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5-Minute Beauty Hacks to Help You Survive the Holiday Season

Look beautiful, minus the stress
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The holiday season can be a very stressful time for all of us with an overwhelming number of work events and family get-togethers. And yes, ensuring we look festive enough is definitely a part of that stress-inducing equation as we dig deep into our makeup bags for seldom-used sultry eyeshadows and red lipsticks.

Making sure our beauty routine is holiday-ready doesn't have to be a challenge, though. We asked a handful of experts to share their best time-saving tips that ensure flawless beauty looks and keep stress levels at bay. Read on for some awesome five-minute beauty hacks and you'll be looking extra beautiful in no time.

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Look More Awake With Eye Makeup

"Wearing cool colors on and around your eyes will alleviate redness," says Ami Mallon, global corporate educator for Osmosis Colour Mineral Cosmetics. Mallon recommends switching your go-to black eyeliner pencil for a navy blue one this holiday season. This will brighten the whites of your eyes and give the illusion that you have gotten more sleep.

For a creamy navy-tinted pencil that won't let you down this holiday season, Mallon recommends the Osmosis Eye Pencil in Navy, $25, which has incredibly long wearability.

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Refrigerate Your Eye Creams

"Keep your eye creams refrigerated for extra de-puffing power when you use it the morning after," says Eugene He, clinical naturopath and founder of Ceramiracle.

To amp up the fine-line-busting benefits of Farmacy Dew It All Total Eye Cream, $38, be sure to stick it in the fridge overnight and use it after a late night out the next morning.

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Carry a Travel Mist Bottle On the Go

"Fill a travel mist bottle with your favorite essence or alcohol-free toner and never leave home without it," he says. Your mist will hydrate and refresh your makeup on the go and also tame frizzy hair, he says.

Next time you need a pick-me-up, stash Meow Meow Tweet Geranium Palmarosa Face Toner, $24, in your handbag for a burst of antioxidants and nutrients.

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Use Multipurpose Products

"My quick beauty hack for the holiday season is to prioritize multipurpose products," says Sarah Bigger, makeup artist and founder of Clove + Hallow. One of her favorite tips is to add a few drops of Clove + Hallow Hydraglow, $20, to primer or moisturizer to create a radiant finish.

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