Look More Awake With Eye Makeup
“Wearing cool colors on and around your eyes will alleviate redness,” says Ami Mallon, global corporate educator for Osmosis Colour Mineral Cosmetics. Mallon recommends switching your go-to black eyeliner pencil for a navy blue one this holiday season. This will brighten the whites of your eyes and give the illusion that you have gotten more sleep.
For a creamy navy-tinted pencil that won’t let you down this holiday season, Mallon recommends the Osmosis Eye Pencil in Navy, $25, which has incredibly long wearability.
Refrigerate Your Eye Creams
“Keep your eye creams refrigerated for extra de-puffing power when you use it the morning after,” says Eugene He, clinical naturopath and founder of Ceramiracle.
To amp up the fine-line-busting benefits of Farmacy Dew It All Total Eye Cream, $38, be sure to stick it in the fridge overnight and use it after a late night out the next morning.
Carry a Travel Mist Bottle On the Go
“Fill a travel mist bottle with your favorite essence or alcohol-free toner and never leave home without it,” he says. Your mist will hydrate and refresh your makeup on the go and also tame frizzy hair, he says.
Next time you need a pick-me-up, stash Meow Meow Tweet Geranium Palmarosa Face Toner, $24, in your handbag for a burst of antioxidants and nutrients.
Use Multipurpose Products
Glow-Up Your Skin
“The holidays can be stressful and your skin can look a bit lackluster before your big holiday event,” says Rick DiCecca, global makeup artist for Artistry by Amway. Consider applying an illuminating face moisturizer before putting on your makeup or a mask the night before your event to achieve a luminous glow, he suggests.
To keep your skin looking luminous sans makeup, apply E.L.F. Illuminating Moisturizer SPF 15, $8, to achieve a soft and natural shine.
Highlight Your Best Features
“Apply a neutral shade of highlighter to your eyelids, the top of your cheekbones and above your cupid’s bow for instant holiday sparkle,” DiCecca says. If you don’t have a highlighter, you may use any shimmery eyeshadow in a neutral shade as a substitute, he adds.
To glow like a pro this holiday season, try using a neutral-tinted highlighter like Urban Decay Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid in Aura, $28, to achieve a soft and gorgeous sparkle.
Use Undereye Patches
“Undereye gel patches are a lifesaver,” says editorial and celebrity makeup artist Maddie North. Just wear them for a few minutes on the way to drinks or dinner and you’ll look (and feel!) refreshed for any event.
To keep your eyes looking fresh and revitalized, try using the Knesko Nano Gold Repair Collagen Eye Mask Treatment, $16, during your Uber ride to keep puffiness and dark circles under control.
Don’t Forget to Take Care of Your Hands
“During the holidays, hands tend to be more on display, whether we are clinking glasses or are unwrapping gifts,” says professional makeup artist Milian Bonillo. To keep your hands supple and smooth, she recommends swapping out hand lotion for a rich cream, like Aveeno Skin Relief Hand Cream, $5.49.
Add a Bit Of Sparkle to Your Lips
“A bold lip is always festive, but to make your look extra special, apply a bold darker shade on the outside of the lips and add some sparkle with a good lip topper,” says makeup artist Dominique Samuel. CrushXO Crush It! Semi-Gloss Liquid Topper, $18, is infused with gemstones, so it gives you a beautiful dimension on your lips.
Don’t Be Afraid to Use Finishing Powder on Your Hair
The holiday season can be a very stressful time for all of us with an overwhelming number of work events and family get-togethers. And yes, ensuring we look festive enough is definitely a part of that stress-inducing equation as we dig deep into our makeup bags for seldom-used sultry eyeshadows and red lipsticks.
Making sure our beauty routine is holiday-ready doesn’t have to be a challenge, though. We asked a handful of experts to share their best time-saving tips that ensure flawless beauty looks and keep stress levels at bay. Read on for some awesome five-minute beauty hacks and you’ll be looking extra beautiful in no time.
This article originally appeared on TotalBeauty.com
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