The Ultimate Holiday-Primping Primer

We told you this was coming: Holiday party season is already upon us, and chances are you didn’t heed our warning about getting your beauty look planned out in advance, so now you’re left scrambling to try to throw something together as you bounce from once fete to the next.

You know we’re always here for you, so for the procrastinators in the group — or those just at a loss on what the heck to wear to the different parties ahead of them — we’ve got another round of aesthetic additions to help you get armed and ready to hit the holiday-celebration circuit. 

Here, our foolproof guide to getting all dolled up — whether you’re headed to a swanky night out on the town or a laid-back gathering at home, we’ve taken the liberty to chart six party-perfect faces for you. After all, it’s better to give than receive. From subtle to standout, there’s something here for everyone. ‘Tis the season to be gorgeous!


Sephora Microsmooth Tango Bronzer Duo, $26, available at SephoraE.L.F. Studio Eyebrow Kit, $3, available at E.L.F.Smashbox Photo Finish Luminizing Foundation, $38, available at NordstromCoverGirl Wetslicks Fruit Spritzer Lip Gloss in Cranberry Splash, $5.49, available at Drugstore.comStella McCartney L.I.L.Y. Eau de Parfum, $60, available at Sephora.


NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Tickled, $6.75, available at NYXDior 3 Couleurs Smoky Ready-to-Wear Smoky Eyes Palette in Smoky Nude, $48, available at DiorNeutrogena Healthy Skin Pressed Powder, $11.99, available at NeutrogenaMilani Lip Color in Berry Rich, $4.49, available at Drugstore.comRGB Cosmetics Nail Polish in Oxblood, $16, available at RGB Cosmetics.


Benefit Magic Ink Liquid Eyeliner, $20, available at BenefitNapoleon Perdis Barely Blushing Rouge, $19, available at Napoleon PerdisKhroma Lash Dash Faux Lashes in Blink, $6.49, available at UltaN.Y.C. Liquid Lip Shine Lip Gloss in Prospect Pink, $2.36, available at Drugstore.comScotch Naturals WaterColor in Whisper, $15, available at Beauty Sage.


Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream 25, $48, available at NordstromNARS Concealer, $22, available at NARSIman Luxury Lip Shimmer Gloss in Blushing Nude, $10, available at Drugstore.comJaponesque Professional Lash Curler, $12, available at DermStoreEssie Nail Color in Penny Talk, $8, available at


Beauty Is Life Eye Contour Liner in Irish Green, $18, available at BarneysJosie Maran Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain in Flamenco, $19, available at SephoraVictoria’s Secret Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15, $15, available at Victoria’s SecretOrlane Highlighter Care Brush, $40, available at OrlaneDolce & Gabbana Pour Femme, $77, available at Sephora.


Elle Cosmetics Face Primer, $30, available at Kohl’sEstée Lauder Double Matte Oil-Control Makeup SPF 15, $35, available at Estée LauderRevlon Matte Lipstick in Really Red, $7.99, available at Drugstore.comLaura Mercier Smoky Metallics Petite Baked Eye Colour Trio, $25, available at NordstromPrada Candy Eau de Parfum, $80, available at Sephora.

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