Holiday Makeup Essentials

Date: November 30, 2018

Get glam this Holiday season!

As much as I love Spring and Summer weather, Fall and Winter are my favorite seasons for two reasons: the fashion and (most important) the makeup. From dark reds and burgundies to gold and silver glitz, there are so many occasions during these seasons to get fully glammed with this years hottest makeup trends. Shopping in Sephora the other day, I grabbed some essentials and found some new products that I just had to add to my makeup bag.

Anastasia Beverly Hills is one of my favorite brands for eyeshadow; affordable and with a large range of colours and finishes, there is a palette for everyone looking to glam their eyes. Their new gorgeous palette titled “Sultry” is the perfect mix of warm naturals, browns and a pop of colour. As well, half of the colours are stunning glitter shades which will pop during Holiday parties. Here’s a trick: wet your eyeshadow brush before dipping into a glittery shade and the glam will be super intense when you apply it to your eyelid!

Highlighter is an essential in my makeup routine, and I don’t hold back . . . I want to walk into a room and glow, baby! This new iridescent highlighter from Too Faced first caught my eye because of it’s packaging (it looks like a jewellery box, with the front clasp and everything . . . So chic!), and when I swatched it in store, I was blinded by it’s glow and it just had to come home with me.

FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna is one of the hottest makeup releases this year and I have been loving everything from the primer to the highlighter, but I HAD to have this perfect shade red liquid lip when it dropped in stores. Red is the essential Holiday shade for its timeless glam and ability to make any party a high-class event.

I could not leave the store without these precious makeup brushes. With their adorable theme of pineapples and flamingos, Tarte Cosmetics is making me feel like every morning I’m heading out for a tropical vacation. I think I’ll have to go back and grab another set for my BFF!

Already a favorite in my makeup bag, if you are in the hunt for a new mascara, I highly recommend you try Dior’s Pump‘N’Volume Mascara. No false lashes needed with this incredible pitch black formula that will make your lashes long and voluminous and will last your entire night out. So dance the night away without the fear of racoon eyes!

Don’t forget, if makeup isn’t your forte, the fabulous staff at Sephora can hook you up will a full face glam for events, date nights, and everything in between. Make sure you check them out at The Great Indoors to set up an appointment!


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