Chapter 33: Makeup Tips for the Holiday Season

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Beauty Book

The holidays are only a few days away! Who’s ready to party? 

The holiday season is all about being as extra, glamorous and bold as you can be, and getting ready is the best part. So gather your collection of vibrant eye shadow palettes, bold lipsticks and glitter makeup.

Follow these quick and simple tips to make sure your holiday makeup is on point:

Holiday parties can last for hours or even all night! To make sure that your makeup doesn’t budge, always start your makeup routine with a face primer. Primers are great for creating a smooth base for your makeup and they help keep your makeup looking fresh throughout the night.

Holika Holika’s Naked Face Balancing Primer gives your skin everything it needs, from evening out and brightening your skin tone to improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s infused with green tea, lavender and rosehip extracts to add extra glow to your complexion, which is exactly what your skin needs for all your upcoming holiday soirées!

Never tried glitter makeup before? Now’s the perfect time to start. Since it’s the holiday season, feel free to apply as much glitter as you want. After all, glitter was made for playing with, so try experimenting with different looks. You can apply glitter on your eyelids, cheekbones, or even on your lips — ‘tis the season to sparkle! 

For long-lasting shimmery eye makeup, you can’t go wrong with I’M MEME I’m Glitter Beam from MEMEBOX, which comes in three versatile hues: opal, coral and golden. If you want to go all out with glitter, try out UNLEASHIA’s Get Loose Glitter Gel. It’s water- and sweat-proof, making it ideal for holiday parties. It also has a transparent base and you can apply it on your face, body and even your hair. The more glitter, the merrier! 


Whenever there’s a party, there’s a 99.9% chance that you’ll be in front of a camera, so make sure you’re camera-ready! If you have oily skin, you’ll most likely get a shiny T-zone halfway through the night. To look flawless in all your selfies, simply dust some translucent powder on your T-zone as the final step in your makeup routine.

If you want to do a quick touch-up at your holiday party, go for a compact powder that you can fit in your purse like EGLIPS’ Blur Powder Pact Peach Edition. This ultra-fine powder also leaves your complexion looking extra glowy, so your skin will look perfect in all your holiday party photos.


If you don’t want to stress about your makeup throughout the night, opt for waterproof makeup – especially eye makeup since they’re more prone to smudging. Shiseido’s Majolica Majorca Lash King Mascara does not disappoint. Not only does this mascara make your lashes look extra long and thick, but it’ll also stay put all night since it’s waterproof.

Do you normally go for a natural lip color like nude? If so, ‘tis the time to take a break and go for bolder colors like red, plum or even fuchsia. The holidays are the perfect time to have fun with your makeup so as the saying goes, go bold or go home!

SHANY’s LL (Liquid Lipstick) Cream Lip Gloss is available in a variety of shades – including bold greens, oranges, purples, blues and blacks – so feel free to experiment! All lip glosses are highly pigmented and leave your lips hydrated.

Before you start putting together the festive makeup looks that you’re going for this holiday season, don’t forget to take good care of your skin. Check out Chapter 32 of the Beauty Book for tips on how to take care of your skin while juggling a fully booked social calendar.  

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