We begin the countdown to the most wonderful time of the year with warm vanilla scents, glamour and glitz fill the air this holiday season. Find inspiration in these top picks to add a festive spin to your elegance from our expert beauty Ana Bribiesca.
SNOWFLAKE EYES, ANYONE?
A look that will brighten your eyes until the wee hours of the morning. Apply Givenchy Magic Khôl Eyeliner Pencil in white along the water rim of your eyes for breathtaking simplicity. $27. For a tinsel twinkling effect add a dab of Guerlain Mono Eye Shadow in Silver White in the inner corner of the eye. $34. Both at Neiman Marcus.
WINTER BLUES STANDARD
Electric blues transform this season´s bold eyes, creating gazes that raise the temperatures on the coldest of wintery nights. Try Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon in Out of the Blue for an intense color and precise application to define your eyes or smudge for an instant smoky look. $25. At Nordstrom.
2017 taught us the elegance of minimalism, however, lash maximalism takes over this holiday season with a nod to 60s Twiggy inspiration. Choose from the TARTE Tarteist Pro Cruelty-Free Lash collection for a dramatic look and try Jane Iredale´s Longest Lash Mascara for epic length and volume in a few strokes. $12. At Sephora. $33. At Neiman Marcus.
Glitz up your makeup by dusting gold highlighter onto your cheekbones, cupid´s bow and nose. Try Bobbi Brown Highlightening Powder in Bronze Glow for high-impact, light-reflective glow. $48. At Saks Fifth Avenue.
SMUDGED & SMEARED
Dust off the sparkly dresses and glam up your look with this season´s smoky eye. Try Surrat Beauty Prismatique Eyes in Scandal Eyes, a powerful duo with a creamy matte texture that creates a powerful effect. $38. At Sephora.