‘Tis the season to be glossy. The magic of the holidays brings us glitter-heavy makeup, rocker eyes, and lips and cheeks that glisten like snow. Glam looks with a retro-grunge vibe and natural-glowing skin will rule this holiday season, according to our beauty expert Ana Bribiesca Hoff.
FRESH SKINDuring these colder months, opt for a pale-beige shade foundation that enhances skin without concealing. Try Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint, an imperceptible wash of color that evens out discoloration. $26. At Glossier.com
BEDROOM EYESBedroom eyes, a compelling and provocative trend, calls for shades of gunmetal, steel and black. We recommend Cle de Peau Beaute Eye Color Duo in 106 for layers of smudging and blending. $55 at Neiman Marcus.
SIXTIES LASHESRetro lashes have made a comeback for ultra-feminine glamour with one rule this fall: wear mascara… and lots of it. Consider Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara, a volumizing mascara with bold black pigments for maximum definition and high impact glamour. $25. At Sephora.
ICICLE BLUEThese chilly months bring us the light of the boldest and brightest dynamic colors, and vivid blue is in the spotlight. Try Diorshow Liner Star in Matte Popblue, an 80s flashback with a modern twist. $30.50. At Saks Fifth Avenue.
GLISTENING GLOWAdd a wash of glittery highlighter along the cheekbones for a subtle approach to the runway’s glitter-mask faces. Use COVER FX Glam & Glow Liquid Lights Set for a multidimensional, glittering finish on the face, body, and even hair. $42. At Sephora.
FROSTED LIPSThe brighter the better, please. Now is your chance to try to ultra-high gloss shades that have dominated the runways. Think of Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Crème Lip Gloss with shimmering multi-dimensional shades that deliver a powerful effect. $22. At Sephora.
EXOTICALLY ENERGETICWARM & TOASTY
Add the warm tone from the Two-Faced Gingerbread Palette to your look. Inspired by fresh-baked gingerbread, and cozy nights with chestnuts roasting on an open fire. $49. At Sephora.