Holiday Hair and Makeup Looks So Fab We Almost Didn't Share 'Em
Invite? Accepted. Outfit? Purchased. Beauty look? Undecided. That's why we rounded up our all-time favorite festive hair and makeup looks -- perfect for any occasion this month
Electric blue eyeliner + fishtail braidWhere: Holiday cocktail party
Why: I wanted something a little more glam than my everyday look but nothing too over-the-top since it's for a party at my friend's house. So I opted for a trendy side braid with bold eyeliner and a nude lip. -- Sarah Carrillo, Senior Editor
Get the look: Prep hair with a smoothing serum such as Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil, $29, then blow dry it straight with a round brush. Add a texturizing product to the ends to give them a little hold for the fishtail, like Bumble and bumble Surf Spray, $24. Then pull all the hair to one side and create the fishtail (tie hair into a ponytail, divide into two sections, bring small sections of hair from one side to the other, tie the ends, then cut the top hair tie off). Be sure to leave a few wisps out around the face so it's not too "done."
Start by water lining along top lash line with mark Keep It Going Longwear Eyeliner & Shadow in Surreal, $11, and on the bottom lash line use mark No Place to Run Longwear Eyeliner in Indigo Girl, $9. Next, apply Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara $19. Finish with a two layers of mark Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Toasty, $11, to create a nude lip.
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