How to Create the Perfect Holiday Party Look


'Tis the season to perfect your go-to holiday party look. Check out our favorite beauty items to help you achieve a holiday makeup routine guaranteed to stand out.

Holiday Ready Skin:

As the weather turns colder, our skin tends to lose moisture faster. Prepping your skin with the right skin care will help your makeup go on smoother and last longer. Before applying makeup, use a good moisturizer like The Dewy Skin Cream by Tatcha to combat dryness. Next, add an illuminating primer for gorgeous, glowy skin. Help keep your makeup on all night with the Touche Eclat Blur Face Primer by YSL or the wallet-friendly (and TikTok-loved) Illuminating Face Primer by E.L.F.

Tip: Face masks are a great way to pamper your skin. If your skin feels stressed, tired, or dry, boost it with the fan-favorite Jet Lag Mask by Summer Fridays. 

Radiant Coverage:

Use a lightweight foundation to even out your skin tone for a natural glow. We love the Triclone Skin Tech Foundation by HAUS LABS. This medium-coverage foundation comes in a whopping 51 shades and won this year's Allure Best of Beauty Award for Best Clean Foundation.

Complete your "face" routine by sculpting your cheekbones with a slightly cool-toned bronzer like The Sculpting Contour Powder by Kevin Aucoin. Create a natural sculpt by applying the product to the hollows of your cheeks, jawline, forehead, and nose. For highlighting, we love the oldie but goodie Mineralize Skinfinish powder from MAC. Tap the powder on the high points of your face, like your cheekbones, nose, brow bone, and above the cupid's bow. 

Picture-Perfect Lashes & Brows:

Whether you're going for a full glam or minimalist makeup look, bold, defined brows and lush lashes will enhance any makeup look. To get longer, fuller-looking lashes and bolder brows, commit to the habit of using LiLash and LiBrow as part of your daily beauty routine.

Effortless Smokey Eye:

A classic smoky eye is always a great choice for a party look. Creating this iconic look can be easy and simple. For hypnotizing holiday eyes, grab the new Naked Metal Mania Metallic Eyeshadow Palette by Urban Decay. This palette has everything from festive, metallic shades to essential matte colors for the perfect blend. Top with your favorite liquid or gel eyeliner and a coat of mascara on your lashes to complete your eye makeup.

Rosey Cheeks & Luscious Lips:

Your holiday glam routine is almost done. To finish the look, apply blush just above the contour on the apple of your cheeks. The NARS Orgasm Blush earned its cult following for a reason. It works on so many skin tones, looks great over foundation, and it's easy to blend. 

Holiday lips are all about wearable bold berries and deeper red hues. For an extra-festive bright red lip, try arguably one of the most iconic red lipstick shades of all time - Dior's Rouge Lipstick in 999. To try something a little different, add irresistible sparkles to your pout. The Heaven's Dew Gel Lip Oil by Stila has a high-shine gloss finish with nourishing skin-conditioning benefits. Really get into the party spirit with the shade Supernova!

Toss your lippie in your bag along with a mirror and some blotting papers so you can touch up throughout the night.