Getting holiday ready for parties can be stressful. It’s good to have some great products that you can depend on and use them as your go to beauty products to make getting ready easy and fast. Here are some of the ones I have been using during the holidays.
Elcie Pearl Radiance Primer, I love this primer because it goes on so smoothly. It doesn’t feel thick on my skin like some primers do. This primer is water based so it feels like second skin and will leave your skin with a satin finish. It has a little bit of pearl in it to make your imperfections blur out. I like the pearl it’s not glittery or to shiny. It gives you a little glow without out looking greasy.
Find it here, Elcie Pearl Radiance Primer.
Believe it or not I have never used a Beauty Blender and when I apply makeup I always use my hands. I recently tried Real Techniques Miracle Sculpting Sponge with helps with contour and highlighting. You can use this sponge wet or dry, It’s really great because it has a couple of angles to it and a round side. I love how it made my highlight look airbrushed on and flawless. So now I have to try more sponges for my foundation and other makeup applications.
Get it here, Real Techniques.
I love highlighting, I do everyday and just love the way it looks. I try every highlighter and just love playing around with them. Right now I am loving Botantic Farm Pearl Shining Primer. It gives you such a pretty and warm glow. It is pretty on all skin tones and a little goes a long way so be careful when you pump it out. It is made with almond oil so it will keep your skin hydrated but not oily. You can use this under your foundation or on top it looks pretty both ways.
Find it here, Botanic Farm.
For lips I have three products that I have been using because I am really indecisive when it comes to lip color. I can carry a bunch with me at all times and throughout the night I just put on what my mood is. I may start with a bright lip and end the night with the nude or vice versa. So this is what I have been using for my lips.
Grande Cosmetics Stay Put Invisible Lip Liner, I usually do nude lip liners and for some reason I have lost all of mine so I tried this invisible one. This one is great because it helps line your lips and keep your lipstick from not bleeding. You can also use this to fill in your lip and it will help fill in the lines. If you are like me and keep several different colors of lipstick with you at all times then you never need to think about matching your liner to your lipstick. It’s perfect.
Buy it here, Grande Cosmetics.
My go to lipstick this holiday season has been Victoria’s Secret Velvet Matte in Impulsive. I really need to try more colors in this line because it’s amazing. I love how it doesn’t dry out my lips and is super long wear. I love this pink color because it can be worn day to night and when you ask someone to meet you under the mistletoe you know they won’t mess up your lipstick.
Find it here, Victoria’s Secret.
So if you are in the mood for a nude lip, I always am. This Rodial one is perfect. This lip crayon comes from their Suede Lips line and I love it in Melrose Ave. It is really pigmented and goes on velvety smooth, it has a matte finish and is a true nude. You can wear this color day to night.
Get it here, Rodial Suede Lips.
I am really loving my Nude Stay Perfect Eye Shadow Palette from No7. It has so many shades in it that you can use this for the day and add darker colors to make it smokey for evening looks. It also has some light shimmer in it to help highlight your brow bone and your inner eye. It comes with a mirror and a brush in it for those backseat Lyft/Uber touchups.
Buy it here, No7 Nude Eye Shadow Palette.
We all love dark lush eye lashes. I love Votre Vu’s Eiffle Power in Charbon. It helps lengthen, and gives volume to your lashes. It also is so dark that you can just wear this and feel great about going out at night. It contains beeswax to help heal your lashes so you won’t have damage to them. It doesn’t flake and dries quickly.
Find it here, Votre Vu Masacara.
One thing I do not leave the house without doing is my brows. Even if I am just wearing sunblock out I always do my eyebrows. I am obsessed with Maybelline’s Brow Precise Fiber Volumizer Eyebrow Gel. It comes in so many shades that everyone can find it in the color they need. It has fibers in it to make your brows look fuller and thicker. Don’t worry they won’t look super heavy. It is so easy to use, just start from the inner brow and make short little upward strokes and continue to do that to the end and you’re done.
Get it here, Maybelline.
The only time I always make sure my hair is always at it’s best is during the holidays. I haven’t been able to live without Marajo’s 3-n-1 Finishing Spray. First of all it smells amazing. You can use this on wet or dry hair. You can use this on all hair types. When you use it on wet hair it helps with styling your hair and keeping your look. When you apply it on dry hair it works as a finishing spray. You hair will still feel so soft, it adds volume, and hold. It will reduce frizz and increase shine. It is a must have! They have a bottle that is small enough to keep in your bag.
Buy it here, Marajo Finishing Spray.