By Melissa Federico, LE and Beauty Writer
Holiday music on blast, everywhere. What better time to start thinking about holiday glam? While at home, we are fans of being low maintenance. However, the holiday encourages us to a little extra sparkle and glow. We curated these makeup looks with a festive twist to elevate your celebrations and balance out all the sweatpants.
Zoom Office Party
For a successful Zoom chat you need a stable internet connection and decent lighting. Everything else may seem inconsequential but even a hint of glam can make a big difference on camera.
We suggest keeping it as minimalistic as possible because once the camera is off, a dramatic makeup look will look a bit out of place with pajama bottoms. Butter London Little Londoner Palette offers shimmer and matte shadows that compliment the holiday season perfectly with metallic and rich shades. Swipe the metallic gold shade, Notting Hill across lids, and then deepen it with the metallic bronze Piccadilly shade. Keep this look soft by finishing it with a mauve lip. We suggest a cool matte to balance out the glistening eyeshadow, Butter London Plush Rush Satin Matte in Thrilled. The last step before hitting join, a light swipe of Mac Extended Play Perm Me Up Lash Mascara curls and lifts lashes.
Low-Key Family Gathering
If there’s no chance of avoiding a family gathering, it’ll be nice to have a glowing and effortless makeup look in your pocket. And one that will not only stay put through the event but will become a solid go-to look for other festivities like New Years’.
By Terry The Hyaluronic Hydra-Foundation Hydrating Foundation is weightless and leaves a luminous finish. Combined with a subtle smokey eye and a pluming gloss it’s festive enough without trying too hard. To lock down a smokey eye that’s quick and effective we like an eyeliner stick, like Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in Black Diamonds. The subtle sparkle in this liner will stay put 30 seconds after application, so it’ll most likely outlast any family get-together this year. Lastly, complete the look with a subtle zing of mint. The gel-like texture from Kosas Hyaluronic Lip Balm will alleviate cracked lips while simultaneously plumping your pout. And while it may look like a low-key sporty lip balm, the color payoff from Pulse is the perfect dusty pink for a natural-but-better finish.
I Woke Up Like This At-Home
This holiday season may take you no further than your own couch but the sitting in front of the fire selfies you’ll be taking later will help you appreciate our tips for achieving this fresh complexion.
This is the ultimate healthy skin, no-makeup makeup look that requires some effort to look you did nothing. The key to pulling off this look starts with plump skin. Begin by supercharging skin with a hyaluronic acid serum like PCA Skin HA Boosting Serum. Epionce Tinted Face Shield offers protection offers an elegant coverage that warms up and blends into to even out tone, protect and conceal imperfections. Finish with a lightweight powder like Hourglass Ambient Light Powder and a touch of lightweight concealer by Pink Dust Cosmetics for a natural and refreshed look. Finish the look by hitting cheekbones, above the lip, and down the center of the nose with Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Flawless Filter for an extra dewy and radiant complexion.