Prepping the Canvas
Start by prepping your skin for makeup application. Cleanse your face to remove any impurities, and follow up with a lightweight, hydrating moisturizer. Allow the moisturizer to absorb into your skin for a minute or two before moving on to the next step.
Achieving a flawless complexion doesn’t require layers of heavy makeup. Opt for a lightweight, long-wear foundation or a BB cream that provides buildable coverage. Apply it evenly over your face using a foundation brush or a damp makeup sponge. Don’t forget to blend it into your neck for a seamless finish.
Brighten Your Eyes
To make your eyes look awake and radiant, apply a brightening concealer under your eyes in an inverted triangle shape. Blend it gently using your fingertips or a blending sponge. This step instantly illuminates your eye area and camouflages any dark circles or puffiness.
Add a Pop of Color
For a quick and effortless eye makeup look, choose a shimmery eyeshadow in a festive color like gold, bronze, or cranberry. Apply the eyeshadow over your eyelids using your fingertip or an eyeshadow brush. The shimmery finish adds a touch of glamor without requiring intricate blending.
Frame Your Eyes
Enhance your lashes with a coat of volumizing mascara. Wiggle the mascara wand at the base of your lashes and then sweep it upward to add length and volume. Consider using a volumizing mascara with a curved brush to lift and curl your lashes for an extra pop.
A rosy blush can brighten your complexion and give you a healthy, glowing look. Smile and apply a soft, rosy blush to the apples of your cheeks, blending it slightly upward towards your temples. This simple step adds a touch of color and warmth to your face.
Complete your holiday makeup look with a statement lip color. A classic red or berry lipstick instantly elevates your appearance and adds a festive touch. Opt for a long-lasting, matte formula to ensure your lip color stays put throughout the celebrations.
Set and Glow
Use a setting spray that provides a dewy finish to set your makeup and add an extra radiance. Mist the setting spray over your face, keeping your eyes closed, to lock in your makeup and give your skin a luminous glow.