We're all aware that winged eye liner has been on-trend for several years — and for good reason! — but there's so much more to include in your holiday beauty regimen. From glittery manis to a bright lip, wear these ideas separately as their own statement look or together for a more dramatic face.
Falsies are dramatic, highly glamourous, and perfectly appropriate for any holiday party you'll be attending this December. They're a holiday beauty necessity that exude sophistication, especially when worn with understated eye makeup.
We love: Illamasqua False Eyelashes, $12; buy it here.
Let's face it: We've done the classic black smoky eye for the last three Decembers, and it's grown a little tired. The solution? A brown smoky eye. Combine a deep espresso shadow with gold-flecked highlights for a freshly sexy and festive look.
We love: Dior Celebration Collection Eye Palette, $65; buy it here.
Red lips have forever been a staple during the holiday season for those brave enough, but this year, let's make that pop of color stay on for the duration of the evening, shall we? We're talking high-intensity, long-lasting lip wear, either matte or glossy — especially with all that mistletoe around.
We love: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar, $16; buy it here.
We're so tempted to splurge on some detailed snowflake nail art, but why not opt for a super-glittery polish in those muted winter shades we love so much? It's a manicure equally as holiday-appropriate as that nail art, and probably takes half the time.
We love: Deborah Lippmann Sugar Plum Fantasy Limited Edition Set, $42; buy it here.
Turn in your classic black winged eye makeup for a more colorful alternative, and stand out from the rest of the holiday party. If you're sticking with a more neutral eye shadow and lip, that colored liner could be just the color boost you — and your holiday aesthetic — need.
We love: NARS Eyeliner Stylo, $27; buy it here.
Ah, purple — the color of royalty, mystery, and magic. We couldn't think of a better color for a manicure during the holiday season, especially when worn with that perfect LBD of yours. Hello, accent color!
We love: Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture in N 14 Violine Surrealiste, $25; buy it here.
We're not saying you need to smother on this onyx shadow — reminiscent of your favorite '80s rock star — but we highly encourage you to use this shade wisely. Use it, instead, to define your already shaded eye, perhaps lightly in the outer corners of each eyelid.
We love: Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eye Liner, $22; buy it here.
For the holidays, put aside your more light, feminine, and flirty scents in favor of a perfume that is rich, sophisticated, and bold. Draw inspiration from the scent, and go about your evening with an air of glamour and elegance.
We love: Tom Ford Violet Blonde, $77.50; buy it here.
If you're doing the holidays right, you'll be busy celebrating well. The last thing you need to worry about is whether you need to touch up your makeup when you're spending time with your loved ones. Invest in some smudge-proof eyeshadow, and enjoy the night!
We love: Yves Saint Laurent Eyeliner Gel, $25; buy it here.
If you're not really a matte girl and prefer the shiny, glossy look, instead, you're in luck. The holidays are as much a time for ultra-shimmery lips as they are for siren red ones. Plus, gloss is so easy to apply — a simple swipe, and you're done!
We love: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Gloss, $23; buy it here.
We've been told the holidays bring a certain spring to our step, a bonafide glow to our cheeks, but there's no harm in guaranteeing that glow throughout the busy season. Focus on a luminizing blush that provides a hint of shimmer alongside that rosy color.
We love: Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color, $30; buy it here.
Maintain the flushed cheeks you get from running in the snow into your house or apartment with a long-lasting cheek tint. With a liquid tint, make sure you blend it well along your cheekbone, otherwise you'll be left looking like, well, one of Santa's elves — last we checked, that's not exactly in for this season.
We love: Benefit Benetint, $29; buy it here.