The Best Makeup To Create Your Holiday Makeup Looks

Once November first rolls around there are a lot of things I start to look forward to. Cooler weather (notice I said cooler, not colder weather), Thanksgiving, Christmas lights and decorations, NBA Christmas Day games, spending time with the fam. Oh, I can’t forget the many holiday parties.

I’m not really one for parties, but I’ll make an exception for ones during the holidays because they give me the opportunity to dress up and not feel out of place.

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Not only do I dress up, but I up my makeup game. I tend to do a fuller coverage look, add a little shimmer here, some sparkle there. Basically, I use makeup products that give me some wow.

You can also add some wow and sparkle to your holiday makeup looks this year with any of these products:


1. Rimmel Stay Matte Mattifying Primer

The Rimmel Stay Matte Mattifying Primer is good for oily skin giving it a matte base for makeup application. I like to start my makeup looks with a good mattifying primer as it helps control my oily skin so my makeup lasts longer. 

2. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Makeup Primer

The IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Makeup Primer is a gripping primer which means it helps your makeup to stay on for a very long time. It's oil-free and minimizes pores while also hydrating the skin.

3. Mary Kay Mineral Powder Foundation

The Mary Kay Mineral Powder Foundation gives you an even complexion without clogging your pores. That's why it's one of my top foundations for sensitive skin.

4. Too Faced Born This Way 24 Hour Matte Foundation

The Too Faced Born This Way 24 Hour Matte Foundation is a good choice if you prefer a liquid foundation because it's buildable coverage and also mattifying. This is my go-to foundation especially when I want to do a glam look.

5. Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer

The Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer naturally covers imperfections that your foundation can’t all while giving you a flawless matte finish.

6. Milani Powder Blush

The Milani Powder Blush is highly pigmented, goes on smoothly, and blends easily to give your cheeks the perfect holiday glow.

7. Juvia's Place The Nubian Loose Highlighter

The Juvia's Place The Nubian Loose Highlighter is made with the best pearls, finely milled to give a supremely silky finish and angelic type glow.


8. Maybelline TattooStudio Eyeliner Pencil

The Maybelline TattooStudio Eyeliner Pencil comes in several highly pigmented shades like Deep Oynx, Striking Navy, and Rich Amethyst. Plus, it lasts for 36 hours.

9. Ardell Natural Multipack Wispies

Using the Ardell Natural Multipack Wispies to dramatically enhance your lashes is sure to make your holiday makeup stand out even more.

10. L'Oreal Voluminous Volume Building Mascara

Try the L'Oreal Voluminous Volume Building Mascara if false lashes aren't your thing. 

11. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

The Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is another good mascara option if you want to go a little higher end. Each coat gives you fuller and more defined lashes.

12. Juvia's Place Eyeshadow Palettes

I love Juvia's Place eyeshadow palettes because of the high pigmentation and mix of simmer and matt shades. There are so many palettes to select from but the two I think are perfect for the holidays are The Berries and The Warrior palettes.


13. The O.P.I. Infinite Shine

The The O.P.I. Infinite Shine nail polish is long-wearing and has several Christmas perfect shades.

14. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure

The Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure gives you a salon look without having to leave your house. It's chip-resistant and has a gel finish so you have few to no touch-ups between all of your holiday parties. Plus, there are so many beautiful shades to choose from.


15. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick is full coverage, matte, highly pigmented, smear-resistant, and comes in 30 shades. Many of the shades are jewel-toned making this a great holiday accessory.

16. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

The Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick is not just lipstick but a lip moisturizer because of the Vitamin E and Avocado Oil it contains. Plus you get to choose from 82 shades and four different finishes - crème, matte, pearl, and sheer.

Do you have favorite makeup that you use to glam up with during the holidays?

1 comment

  1. I'll have to try the L'Oreal mascara, I'always looking for a good one. I love Mac lipstick too! Fun list!


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