Want to wow friends and family at your upcoming holiday party? It starts with killer shoes and ends with a perfectly coiffed hairstyle. But we’ll leave the hair and wardrobe decisions in your confident, capable hands. However, we do have just a few makeup recommendations…
Following are some product picks and tips that are sure to turn heads all season long. It’s our holiday gift to you! Not only will they help you achieve the dazzling look you desire, but each of these fabulous finds is 100 percent natural. Translation: Better for your skin; better for the environment; better for your furry friends.
1. For a Flawless Canvas
Foundation sets the stage for your other makeup (hence the name “foundation”). Therefore, proper foundation is essential in landing that glamorous holiday look.
We recommend Larenim Mineral Loose Foundation, which evens skin tone, hides blemishes and accents natural beauty, all while creating a smooth, seamless canvas for the application of additional make up. Tip: apply it with a kabuki brush for best results.
2. For Blushing Beauty
Next comes your blush, and Everyday Minerals CHEEK Blush is luminous and velvety. Simply sprinkle some Peony Petal powder—it’s a great shade for many skin tones—into the lid, dab with a brush and sweep along your cheekbones. It’s best to start at the bottom and work your way up, blending in an outward motion. For extra radiance, also apply a touch to your chin and forehead.
3. For Party-Worthy Peepers
There’s a time and a place for matte eye shadow. But if you truly want to make an impression during this season of celebrations, you should definitely go for the shimmer and shine!
We’re big fans of Honeybee Gardens stackable mineral shadows because they allow you to create a variety of stunning looks, and don’t contain fillers and preservatives, which can irritate the eyes. Bonus: these 100-percent vegan, pure mineral shadows can also be used to create custom eye liner, blush, lip color and nail polish!
Step-by-step eye makeup application:
- To begin, apply Satin Sheets shadow to your eye lids. Next, use the lighter Chai shadow to highlight the area just below your brow. Finally, use the deeper Temptress shadow shade to highlight the crease.
- Follow your eye shadow with Benecos Natural Kajal Eye Liner in black. Draw a thick line along both the upper and lower lash lines, and smudge gently to soften. The sensitive formula will add depth and definition to your eyes, and is suitable for contact lens wearers.
- Finally, apply black Ecco Bella Mascara to your upper and lower lashes. This pure, water-resistant and, of course, all-natural formula will lengthen and thicken your lashes, resulting in the smoky, smoldering, dramatic eyes you’ve been dreaming about!
4. For Luscious Lips
Remember, you want your smoky eyes to take center stage, so it’s best to go with a subtle lip. But that doesn’t mean clear gloss is the answer. Rather, choose a lip balm with just a hint of color, like Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Rose. Made with nourishing shea butter and botanical waxes, this tinted lip balm moisturizes for eight long hours, leaving lips feeling soft and supple. And red, after all, is the signature shade of the season!
5. For No-Fail Nails
Nail polish is a must when getting glamorous, and we’re excited to introduce Mineral Fusion Nail Lacquer in Vintage Pearl. You’ll love the opalescent champagne frost finish and the “long-lasting chip resistant formula.” Plus, this sophisticated polish is formaldehyde-free and comes with a custom extra-thick brush for easy—and flawless—application!