Holiday Makeup

Make a statement with your holiday makeup. No matter whether you are going glamorous or keeping it more casual, you can put a festive spin on your look with American-made cosmetics.  All flawless makeup applications start with a clean and well moisturized face.

by amariebeauty featuring essie nail polish

For late night events you may want to add a primer to your holiday makeup routine, for long lasting staying power. Try this inexpensive pick from Hard Candy, Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer.  This makes your face feel like silk, leaving a smooth canvas for makeup to adhere to.

Bold red lips always fare well.  Try pairing this look with a simple dark liner on the upper and lower lash lines and finishing by playing up your lashes with an intense black mascara. Lancome Color Design Lipcolor in Red Stiletto is one of the few true red shades of lipstick. Holiday makeup isn't complete without the red!

Looking for a way to add just a hint of sparkle to your everyday look?  Add a thin line of glitter to your lower or upper lash line parallel with your usual color eyeliner.  This ensures the sparkle will pop. POP Beauty Glitz Blitz Eyeliner  has the perfect amount of glitter to it. A dash of glitter will make your holidays sparkle and catch the eye of those you love.

Emerald is always a chic holiday color and with it being the 2013 color of the year it will be a highly fashionable addition to any look.  Wear it on your nails for max versatility.  Try the Essie version of the pretty hue.  Green nails, a red lip, neutral eyes with a pop of dark liner and you have the total package.

It's fantastic to spend time with your friends and family for the holidays.  Whatever look you rock, enjoy yourselves and the company you keep!