6 Pre-Holiday Makeup Essentials


Fashion shows don’t only give us a glimpse at the new clothing trends, they show us what’s hot in the beauty world, too. But to be honest, those amazing looks you see on models can be a bit hard to pull off. To help you take the runway to the hallway, here are our top tips for fabbing up your pre-holiday glam face in real life.

Metallic Shadows

Instead of an eyelid that looks like it’s been made of metal, try a subtle wash of gold shadow. If you want to intensify the look, dip your finger into a little bit of water, dive into the shadow, and swipe onto the lid. Adding water will give the pigment a bolder finish.

Graphic Liner


Say goodbye to your basic winged eyeliner. Amp up the classic look by adding a double wing. Go about doing your winged eyeliner, then add liner to your bottom water line and follow through to the end of your top wing.

Lots of Lashes


If you aren’t already blessed with long lashes, try applying a few coats of mascara and focus the product on the outer edge for a dramatic illusion. If the mascara isn’t giving you the look you want, try individual lashes. This way they are easier to apply and more natural looking.

Crazy Colors


Pulling off a pop of color may seem really intimidating at first glance, but adding some brightness via your liner or mascara shade can give you a super subtle swipe of color without looking too cray.

A Pinch of Pink


So a pink mascara is a bit too bold. That’s fine…try a monochromatic pink makeup look, instead. Find a shade of pink that works for your skin type and swipe it on as eyeshadow, blush and a lipgloss. The look is soft, romantic and perfect for every day.

Berry Pout


A berry lip is a holiday classic. If you’re not ready to take the plunge with an opaque lipstick, opt for a tinted lip balm or sheer gloss. Add a bit to the cheeks for a more cohesive makeup look.

 What makeup trend are you going to try? Tell us in the comments below!

Vance Madrid

Freelance writer, lifestyle blogger, social media manager, events coordinator, scriptwriter, film buff, wanderlust and certified foodie. Zealous for a keyboard and new experiences, I wish to live and learn through my writing.