10 Holiday Makeup Staples: Makeup Essentials for the Festive Season

Give yourself a holiday makeover with these perfect products for festive faces

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Deck your face with gloss and sparkle!

Make your face as festive as the rest of you with these makeup essentials for holiday partying


1. Benefit, Her Name was Glowla

This holiday palette will keep your eyes, cheeks and lips party-perfect.

Includes favourites like Coralista blush, High Beam & Moon Beam highlighters and Bad Gal Lash Mascara. $44 at Murale

2. Prestige Brush Set

This set of 12 brushes will make your holiday makeup application flawless.

Comes with a compartmentalized quilted silver carrying case to make beautifying on the go a cinch. $163 at Sephora


3. Lippman, All that Jazz

This dazzling nail polish trio includes Lady Sings The Blues (silver-sparkled navy), Some Enchanted Evening (pink salmon shimmer), and Razzle Dazzle (darkened raspberry).

Contains no toluene, formaldehyde or DBP. $44 at Murale


4. Shu Uemura, Eyelash Curler

The eyelash curler adored by professional makeup artists and celebrities world-wide, this iconic tool will frame your peepers with the perfect curl. $24 at Holt Renfrew


5. NARS, Mini Multiple Set

These beauty staples will keep you glowing (in the good way) throughout the holiday season.

This trio can be used on eyes, lips and cheeks (hence its name) and includes the most coveted shades: Orgasm, Luxor and Malibu. $49 at Murale


6. Yves Saint Laurent, Touche Éclat

Where others have tried to imitate, this is the original, award-winning complexion brightener.

Not a concealer, not a highlighter, but a little of both. You’ll look like you had eight hours of sleep, even if you’ve had none. $40 at department stores


7. Clarisonic, Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System

This travel-friendly, professional-quality skin brush will remove all traces of makeup and dirt, leaving your skin facial-fresh and radiant. $189 at Sephora


8. Lash Stash

This collection of mini mascaras is brilliant.

Not only do you get to try 10 of the most sought-after mascaras (including Tarte’s eyelash curler), but their mini size makes them perfect for tiny party purses. $50 at Sephora



9. Clarins, Barocco Eye Colour Trio

For glamorous and sexy eyes, these shadows are designed to take you from day to night effortlessly. $40 at Murale


10. Make Up Forever, Aqua Eyes Rock Collection

For some rockstar glam, this set of five cult-favourite waterproof eyeliners will keep your eyes shining brightly throughout the night. $40 at Sephora