The Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Makeup

December 02, 2020
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | by L'Oréal
Holiday Makeup Tips
While we’re skipping IRL Christmas parties in favor of family Zoom calls and trading in our sequin dresses for matching PJs this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we don’t plan on giving up our full face-beat. From glitter eyeshadow and bold lips to graphic liners, we’re going to rock holiday makeup all season long. To help you decide which looks you should try this season, we’re going over our holiday makeup dos and don’ts.

Do: Experiment With Something Different

Whether you've always wanted to try fake eyelashes or a bright red lipstick, the holidays are the time to try something new. Not sure if you'll like it? Practice makes perfect. Always test your new look first before your big debut, ensuring you will look and feel your best.

Don’t: Go Overboard With Glitter 

A little sparkly shadow on the eyelids is an easy way to dress up your eye makeup in less than ten seconds. Check out this glam tutorial to help you nail the look. If looking like a disco ball isn’t your thing, go for a more natural, cream highlight and matte lip, or use glitter as a little pop in the center of your eyeshadow for a subtle effect. 

Do: Play With Liquid Liner 

One of the most iconic holiday makeup looks involves winged liquid eyeliner. It can definitely take some practise to master, so start experimenting now. We also recommend using a stencil to help get the perfect shape. One of our go-to products is the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Liquid Eyeliner.

Don’t: Overdo Your Blush 

The cold, winter months can leave our skin looking dull and dry. Cream blush is an excellent way to add extra radiance and hydration at the same time. When choosing a brighter color, make sure you blend, blend and blend on the cheeks until it looks natural and smooth. The key is starting with a light touch and softly adding pigment as you go. 

Do: Take Your Time 

Trying a new makeup look for the holidays is no fun if you're in a rush. Create an experience, put on your favorite playlist, light a scented candle and enjoy playing with makeup. Have just as much fun putting on your makeup as wearing it. 

Don’t: Forget to Wash Your Face

Make sure that you remove everything before going to bed, from fake eyelashes to lipstick. This will keep your skin healthy and blemish-free.

Photo: Raine Tolentino

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