'Tis the season! It's time for feeling cozy and giving to others! But it's also time for holiday parties, cocktails, and family gatherings. Why not add a little extra glitz and glamour to your season? I love all things glittering, sparkly, and fabulous, so I've gathered some wishlist worthy sparkly items. Grab these to create a perfect holiday look whether you're headed to Christmas dinner, an office holiday party, cocktails with friends.
Start with your eyes! Purple is surprizingly flattering on most complexions. Pick a sparkling purple shade, I've had great success with Purple Pop from Cover Girl (it's one of the only shadows I use that tiny sponge applicator with. Get it wet, then sweep a couple rounds of the shade onto your lid). Pair purple shadow with a black eyeliner and pile on mascara for a more dramatic effect. You'll want to keep your cheeks polished but not too pink, so pick a highlighting blush like the one above from NARS to give you subtle shimmer. A loose shimmer powder can be a godsend for dreary wintery skin too! Apply it with a setting brush (like this pretty pink one from Real Techniques) to your brow bone, contours of your cheeks, and collar bones. You can also use a body shimmer if you're wearing a strapless dress to accent your shoulders, just don't go overboard. Finish your look with a shimmering lipgloss on top of your favorite berry lip color (berry lips blends with purple eyes quite well). Don't forget to grab your diamond (or faux diamond) studs and a sparkling clutch to stash your touch up makeup in. Voila! You're ready to sparkle for the holidays!
Where do you wear your sparkling makeup?