7 Essential Beauty Products for the Festive Season

‘Tis the season to be gorgeous! That’s right – the festive season is here and along with it comes a calendar packed with get-togethers, shopping sprees, celebrations and events. Thankfully, all the online and offline sales have made it easier to stock up on new clothes, accessories and makeup. Before you fill your makeup bag with random items, let’s first look at some of the essentials you’ll need to look your best this festive season.

Primer

Anytime you want your makeup to last – you’ll need to start with a good primer. During the festive season, it’s all the more necessary because some of these events will be long and involve hours of dancing (and sweating).

Concealer

There will definitely be late night events or even losing sleep to catch up with friends and relatives. You know what means – hello dark circles! That’s why you’ll need to use a concealer to camouflage those tired eyes.

Gel or Liquid Eyeliner

Wings, cat eyes and Cleopatra eyes have been in style for a long time and for good reason – they make you and your eyes look fabulous. This festive season if you’re jewelry and clothing are loud enough, you can do your makeup in such a way that your eyes are highlighted the most. Creating the perfect thin line or winged edge will be easy if you use a gel or liquid eyeliner. You can even use a q-tip to make sure the corners are perfect

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Thickening Mascara

Invest in good plumping mascara for pronounced lashes. This will be especially effective when you dull down the rest of the makeup.

Subtle Lipstick

You probably already have a striking red or hot pink lipstick in your makeup kit. This is a great time to go for something a little more subtle like nudes, mauves or light pink. That way you’ll have your bright lipsticks when your clothes are not too flashy and you’ll also have the more natural lipsticks when your outfit draws enough attention or when you want to highlight your eyes.

Bronzer

A bronzer will give you a nice dewy complexion with a slight sheen. Make sure to use it only during the night time and be careful not to overdo it. Just sweep the bronzer across your cheeks and near the eyes to enhance your bone structure and get a warm glow.

Neutral Nail Polish

To decorate your fingers and your feet, opt for nail paints that will go with multiple outfits. This way you won’t have to keep changing the color with every wardrobe change. Light pinks, white, silver, dusty mauves and nudes are your best bet. Another option would the timeless French manicure that goes with any outfit and any occasion.

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If your makeup shopping list for this festive season includes something we’ve missed, let us know by leaving a comment below.

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