmer, and give your skin a nice glow. A highlighting pencil is essential to pull off proper contouring—one of the latest trends in beauty.
Lastly, you’ll need a volatizing and clump free mascara to finish any look you decide to wear. The right mascara gives a finished polished look to any makeup style and is the perfect way to add a little bit of glamour. For the glamorous look, make sure to select volatizing mascara.