Shimmering snow, twinkling lights, iridescent icicles—there’s no denying this season is all about sparkle. So why not deck yourself out for some of those upcoming holiday parties? After all, what other time of year can you not only get away with wearing head-to-toe silver and gold—but actually look classy doing it?
Here are some easy ways to add extra glitz and glamour to your holiday look:
All that glitters.
So maybe a sequined cocktail dress isn’t your thing. You can still reflect light with a layer of body glitter, smoothed over exposed areas such as your shoulders and back. Glitter Up, from Pure & Natural, is a luxurious lotion that lends just the right amount of shimmer while also softening skin with apricot kernel oil, jojoba and vitamin E. Try it in Opalescent or Gold.
If your festive attire leaves a lot to the imagination (i.e. high neckline or long sleeves), try EcoBella FlowerColor Shimmer Dust as a face powder or eye shadow for added glimmer and just a hint of color. Moon is perfect for fair skin, or choose from Sun (bronze) or Star (pink) to enhance darker tones.
Go for the glow.
For a more subtle yet still stunning holiday look, focus on upping radiance with creams and cosmetics geared toward glow. The secret to creating aura-like effects starts with proper moisture. First, apply an intense hydrating cream such as CSI Super Hyaluronic Moisturizing Cream, which saturates skin, creating an almost “dewy” appearance.
Next, apply a sheer makeup base like Aubrey Organics Silken Earth Translucent Base Foundation. Made from powdered silk, this smooth-spreading powder provides complete coverage, giving you a rich and radiant glow. Finish with a swipe of Larenim Cosmic Glow Mineral Blush along your cheekbones, and you’re ready to light up the night.
You already shine, with that great personality of yours. But bring a little of that brightness to the surface with some sassy accents. A coat of nail polish in a holiday hue can make a bold statement with little effort. Some of my favorites include Beauty Without Cruelty’s Deepest Mulberry, Barielle Berry Blue or Honeybee Gardens Burlesque.
Not a social butterfly? Let your lips do the talking when you wear Burt’s Bees Super Glossy Natural Lip Shine or Love & Toast Crush Rush Lip Glaze. These natural glosses offer silky texture, fruity flavor and moisturizing ingredients that naturally soften while adding shine.
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