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The holidays offer a lot of opportunities where you’ll want to impress—dressing to the nines, styling your hair in intricate updos, and obviously, wearing your most flattering makeup. Of course, there are all the family events where you may want to look your very best at, but your office holiday party might rank just as highly on the list of occasions to knock it out of the park with your makeup look. No pressure though. If you’re starting to stress about your makeup look for the big night, there’s no need. We’re breaking down a simple six-step holiday makeup routine that’ll help ensure you’re the employee of the year—at least in regards to your makeup. Keep reading to find out exactly what to do with your foundation, eyeliner, and more.
If your makeup look starts to move and wear away mid-party, well, that’s just no good. Thankfully, you can help prevent this. Before you get started on this holiday makeup look (or any makeup look, for that matter), you’ll want to smooth on a primer. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Lock Makeup Primer, then you’re all set.
We won’t deny that we’re fans of matte makeup, but the holidays are the perfect time to get your glow on. Go ahead and apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Foundation, using a makeup blender, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, for even coverage. Don’t have a radiant finish foundation on hand? Not to worry—you can transform any foundation into a radiant one with the help of a single product. Just mix in a few drops of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops, then apply your foundation.
You didn’t think you were done with shining bright already, now did you? No way—you still need to use highlighter. No matter how simple you choose to keep the rest of your look, there’s no better time to wear highlighter atop your cheeks. We swear, you can pull it off. Using a fan brush dipped in the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder, sweep the shimmery powder above your cheekbones. After that, if you still aren’t quite satisfied with the intensity of your illumination, you can spritz your makeup brush with a bit of water for a chrome effect. Hello, highlight!
Honestly, truly, there’s no occasion that doesn’t suit a cat eye. Are we right, or are we right? Now’s your chance to break out your winged eyeliner skills—or at least to fake them. All you’ll need is an eyeliner, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner, and a couple pieces of tape. Place a piece of tape going from the outer corner of your eye, up towards the ends of your brows. Then, you can paint on your eyeliner as you please—not worrying about creating a perfect flick. When you’re finished, pull off the tape. Ta-da, a crisp wing—even if you don’t have extremely steady hands.
False lashes may sound tempting during the holiday season, when you really want to amp up your look with something special, but keep things a little more subdued for the office holiday party with a volumizing mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara. (Don’t worry, if you really want to rock fake lashes, we have you covered. Just head on over to our article, 7 Hacks to Make Applying False Lashes Easier.) If you aren’t totally content with a regular mascara, why not try a fiber mascara? The formula is infused with teeny tiny fibers that cling to lashes, making them look fuller. Try the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous X Fiber Mascara, which features a black primer on one side and a fiber-infused mascara formula on the other. Simply coat lashes with the primer, then brush the fibers on overtop.
You’re almost ready to party the night away! But you can’t leave the house without putting a little color on your lips. If you aren’t sure which shade to reach for, there’s nothing more suitable to the holidays than a classic red. You’ll even match the décor. Pair your glow-y makeup with a lipstick that has a super-shiny finish. The L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Enamel Red perfectly fits the bill.
You’re all set for holiday makeup, but what about your hair? You’ll need show-stopping strands for the office holiday party, too. For a few holiday hairstyle ideas, check out our article, 3 Curly Hairstyles That Will Make Waves This Holiday Season.