If you rarely switch up your look, the holidays are a fun time to experiment with new products. For Christmas makeup you might want to stay on the neutral side, although a light handed smokey eye is definitely acceptable. New Year's Eve is definitely the time to be bold and try out a new glam look. Here are eight makeup must-haves for the holiday season.
1. Pixi Eye Alchemy Assortment:
This pallet which includes 36 richly pigmented eye shadows offers endless eye combos. Pixi Eye Alchemy Assortment in Metallic Magic ($28, 1150 Old Country Road, Riverhead, 631-208-9424, www.target.com
) contains beaming nudes, violets, and greys perfect for bold or neutral looks.
2. glominerals Jeweled Eye Pencil:
Accentuate your shadow by defining the eyes with Jeweled Eye Pencils ($18, www.gloprofessional.com
). The easy to apply pencil comes in bejeweled bronze, antique, baroque, sterling silver, and merlot.
3. BareMinerals Lash Domination Mascara:
Finish the look with "larger-than-life lashes" courtesy of a few swipes of BareMinerals Lash Domination Mascara ($18, www.bareescentuals.com
). The volumizing mascara lengthens, lifts, and thickens lashes while fighting flakes. The long lasting formula is smudge-resistant.
Classic Flawless Finish Foundation, Deborah Lippmann in Shake Your Money Maker, Eye Alchemy Assortment, Essential Lip Color in Paris, Shine On Lip Gloss in Baby's Breath, and Essential Lip Color in Las Vegas. (Courtesy Photos)
4. Le Metier de Beaute Classic Flawless Finish Foundation:
This hydrating foundation available at Neiman Marcus
) glides on effortlessly providing long lasting and natural looking coverage.
5. The Sparkler from The Body Shop:
Illuminate skin with a spritz or two of The Sparkler from The Body Shop ($24 on sale for $12, www.thebodyshop-usa.com
). The shimmery highlighter is available in gold or pink and features the subtle scent of Japanese Cherry Blossom.
6. Cargo Cosmetics Essential Lip Color:
For high saturation and lip plumping apply Cargo Cosmetics Essential Lip Color ($22, www.cargocosmetics.com
). Paris is a great statement red while Las Vegas is a more subdued choice.
7. Flower Shine On Lip Gloss:
If lip stick isn't your thing then try Shine On Lip Gloss from Flower by Drew Barrymore
($5 to $6.98, 765 Old Country Road, Riverhead, 631-369-1041, www.walmart.com
). Zen Zinnia is a bold maroon hue while Baby's Breath is a pretty light pink.
8. Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish:
The limited edition Shake Your Money Maker color from Deborah Lippmann ($19, www.deborahlippmann.com
) is a radiant emerald perfect for Christmas. Believe ($17, www.deborahlippmann.com
) is a one-of-a-kind metallic gold-beige, which was created by Cher
. The fun shade is ideal for NYE.
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com