Happy holiday season from everyone at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Cedar Falls! It’s a beautiful time of year for twinkling lights, sparkling snow, and glowing firelight. Do you know what else can glow this season? Your makeup! Follow these tips to get your best glow ever.
Try Out Glitter Eyeliner
Glitter eyeliner might seem like costume makeup, but it can be a great way to add some serious sparkle to your holiday look! If you want a classic glitter, choose a silver or gold glitter. For something extra special, try a green, blue, pink, or purple glitter liner. Glitter eyeliner looks beautiful layered on top of black winged liner, paired with a smokey eye, or just completely on its own. It’s a great way to mix things up from the same old black eyeliner you’ve been wearing all year long. Be a little bold this season and try it out!
Make Your Face Glow
Ever heard the term “lit from within”? That’s how you want to look during the holiday season! Looking glowy and radiant obviously starts with your skin care routine. Skin tends to get dry during the winter, so make sure you’re using a good combination of moisturizer, toner, and serum to keep things hydrated. Once you’ve got the skin care down, it’s time to go at it with the highlighter! Depending on your highlighting technique, you can create a subtle glow or an extreme shimmer. To avoid looking like a disco ball, stick to areas you literally want to highlight, like the cheekbones, brow bone, and the bridge of your nose.
Get a Palette that Sparkles
Make your holiday glow easy with a palette that does it all. Shimmery eyeshadow/highlight palettes are all over the place, especially during this time of year. With so many options, there’s a palette for anyone’s taste! Like glowy pink and red tones? How about sparkly neutrals or bold metallics? There’s a perfect palette out there for all of these and much, much more! Sparkly palettes also happen to make great holiday gifts. If you’ve been nice this year, consider putting one on your wishlist!
Create Lustrous Lips
Even though matte lips are a reigning trend year after year, we think there’s still a place for the high shine lip. Lip gloss and lipsticks with shimmer are perfect for the holiday season. Glow looks beautiful on the eyes and face, so why not include the lips? When applying a glossy lip, keep in mind that the product will move around more than matte formulas. Exfoliate and moisturize your lips ahead of time, just as you would with a matte lip, to keep things from slipping around too much. Applying a lip pencil beforehand can also help the product stay put throughout the day. To add an extra touch of festivity, use a lip gloss with glitter in it!
Go for the Gold
In the realm of holiday makeup colors, you really can’t get more festive than gold. Luckily, gold makeup is all over the place! Highlighter, eyeshadow, bronzer, nail polish, and even lip gloss can be found in golden tones. It not only adds a festive touch to your makeup, but it’s a great way to create a glowing warmth that’s perfect for combatting the cold weather. This year don’t keep gold reserved for your jewelry. Put it on your face and nails!
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