Red LipsIt’s a classic for a reason. Red lips evoke the warmth and glamour of Christmas Past. Best of all, anyone can pull it off.
To combat color bleeding or smudging, line your mouth with a matching liner or set the stage with a lip primer that will help keep any bright pigment in place. For true lipstick migration-proofing, nothing beats a reverse lip liner, which uses a clear waxy formula to form a barrier. Finally, for precise lipstick application, use a lip brush.
Gilded ShadowMetallic shadows are always a holiday staple. Estée Lauder’s Cyber Eyes gelée shadows come in 16 high-shine, futuristic shades perfect for both wet and dry application. Or, for an alternative, try Laura Mercier’s Art Deco Muse Collection, which includes four festive shadows in colors like Gilded Moonlight and Rose Gold.
For a high-fashion foil effect, moisten your shadow brush before applying, or smooth on a cream shadow and a tap powder shadow on top with fingers (bonus: this has massive staying power — even after your third eggnog).